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New study reveals active sex lives of the over 70s

Older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research. More than half (54%) of men and almost a third (31%)...Show More Summary

Myopia in East Asia

[The following is a guest post by Dr. Ian Morgan of the Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.  It is in response to "Chinese characters and eyesight" (11/12/14), which generated a lot of interest and discussion, and which references the work and views […]

Invasive "Rat Research" Should be Abolished Once and for All

Despite the fact that the federal Animal Welfare Act in the U. S. does not consider rats of the genus Rattus, and mice of the genus Mus, to be animals -- no kidding -- they surely are, and they should be protected from harm and suffering incurred in invasive and abusive research. In fact, to get this most-needed discussion going, I and others call for abolishing their use.

New technique may make solar panel production less expensive

Scientists have developed a more efficient method of creating the material that makes solar panels work, according to a report published this week, which researchers say could be key to creating clean global energy in the future. Continue reading ? The post New technique may make solar panel production less expensive appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Self powered "smart keyboard" identifies users through keystrokes

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed an innovative keyboard that can accurately identify users based on their typing patterns. On top of that, the dirt- and water-resistant device can power itself by harvesting the static electricity on your fingertips... Show More Summary

Moroccan Meteorite May Be a 4.4-Billion-Year-Old Chunk of Martian Crust

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mars is often referred to as the Red Planet, but its signature color is only skin-deep. Beneath its rusty regolith, Mars has many other hues, including l arge dark regions formed by ancient lava flows. Now, researchers believe they may have found a pieceof Mars' dark plains here on Earth, in the form of a meteorite found in the Moroccan desert in 2011. Read more...

Better forecasting of the flu better, using Big and Traditional Data

Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now. The study - appearing in Scientific Reports, an online...Show More Summary

Cleveland Clinic Research Links Byproduct of Red Meat, High-Fat Diet to Chronic Kidney Disease

Cleveland Clinic research on a substance produced by these gut bacteria during the digestion of red meat, eggs and high-fat... The post Cleveland Clinic Research Links Byproduct of Red Meat, High-Fat Diet to Chronic Kidney Disease appeared first on The Health Beat Blog.

Fatal peanut allergies could be cured with probiotic bacteria: researchers

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

New Treatment Helps 80% Of Kids Overcome Peanut Allergies In the past several decades, the number of children with peanut allergies has tripled from 0.4 percent in 1997 to 1.4 percent in 2010, according to a Mount Sinai Hospital study. While doctors aren’t certain what caused the increase, it has...

Can hugs make you healthier?

New research sheds light on the major health benefits of social support

Saturday is for Seminars: New Christian Media Research to be Released at NRB Convention 2015

Join LifeWay Research at the NRB annual convention in February for new research on who engages Christian media. “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 (HCSB) “We proclaim Him, warning...Show More Summary

Your City's Sewage Could Hold $2.6M in Gold and Silver

The sewage being treated by your city could be a veritable gold mine. That's because all kinds of metals end up in sewage sludge, which is the leftovers from treated sewage, Science reports. Researchers in Arizona recently found that a city of a million people could generate up to $13...

Is Incomplete Twitter Data Skewing Social Analytics?

Data scientists are increasingly reliant on consuming social media APIs to aid market research studies, but in doing so, they put entire data collection models at the whim of fluctuating access controls and biased data returns.  In an article ">

Survey Measures Differences Between Beliefs of Scientists, American Public

7 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

The results of a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that were released yesterday highlighted the differences in public and scientists' opinion on thirteen scientific topics. Show More Summary

A Smartphone Is the Brain for This Autonomous Quadcopter

University of Pennsylvania researchers partner with Qualcomm to turn a smartphone into the brains of a flying robot

As the Powerful Argue AI Ethics, Might Superintelligence Arise on the Fringes?

Last year, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking admitted they were concerned about artificial intelligence. While undeniably brilliant, neither are AI researchers. Then this week Bill Gates leapt into the fray, also voicing concern—even... read more

Curtis Olafson: America Needs A Constitutional Convention

The article submitted by “Game ND” (“From The Left: Why Are ND Republicans Promoting A Constitutional Convention?”) contains a significant amount of misinformation that warrants correction. Game ND appears to have not researched the history of the deliberations of our Founding Fathers regarding the state-initiated Article V process when they adopted Article V during the...

Did Researchers Just Discover the Cause of Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related death, but researchers may have moved one step closer to discovering a cure this past week.

President Obama's New Health Care Initiative Will Harness The Power Of Big Data

The $215 million plan will help develop data-focused precision medicine to beat diseases like cancer and diabetes. President Obama has officially announced a new biomedical research project that will use the power of big data to help with the development of specialized drugs to treat diseases like cancer and diabetes. Read Full Story

The Super Bowl of Toilets

11 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Want definitive proof we live in the future? The information researchers can glean from flushed toilets at halftime of the Super Bowl is exactly, disgustingly that.

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