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Scientists Uncover Genetic Evidence That 'We Are What We Eat'

Researchers at the University of Oxford have demonstrated that the diets of organisms can affect the DNA sequences of their genes.

​Consuming Violent Media Linked to 13x Surge in Violent Dreams

The violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night, new research suggests. People who reported consuming violent media within 90 minutes of bedtime were 13 times more likely to have a violent dream that night.

Autism and Human Evolutionary Success

A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently - such as individuals with autism - to be integrated into society, academics from the University of York have concluded.

Companies Pushing 'Toddler Milk' Need Oversight, Experts Warn

'A plumper baby is not necessarily a healthier baby'

Researchers Explore Gigantic Volcanic Eruptions That Caused Worldwide Mass Extinctions

A paper in Nature Communications confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces — massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava and triggered environmental catastrophes and mass extinctions from 170 to 90 million years ago.

Cyber Monday: Big Day for Shoppers, Bigger for Data Scientists

Online retailers outsource data scientists for months to map users’ online site traffic, shopping trends, and digital behavior.

Retail Clinics Do Not Reduce ER Visits for Minor Ailments

Study provides further evidence retail clinics may not cut health costs

Older First-Time Mothers Are Also More Likely to Live Longer

The average age of a woman giving birth for the first time has risen dramatically in the United States over the past 40 years, driven by factors like education or career. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women choosing to become first-time mothers later in life may increase their chances of living into their 90s.

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Real Men Don't Say 'Cute'

Psychologists tap big data and Twitter to analyze the accuracy of stereotypes

Owl-Inspired Wing Design Reduces Wind Turbine Noise by 10 Decibels

Many species of owl are able to hunt in effective silence by suppressing their noise at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz (kHz) - over the range that can be heard by humans.

How Does the Brain of People Who Do Not Like Music Work?

A new study explains brain mechanisms associated to the lack of sensitivity to music.

Giant 'Great Valley' Found on Mercury

On Earth, massive chasm would reach between Detroit, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Last-Line Antibiotics Are Failing

On the occasion of the 9th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is releasing its latest EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic consumption.

Corals Survived Caribbean Climate Change

Half of all coral species in the Caribbean went extinct between 1 and 2 million years ago, probably due to drastic environmental changes. Which ones survived? Scientists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) think one group of survivors, corals in the genus Orbicella, will continue to adapt to future climate changes because of their high genetic diversity.

Men's Brains Are Found to Be More Greedy Than Women's

It has long been known to science that women find it easier than men to multitask and switch between tasks. But identifying exactly which areas of male and female brains respond differently and why has so far been unclear.

Climate Change May Prevent Volcanoes From Cooling the Planet

New UBC research shows that climate change may impede the cooling effect of volcanic eruptions.

Cracked, Frozen and Tipped Over: New Clues From Pluto's Past

Sputnik Planitia, a 1,000-kilometer-wide basin within the iconic heart-shaped region observed on Pluto's surface, could be in its present location because accumulation of ice made the dwarf planet roll over, creating cracks and tensions in the crust that point toward the presence of a subsurface ocean.

Finally, a Type of Face That Men Recognize Better Than Women

A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.

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Re-Wired: great stories you might have missed

This week's highlights of the week include: Genetic evidence that we are what we eat; Violent media can often give you violent dreams; A new mouse model for Zika research; Older first-time mothers live longer; Men can't multitask as good as women; and evidence that Pluto may have a subsurface ocean.