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Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Newswise Special Wire for 22-Oct-2016

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

This week's highlights in science research include: New screen time guidelines from pediatricians, The dangers of exploding rechargeable devices, Older men clinging to their masculinity, First fossil evidence of right-handedness, and a possible explanation for the curious tilt of our sun.

New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids, From Doctors

Pediatricians weigh in on a fraught issue facing parents today: How much screen time is OK? The American Academy of Pediatrics issues new guidelines....

– Newswise Trends

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

Planet Nine, the Undiscovered Massive Planet at the Edge of the Solar System, Could Be Tilting the Sun

Planet Nine—the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun, according to a new study....

– Newswise Trends

Astrophysical Journal

Exploding Smartphones: What’s the Silent Danger Lurking in our Rechargeable Devices?

Dozens of dangerous gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices, like smartphones and tablets, according to a new study. The research, published in Nano Energy, identified more than 100 toxic gases released by lithium ba...

– Elsevier

Nano Energy

Older Men Cling to 1950’s, ’60’s Blueprint of Masculinity

Study: Older men adhere closely to an idealized masculinity script that is incompatible with the realities of later life...

– Case Western Reserve University

Men and Masculinities

Move Over, Solar: The Next Big Renewable Energy Source Could Be at Our Feet

Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike. Now, flooring could be even more "green," thanks to an inexpensive, simple method developed by University of W...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nano Energy Sept 24 2016

Other People Are Less Attention-Grabbing to the Wealthy

The degree to which other people divert your attention may depend on your social class, according to new findings published in <i>Psychological Science</i>, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science....

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science

Ancient Fish Illuminates One of the Mysteries of Childhood

Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the entire root of the tooth had somehow disappeared....

– Uppsala University


Replacing Diet Drinks with Water Can Speed Weight Loss in Obese Women with Type 2 Diabetes

Experts in diet and metabolism have found that replacing low calorie ‘diet’ drinks with water can help increase the rate of weight loss in obese women with type 2 diabetes and improve insulin sensitivity ...

– University of Nottingham

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Soil Moisture, Snowpack Data Could Help Predict 'Flash Droughts'

Severe 2012 drought could have been predicted months in advance....

– National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres

Scientists Find No Link Between Appetite and Calorie Intake

Study shows no link between appetite and calorie consumption. Findings highlight problems with health claims made by food industry. More research needed to see what influences calories intake....

– University of Sheffield

Food and Science Nutrition

Study Finds Earliest Evidence in Fossil Record for Right-Handedness

Teeth striations of Homo habilis fossil date back 1.8 million years....

– University of Kansas

Journal of Human Evolution

Patients with Insomnia Have Altered Activity in Specific Brain Regions

Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Sc...

– University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)


New Hope for Recovery of Hand Movement for Stroke Patients

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand....

– Newcastle University

Journal of Neuroscience





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