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Messages with Moral-Emotional Words Are More Likely to Go Viral on Social Media

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Tweets about political topics that include moral and emotional language are more likely to spread within the ideological networks of the sender, a team of researchers has found. Its study examined Twitter messages related to gun control, climate change, and same-sex marriage.

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New Class of 'Soft' Semiconductors Could Transform HD Displays

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New research by Berkeley Lab scientists could help usher in a new generation of high-definition displays, optoelectronic devices, photodetectors, and more. They have shown that a class of “soft” semiconductors can be used to emit multiple, bright colors from a single nanowire at resolutions as small as 500 nanometers. The work could challenge quantum dot displays that rely upon traditional semiconductor nanocrystals to emit light.

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Study: Exposure to Light Causes Emotional and Physical Responses in Migraine Sufferers

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This research found that light makes migraine headaches more painful and induces negative emotions and unpleasant physical sensations. Laboratory studies identify previously unknown connections between nerve cells in the eye and neurons in the brain that regulate physiological, autonomic, endocrine and emotional responses. These findings offer promising path forward for researchers in treatment of migraines.

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Scientists Find Clever Way to Help You De-Clutter Your Home

If your attic is full of stuff you no longer use but can’t bear to give away, a new study may offer you a simple solution. Researchers found that people were more willing to give away unneeded goods that still had sentimental value if they were encouraged to take a photo of these items first.

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Select Memories Can Be Erased, Leaving Others Intact

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Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University and published today in Current Biology.

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Onions, Tears

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

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Onions are low in calories and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. However, as everyone from expert chefs to culinary novices has learned, onions can bring a tear to your eye, and an expert from the Texas A&M College of Medicine explains why that happens.

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Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain

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UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.

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Protect Your Pet From Canine Influenza

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At the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM),veterinarians are working to educate pet parents about the recent outbreak of canine influenza in Georgia and Florida that could affect your dog.

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Widespread Snowmelt in West Antarctica During Unusually Warm Summer

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An area of West Antarctica more than twice the size of California partially melted in 2016 when warm winds forced by an especially strong El Niño blew over the continent, an international group of researchers has determined.







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