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Breakthrough in 'distributed deep learning'  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Computer scientists, using a divide-and-conquer approach that leverages the power of compressed sensing, have shown they can train the equivalent of a 100 billion-parameter distributed deep learning network on a single machine in less than 35 hours for... more
Study explores Instagram users' experiences of miscarriage  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
About 10-20 % of all known pregnancies unfortunately end in miscarriage or the loss of a fetus. Despite its common occurrence, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding miscarriage and many women find... more
Asian water towers are world's most important and most threatened  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Scientists from around the world have assessed the planet's 78 mountain glacier-based water systems. For the first time, they ranked them in order of their importance to adjacent... more
480-million-year-old fossils reveal sea lilies' ancient roots  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Sea lilies, despite their name, aren't plants. They're animals related to starfish and sea urchins, with long feathery arms resting atop a stalk that keeps them anchored to the ocean floor. Sea lilies have... more
CRISPR-resistant viruses build 'safe rooms' to shield genomes from DNA-dicing enzymes  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Bacteria and the viruses that infect them are engaged in a molecular arms race as ancient as life itself. Evolution has equipped bacteria with an arsenal... more
Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is associated with reduced suicidality, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
When an adolescent is acutely suicidal and cannot safely remain in the community, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is the traditional intervention. more
Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted... more
Study highlights lack of psychological support for people dealing with infertility in the UK  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Psychological support for those dealing with infertility and its treatment is received by only just half of those who want... more
Discovery of genes involved in the biosynthesis of antidepressant  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an ancient medicinal plant. It is known for the mild antidepressant properties of its bioactive compound hypericin, which is produced in the dark glands... more
Why some scientists want to rewrite the history of how we learned to walk  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
It's not often that a fossil truly rewrites human evolution, but the recent discovery of an ancient extinct ape has... more
Cuneiform reveals shared birthplace  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Assyriologists in Leiden have been conducting research into ancient clay tablets from the Middle East for 100 years already. What exactly do these clay tablets tell us? And why is Leiden such a good place to study them? more
Lower socioeconomic status of fathers is a risk factor for early preterm birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Lifelong lower socioeconomic status of fathers, as defined by early life and adulthood neighborhood income, is a newly identified risk factor for... more
A 6,000-year-old fruit fly gave the world modern cheeses and yogurts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Historians often trace the dawn of human civilization back 10,000 years, when Neolithic tribes first settled and began farming in the Fertile Crescent, which stretches through... more
New Fossil Fills Gap in Evolution of Comma Shrimps  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
A new species of comma shrimp that lived during the mid-Cretaceous period, between 95 and 90 million years... more
Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a new study. more
Paying taxes less 'taxing' when we recognize how those dollars help others, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
There's nothing certain in life except death and taxes. But taxpayers' support for the latter could potentially be improved, according... more
Link found between killings of unarmed black people by police and local babies born prematurely  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Joscha Legewie, a sociologist at Harvard University has found a link between the killing of unarmed black people... more
Drug used to treat Parkinson’s shows potential as a dementia treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Drug used to treat hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson's shows promise as treatment for dementia-related psychosis (DRP). more
As his wife’s caregiver, a doctor discovers what’s missing at health care’s core  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and emotionally, often beyond what they might have thought possible. more
Researchers report substantial county-level variations in surgery rates for early-stage lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study finds more than two-fold differences between counties with the lowest and highest rates of surgery for patients with early stage lung... more
Solving Fossil Mystery Could Aid Mars Life Quest  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
The search for evidence of life on Mars could be helped by fresh insights into ancient rocks on Earth. Research... more
Findings could lead to new approach to treating alcohol use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A single infusion of ketamine, combined with outpatient behavioral therapy, helped alcohol-dependent individuals abstain from drinking for a few weeks after the treatment, researchers at Columbia... more
First experimental genetic evidence of the human self-domestication hypothesis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new University of Barcelona study reveals the first empirical genetic evidence of human self-domestication, a hypothesis that humans have evolved to be friendlier and more cooperative by selecting their... more
Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a study published December 4, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mauro Bernabei from the National... more
The wellbeing connection  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Soya and beef from South America, timber from Russia, fish from China—in an era of globalisation, central Europe has become a market for animal and plant products from all over the world. But in addition to these tangible goods, faraway... more
The Psychology Behind When Emotions Turn Us Into Different People  NPR · 6 days
In a fit of anger or in the grip of fear, many of us make decisions that we never would have anticipated. Researchers say it is very hard... more
Distress tolerance amplifies links between PTSD symptoms, alcohol use severity among firefighters  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and... more
Medical News Today: Study outlines concerns around natural psychoactive substances  MNT · 7 days
New evidence shows that the rate of exposure to natural psychoactive drugs in the United States has increased, putting adult and child health at risk. more
Two chiral catalysts working hand in hand  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Just as our left hand is not superposable to our right hand, the mirror image of certain molecules cannot be overlapped onto it, even when turned or twisted. These two mirror images are referred... more
Society benefits from investing in particle physics  CERN · 7 days
Society benefits from investing in particle physics achintya Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:31 Large-scale scientific facilities, such as those for conducting particle-physics research, are financed by society. A team of economists recently performed a cost–benefit... more
The dangers of deregulation  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
From unsafe Boeing 737 Max jets to exploding chemical plants in Houston, we are seeing some visible and dramatic impacts of decades of deregulation. This trend did not start under President Donald Trump but has picked up momentum and increased... more
Reflecting on photos helps young cancer survivors regain confidence  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Young cancer survivors face unique medical and psychosocial challenges that can hinder their ability to move on mentally and socially, even years after their final treatment. Lingering feelings of isolation... more
Low-cost intervention can increase self-esteem of young cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Young cancer survivors face unique medical and psychosocial challenges that can hinder their ability to move on mentally and socially, even years after their final treatment. more
Unexpected versatility of an ancient DNA repair factor revealed  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
If a bone breaks or a tendon snaps, you know to seek treatment immediately. But your most fragile and precious cellular commodity, chromosomal DNA, breaks with astounding frequency- some estimate... more
Research uncovers mechanism that triggers inflammatory process by Mayaro virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The mechanism by which defense cells respond to infection by Mayaro virus has been described by a team affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases -... more
Risk of opioid overdose rises after de-addiction treatment completion  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study from Columbia University reveals that patients, who have been successfully treated with buprenorphine for opioid addiction, are at a greater risk of overdose after completion of the treatment.... more
Study: Lack of tolerance, institutional confidence threaten democracies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The stability of democracies worldwide could be vulnerable if certain cultural values continue to decline, according to a new study published in Nature Human Behaviour. more
Researchers reveal unexpected versatility of an ancient DNA repair factor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
If a bone breaks or a tendon snaps, you know to seek treatment immediately. But your most fragile and precious cellular commodity, chromosomal DNA, breaks with astounding frequency—some... more
How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set stage for early life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth's dimly lit early... more
95-million-year-old fossil reveals new group of pterosaurs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Ancient flying reptiles known as pterosaurs were much more diverse than originally thought, according to a new study by an international group of paleontologists. more
Were Neanderthals, Denisovans and Other Archaic Humans Victims of Sixth Mass Extinction?  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Nine human species walked the Earth 300,000 years ago. Now there is just one. Neanderthals were stocky hunters adapted to Europe’s cold steppes, their... more
Will 2020 Be the Year We Find Intelligent Alien Life?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Is 2020 the celestial payoff year, in which astronomers finally confirm a "technosignature" coming from an advanced alien civilization? more
Cretaceous-Period Mammal Had Bizarre Middle Ear  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists in China have unearthed a nearly complete skeleton of a previously unknown Cretaceous mammal species with well-preserved middle ear bones. The ancient creature... more
Neanderthal Extinction Caused by Inbreeding and Smallness of Their Populations, Study Suggests  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A long-standing enigma in paleoanthropology is the demise of Neanderthals about 40,000 years ago. There is general agreement that their disappearance coincides with migration... more
Inbreeding and population/demographic shifts could have led to Neanderthal extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have been enough to cause Neanderthal extinction, according to a new study. more
Ostrich eggshell beads reveal 10,000 years of cultural interaction across Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers present an expanded analysis of African ostrich eggshell beads, testing the hypothesis that larger beads signal the arrival of herders. The data reveals a more... more
Integrating climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the global ocean  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The impacts of climate change and the socioecological challenges they present are ubiquitous and increasingly severe. Practical efforts to operationalize climate-responsive design and management in the global network... more
Boiled or roasted? Bivalve cooking methods of early Puerto Ricans elucidated using clumped isotopes  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cooking technique reflects a combination of cultural and technological factors; here, we attempt to constrain bivalve cooking temperatures for a... more
Ostrich eggshell beads reveal 10,000 years of cultural interaction across Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ostrich eggshell beads are some of the oldest ornaments made by humankind, and they can be found dating back at least 50,000 years in Africa. Previous... more
Barbequed clams on the menu for ancient Puerto Ricans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have reconstructed the cooking techniques of the early inhabitants of Puerto Rico by analysing the remains of clams. more
Inbreeding and population/demographic shifts could have led to Neanderthal extinction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have been enough to cause Neanderthal extinction, according to a study published November 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
In US, climate anxiety churns up psychological storm  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the melting Arctic, communities are racing to maintain their way of life. In the rising Pacific, residents are sounding alarm bells. And in Rhode Island, Kate Schapira and her husband are... more
Researchers identify potential cause of noise-related blood vessel damage, heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Long-term exposure to environmental noise - think planes, trains, and automobiles -- has been linked in multiple studies to adverse health effects such as poor sleep,... more
Psychological well-being at 52 years prospectively associated with cognitive function at 69 years  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People around the world are living longer, and dementia has consequently become recognized as a public health priority in many countries. more
Unique sledge dogs helped the Inuit thrive in the North American Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A unique group of dogs helped the Inuit conquer the tough terrain of the North American Arctic, major new analysis of the remains of... more
Study calls for improved mental health support for people affected by terrorist attacks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A government scheme to support the mental health of people affected by terrorist attacks needs to provide a better system of immediate... more
Social media use, television viewing and computer use are predictors of anxiety in adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study, by researchers Drs. Boers, Afzali and Conrod who are affiliated with CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and the... more
Study finds increase in overall rate of exposure to natural psychoactive substances  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Natural substances with psychoactive effects have been used by people for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes for millennia. more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Fractured Ice Sheets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The two Martian hemispheres are drastically different; the smooth northern lowlands sit up to 3 km below the rugged southern... more
Medical News Today: Sleep loss may contribute to heart disease in those with low incomes  MNT · 2 weeks
Recent evidence suggests that insufficient sleep may mediate the link between a low socioeconomic status and a higher... more
Conservation of biodiversity is like an insurance policy for the future of mankind  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fens and bogs are valuable research environments for paleoecologists due to ancient fossils that have survived in the peatland for thousands of... more
Socioeconomic status in the US harder to change than any time in past 150 years  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For a certain population subset, socioeconomic status in the United States is harder to change now than at... more
A gender lens is essential to sustaining peace: Evidence from Mozambique  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Despite decades of relative peace and recent efforts to promote gender equality, women and girls in Mozambique continue to experience a disproportionate amount of insecurity. A... more
Can women adapt to climate change?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on November 25, 2019, says that women may be unable to change their mode of survival to adapt to climate change and resulting alterations in socioeconomic... more
FDA Calls Psychedelic Psilocybin a 'Breakthrough Therapy' for Severe Depression  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The FDA is helping to speed up the process of developing and approving a drug based on psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance in magic mushrooms, to treat depression. more
Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according... more
Feelings of love throughout the day connected with psychological well-being  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Poets and songwriters may tend to focus their artistry on passion and romance, but it may be those unsung, brief feelings of love throughout the day that are... more
Feeling loved in everyday life linked with improved well-being  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers find that people who experience higher 'felt love' -- brief experiences of love and connection in everyday life -- also have significantly higher levels of psychological well-being, which includes... more
Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according... more
Inhaled cannabis cuts headache and migraine severity by nearly half  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State University assistant professor... more
Archaeologists Discover 143 New Nazca Geoglyphs  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A team of Japanese archaeologists has identified 143 new geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, southern Peru. The geoglyphs of Nazca are a series of... more
Long-Hidden 3D Scan of Ancient Egyptian Nefertiti Bust Finally Revealed  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The "Bust of Nefertiti" was scanned years ago by the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin, but the scan was not previously available. more
In a first for cell biology, scientists observe ribosome assembly in real time  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of scientists from Scripps Research and Stanford University has recorded in real time a key step in the assembly of... more
New equations for estimating stature more precisely based on tibia length  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Gonzalo Saco from the Bioenergy and Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) has recently published a paper in... more
Were other humans the first victims of the sixth mass extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nine human species walked the Earth 300,000 years ago. Now there is just one. The Neanderthals, Homo neanderthalensis, were stocky hunters adapted to Europe's cold steppes.... more
How older generations in youth-centered industries extract cultural knowledge from trend-savvy interns  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Beyond cups of coffee, what does an office intern really offer? In youth-centered industries, older generations rely on the trend-savvy interns more than they... more
Study establishes how some songs sound 'right' in different social contexts, all over the world  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nearly 200 years ago, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow asserted "Music is the universal language of mankind." Today, scientists at... more
Your RNA May Have Come from Space, Meteor Study Suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Scientists have detected ribose and other bioessential sugars in ancient meteorite samples for the first time, suggesting that RNA may have come from space and played a crucial... more
Research team publishes findings from study of TAF1 syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An international, multidisciplinary research team from more than 50 institutions, led by geneticist and psychiatrist Gholson Lyon, MD, PhD, of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities'... more
Omega 3 fish oil supplements may benefit some children with ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A team of researchers from King's College London collaborated with colleagues from China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan to find that omega-3 fish oil supplements could... more
Beautifully Preserved Skull of 'Biblical Snake' with Hind Legs Discovered  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Scientists have unearthed an amazingly preserved skull of an ancient snake with hind limbs, revealing more about the origin of snakes and how they lost their legs. more
New fossils shed light on how snakes got their bite and lost their legs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New fossils of an ancient legged snake, called Najash, shed light on the origin of the slithering reptiles. more
Asking if behavior can be changed on climate crisis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
One of the more complex problems facing social psychologists today is whether any intervention can move people to change their behavior about climate change and protecting the environment for the... more
Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Pregnant women with eating disorders should undergo extended pregnancy screenings considering their increased risk of complications. That is the conclusion from a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal... more
Active Ingredient in Ayahuasca Tea Puts Brain in a Dream-Like State  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The active ingredient DMT in the psychedelic tea ayahuasca causes a dream-like state in the brain, new research finds. more
New geologic modeling method explains collapse of ancient mountains in American West  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
By using the latest computer numerical modeling technologies, combined with geologic compilations and seismic data, researchers in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook... more
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