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What 'Tainted' Engagement Rings Reveal About Consumer Expectations

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Thinking about buying an engagement ring for Valentine's Day?

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Reduce Risk of Death Even for Advanced Ages

New research challenges assumption that people can be too old for surgery.

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Study: Fossil Record Disappears at Different Rates

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Statistical analysis by University of Wyoming researchers shows wide variation in the rates at which the bones of ancient animals in the Americas have been lost.

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Yale Study Examines Evolution of Cancer

A novel Yale study answers age-old questions about how cancers spread by applying tools from evolutionary biology. The new insights will help scientists better understand the genetic origins of tumor metastases, and lead to more effective targets for treatment, said the researchers.

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Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules--the enzymes. In a new study, Hao Yan, director of the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics at ASU's Biodesign Institute presents a clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with, speeding up reactions essential for life processes.

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Clues About Human Migration to Imperial Rome Uncovered in 2,000-Year-Old Cemetery

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Ancient immigrants to Rome included young children, men.

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The Scaled King and His Knight: 2 New Giant Bent-Toed Gecko Species From New Guinea

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The extremely complex geological history of New Guinea has allowed many of its animals and plants the chance to grow different enough to make a name for themselves. In the case of two newly described and unusually large gecko species - only a noble name would do. The two new species whose names respectively mean 'knight' and 'king' were discovered by a team led by Dr. Paul Oliver, The Australian National University and University of Melbourne, are described in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

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Scientists Say Window to Reduce Carbon Emissions Is Small

At the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage that could last tens of thousands of years, according to a new analysis published this week.

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A Surprise Role for Dopamine in Social Interplay

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Scientists have shown that the chemical signal dopamine plays an unexpected role in social interactions. In mice, nerve cells in the brain that release dopamine became particularly active in animals kept on their own for a short time.

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Origins Of "Rage" Identified in Brain in Male Animal Model

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Violent, unprovoked outbursts in male mice have been linked to changes in a brain structure tied to the control of anxiety and fear, according to a report by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center to be published in the journal Current Biology online Feb. 11.

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Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction

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For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. A UAH researcher was at the center of action.

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LIGO Announces the Detection of Gravitational Waves - Experts Needed

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Scientist using LIGO have observed the warping of space-time generated by the collision of two black holes more than a billion light-years from Earth. This is the first direct detection of gravitational waves, first proposed by Albert Einstein in his Theory of General Relativity, published in 1916.

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Yale Researchers Discover Underlying Cause of Myeloma

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Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified what causes a third of all myelomas, a type of cancer affecting plasma cells. The findings, published in the Feb. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, could fundamentally change the way this cancer and others are treated.

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Estrogen, Antibiotics Persisted in Dairy Farm Waste After Advanced Treatment, Research Finds

An advanced system for treating manure on a commercial dairy farm did not remove estrogens and antibiotics. This new research underscores how far waste treatment systems have fallen behind the times, failing to remove chemicals used routinely in modern society.

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Couch Potatoes May Have Smaller Brains Later in Life

Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in the February 10, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Ability to Navigate Between Cultures Is Good for Mexican-American Youth

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Biculturalism is positively associated with prosocial behaviors such as helping others and self-esteem.

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Researchers Find New Cause of Strong Earthquakes

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A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team.

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A Star's Moment in the Spotlight

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The glowing region in this new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope is a reflection nebula known as IC 2631.