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Gas vs. electric? Fuel choice affects efforts to achieve low-energy and low-impact homes  

If you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs?

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2019-05-23 20:57:46



Experimental fertility preservation provides hope for young men  

Testicular tissue samples obtained from 189 males who were facing procedures that could imperil fertility were cryopreserved at one university, proving the feasibility of centralized processing and freezing of testicular tissue obtained from academic medical centers scattered around the world.

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2019-05-23 20:37:07



Bringing human-like reasoning to driverless car navigation  

With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate routes in new, complex environments.

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2019-05-23 20:36:06



NASA Announces Contractor for First Component of Lunar Gateway  

The power and propulsion system for the Lunar Gateway will be built by Maxar. Courtesy of Business Wire) In a talk at the Florida Institute of Technology on Thursday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that Maxar Technologies will build the first stage of NASA's planned Lunar Gateway. The Gateway, part of NASA's larger Artemis program to return to the moon, is meant to be a waystation of sorts placed in a long orbit around the moon. It will provide a habitat for ast...

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2019-05-23 19:55:59



Secrets of the Universe Revealed!  

Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-23 19:31:56



Marching for climate change may sway people's beliefs and actions  

Americans have a long tradition of taking to the streets to protest or to advocate for things they believe in. New research suggests that when it comes to climate change, these marches may indeed have a positive effect on the public.

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2019-05-23 18:51:37



Obsessive-compulsive disorder research needs more focus on patients, new study asserts  

In a review of recent literature on obsessive-compulsive disorder, a researcher/practitioner writes that cognitive science is becoming further and further removed from the people those studies are supposed to help: OCD patients and the therapists who treat them.

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2019-05-23 18:28:40



Chemical juggling with three particles  

Chemists have discovered a novel mechanism in catalysis. It allows the synthesis of certain alcohols more cheaply and environmentally friendly than before. The reaction follows a previously unknown pattern in which hydrogen is split into three components in a time-coordinated manner.

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2019-05-23 18:01:27



Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage  

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that's generated from wind, solar and waves. At present, no existing technology provides large-scale storage and energy retrieval for sustainable energy at a low financial and environmental cost. Engineered electroactive microbes could be part of the solution.

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2019-05-23 17:49:43



What we think we know -- but might not -- pushes us to learn more  

Our doubts about what we think we know pique our curiosity and motivate us to learn more, according to new research.

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2019-05-23 17:28:51



A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease  

A recent study offers an important step in unlocking the mystery of LHON's cause. The researchers had previously showed that the cells that connect the eye to the brain were sensitive to a certain free radical, known as 'superoxide,' and hypothesized that the presence of too much superoxide was likely the cause of LHON.

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2019-05-23 17:24:26



How to enhance or suppress memories  

New research shows memories are pliable if you know which regions of the brain's hippocampus to stimulate -- a finding that could someday enable personalized treatment for people with PTSD, depression and anxiety.

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2019-05-23 17:06:58



Ecologists find bush dog, native of South America, in remote central Costa Rica  

Wildlife ecologists who are studying different conservation practices in the forests of Costa Rica recently made a startling discovery on a wildlife camera trap -- wild bush dogs documented farther north than ever before and at the highest elevation.

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2019-05-23 15:50:04



Thoughts on body image in pregnancy important indicator of emotional wellbeing  

Researchers have shown that a new way of assessing women's relationship with their bodies during pregnancy could help predict how well the mother might bond with her unborn baby and her longer-term emotional wellbeing.

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2019-05-23 15:25:51



Researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties  

Polymer chemists and engineers have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties. These materials are promising candidates for use in soft robotics, self-healing electronics and medical devices.

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2019-05-23 15:12:53



Wild chimpanzees eat tortoises after cracking them open against tree trunks  

Researchers have observed wild chimpanzees in the Loango National Park, Gabon, eating tortoises. They describe the first observations of this potentially cultural behavior where chimpanzees hit tortoises against tree trunks until the tortoises' shells break open and then feed on the meat.

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2019-05-23 15:05:10



Climate change may make the Arctic tundra a drier landscape  

With climate change, the Arctic tundra is likely to become drier. Lakes may shrink in size and smaller lakes may even disappear according to a new study. In western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq experienced a 28% decrease in the number of smaller lakes (those less than 10,000 square meters) and a 20% decrease in total area from 1969 to 2017. Many of the lakes that had disappeared in 1969 have since become vegetated.

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2019-05-23 14:42:29



Interplay between mitochondria and nucleus may have implications for new treatment  

Mitochondria, the 'batteries' that produce our energy, interact with the cell's nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to new research.

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2019-05-23 14:37:59



Trace metal exposure among pregnant women living near fracking wells in Canada  

Researchers find higher concentrations of trace metals such as barium in the hair and urine of 29 pregnant women living near fracking wells in British Columbia, Canada.

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2019-05-23 13:49:14



Indigenous Peoples Have a Critical Role in Conserving Nature  

Traditional stewardship rights have shielded many of the ecosystems that are still standing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-23 13:40:31



Where (Some of) Earth's Gold Came From  

Of all of that precious metal ever refined, 600 tons were created in a collision between two neutron stars, 1,000 light-years away and 4.6 billion years ago -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-23 13:39:28



Egyptian fruit bats trade food for sex  

A new study finds that female Egyptian fruit bats form bonds with particular male bats to exchange mating for nourishment.

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2019-05-23 13:04:31



Targeting key gene could help lead to Down syndrome treatment  

Targeting a key gene before birth could someday help lead to a treatment for Down syndrome by reversing abnormal embryonic brain development and improving cognitive function after birth, according to a new study.

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2019-05-23 13:02:18



Dissolving protein traffic jam at the entrance of mitochondria  

Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism that ensures obstacle-free protein traffic into the powerhouse of the cell.

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2019-05-23 12:53:42



How plant cells neutralize the potential for self-harm  

Photosynthesis makes our atmosphere oxygen-rich and forms the bedrock of our food supply. But under changing or stressful environmental conditions, the photosynthetic process can become unbalanced, resulting in an excess of highly reactive oxygen molecules that could cause cellular damage if they aren't neutralized. New work explores how the photosynthetic algae Chlamydomonas shields itself from this potential danger.

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2019-05-23 12:51:34



Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis  

Researchers are working on a technology to exploit osmotic energy -- a source of power that's naturally available at estuaries, where fresh water comes into contact with seawater. In a laboratory experiment, the team reproduced the real-world conditions that occur where rivers meet the sea (pH and salt concentration) and showed that, by shining light on a system comprising salt, water and a membrane three atoms thick, it was possible to optimize electricity production.

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2019-05-23 12:29:32



Skin patch shows promise for children with milk-induced eosinophilic esophagitis  

A new study finds that a skin patch may be useful in treating children with a painful, chronic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) triggered by milk. Among 20 children with EoE who wore Viaskin Milk -- a skin patch measuring just over an inch long containing trace amounts of milk protein -- nine saw an improvement in their symptoms and normalization of their biopsies after 11 months.

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2019-05-23 12:18:47



Measuring methane from coal and gas in Pennsylvania informative  

While methane pollution caused by natural gas production in Pennsylvania is underestimated by the US Environmental Protection Agency, natural gas still has half the carbon footprint of underground coal mining, according to an international team of researchers.

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2019-05-23 12:13:18



Icy Room Temperatures May Chill Productivity
  

A new study suggests women's performance on math and verbal tasks increases as room temperature rises, up to about the mid 70s F. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-23 12:04:36



On Mars, sands shift to a different drum  

In the most detailed analysis of how sands move around on Mars, a team of planetary scientists has found that processes not involved in controlling sand movement on Earth play major roles on Mars.

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2019-05-23 11:42:57



A 'crisper' method for gene editing in fungi  

A team of researchers has recently established a series of novel strategies to increase the efficiency of targeted gene disruption and new gene 'introduction' using the CRISPR/Cas9 system in the rice blast fungus Pyricularia (Magnaporthe) oryzae.

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2019-05-23 11:29:42



Spanish flu may have lingered two years before 1918 outbreak and vaccine could have treated it  

The most severe pandemic in recent history, killing some 50 million people worldwide, the Spanish influenza, may have emerged up to two years earlier than previously believed. And, according to a new and influential study, its early manifestation was ignored at the time as a 'minor infection.'

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2019-05-23 11:11:17



Light and nanotechnology prevent bacterial infections on medical implants  

A new study reports on a new technique that could prevent bacterial contamination and infection in medical implants by using light combined with gold nanoparticles.

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2019-05-23 10:56:20



Melting small glaciers could add 10 inches to sea levels  

A new review of glacier research data paints a picture of a future planet with a lot less ice and a lot more water.

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2019-05-23 10:46:25



Defects in heart valve cilia during fetal development cause mitral valve prolapse  

Genetic mutations in heart valve cells of the developing fetus lead to mitral valve prolapse, report a global collaborative of researchers. These mutations or genetic variations cause defects in antenna-like cellular structures called primary cilia. This finding of a developmental cause for the disease highlights the importance of early intervention and may lead to the rethinking of treatment guidelines.

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2019-05-23 10:34:29



Astrobotic Signs Lunar Payload Agreement with Canadensys Aerospace  

Pittsburgh, PA (SPX) May 22, 2019 Astrobotic has been selected by Toronto-based Canadensys Aerospace to fly a lunar science and technology payload that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) on Astrobotic's first mission to the Moon in 2021. The payload will be the first in a series of payloads, which Canadensys intends to fly on multiple Peregrine lunar lander missions in the future. Details on the pay

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2019-05-23 10:13:28



Early antiretroviral treatment may preserve key immune responses to HIV  

Investigators have found that instituting combination antiretroviral treatment at the earliest stages of HIV infection may allow the generation of functional CD8 'killer' T cells and preservation of the CD4 helper T cells that are the virus's primary target.

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2019-05-23 10:04:56



Room Temperatures Set for Men's Comfort May Disadvantage Women, Study Finds  

Researchers say women are worse at math and word-based tasks at cooler room temperatures. (Credit: ESB Professional/Shutterstock) "The women's winter is here. The freeze is upon us," warns a Game of Thrones parody about men and women's office temperature preferences. If you have a Y chromosome, you probably haven't experienced "women's winter." As the video explains, women's winter is "when spring turns to summer and there's blossom on the trees, the office ai...

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2019-05-23 09:58:02



The healing power of fish skin for a dog named Stella  

Veterinarians used a creative approach to treat the burns of Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler puppy, who escaped a house fire. Smoke inhalation prohibited Stella from being sedated for skin grafts, so the team used cod fish skins to help heal Stella's burns. This successful treatment could help other animals.

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2019-05-23 09:30:14



Seeing inside superfog  

High humidity and plant moisture combine with cold air and smoke from burning vegetation to form particularly dense fog, but researchers can't predict when.

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2019-05-23 08:59:53



Women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with minor stroke  

A new study find women experiencing a minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are less likely to be diagnosed with a stroke compared to men -- even though they describe similar symptoms in emergency departments.

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2019-05-23 08:41:20



Keep your placenta healthy by exercising while pregnant  

New research found a possible explanation for the benefits of maternal exercise on fetal development, in obese mothers: it's down to improved placental function, which prevents the fetus from growing too big, and also better metabolism in the mothers.

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2019-05-23 08:13:52



Collision that formed the moon also brought Earth water  

Washington (UPI) May 21, 2019 Without the moon and water, life on Earth wouldn't be possible. New research out of Germany suggests both were delivered by Theia, which collided with Earth 4.4 billion years ago. Scientists have long puzzled over the origins of Earth's water. Earth was formed in the inner solar system, and the inner solar system was dry. The solar system's wet materials were relegated to the outer sola

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2019-05-23 08:08:33



Variation of FTO gene linked to weight gain and obesity in children  

Researchers have discovered that children who do not have obesity, but who are at risk for the chronic disease due to a common genetic variant eat more, according to a new study.

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2019-05-23 08:06:17



New understanding of how cells form tunnels may help in treating wounds, tumors  

A simple slice of the finger sends a complex series of interactions between types of cells into motion. Two types of cells in particular, called macrophages and fibroblasts, work together to clean up and repair the fibers destroyed by the cut.

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2019-05-23 07:48:06



Function of liver cancer genes in mini-organs  

Researchers have developed a human model in which they use organoids, or mini organs, to study the function of specific genes that are mutated in liver cancer. Using this method, they have found that mutations in BAP1, a gene commonly mutated in liver cancer, changes the behavior of the cells, which may make them more likely to be invasive.

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2019-05-23 07:08:42



Mystery Solved: Warming Superpollutant Tracked to China  

Chinese firms violated international law by using a banned, potent greenhouse gas in insulation manufacturing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-23 07:03:41



Evolution and diversity of Leptospira bacteria  

Leptospirosis is an emerging zoonotic disease that affects more than one million people around the world each year. Researchers have now sequenced the genomes of Leptospira collected from environments around the globe and revealed 30 new species and new patterns of species diversity.

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2019-05-23 05:47:18



Creativity: A question of impulsiveness  

How can employees' working time be organized so as to enable them to perform in the best possible way when completing both creative and routine tasks? Economists investigated this question and made a surprising discovery. Which working model works best depends on employees' impulsiveness.

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2019-05-23 05:37:03



Plant stem cells require low oxygen levels  

New research reveals that low oxygen is required for proper development of plants.

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2019-05-23 05:34:46



New strategy for preventing holiday weight gain  

To avoid putting on extra pounds at the holidays, researchers have found that US adults who engage in daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain.

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2019-05-23 05:30:48



What Happened to All of the Universe's Antimatter?  

Differences between matter and antimatter could help explain why the cosmos mostly lacks the latter today, researchers say -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-23 05:18:27



Why Scientists Are Putting a Telescope on the Bottom of the Ocean  

The telescope, once complete, will be made of hundreds of spherical detectors suspended at the bottom of the sea. (Credit: KM3NeT) Deep under the Mediterranean Sea, hundreds of watchful eyes hang suspended on cables, waiting for a rare and valuable flash. Their quarry are ghostly neutrino particles, capable of tunneling through light-years of space and a planet's worth of rock without ever coming into contact with matter. But, here, under the ocean, they just might hit a detector

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2019-05-23 04:57:13



NASA Prepares for Future Moon Exploration with International Undersea Crew  

Washington DC (SPX) May 23, 2019 NASA will join an international crew on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions during the 10-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 23 expedition slated to begin June 10. NEEMO 23 will focus on both exploration spacewalks and objectives related to space missions such as the International Space Station and future deep space mis

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2019-05-23 04:47:33



Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality  

Scientists have used virtual reality and artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the details of chemical change.

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2019-05-23 04:29:30



What Are the Biological Consequences of Homelessness?  

Understanding why living on the street seems to cause rapid aging could help homeless people—and governments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-23 04:23:01



Mars 'Actually the Only Planet' Humans Can Go to Escape Earth, Professor Claims  

Moscow (Sputnik) May 23, 2019 In recent years, humanity's most brilliant minds have been working to send the first human to the Red Planet. According to physicist Brian Cox, Mars might be the only space travel option for people, destined to become Martians, noting that "we can't stay here forever". Professor and presenter Brian Cox has outlined a dismal future for humans aspiring to travel across the universe and step

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2019-05-23 04:17:43



NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover  

Pasadena CA (JPL) May 22, 2019 Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names - stenciled on chips - to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which represents the initial leg of humanity's first round trip to another planet. The rover is scheduled to launch as early as July 2020, with the spacecraft expected to touch down on Mars in Februa

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2019-05-23 04:09:39



Tiny, Snackable Fish Are Linchpins of Coral Reef Ecosystems  

Fish that are so small and shy that they escape attention may be the foundation of reefs’ outsize productivity -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-23 04:07:59



New insights about carbon and ice could clarify inner workings of Earth, other planets  

Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2019 Most people behave differently when under extreme pressure. Carbon and ice are no different. Two new studies show how these key planetary ingredients take on exotic forms that could help researchers better understand the composition of Earth's core as well as the cores of planets across the galaxy. Craig Manning, a UCLA professor of geology and geochemistry, is a co-senior author of one of

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2019-05-23 04:05:40



Throughout the Ocean, Climate Change is Forcing Plankton to Move  

(Credit: Choksawatdikorn/Shutterstock) Some of the smallest creatures in the sea are also some of the most influential. Plankton, a group of microscopic marine organisms that includes bacteria, amoebas and snail larvae, among other things, prop up the base of the oceanic food chain. Every sea creature, from clownfish to whales, ultimately depend on plankton for food. Now, a new study that peers into a past before human influence shows climate change has upset the distribution of

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2019-05-23 04:04:49



NASA Invites Public to Help Asteroid Mission Choose Sample Site  

Tucson AZ (SPX) May 23, 2019 Citizen scientists assemble! NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu needs extra pairs of eyes to help choose its sample collection site on the asteroid - and to look for anything else that might be scientifically interesting. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been at Bennu since Dec. 3, 2018, mapping the asteroid in detail, while the mission team searches for a sample collection site

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2019-05-23 03:55:44



NASA Administrator to Make Artemis Moon Program Announcement, Media Teleconference Set  

Washington DC (SPX) May 23, 2019 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a significant announcement about the Artemis program's lunar exploration plans at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 23, at the Florida Institute of Technology. The remarks will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Administrator Bridenstine will announce the commercial partner selection to develop and build the first segment of NAS

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2019-05-23 03:47:24



Home-schoolers see no added health risks over time  

Years of home-schooling don't appear to influence the general health of children, according to a new study.

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2019-05-23 03:45:26



Neptune's moon Triton fosters rare icy union  

Washington DC (SPX) May 23, 2019 Astronomers using the Gemini Observatory explore Neptune's largest moon Triton and observe, for the first time beyond the lab, an extraordinary union between carbon monoxide and nitrogen ices. The discovery offers insights into how this volatile mixture can transport material across the moon's surface via geysers, trigger seasonal atmospheric changes, and provide a context for conditions on othe

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2019-05-23 03:41:16



New 3D-printed technology lowers cost of common medical test  

A desire for a simpler, cheaper way to do common laboratory tests for medical diagnoses and to avoid 'washing the dishes' led researchers to develop a new technology that reduces cost and time. The 3D-printed pipette-tip test developed by the researchers leverages what 'has long been the gold standard for measuring proteins, pathogens, antibodies and other biomolecules in complex matrices,' they say. The method still employs the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, also known as ELISA, but through

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2019-05-23 03:39:54



Progress in hunt for unknown compounds in drinking water  

When we drink a glass of water, we ingest an unknown amount of by-products that are formed in the treatment process. And we don't know what many of them are. However using advanced technology, researchers have been able to detect new compounds -- where every water treatment plant has a unique combination.

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2019-05-23 03:37:21



Live fast, die young: Study shows tiny fishes fuel coral reefs  

Scientists have long sought to understand how coral reefs support such an abundance of fish life despite their location in nutrient-poor waters. According to a new study, an unlikely group fuels these communities: tiny, mostly bottom-dwelling creatures called 'cryptobenthic' reef fishes.

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2019-05-23 03:32:24



Oldest meteorite collection on Earth found in one of the driest places  

Researchers have uncovered a wealth of well-preserved meteorites that allowed them to reconstruct the rate of falling meteorites over the past two million years.

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2019-05-23 03:29:01



Conservation goals compete at the expense of biodiversity  

With an ever-growing list of threats facing biodiversity on multiple scales, conservationists struggle to determine which to address. A common reaction is to prioritize their efforts on threats to individual species or management areas, but researchers say this narrow-minded approach is detrimental to the overall goal of saving species and ecosystems worldwide. Instead, they say large-scale, long-term collaboration is the answer.

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2019-05-23 03:28:01



New method to find small exoplanets  

Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2019 Somewhat more than 4000 planets orbiting stars outside our solar system are known so far. Of these so-called exoplanets, about 96 percent are significantly larger than our Earth, most of them more comparable with the dimensions of the gas giants Neptune or Jupiter. This percentage likely does not reflect the real conditions in space, however, since small planets are much harder to track down tha

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2019-05-23 02:42:02



Reading with toddlers linked to reduced harsh parenting, enhanced child behavior  

People who regularly read with their toddlers are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and the children are less likely to be hyperactive or disruptive, a new study finds.

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2019-05-23 02:37:46



From airport to spaceport as UK targets horizontal spaceflight  

London, UK (SPX) May 23, 2019 Future spaceports can apply for a share of 2 million pounds to support plans for small satellite launch from aircraft and sub-orbital flight from the UK, Science Minister Chris Skidmore announced Wednesday. Sites such as Newquay in Cornwall, Campbeltown and Glasgow Prestwick in Scotland, and Snowdonia in Wales are already developing their sub-orbital flight, satellite launch and spaceplane

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2019-05-23 02:30:24



Reductions in PM over decade has improved health; ozone pollution remains little changed  

Fewer deaths and serious illnesses have occurred in the US over the past decade as a result of cleaner air, according to a new report focusing on the two most potent air pollutants: fine particle (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (O3). However, these improvements are almost entirely due to reductions in PM2.5 pollution.

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2019-05-23 02:24:39



Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into red planet's history  

Austin TX (SPX) May 23, 2019 Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the largest water reservoirs on the planet, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona. The team made the discovery using measurements gathered by the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbit

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2019-05-23 02:18:58



Key insight into solar material's soaring efficiency  

Researchers have reported a key breakthrough in how the performance of cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells is improved even further by the addition of another material, selenium.

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2019-05-23 02:17:02



Michigan Company Helps Build NASA Moon Rocket, Accelerate Moon Missions  

Detroit MI (SPX) May 23, 2019 NASA is working to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024, and Michigan is helping make it happen. Futuramic, a company with factories in Detroit and Warren, is one of more than 78 Michigan companies and 3,200 businesses across 50 states supporting NASA's return to the Moon by supplying parts for the agency's new deep space rocket, Space Launch System (SLS), the Orion spacec

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2019-05-23 02:11:46



Stroke deaths in England halved in the first decade of the 21st century  

Deaths from stroke in England halved during the first decade of the 21st century, mainly as a result of improved survival due to better care, finds a study.

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2019-05-23 02:05:07



First comprehensive network of wild crop species will help breeders tackle food insecurity  

The first comprehensive network of sites where crop wild relatives are found has been developed.

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2019-05-23 01:55:32



Young athletes may need one-year break after knee surgery  

After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year's rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that those who return to sport relatively soon after surgery incur a highly elevated risk of a second ACL injury.

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2019-05-23 01:47:44



Young stars heat molecular clouds and drive gas bubbles throughout galaxies  

Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2019 Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly "inefficiently". Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing galaxies to be highly dynamic systems, like "cosmic cauldrons", consisting of components that constantly change their appearance. Based on new observations of the NGC 300 spiral galaxy, a team o

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2019-05-23 01:34:31



Detecting bacteria in space  

Montreal, Canada (SPX) May 23, 2019 Scientists at Universite de Montreal and McGill University have pioneered and tested a new genomic methodology which reveals a complex bacterial ecosystem at work on the International Space Station. Until now, relatively little was known about the different types of microbes found on the space station. The new approach enables researchers to identify and map different species inside the IS

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2019-05-23 01:28:34



Three exocomets discovered around the star Beta Pictoris  

Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) May 23, 2019 Just about a year after the launch of the NASA mission TESS, the first three comets orbiting the nearby star Beta Pictoris outside our solar system were discovered in data from the space telescope. The main goal of TESS is to search for exoplanets - planets orbiting other stars. The recognition of signals from much smaller exocomets compared to planets requires the analysis of a precise li

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2019-05-23 01:17:09



Chemistry of stars sheds new light on the Gaia Sausage  

Chemical traces in the atmospheres of stars are being used to uncover new information about a galaxy, known as the Gaia Sausage, which was involved in a major collision with the Milky Way billions of years ago.

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2019-05-23 01:15:01



Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic explosions  

Providence RI (SPX) May 23, 2019 Ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions is the likely source of a strange mineral deposit near the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover, a new study finds. The research, published in the journal Geology, could help scientists assemble a timeline of volcanic activity and environmental conditions on early Mars. "This is one of the most tangible pieces of evidence yet for the idea that ex

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2019-05-23 01:05:23



Plankton as a climate driver: A new view on past climate change  

Fluctuations in the orbital parameters of the Earth are considered to be the trigger for long-term climatic fluctuations such as ice ages. This includes the variation of the inclination angle of the Earth's axis with a cycle of about 40,000 years. Marine scientists have now shown by using a new model that biogeochemical interactions between ocean and atmosphere could also be responsible for climate fluctuations on this time scale.

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2019-05-22 20:31:37



Experimental noninvasive tool monitors effectiveness of stem cell transplantation  

Other than clinical observations, the stem cell field lacks a repeatable, time-sensitive, noninvasive tool to assess the effectiveness of transplanted cells in the targeted organ. Researchers analyzed biomarkers secreted from transplanted human stem cells in the recipient blood of a rodent model of heart attack. Analysis of the blood test showed responding cells had changed their gene expression, behavior and secretions, suggesting this liquid biopsy could provide a window into stem cell activit

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2019-05-22 19:54:45



Researchers gain key insight into solar material's soaring efficiency  

Researchers report a key breakthrough in how the performance of cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells is improved even further by the addition of another material, selenium.

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2019-05-22 19:49:23



Science on the Hill: Solving the Plastic Waste Problem  

On June 6, a panel of experts convened by  Scientific American and Nature Research—part of Springer Nature—will talk about the issue and possible solutions in Washington, DC -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-05-22 18:53:54



Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention  

A new study shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves. This finding provides support for the view that children with autism have reduced social motivation already as infants.

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2019-05-22 18:48:22



New role in spatial chromosome organization identified for often mutated cancer protein  

New research sheds light on the function of the ARID1A protein, encoded by a gene that is among the most frequently mutated across human cancers.

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2019-05-22 18:26:33



18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered  

Scientists have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. The worlds are so small that previous surveys had overlooked them. One of them is one of the smallest known so far; another one could offer conditions friendly to life. The researchers re-analyzed a part of the data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope with a new and more sensitive method.

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2019-05-22 17:52:47



Surgery patients: Getting older every year  

A new analysis reveals that people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than the general population.

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2019-05-22 17:05:53



Poor semen quality in Switzerland  

A marked decrease in sperm count has been observed. And in Switzerland? Researchers have undertaken the first nationwide assessment of the semen quality. The scientists assessed the number of spermatozoa, their motility and morphology. The results were well below the reference values issued by the WHO. The current situation is a matter of concern since the poor semen quality of Swiss men is associated with an increase in the incidence of testicular cancer.

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2019-05-22 17:04:45



Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'  

Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly 'inefficiently'. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing galaxies to be highly dynamic systems, like 'cosmic cauldrons', consisting of components that constantly change their appearance. A team of scientists has reached these conclusions based on new observations of the NGC 300 spiral galaxy.

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2019-05-22 16:24:42



Healthy brain development is a human right, argues Yale researcher  

We know that the environment in which children and young adults are raised influences healthy brain development. Now, a psychologist is taking a stance against the negative effects of a particularly harrowing environment in her own backyard: the US prison system. The author declares that everybody, including young offenders, deserves healthy brain development -- a right she says US jails often infringe upon.

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2019-05-22 15:57:36



New study estimates preventable cancer burden linked to poor diet in the US  

A new study has estimated the association between suboptimal consumption of seven types of foods and specific cancers. They found that poor diet is on par with alcohol, excessive body weight, and physical activity.

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2019-05-22 15:53:19



Pain management protocol sends 92 percent of cancer surgery patients home without opioids  

A specialized pain management program for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just eight percent going home with narcotics after discharge, compared to 100 percent who would have received them without this enhanced recovery protocol.

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2019-05-22 15:21:30



Rare Meteorite Fall in Costa Rica Could Shed Light on Earth's Water  

One of the meteorites that fell at Aguas Zarcas struck a doghouse's roof. (Photo courtesy of Michael Farmer) A rare meteorite fall in Costa Rica has astronomers racing to get their hands on samples. Meteorites are an astronomer's dream. In a field that by definition studies objects and phenomena above and beyond Earth's atmosphere, many researchers never get a chance to touch or see up close the things they study. But then, sometimes, these items simply rain down from the sky...

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2019-05-22 15:07:31



Cocktails with Cleopatra?  

A team of scientists in Israel has created ancient alcohol from ancient yeast.

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2019-05-22 14:11:48






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