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Scientists announced the discovery of 12 new moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, including one that bucks the trend by orbiting in the opposite direction from others of its kind. Two astronomers from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy, provided crucial observations. Dave Tholen and Dora Fohring, were using the UH 88-inch telescope…. Two astronomers […]
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Do today and yesterday and tomorrow loom large in your thinking, with the more distant past and future barely visible on the horizon? That’s not unusual in today’s time-pressed world — and it seems a recipe for angst. Suppose, instead, you looked down on your life, or at least your calendar, from high overhead; and […]
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The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the brain reacted more strongly to […]
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A team of researchers identified molecular differences between retinal ganglion cell subtypes, information which could lead to a better understanding as to why some respond differently to injury or treatments. The new study, published this week in Nature Communications, identifies 40 subtypes of retinal ganglion cells, which convey visual data from the eye to the […]
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For people struggling to overcome addiction, good therapy can be hugely beneficial. But bad therapy is worse than no therapy at all. The challenge is being able to tell the difference. Practicing counselors rarely receive feedback, so it’s difficult for them to know if they are providing optimal treatment to their patients. Northeastern professor Tad […]
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Adolescent students in a rural school in India who consumed an iron-biofortified version of the grain pearl millet exhibited improved attention and memory compared to those who consumed conventional pearl millet, according to Penn State researchers. The results were published July 17 in the Journal of Nutrition. “Iron deficiency remains the most prevalent micronutrient deficiency […]
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Non-surgical ways of detecting endometriosis, such as blood tests, could reduce the time taken for a diagnosis, and researchers hope it will have a significant impact on the quality of life of women who live with the complex and painful condition. Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting an estimated 10% of women of reproductive age in […]
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China’s power systems operators must invest in renewable energy to meet climate commitments. Wind power and PV are the lowest cost renewables, but they only deliver power when it’s windy or sunny. By contrast, more expensive Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), which can store its solar energy relatively inexpensively, and for long durations, can deliver power […]
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Information below comes from the Environmental Defense Fund and was released June 26, 2018. (Image below from Tennessee Valley Authority). With serious reservations expressed by three judges, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has again issued a limited 60-day abeyance of litigation over the Clean Power Plan. The court also […]
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Requiring drones to identify and authorise themselves before they can fly, which could be achieved by fitting them with SIM cards, could help to protect people’s privacy by providing an effective way to register both users and machines, according to air traffic management expert Robin Garrity. He has been working on the U-space plan, which […]
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