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03/24/2017 at 16:47. Facebook
A team of scientists has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster.

Amazingly Fast, Cheap Genome Sequencing

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03/24/2017 at 16:47. Facebook
The near-paranoia related to Zika leading up to the 2016 Rio Games could have been avoided by heeding the lessons of previous epidemics, argues a new study.

Rio: Zika Still Plagues Babies in Urban Slums

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03/24/2017 at 16:47. Facebook
Astronomers have identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the so-called halo -- the outermost reaches -- of our galaxy, made up of the most…

Purest, Most Massive Brown Dwarf

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
The body's ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration and greater susceptibility to cancer. Now, research reveals a critical step in a molecular chain of events that allows cells to mend their broken DNA.

Anti-Aging: Critical Step in DNA Repair Identified

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
Researchers say it may seem contradictory that a means of generalizing to people at large is used when reflecting on one's most personal and idiosyncratic experiences.

It's Really About Me, Not 'You'

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
Astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight percent of its current age. These progenitors of today's giant spiral galaxies are surrounded by 'super halos' of hydrogen gas that extend many tens-of-thousands of light-years beyond their…

Baby Galaxies Born in 'Super Halos'

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
Scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying 'mistakes' account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer. Their research is grounded on a novel mathematical model based on DNA sequencing and epidemiologic data from around the…

Most Cancers Come from Random DNA Copying Errors

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
On the eve of this year's Earth hour (March 25), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue a carbon roadmap, driven by a simple rule of thumb or 'carbon law' of halving emissions every decade, could catalyze…

Can a Carbon Law Halve Emissions Every Decade?

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
Scientists have developed a new method that can be used to construct custom hybrid structures using DNA and proteins. The method opens new opportunities for fundamental research in cell biology and for applications in biotechnology and medicine.

Designer Proteins Fold DNA

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of the distant galaxy 3C 186. The black hole was most likely ejected by the power of gravitational waves.

Gravitational Wave Kicks out Monster Black Hole

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
Researchers have described the 3D structure of the genome in the extremely small bacteria Mycoplasma pneumoniae. They discovered previously unknown arrangements of DNA within this tiny bacteria, which are also found in larger cells. Their findings suggest that this type of organization is a…

Hidden Structures in Bacterial DNA Revealed

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
Once upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with visible particles, other particles to us hidden or dark might have formed. Billions of years later scientists catalogued 17 types of visible particles, with the most recent one being the Higgs boson,…

New Portal to Unveil the Dark Sector of Universe

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03/24/2017 at 15:52. Facebook
More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants.

Can Spiritual Retreats Change the Brain?

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03/22/2017 at 17:47. Facebook
Astronomers have developed a way to detect the ultraviolet background of the universe, which could help explain why there are so few small galaxies in the cosmos.

Missing Galaxies: Ultraviolet Background Clues

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03/22/2017 at 17:47. Facebook
Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent trip through the solar system, says a new study.

Comet 67P Full of Surprises

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03/22/2017 at 17:47. Facebook
Birds benefit from flocking together -- even when they're not of a feather. According to a new study, China's endangered crested ibises benefit from joining forces with other, more visually-oriented bird species while searching for food.

Endangered Ibises Benefit from Joining Egrets

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03/21/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
Researchers have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago with data that convincingly refutes substantial younger estimates.

Amazon River No Younger Than 9 Million Years

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03/21/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
Using a satnav (GPS navigation system) to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new research. The study involved 24 volunteers navigating a simulation of Soho in central London while undergoing brain scans.

Relying On GPS Switches Off Parts of Brain

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03/21/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study. Watching a massive coral reef die-off on the Caribbean coast of Panama, they suspected it was caused by a dead zone -- a low-oxygen area that snuffs out marine life -- rather than by ocean…

Dead Zones May Threaten Coral Reefs Worldwide

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03/21/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space -- is also true for cold helium atoms that can be studied in laboratories. This finding may be a step toward a long-sought quantum theory of gravity and new advances in quantum computing.

When Helium Behaves Like a Black Hole

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