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One in 10 young adults experience homelessness during one year

A groundbreaking study released Nov. 15 by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago reveals one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17, experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year.

Water world

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have traced the paths of three water channels in an ancient photosynthetic organism to provide the first comprehensive, experimental study of how that organism uses and regulates water...Show More Summary

Drones could help crop management take off, research shows

Initial results of an ongoing study show that aerial imagery produced by multi-spectral sensors as well as less-expensive digital cameras may improve accuracy and efficiency of plant stand assessment in cotton.

Chance discovery of forgotten 1960s 'preprint' experiment

Researchers in physics and mathematics have long used 'preprints' -- preliminary versions of their scientific findings published on internet servers for anyone to read. In 2013, similar services were launched for biology, but following a chance discovery, a scientist and historian has unearthed a long-forgotten experiment in biology preprints that took place in the 1960s.

Not an illusion: Clever use of mirrors boosts performance of light-sheet microscope

(Marine Biological Laboratory) Using a simple 'mirror trick' and not-so-simple computational analysis, scientists affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have considerably improved the speed, efficiency, and resolution of a light-sheet microscope, with broad applications for enhanced imaging of live cells and embryos.

Docs Behind '1st Fatal Marijuana Overdose' Report Say Chill

The Colorado doctors behind those reports of the first documented fatal marijuana overdose would like everyone to please chill out. Dr. Thomas Nappe tells the Washington Post they "are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed" an 11-month-old child two years ago. Nappe says he's disappointed news reports have mischaracterized the...

Argonne to install Comanche system to explore ARM technology for HPC

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Argonne National Laboratory is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide system software expertise and a development ecosystem for a future high-performance computing (HPC) system based on 64-bit ARM processors.

Inner clock: Biologists research the mechanism of an auxiliary clock

(Bielefeld University) In December, the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology will be awarded for the identification of genes that control the inner clock. The honored academics examined fruit flies to determine the biorhythm. Biochemist Professor Dr. Show More Summary

How to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower this weekend, in person or online

Stargazers in Canada’s prairie provinces are likeliest to get the best view of the annual Leonid meteor shower, but you can livestream it online too The post How to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower this weekend, in person or online appeared first on

What Foods Are Most Likely to Make You Sick?

We put some common myths to rest—and help you tackle your next turkey dinner with confidence

How Fruit Fly Brains Could Improve Our Search Engines

Fruit flies have a unique way of matching data, which could teach scientists to create better, faster search algorithms

Tigers Use Urine to Figure Out If They Have Chemistry

Young tiger Kumal is spellbound by a female tiger he encounters in a local stretch of forest. If she's interested, she'll signal her intent

A Guide to Understanding a Million vs. a Billion vs. a Trillion

This story was originally published on the Conversation and was republished here with permission. National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens—such as funding for scientific and medical research, bailouts of financial...Show More Summary

Mathematician's study of 'swarmalators' could direct future science

How does the Japanese tree frog figure into the latest work of noted mathematician Steven Strogatz? As it turns out, quite prominently.

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