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Amber Specimen Offers Rare Glimpse of Feathered Dinosaur Tail

Researchers from China, Canada, and the University of Bristol have discovered a dinosaur tail complete with its feathers trapped in a piece of amber.

(Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2016 at 12:00 ET)

Contraception Influences Sexual Desire in Committed Relationships

Estrogen or progesterone makes a difference in sexual desire

Scientists Improve Predictions of How Temperature Affects the Survival of Fish Embryos

Scientists closely tracking the survival of endangered Sacramento River salmon faced a puzzle: the same high temperatures that salmon eggs survived in the laboratory appeared to kill many of the eggs in the river

Satellites, Airport Visibility Readings Shed Light on Troops' Exposure to Dust Storms, Pollution

Research lays groundwork for large VA study on respiratory health in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

Closing the Carbon Loop

Pitt chemical engineering team identifies new catalyst that advances capture and conversion of atmospheric carbon dioxide

New Studies Take a Second Look at Coral Bleaching Culprit

Scientists have called superoxide out as the main culprit behind coral bleaching: The idea is that as this toxin build up inside coral cells, the corals fight back by ejecting the tiny energy- and color-producing algae living inside them. In doing so, they lose their vibrancy, turn a sickly white, and are left weak, damaged, and vulnerable to disease.

Virginia Tech Geoscientists Size-Up Early Dinosaurs, Find Surprising Variation

The study focused on the skeletal changes that occurred during growth in the small carnivorous dinosaur Coelophysis (SEE-lo-FY-sis), one of the earliest dinosaurs.

(Embargo expired on 05-Dec-2016 at 15:00 ET)

Greenland on Thin Ice?

New research opens up the deep history of the Greenland Ice Sheet, looking back millions of years farther than previous techniques allowed—and raises urgent questions about if the giant ice sheet might dramatically accelerate its melt-off in the near future.

(Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2016 at 13:00 ET)

Will Earth Still Exist 5 Billion Years From Now?

Old star offers sneak preview of the future

Study Finds Resilience Protects Against Risk for Developing Alcohol Use Disorders

Resilience considerably reduces risk for developing alcohol use disorders, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden.

Collaboration Between Media and Medical Journals Often Leads to Misinformation and Hysteria

When flawed clinical research is reported in the media with hype and sensationalism, it has the potential to have a devastating effect on patients, physicians, the scientific community and eventually society as a whole.

Hubble Catches a Transformation in the Virgo Constellation

The constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) is especially rich in galaxies, due in part to the presence of a massive and gravitationally-bound collection of over 1300 galaxies called the Virgo Cluster. One particular member of this cosmic community, NGC 4388, is captured in this image, as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

Beans and Peas Increase Fullness More Than Meat

Sustainable eating Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Excercise and Sports. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss.

Yale Linguists Explore the Evolution of Color in New Study

The naming of colors has long been a topic of interest in the study of human culture and cognition — revealing the link between perception, language, and the categorization of the natural world. A major question in the study of both anthropology and cognitive science is why the world’s languages show recurrent similarities in color naming. Linguists at Yale tracked the evolution of color terms across a large language tree in Australia in order to trace the history of these systems.

Researchers Identify Potentially Druggable Mutant p53 Proteins That Promote Cancer Growth

Truncated p53 proteins, presumed unimportant, now point to new drug targets for some of 'the hardest cancers'

Deporting the American Dream: Ejecting Illegals Drives Foreclosures in Latino Communities

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.

Cow Gene Study Shows Why Most Clones Fail

It has been 20 years since Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned in Scotland, but cloning mammals remains a challenge. A new study by researchers from the U.S. and France of gene expression in developing clones now shows why most cloned embryos likely fail.

Re-Wired: great stories you might have missed

This week's highlights of the week include: A study on an old star provides insight on how our own home will do billions of years from now; How oral contraception influences sexual desire; The main culprit behind coral bleaching; A study on Greenland's receding ice sheet; and a beautiful dinosaur tail complete with its feathers trapped in a piece of amber.