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Patience Sorting

This sorting algorithm derives its name from the game of Patience (that’s the British name, we call it Solitaire in the United States) because it is implemented by analogy to sorting a shuffled deck of cards: Starting with no piles, add the next card from the deck to the first pile with top card greater […]

Many patients are discharged without a diagnosis

Chest pain, breathing difficulties, fainting. Each year approx. 265,000 Danes are acutely admitted to medical departments with symptoms of serious illness. New research from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital now showsShow More Summary

Politics of the Doctors’ Riot

The New York doctors’ riot of 1788 arose from a popular emotional response to medical students’ grave-robbing and disrespectful treatment of corpses. But it also had a clear political component.Those students tended to take bodies from...Show More Summary

Scientists fabricate defect-free graphene, set record reversible capacity for Co3O4 anode in Li-ion batteries

(Phys.org) —Graphene has already been demonstrated to be useful in Li-ion batteries, despite the fact that the graphene used often contains defects. Large-scale fabrication of graphene that is chemically pure, structurally uniform, and size-tunable for battery applications has so far remained elusive. Show More Summary

The striatum acts as hub for multisensory integration

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provides insight on how the brain processes external input such as touch, vision or sound from different sources and sides of the body, in order to select and generate adequate movements. Show More Summary

Research underway to create pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

THE onset of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Also, the painful inflammation that accompanies illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's...Show More Summary

Scientists uncover why major cow milk allergen is actually allergenic

Milk allergy is frequently confused with lactose intolerance. However, these are two entirely different mechanisms that occur in the body. People with lactose intolerance do not digest lactose properly because they lack an enzyme known as lactase. Show More Summary

House gearing up for CR to last until December

With no sign of progress on appropriations bills stalled in the Senate, the House is making plans to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that will keep the government running at least into December, a top House member said this week. In an interview with the Capitol Hill publication Roll Call Wednesday in Philadelphia, Rep. Paul [...]

Poll finds many in US lack knowledge about Ebola and its transmission

Boston, MA – Although the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) reports no known cases of Ebola transmission in the United States, a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)/SSRS poll released today (August 21, 2014) shows that four in ten (39%) adults in the U.S. Show More Summary

In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?

Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days...Show More Summary

Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress

Green tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants and can reduce free radical damage. Can they protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress? Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University,...Show More Summary

Genres

In today's Bad Machinery, Shauna abandons powerviolence and decides against crustcore. Some of you will recognize that these are names of musical genres, well enough established to have Wikipedia entries. Thus Powerviolence [...], is a raw and dissonant subgenre of hardcore punk.The style is closely related to thrashcore and grindcore. Show More Summary

Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels

Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology monitored the smoking behaviours of 72 adults as they switched to three types of cigarettes with markedly reduced nicotine levels. read more

Spectacular supernova's mysteries revealed

New research by a team of UK and European-based astronomers is helping to solve the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year. The supernova, a giant explosion of a...Show More Summary

Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano

Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals the success of a volunteer group set up to safeguard communities around the 'Throat of Fire' Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. read more

Evidence of a Continental Collision/Subduction at the NeoArchean/PaleoProterozoic Boundary

Neoarchean to Paleoproterozoic high-pressure mafic granulite from the Jiaodong terrain, North China Craton: Petrology, zircon age determination and geological implicationsAuthors:Liu et alAbstract:The North China Craton is an ideal place...Show More Summary

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