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Vaccinating against dengue may increase Zika outbreaks

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Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new research. Credit: Flickr/unicefethiopia Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new...

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

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By embedding spinach leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information...

Hypervariable Galactic Nuclei

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A photo of the PanSTARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System) telescope in Hawaii. Astronomers have used a sky survey from this facility...

Want to exercise more? Get yourself some competition

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Image Credit: Flickr/W_Minshull New research finds that competition pushes people to exercise far better than friendly support Imagine you're a CEO trying to get your employees...

Colorado River’s dead clams tell tales of carbon emission

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At the Colorado River delta, cheniers of dead clam shells epitomize the carbon dioxide being added to the atmosphere upstream.Credit: Jansen Smith/Provided Scientists have begun...

Physicists induce superconductivity in non-superconducting materials

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Researchers at the University of Houston have reported a new method for inducing superconductivity in non-superconducting materials, demonstrating a concept proposed decades ago but...

Acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating opioids, study finds

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Researchers have identified the molecular mechanism behind electroacupunture’s blood pressure-lowering benefits. Credit: Chris Nugent / UCI Researchers with the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine...

This new technology could prevent a leading cause of death

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What do Casey Kasem, Christopher Reeve and Muhammad Ali have in common? They all died of sepsis: a rapid, potentially deadly reaction that affects...

Wild cat brains: An evolutionary curveball

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The cheetah is social, like primates, yet unlike primates its frontal lobe is relatively small. Why? It may be a consequence of its unusual...

Research into extreme weather effects may explain recent butterfly decline

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While it is well known that changes to the mean climate can affect ecosystems, little is known about the impact of short-term extreme climatic...

Mystery solved behind birth of Saturn’s rings

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Left: Image of Saturn's rings taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Right: Image of Uranus' rings taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.Credit: NASA/JPL/STScI A team of...
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