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Article ID: 704484

Newly Discovered Wasp Turns Social Spiders Into Zombies

University of British Columbia

It sounds like the plot of the world's tiniest horror movie: deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a newly discovered species of wasp transforms a "social" spider into a zombie-like drone that abandons its colony to do the wasp's bidding.

Released:
27-Nov-2018 12:50 PM EST
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    19-Nov-2018 6:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703912

When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball

Stony Brook University

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary research from 2017 about late-night tweets.

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13-Nov-2018 1:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    16-Jul-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697353

Study Suggests Buried Internet Infrastructure at Risk as Sea Levels Rise

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon.

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12-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697097

Scientists Capture Breaking of Glacier in Greenland

New York University

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.

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9-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695783

Consumers’ Food Choices Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Emissions Contributing to Climate Change

Tufts University

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by U.S. consumer food purchases, and assesses how those choices could affect diet and climate change.

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7-Jun-2018 2:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 695507

Easter Islanders Used Rope, Ramps to Put Giant Hats on Famous Statues

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ancient people of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were able to move massive stone hats and place them on top of statues with little effort and resources, using a parbuckling technique, according to new research from a collaboration that included investigators from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

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4-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695223

New Map Shows Many Old-growth Forests Remain In Europe

University of Vermont

A team of researchers created the first map of Europe’s last wild forests. The map identifies more than 3.4 million acres in 34 European countries, showing that more old growth remains than previously understood.

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29-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 694302

NASA Spacecraft Finds New Type of Magnetic Explosion

University of Delaware

Four NASA spacecraft have observed magnetic reconnection in a turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere known as the magnetosheath, the planet's first line of defense against the intensity of solar wind. The new insights could help us understand how such phenomena affect Earth's atmosphere.

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9-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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    3-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 693612

Study Explains One Reason Hair Can Turn Gray

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hair’s graying is linked to innate immune response, activation of which can decrease pigmentation in hair.

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26-Apr-2018 5:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692667

Even a Single Mindfulness Meditation Session Can Reduce Anxiety

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Mindfulness meditation programs have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S. New research suggests people can begin to derive psychological and physiological benefits from the practice after a single introductory session.

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16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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