Lucky Star Escapes Black Hole With Minor Damage

Astronomers have gotten the closest look yet at what happens when a black hole takes a bite out of a star—and the star lives to tell the tale.

– Ohio State University|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Cornell Chemists Show ALS Is a Protein Aggregation Disease

Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell University have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

– Cornell University|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Beetroot Beneficial for Athletes and Heart Failure Patients, Research Finds

Researchers find the nitrate in beetroot targets fast-twitch muscles, increasing the blood flow to muscles that receive less oxygen. This can increase high-intensity athletic performance and improve quality of life of heart failure patients.

– Kansas State University|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Impact of Invasive Species Varies with Latitude, Highlighting Need for Biogeographic Perspective on Invasions

In a large scale study of native and invasive Phargmites, researchers from URI and LSU found that the intensity of plant invasions by non-native species can vary considerably with changes in latitude.

– University of Rhode Island|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

The Myth of the Digital Native

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NYIT-led study debunks myth that digital natives are more proficient than teachers in technology use. In fact, students need better skills and guidance in how to use technology to help solve problems and improve their critical thinking skills in the classroom.

– New York Institute of Technology|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

What Motivates College Students to Get the Flu Shot? Sometimes, It's as Little as $10

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The preliminary findings from a new study conducted by a team of Swarthmore College researchers indicates that a combination of financial incentives – even as little as $10 – and an endorsement from close friends might by the best way to increase flu vaccinations among college students.

– Swarthmore College|23-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Silent Evidence of the Earthquake of 363 CE

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During their last excavation season archeologists from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa found fascinating findings: In addition to a gold pendant, they found a large muscular marble leg and artillery ammunition from some 2,000 years ago. “The data is finally beginning to form a clear historical-archaeological picture,” said Dr. Michael Eisenberg, the dig director

– University of Haifa|23-Oct-2014 2:00 AM EDT

A New Tune: There Is Intonation in Sign Language Too

Intonation is an integral part of communication for all speakers. But can sign languages have intonation? A new study at the University of Haifa shows that signers use their faces to create intonational ‘melodies’ just as speakers use their voices, and that the melodies of the face can differ from one sign language to another.

– University of Haifa|23-Oct-2014 2:00 AM EDT
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