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Our Expanding Universe: Delving Into Dark Energy

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The universe is stretching out ever more rapidly – a phenomena known as cosmic acceleration – and scientists don’t know why. Understanding the “dark energy” that is causing this expansion would help them put together a clearer picture of the universe’s history. Scientists supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science are using massive telescopes to chart how dark energy has influenced the structure of the universe over time.

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UF Scientists Work to Develop Heat-Resistant ‘Cow of the Future’

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More than half the cattle in the world live in hot and humid environments, including about 40 percent of beef cows in the United States, Mateescu said. By using genomic tools, researchers aim to produce an animal with superior ability to adapt to hot living conditions and produce top-quality beef.

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Does the Emperor Have Clothes?

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Decades after the discovery of anti-obesity hormone, scant evidence that leptin keeps lean people lean, scientists caution

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Child Safety or Parental Duty: Virginia Tech Study Maps Out Core Concepts in the Vaccination Debate

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Don’t Leave Baby Boomers Behind When Designing Wearable Technology

Accounting for age-related cognitive and physical challenges can increase adoption rates for older users who need help managing their health.

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Six Facts About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

June is National PTSD Awareness Month, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is bringing awareness to this disorder with six facts you should know about PTSD.

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Paul S. Viviano, President and CEO, Urges Americans to Reject the Proposed Senate Health Care Bill and Support Medicaid for Children and Families

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), risks the health care coverage of millions of American children and families.







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