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Medical News

What Factors Help Predict Who Will Keep Their Memory into Their 90s?

Why do some people stay sharp into their 90s, even if they have the amyloid plaques in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease? And why do others reach their 90s without ever developing any plaques? These questions are explored in a ...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 22-Jul-2020 at 16:00 ET

Nature’s epidural: Genetic variant may explain why some women don’t need pain relief during childbirth

Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of Cambridge.

– University of Cambridge

Cell Reports

Embargo expired on 21-Jul-2020 at 11:00 ET

Study Finds Significant Decline in Emergent Medical, Surgical and Obstetric Hospitalizations During Early Phase of COVID-19

Researchers from BIDMC report on the decline of emergent medical, surgical and obstetric hospitalizations at the medical center during the six-week period following the week of the declaration of the COVID-19 public health emergency in Boston in mid-...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Science News

U.S. Department of Energy unveils blueprint for the quantum internet at ​‘Launch To The Future: Quantum Internet’ event

In a press conference today at the University of Chicago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled a report that lays out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet, bringing the United States to the forefront of the ...

– Argonne National Laboratory

From Long-distance Entanglement to Building a Nationwide Quantum Internet: Report of the DOE Quantum Internet Blueprint Workshop

Embargo expired on 23-Jul-2020 at 14:00 ET

Can Social Unrest, Riot Dynamics Be Modeled?

Episodes of social unrest rippled throughout Chile in 2019. Researchers specializing in economics, mathematics and physics in Chile and the U.K. banded together to explore the surprising social dynamics people were experiencing. In the journal Chaos,...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)


Embargo expired on 21-Jul-2020 at 11:00 ET

DNA reveals 2,500-year-old Siberian warrior was a woman

In 1988, archaeologists from the RAS Institute for the History of Material Culture discovered a unique Scythian burial mound dating from the seventh century B.C. In one of the coffins, they found what was long believed to be the mummified remains of ...

– Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Stratum Plus

If It’s Big Enough and Leafy Enough the Birds Will Come

A new study from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology highlights specific features of urban green spaces that support the greatest diversity of bird species. The findings were published today in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning. The study focus...

– Cornell University

Landscape and Urban Planning; Wolf Creek Charitable Foundation; DBI-1939187

A new idea on how Earth's outer shell first broke into tectonic plates

The activity of the solid Earth - for example, volcanoes in Java, earthquakes in Japan, etc - is well understood within the context of the ~50-year-old theory of plate tectonics.

– University of Hong Kong

Nature Communications

Business News

Older Americans may find it difficult to adapt to a cashless society brought on by COVID-19

– Binghamton University, State University of New York





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