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January 29, 2020

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If scientists can find the genetic basis for the axolotl's ability to regenerate, they might be able to find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans. But they have been ... read more
New research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle ... read more
Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by ... read more
People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research. The research ... read more
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Assessing Geographic Origins of Ancient Humans

Working with lead isotopes taken from tooth enamel of prehistoric animals, researchers have developed a new method for assessing the geographic origins of ancient ... read more

High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation Than ACT Scores

Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new ... read more

Hey Google, Are My Housemates Using My Smart Speaker?

Surveys show that consumers are worried that smart speakers are eavesdropping on their conversations and day-to-day lives. Now researchers have found that people are also concerned about something ... read more

Zinc Lozenges Did Not Shorten the Duration of Colds

Administration of zinc acetate lozenges to common cold patients did not shorten colds in a randomized ... read more

Research Offers Promise for Treating Schizophrenia

Psychologists show that targeting one particular symptom of schizophrenia has a positive effect on other ... read more

Rethinking Land Conservation to Protect Species That Will Need to Move With Climate Change

A new study finds that many species of animals and plants likely will need to migrate under climate change, and that conservation efforts will also need to shift to be ... read more

Walnuts May Slow Cognitive Decline in at-Risk Elderly

Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and ... read more

Scientists Short-Circuit Maturity in Insects, Opening New Paths to Disease Prevention

New research shows, contrary to previous scientific belief, a hormone required for sexual maturity in insects cannot travel across the blood-brain barrier unless aided by a transporter protein. The ... read more

Method Detects Defects in 2D Materials for Future Electronics, Sensors

To further shrink electronic devices and to lower energy consumption, the semiconductor industry is interested in using 2D materials, but manufacturers need a quick and accurate method for detecting ... read more

Study Examines Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order ... read more

New Study Debunks Myth of Cahokia's Native American Lost Civilization

An archaeologist has dug up ancient human feces, among other demographic clues, to challenge the narrative around the legendary demise of Cahokia, North America's most iconic pre-Columbian ... read more

Finely Tuned Nervous Systems Allowed Birds and Mammals to Adopt Smoother Strides

A study suggests that neuromuscular adaptations in mammals and birds may have allowed them to become more nimble than reptiles and ... read more

Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of 12 and reducing life expectancy. Researchers have ... read more

Patterns of Thinning of Antarctica's Biggest Glacier Are Opposite to Previously Observed

Using the latest satellite technology from the European Space Agency (ESA), scientists have been tracking patterns of mass loss from Pine Island -- Antarctica's largest ... read more

New Look at Odd Holes Involved in Taste, Alzheimer's, Asthma

Large holes in our cells have been implicated in depression, Alzehimer's disease, asthma, and even taste. Now, we know what two kinds of these pores look like, potentially creating new ... read more

Benefits of Conservation Efforts May Not Yet Be Fully Visible

Last year, a UN report on global biodiversity warned one million species are at risk of extinction within decades, putting the world's natural life-support systems in jeopardy. But new work ... read more

Cutting Road Transport Pollution Could Help Plants Grow

Cutting emissions of particular gases could improve conditions for plants, allowing them to grow faster and capture more carbon, new research ... read more

Buildings Can Become a Global CO2 Sink If Made out of Wood Instead of Cement and Steel

A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization. First, it can avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel ... read more

Oceanographers Predict Increase in Phytoplankton by 2100

A neural network-driven Earth system model has led oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: phytoplankton populations will grow in low-latitude waters by the end of the 21st ... read more

Current Model for Storing Nuclear Waste Is Incomplete

The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew, because of the way those materials interact, ... read more

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