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Friday, September 9, 2016

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Newswise Special Wire for 09-Sep-2016

Editor's Pick of the Best Science Stories of the Week

These are some of the highlight stories from the week that our editorial staff "handpicked" as fascinating science stories. We hope you enjoy them as we much as we have.

Brown Dwarfs Hiding in Plain Sight in Our Solar Neighborhood

Cool brown dwarfs are a hot topic in astronomy right now. Smaller than stars and bigger than giant planets, they hold promise for helping us understand both stellar evolution and planet formation. New work from a team including Carnegie's Jonathan Ga...

– Carnegie Institution for Science

Astrophysical Journal

Birds Are Changing Migration in Response to Climate Change

A University of Oklahoma study demonstrates for the first time that remote sensing data from weather surveillance radar and on-the-ground data from the eBird citizen science database both yield robust indices of migration timing, also known as migrat...

– Newswise Trends

A New Angle on Anxiety

Surprising findings specific brain cells as the key target...

– Boston Children's Hospital

Molecular Psychiatry

Scientists Find Culprit Responsible for Calcified Blood Vessels in Kidney Disease

Scientists have implicated a type of stem cell in the calcification of blood vessels that is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. The research will guide future studies into ways to block minerals from building up inside blood vessels and ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Cell Stem Cell, Sept. 8, 2016

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2016 at 12:00 ET

Kill Them with Cuteness: The Adorable Thing Bats Do to Catch Prey

Researchers find that a bat’s head waggles and ear wiggles synch with its sonar vocalizations to help it hunt, demonstrating how movement can enhance senses like sight and hearing – not just in bats, but in dogs and cats, and even in humans....

– Johns Hopkins University

PLOS Biology, Sep-2016

Dammed if You Do: Scientists Recommend Strategies to Reduce Environmental Damage From Dams

Dams around the world provide critical water supplies and hydropower to growing communities and hundreds of new dams are proposed for developing economies. Though viewed as sources of potential green energy, their construction also poses a significan...

– Utah State University


Future Fisheries Can Expect $10 Billion Revenue Loss Due to Climate Change

Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most dependent on fisheries for food will be the hardest hit, finds new UBC research....

– University of British Columbia

Scientific Reports

Americans Are More Politically Independent, More Polarized Than Ever

Today's young millennial voters are seen as a key demographic for political victory in many races this fall. Now, new research suggests that millennials' political views differ significantly from young people from previous generations....

– San Diego State University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Acetaminophen Not Associated with Worse Asthma in Kids

Children with mild, persistent asthma did not have worse asthma symptoms after taking acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) for pain or fever, compared to using ibuprofen (e.g., Advil), according to the results of a randomized, double-blind clinical trial re...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

New England Journal of Medicine, Aug 18, 2016

Scientists Expect to Calculate Amount of Fuel Inside Earth by 2025

With three new detectors coming online in the next several years, scientists are confident they will collect enough geoneutrino data to measure Earth's fuel level...

– University of Maryland, College Park

Scientific Reports

Study: A Tenth of the World’s Wilderness Lost Since the 1990s

Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years. ...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2016 at 12:00 ET

Men's Hidden Body Fat Fears Fueling Gym Attendance

Men's hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown....

– University of Lincoln

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research





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