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Could this be the key to a cleaner, greener future?

Apr 19, 15 Could this be the key to a cleaner, greener future?

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In a move that could potentially herald an era of clean, sustainable energy, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a nanosystem that successfully mimics the natural process of photosynthesis.

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The effect your college major has on your career

Apr 19, 15 The effect your college major has on your career

Posted by in Education

The classic college experience, academically anyway, includes internships and community service. It’s believed participating in either one or both of these activities will lead to greater career outcomes. But according to a new study, this may not be the case.

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An Amazon tribe could provide answers to antibiotic resistance

Apr 19, 15 An Amazon tribe could provide answers to antibiotic resistance

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Human bacteria from an isolated tribe of Yanomami Indians in the Amazonian jungles of southern Venezuela is about 40 percent more diverse than that of Westerners. Image Credit: Reuters Trillions of bacteria, referred to as the human microbiome, live in and on our bodies. The most diverse collection of bacteria ever discovered was...

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Russian millionaire is taking artificial intelligence to the next level

Apr 19, 15 Russian millionaire is taking artificial intelligence to the next level

Posted by in Technology

Despite his millions, the world of Moscow property development left Nikolay Gurianov “really bored”. Two motorbike crashes later, he reckoned it was time to move on, find a new business, and swap two wheels for four. Drifting, he lit on artificial intelligence (AI). At last, here was a challenge fit for both intellect and wallet.

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Why migraine medications may not work so well

Apr 19, 15 Why migraine medications may not work so well

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Migraines have long been associated with elevated levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), an amino acid that interacts with other neurotransmitters. Despite many clinical studies examining this link, there’s still a sort-of gray area surrounding CGRP’s biological mechanisms. A new study analysis may shed some light.

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Beer made from sewage water? In Oregon, that might soon be a reality

Apr 19, 15 Beer made from sewage water? In Oregon, that might soon be a reality

Posted by in Science, WTF???

On Wednesday, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted to let one brewery use water recycled from sewage to brew its beer. Oregon Brew Crew would be supplied by Clean Water Services, a utility with a highly sophisticated treatment process that turns sewage into drinking-quality water.

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Lasers may be used to take out the (space) trash

Apr 19, 15 Lasers may be used to take out the (space) trash

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According to current estimates, there are up to 500,000 pieces of debris the size of a marble, or larger, orbiting Earth. This orbital junk can travel at speeds of up to 17,500 miles per hour -- fast enough to cause serious damage to satellites and even the ISS. Now, a team of scientists have come up with an ambitious plan to eliminate the debris.

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One diabetes drug could mean the end of scars

Apr 19, 15 One diabetes drug could mean the end of scars

Posted by in Health

Scientists have long wondered the necessity of scars to the body’s healing process; when we are injured, why can’t our skin just regenerate back to the way it looked previously? Why do we have to carry such an unsightly reminder of the past, sometimes in visible places we don’t want others to see?

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The science behind being ticklish, and how to overcome it

Apr 19, 15 The science behind being ticklish, and how to overcome it

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The human touch is a powerful sense we’re exposed to as soon as we’re born. We respond to touch, both physically and emotionally, with some areas on our bodies being more sensitive than others. Tickling especially can elicit both vocal and emotional reactions, but what exactly happens to our body when we’re tickled?

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Brush your teeth to preserve your heart health

Apr 19, 15 Brush your teeth to preserve your heart health

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It’s well established that keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy not only benefits your smile, but has a huge impact on your overall health. Now, a new study reminds us of the importance of oral health — particularly when it comes to heart disease.

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