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Nine out of every ten seabirds has eaten plastic — and that number’s about to increase

14 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Seabirds have seen a dangerous increase in the amount of plastic they ingest, according to researchers who say around 90 percent have the toxic material in their guts. The figure is dramatically higher than just a few decades ago, and just 10 percent of seabirds were found in the 1980s to have...

With tobacco, what you don't know can kill you sooner

The public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, researchers say. What people can benefit from is knowing the varying levels of risk associated with different tobacco products, according to public health researchers, who found that a large number of people aren’t aware of the differences.

Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic in their gut.

Estimate claims plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050 - but accuracy of the baseline is unknown

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic...Show More Summary

Husband and Wife Scientists Dedicate Their Lives to the Study of Love

27 minutes agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

John Gotten and Julie Schwartz Gotten have spent the last two decades developing a sophisticated couple’s therapy program based on their own scientific research - and their experiences as a couple

Brush-off: Researchers devise a hairbrush that's easy to clean

A researcher is working to make everyday objects easier to maintain so they last longer and don’t end up in a landfill. His first such creation is an easy-to-clean hairbrush.

Obama Calls For A Greater Effort To Fight Ovarian Cancer

32 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday honored women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families and urged more research into prevention, detection and treatment of the disease in a White House proclamation commemorating...Show More Summary

Sea temperature changes linked to mystery North Pacific ecosystem shifts

Researchers have long been puzzled by two rapid and widespread changes in the abundance and distribution of North Pacific plankton and fish species that impacted the region's economically important salmon fisheries. Now, researchers suggest that longer, less frequent climate fluctuations may be contributing to abrupt and unexplained ecosystem shifts in the North Pacific.

Human body has gone through four stages of evolution

Research into 430,000-year-old fossils collected in northern Spain found that the evolution of the human body's size and shape has gone through four main stages.

New type of prion may cause, transmit neurodegeneration

Multiple System Atrophy, a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson's disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, according to two new research papers.

Google Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big Target

Google teams up with a pharmaceutical giant and shows it's getting serious about biomedical research. The post Google Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big Target appeared first on WIRED.

WHEN “FIND” MEANS, BASICALLY, “SWAM RIGHT INTO IT:” Researchers find sunken military vessel missing…

WHEN “FIND” MEANS, BASICALLY, “SWAM RIGHT INTO IT:” Researchers find sunken military vessel missing for decades.

Machine or Picasso? This algorithm can transform photos into fine art

What if a run-of-the-mill photo could actually employ an algorithm that would make it look like a Van Gogh or a Picasso? A new paper published in the journal Arxiv by researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany entitled, A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style, may have a dry scientific name but points to this inspired outcome. Show More Summary

What Are The Peak Months For First-Time Drug Use Among College Students?

2 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A groundbreaking research project has figured out what drugs college freshman try and when they try them.

Science can save your melting ice cream cone

Researchers in Scotland have found a way to make your ice cream melt slowly in the summer sun. Video provided by Newsy        

Chicago-area universities get funds to fight cancer, HIV

Northwestern University on Monday said it received an $11.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to further its research on cancer treatments.

STUDY: One-Third of Israelis Are Bisexual

New research suggests there are 10 times as many bisexuals in Israel as gays and lesbians. read more

Scientists propose attacking bioenergetic metabolism to improve anti-cancer therapies

Blocking glycolysis -- the molecular mechanism that makes it possible to extract energy from glucose -- is especially damaging to the division of cancer cells, research shows. Specifically acting on this energy-based peculiarity could be effective in treating cancer in combination with chemotherapeutic agents such as taxol, scientists say.

Ashley Madison was full of robots, not necessarily just guys, research suggests

It turns out that the initial analysis Gizmodo conducted into Ashley Madison, which appeared to show almost no real women on the site, was flawed. But the research does suggest that there were thousands of robot programs impersonating women on the site, Gizmodo reporter Annalee Newitz writes today. Show More Summary

Study: Wind farms offer diminishing returns as they grow more widespread

As wind-turbine farms expand, research shows they could offer diminishing returns From the UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE — Renewable wind energy is experiencing a boom, with more wind turbines popping up across landscapes in the U.S. and abroad. Indeed, wind energy accounted for 3.3 percent of electricity generation in the United States in 2011, according…

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