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First ‘water-wave’ laser created

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Artistic illustration of “Water-Wave” Laser. Credit: Technion Spokesperson's Office Technion researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that laser emissions can be created through the...

Scientists discover a nearby ‘super-Earth’

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Artistic design of the "superearth" GJ 536 b and the star GJ 536. Credit: Gabriel Pérez, SMM (IAC). Doctoral student Alejandro Suárez Mascareño, of the...

Team discovers major supercluster of galaxies hidden by Milky Way

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The Vela supercluster in its wider surroundings: The image displays the smoothed redshift distribution of galaxies in and around the Vela supercluster (larger ellipse;...

A milestone in small RNA biology: piRNA biogenesis from start to finish

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PIWI-interacting RNAs, or piRNAs for short, are a class of 'small regulatory RNAs' -- tiny pieces of nucleic acid just 22-30 nucleotides in length....

Elderly discovered with superior memory and Alzheimer’s pathology

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Well-established research suggests extensive plaques and tangles in the brain result in the death of neurons and are an indicator of Alzheimer's dementia. But surprising...

Data from New Horizons mission suggest a water-ice ocean lies beneath Pluto’s heart-shaped basin

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This cutaway image of Pluto shows a section through the area of Sputnik Planitia, with dark blue representing a subsurface ocean and light blue...

Whole-fat milk consumption associated with leaner children, research finds

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Children who drink whole milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who drink low-fat or skim milk, new research suggests Children...

Tiny electronic device can monitor heart, recognize speech

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A tiny, wearable acoustic sensor developed by researchers can be used to monitor heart health and recognize spoken words. Credit: Northwestern University, University of...

A well-rounded star

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The star Kepler 11145123 is the roundest natural object ever measured in the universe. Stellar oscillations imply a difference in radius between the equator...

Owl-inspired wing design reduces wind turbine noise by 10 decibels

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(a,b) Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) (c) great gray owl (Strix nebulosi) and (d) snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus). Credit: Ian A.Clark, Conor A. Daly,...

Yo-Yo dieting dangerous even if you’re not overweight

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Image Credit: Flickr/Practical Cures Repeatedly losing and regaining weight, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease...
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