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New Therapy Helps You Lose Weight Despite Feeling Tired & Hungry

A therapy that involves, in part, teaching people how to accept feelings of discomfort may help patients shed more pounds.

Want an Apple Watch? For some Aetna customers, it’ll soon be covered

Apple “thrilled” to partner with Aetna and turn devices into medical hubs.

A Vaccine for the Common Cold May Be Possible

A vaccine against the common cold may be possible, new research in mice and monkeys suggests.

Missing fish catch data? Not necessarily a problem, new study says

Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of that fishery to keep it from being overfished. Show More Summary

Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused widespread marsh erosion, study shows

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some places, according to a new analysis of 270 miles of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts. At the hardest-hit of 103Show More Summary

Record for perovskite/CIGS tandem solar module

Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules, say scientists. Whereas their production cost is low, it is in particular the combination of complementary absorber materials in a tandem solar module that increases the power conversion efficiency. Show More Summary

Single-blind vs double-blind peer review and effect of author prestige

Scientists have examined if bias with single-blind peer review might be greatest in the setting of author or institutional prestige. The authors found that reviewers were more likely to recommend acceptance when the prestigious authors'...Show More Summary

How wetlands and agriculture, not fossil fuels, could be causing a global rise in methane

Recent rises in levels of methane in our atmosphere is being driven by biological sources, such as swamp gas, cow burps, or rice fields, rather than fossil fuel emissions, new research suggests.

Women are less than a quarter of top one per cent, high incomes study shows

Women make up a smaller and smaller fraction of those with high incomes, the closer you get to the top. Women have been increasing their representation in the top 10 per cent, but progress has been much less at the very top 0.1 per cent. Show More Summary

Traffic noise reduces wild owls' foraging efficiency

Traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent, a team of researchers has found. The team's world-first study examined how different levels of such noise affect the hunting efficiency of these nocturnal predators, which employ a keen auditory sense to locate prey in the darkness.

Poverty and perceived hardship affect cognitive function and may contribute to premature aging, say investigators

A new study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals.

Crystalline fault lines provide pathway for solar cell current

A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between crystals of the material act as conductive pathways that ease the flow of electric current. Show More Summary

Healthcare leaders recommend restructuring health care system to better serve needs of U.S. throughout 21st century

To keep up with the evolving needs of our nation’s health and health care system, a series of papers recommends restructuring the U.S. health care system in ways that will support more efficient, targeted health care delivery.

To slow spread of infectious diseases, NSF, NIH, USDA invest $16.6 million

Outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Zika increasingly threaten global public health. Scientists expect five such new diseases to emerge each year. To find out whether our interaction with the environment is somehow responsible,Show More Summary

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.

Elon Musk Unveils Plan to Colonize Mars

The entrepreneur said it would take 40 to 100 years to create a self-sustaining society

Dinosaur Horns and Crests Tied to Rapid Growth Spurt

Some dinosaurs that had bony protrusions on their skulls — such as horns, crests and knobs — evolved into giant dinosaurs 20 times faster than their relatives without skull ornaments did, a new study finds.

World's Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently

Carbon dioxide just hit its annual minimum at Mauna Loa Observatory and failed to dip below 400 ppm.

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