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Political left, right similarly motivated to avoid rival views

(University of Illinois at Chicago) A new report from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg suggests people on both sides of the political aisle are similarly motivated to dismiss monetary enticements in order to distance themselves from hearing or reading opposing ideals and information.

Tiffany & Co. Foundation grant to create knowlege-hub on colored gemstones

(University of Delaware) A new grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation will enable the University of Delaware's Saleem Ali to create a knowledge-hub on colored gemstones, including signature projects in Madagascar and South Asia focused on miner education and health and safety outreach. Show More Summary

No Need for Roads: Flying Car Soars Over Water

A new flying car designed to travel over open water could be on sale as soon as this year.

Ep. 447: Animals in Space Pt. 3: Dogs, Monkeys and More

For the final episode in our 3-part episode about animals in space, we look at the largest animals to go to orbit. And I’ll just warn you now, this is going to be a really sad episode.

The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot

The mountains of southern West Virginia are riddled with coal—and bullets

Archaeology meets particle physics

Undergraduates search for hidden tombs in Turkey using cosmic-ray muons. While the human eye is an amazing feat of evolution, it has its limitations. What we can see tells only a sliver of the whole story. Often, it is what is on the inside that counts.  To see a broken femur, we pass X-rays through a leg and create an image on a metal film. Show More Summary

The Type of Dairy Products Linked To Lower Depression

16 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

Certain dairy products are associated with lower rates of depression. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.

Gallery: 5 Times Science Inspired Art

Artists turn to the world of nature and science for inspiration.

Did Edvard Munch See 'The Scream' in Spectacular Rare Clouds?

Did rare clouds over Oslo inspire Edvard Munch's most famous painting?

Viewpoint: Linking Two Quantum Dots with Single Photons

Author(s): Oliver Benson Researchers have transferred quantum information from one quantum dot to another dot 5 m away using photonic qubits as the relay. [Physics 10, 42] Published Tue Apr 25, 2017

Viewpoint: A Diatomic Molecule is One Atom too Few

Author(s): Paul Hamilton and Eric R. Hudson The successful laser cooling of a triatomic molecule paves the way towards the study of ultracold polyatomic molecules. [Physics 10, 43] Published Mon Apr 24, 2017

Which #NOLA Monument Will Fall Next?

Despite the headlines, the Liberty Place Monument does not directly commemorate the Confederacy. Properly understood, it commemorates an event that took place during Reconstruction in New Orleans. This is an […]

The 50 Worst Cars of All Time

TIME and Dan Neil, a Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic, look at the greatest lemons of the automotive industry.

Charles Sanders Peirce on the Gospel of Greed

Here, then, is the issue. The gospel of Christ says that progress comes from every individual merging his individuality in sympathy with his neighbors. On the other side, the conviction of the nineteenth century is that progress takes...Show More Summary

'Artificial Womb' Keeps Extremely Premature Lambs Alive for Weeks

The new machine supported the lambs for up to 28 days, which is the longest amount of time that an artificial womb has kept animals stable.

New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot

(Royal Astronomical Society) A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. TheShow More Summary

The bovine privacy culture that is India

The central government told the Supreme Court on Monday that it wants an Aadhaar-like unique identification system for cows to track their movement and prevent inter-state and inter-country smuggling. Adducing a report by a committee...Show More Summary

The Secret Power of the Cell’s Waste Bin

Trash collectors in the cell moonlight at the controls of the genetic machinery.

Multiple Concussions May Have Sped Hemingway's Demise, a Psychiatrist Argues

The troubled author may have suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the disease that plagues modern football players

Researchers make tool for understanding cellular processes more useful

Understanding how proteins and other molecules move around inside cells is important for understanding how cells function. Scientists use an experiment called Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching, or FRAP, to investigate this molecular motion, and now Brown University researchers have developed a mathematical modeling technique that makes FRAP much more useful.

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