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Pockets of calm protect molecules around a supermassive black hole

Researchers have discovered regions where certain organic molecules somehow endure the intense radiation near the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 1068, also known to amateur stargazers as M77....

Medical News Today: Angry outbursts may raise the risk of heart attack

11 minutes agoHealth : Medical News Today

A new study by researchers from Australia provides further evidence that angry outbursts can trigger a heart attack - particularly in people at high risk.

Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 2/23/15 – 2/27/15 [PREMIUM]

Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 2/23/15 through 2/27/15. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs. Subscribers: To receive these weekly digests via email, click here to sign up for our mailing list. More

This Breakthrough Study May Allow Researchers to Tackle the Root Cause of Heart Disease

A new study lends fresh insight on the mechanisms by which the heart works. Could this be the clue that leads drug developers to new life-saving treatments?

Methane-based life may exist on Saturn’s moon Titan: researchers

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Researchers from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York modeled a new type of life form that depends on methane for its survival. The theorized anaerobic life form, which is capable of performing reproduction and metabolism in a manner similar to that of life on earth, indicates that life is capable...

Even easier than surveys: Finding psychological insights through social media

Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology papers Four researchers will be discussing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. read more

First detailed evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life

Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The research was led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley. Show More Summary

Better genes for better (more adaptable) beans

Some of the most underappreciated crops could soon become the most valuable tools in agriculture with new research from the Centre for Underutilised Crops at the University of Southampton. Coordinator Mark Chapman has created a resource of new genetic data that will enable scientists to uncover why certain legume crops succeed where others fail. Show More Summary

Fly-By: What the Latest Aerial Study of Methane Emissions Tells Us

In the summer of 2013, researchers aboard a four-engine P-3 Orion aircraft – a variant of the plane used to track submarines – flew over three of the nation’s biggest shale gas regions, taking measurements that would allow them to estimate the amount of methane leaking from the production fields below. read more

What Scares Bug Experts?

If your wife is a researcher in medical entomology, you’ll often hear odd tidbits related to mosquito-borne diseases. For instance, did you know how cute malaria parasites can look under a microscope? I didn’t either, until I met Cassandra Urquhart. Show More Summary

Cascade – a study in hop terroir

Note: Boak & Bailey periodically invite bloggers to post something longer than usual. This is my contribution. It includes information published in “For the Love of Hops” and results of research conducted since the book was came out. You can find more searching for the hashtag #beerlongreads on Twitter. Conducting a study during the […]

Psychology Researcher And Best-Selling Author Steven Pinker Explains #TheDress

Harvard psychology professor is the author of ten books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, , The Better Angels of Our Nature, and most recently, The Sense of : The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. It’s no surprise, then, that he would have perhaps the clearest explanation of #thedress that took over the […]

Google Computer Imitates Human Brain, Can Learn From Mistakes

Researchers at Google have developed the first computer capable of independently learning tasks -- a major step forward in the field of artificial intelligence.

Macquarie's Brian Bagnell: Forget Peak Oil, Worry About Peak Demand

Brian Bagnell, CFA, is a research analyst in Canadian oil and gas company analysis for Macquarie Capital Markets in Calgary. He was formerly an investment associate at the NB Investment Management Corp. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of New Brunswick. read more

Disney wants to help developers make games more interactive

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Many RPGs have more than one ending, but even then you still have limited ways to control the story or to interact with the characters. Disney Research, however, wants to make real interactive games -- ones where your actions can affect how it progre...

Embargoed AJPH Research: Child Health and Foreign-Born Parents, Flavored Alcohol Beverages, PTSD and Heart Failure

In this month's release, find new embargoed research about the health of black children with foreign- born parents; risky drinking behavior associated with flavored alcohol beverages; and the risk for heart failure among veterans with PTSD.

Lake Tahoe research provides new insights on global change

A study on how natural and human-made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic blue lake....

SEMANTiCS2015: Calls for Research & Innovation Papers, Industry Presentations and Poster/Demos are now open!

The SEMANTiCS2015 conference comes back this year in its 11th edition where it all started in 2005 to Vienna, Austria! The conference  takes place from 15-17 September 2015 (the main conference will be on 16-17th of September and several...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Short hospital stays after hip fracture 'may increase risk of death'

For patients admitted to the hospital for hip fracture, those who stay less than 10 days may be at higher risk of death than patients who stay longer, according to new research.

Trans Writing and Genre

There are a lot of reasons I want to point writers and readers toward the video of Staking Our Claim: Trans Women’s Literature in the 21st Century. Hosted by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and sponsored in part… Continue reading ?

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