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NASA Selects ASU Undergraduate 'CubeSat' Project to Measure Phoenix Urban Heat Islands

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NASA has selected an Arizona State University undergraduate student team for a $200,000 grant to conduct hands-on flight research, through its NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP).

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Peptide Payload

Erkki Ruoslahti and colleagues provide proof of principle for safe, targeted delivery of drugs to the placenta during pregnancy.

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'Hammerhead' Creature Was World's First Plant-Eating Marine Reptile

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Scientists used clay models to discover how the croc-sized reptile's strange jaw worked.

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Study Offers Clues to Better Rainfall Predictions

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The saltiness, or salinity, of seawater depends largely on how much moisture is pulled into the air as evaporative winds sweep over the ocean. But pinpointing where the moisture rains back down is a complicated question scientists have long contended with.

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Kids Eating Habits, Video Games Helping Kids Eat Fruits and Veggies, New Ways to Stop Weight Gain in Young Adults, and More in the Obesity News Source

Kids Eating Habits, Video Games Helping Kids Eat Fruits and Veggies, New Ways to Stop Weight Gain in Young Adults, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Continental Drift Created Biologically Diverse Coral Reefs

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For the first time ever, an international research team under his direction studied the geographical pattern by which new species of corals and reef fish evolved over the millions of years of evolutionary history using a computer model.

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Bright Dusty Galaxies Are Hiding Secret Companions

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A new University of Sussex study has cleared the air on what lies behind hot dust visible in the distant universe.

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How Did Birds Get Their Wings? Bacteria May Provide a Clue, Say Scientists

How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue, say scientists.

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New Technique Can Provide Better Cell Transplants Against Parkinson's Disease

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Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used a completely new preclinical technique and analysis of tissue from patients to show exactly what happens when certain patients with Parkinson's disease are restored as a result of nerve cell transplants. They have also identified what makes many of the transplant patients develop serious side effects in the form of involuntary movements.

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Study Links Sleep Duration and Frequent Snoring to Poorer Breast Cancer Survival

A new study reports that short sleep duration combined with frequent snoring reported prior to cancer diagnosis may influence subsequent breast cancer survival.

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Pattern Learning Key to Children's Language Development

A new study reveals children's language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment.

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Why Vultures Matter – and What We Lose if They’re Gone

The primary threat to vultures is the presence of toxins in the carrion they consume. Losses of vultures can allow other scavengers to flourish. Proliferation of such scavengers could bring bacteria and viruses from carcasses into human cities.

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Thinking Differently Could Affect Power of Traumatic Memories

People who may be exposed to trauma can train themselves to think in a way that could protect them from PTSD symptoms, according to a study from Kings College London and Oxford University.

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How a Female Sex Hormone May Protect Against STIs: Study

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A team of researchers led by McMaster University’s Charu Kaushic has revealed for the first time how estradiol, a female sex hormone present during the menstrual cycle and found in oral contraceptives, may work to protect women against sexually transmitted viral infections.

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Scientists Watch Bacterial Sensor Respond to Light in Real Time

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Researchers have made a giant leap forward in taking snapshots of these ultrafast reactions in a bacterial light sensor. Using the world’s most powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, they were able to see atomic motions as fast as 100 quadrillionths of a second – 1,000 times faster than ever before.

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Come to Think of It or Not: Study Shows How Memories Can Be Intentionally Forgotten

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Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your first love -- or your first speeding ticket. But a Dartmouth- and Princeton-led brain scanning study shows that people can intentionally forget past experiences by changing how they think about the context of those memories.

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Molybdenum Disulfide Holds Promise for Light Absorption

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Rice researchers probe light-capturing properties of atomically thin MoS2.

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Floods and Coastal Erosion May Expose Contents of UK Landfills, Study Finds

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The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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ALMA Measures Mass of Black Hole with Extreme Precision

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Astronomers using ALMA have delved remarkably deep into the heart of a nearby elliptical galaxy to study the motion of a disk of cold interstellar gas encircling the supermassive black hole at its center, provide one of the most accurate mass measurements to date for a black hole outside of our Galaxy.

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Children

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Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton University. While researchers have known for a while that depression is associated with interpersonal problems with others, this is the first study to examine whether this is also evident physiologically.