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Solving the mysteries of life: Crystallographers identify 1,000 protein structures

The Canadian Light Source is celebrating two milestones reached by scientists who have conducted research at the national facility at the University of Saskatchewan.

No, the UK didn’t vote that animals can’t feel pain or emotion

Campaigners say a recent UK vote will deny sentience to animals, but the reality is rather different. The real issue is what happens to animal welfare post-Brexit

World's smallest tape recorder is built from microbes

Through a few clever molecular hacks, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a microscopic data recorder, laying the groundwork for a new class of technologies that use bacterial cells for everything from disease diagnosis to environmental monitoring.

Galapagos study finds that new species can develop in as little as two generations

The arrival 36 years ago of a strange bird to a remote island in the Galapagos archipelago has provided direct genetic evidence of a novel way in which new species arise.

MS-13 stabs man 100 times, beheads corpse and rips out heart near Washington DC, police say

A man was murdered by MS-13 gang members who stabbed him more than 100 times, removed his head, and ripped out his heart, Maryland police say. The body was discovered on Tuesday in Wheaton Regional Park, on the outskirts of Washington DC, in a grave that had been dug before the killing. Show More Summary

Turkeys Are Dropped From Planes in Arkansas

No matter how busy the holiday travel season, you're pretty much guaranteed to have a smoother flight than the unfortunate turkeys involved in Arkansas' Turkey Trot. The annual October festival in Yellville sees turkeys hurled from buildings and a plane flying 500 feet above the ground. Disturbed? You're not alone....

Donald Trump thanks everyone on Thanksgiving except Obama

Donald Trump has attacked Barack Obama’s military strategy in his first Thanksgiving Day speech to troops overseas, saying “they weren’t letting you win before”. In an address in which bragged about a soaring stock market, record job...Show More Summary

It’s My Birthday Again; Still Bipolar

Long time readers of mine know that I do two things on my birthday every year: Write a blog about the previous year through the lens of living with bipolar disorder. Whine, exactly the same way a toddler would if they can’t have a cookie […]

By saving cost and energy, the lighting revolution may increase light pollution

Municipalities, enterprises, and households are switching to LED lights in order to save energy. But these savings might be lost if their neighbors install new or brighter lamps. Scientists fear that this 'rebound effect' might partially or totally cancel out the savings of individual lighting retrofit projects, and make skies over cities considerably brighter.

EU trade ban brings down global trade in wild birds by 90 percent

Trade of wild birds has dropped 90 percent globally since EU banned bird imports in 2005. A new study demonstrates how it decreased the number of birds traded annually from 1.3 million to 130,000. International trade of wild birds is a root cause of exotic birds spreading worldwide.

Meningococcal vaccine could protect against 91 percent of targeted bacterial strains

Up to 91 percent of bacterial strains causing a common type of invasive serogroup B meningococcal disease in children and young adults are likely to be covered by a four-component vaccine called MenB-4C (Bexsero), according to laboratory studies.

Opioid crisis: Could the 'pain-o-meter' be a solution? - USA Today

Every year, millions of Americans will go to their doctors complaining of pain, and their doctors will ask them to rate their degree of discomfort on a zero-to-10 scale, or using a range of smiley-face symbols. The doctor will have to take their word for it. Show More Summary

Barron Trump, in Spotlight for White House Holidays, Has Fierce Defenders in Clinton, Bush Kids

President Donald Trump and wife Melania are highly protective of their young son Barron’s privacy

A-10 Pilots Reveal Why No Nation Can Beat America's "Flying Tank"

This gives pilots and ability to see enemy targets with the naked eye, giving them the ability to drop bombs, fire rockets and open fire with the 30mm cannon in close proximity to friendly forces. If I get close enough and low enough I can see the difference between good guys and bad guys and shoot,” Haden explained. Show More Summary

Joint APP and HEPP Conference

Conference: 26 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP Astroparticle Physics and High Energy Particle Physics Groups.

Stock market microstructures: Modeling could help evaluate financial crises

Researchers have analyzed the statistical regularities and irregularities in the recent order flow of 96 different NASDAQ stocks. Since prices are strongly correlated during financial crises, they evolve in a way that is similar to what happens to nerve signals during epileptic seizures. Show More Summary

First light for SESAME synchrotron

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

IceCube tests Standard Model with neutrinos from below

Attenuation of high-energy particles that pass through the Earth supports theoretical predictions of neutrino–matter interaction

8 Weight-Loss Tips That Might Surprise You

19 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

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