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Premature births cost health plans $6 billion annually
SCIENCE DAILY A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major... 2 minutes
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium
SCIENCE DAILY A new article suggests NASA and others hunting for proof of Martian biology in... 3 minutes
Dino-killing asteroid's impact on bird evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. 3 minutes
How staph cells dodge the body's immune system
SCIENCE DAILY For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new study shows how staph cells evade... 3 minutes
Rapid imaging of granular matter
SCIENCE DAILY Granular systems such as gravel or powders can be found everywhere, but studying them is not easy. Researchers have now developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken 10,000 times faster... 3 minutes
Quantum teleportation of patterns of light
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have demonstrated entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a quantum repeater for high-dimensional entangled states. 3 minutes
New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have determined formulas to guide development of a promising new high-tech material, composed of insulating metal oxides known as alkaline-earth-metal binary oxides, that could lead to better computer memory... 3 minutes
Going diving in the tropics? Don't eat the reef fish!
SCIENCE DAILY Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy. 35 minutes
Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions
SCIENCE DAILY A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to... 1 hour
Production of key diabetes cells can be improved
SCIENCE DAILY In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research,... 1 hour
Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler increases the risk of hard-to-treat infections
SCIENCE DAILY Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections,... 1 hour
No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments... 1 hour
Both high, low levels of magnesium in blood linked to risk of dementia
SCIENCE DAILY People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to... 1 hour
Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish
SCIENCE DAILY Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says... 1 hour
Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
SCIENCE DAILY Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or... 1 hour
Lightning-fast trappers: Biomechanics of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts
SCIENCE DAILY New findings have been gained on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts. 1 hour
Solar eruption ‘photobombed’ Mars encounter with Comet Siding Spring
SCIENCE DAILY When Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed just 140,000 kilometers from Mars on 19th October 2014, depositing a large amount of debris in the Martian atmosphere, space agencies coordinated multiple... 2 hours
Astonishing time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells set
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy... 2 hours
Diamonds show Earth still capable of ‘superhot’ surprises
SCIENCE DAILY Diamonds may be ‘forever’ but some may have formed more recently than geologists thought. A study of 26 diamonds, formed under extreme melting conditions in the Earth’s mantle, found two populations, one... 2 hours
Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading
SCIENCE DAILY Following genetic studies of deformed calves, research is able to uncover a previously unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull from which the mutation and thus... 2 hours
Lightning-fast trappers
SCIENCE DAILY New findings have been gained on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts. 2 hours
Motivation may be less limited than we think
SCIENCE DAILY Although we tire at specific tasks, a new study finds motivation to work may be stable throughout the day. 2 hours
Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass
SCIENCE DAILY New research and collaboration could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide. What they discovered is that local... 2 hours
Obese dogs helped by 'effective' weight loss trials
SCIENCE DAILY On average overweight dogs lose an average of 11 percent of their body weight when enrolled on a weight loss trial according to researchers who have conducted the largest international multi-center weight... 2 hours
One in four girls is depressed at age 14
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. 2 hours
Bio-inspired approach to RNA delivery
SCIENCE DAILY A team of chemical engineers, inspired by the way that cells translate their own mRNA into proteins, has designed a synthetic delivery system that is four times more effective than delivering mRNA on its own. 2 hours
New hermit crab uses live coral as its home
SCIENCE DAILY A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a new study. 2 hours
Better rechargeable batteries coming soon?
SCIENCE DAILY Novel lithium electrodes coated with indium could be the basis for more powerful, longer-lasting, rechargeable batteries. The coating hinders undesirable side-reactions between the electrode and electrolyte, provide a more uniform deposition of lithium when charging, and augments storage... 2 hours
Brain inflammation linked to suicidal thinking in depression
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study. Scientists have found that the increase in... 2 hours
Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, both in childhood and later in life, finds a study. 2 hours
Immune system is critical to regeneration, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY The answer to the question of why some organisms can regenerate major body parts while others, such as humans, cannot may lie with the body's innate immune system, according to a new... 3 hours
When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die
SCIENCE DAILY When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don't disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down, research finds. 3 hours
You can 'pick up' a good or bad mood from your friends, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t, suggests new research. 3 hours
The right way to repair DNA
SCIENCE DAILY Microprotein helps cells choose best path to repair genes and avoid cancer, scientists have discovered. 3 hours
Finding a natural defense against clogged arteries
SCIENCE DAILY An unexpected natural protective factor has been found against chronic inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. 3 hours
Precisely defined polymer chains now a reality
SCIENCE DAILY The materiality exhibited by humanmade polymers currently relies on simple chemical bonds and the sequence order taken by molecules in the polymer chain. We now no longer need to rely on fate to determine... 4 hours
Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time. Engineers have... 4 hours
PTSD linked with increased Lupus risk
SCIENCE DAILY Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease. 17 hours
Hold the phone: An ambulance might lower your chances of surviving some injuries
SCIENCE DAILY Victims of gunshots and stabbings are significantly less likely to die if they're taken to the trauma center by a private vehicle... 17 hours
Small intestine permeable peptides facilitate digestive tract absorption
SCIENCE DAILY Biopharmaceuticals, medium- and high-molecular weight biologically active macromolecules, are not easily absorbed by the small intestine, the main organ responsible for gastrointestinal absorption, resulting in a bottleneck for oral administration type biopharmaceutical... 17 hours
New tool to assess individual's level of wisdom
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological... 17 hours
Breaking legume's crop wild relative barrier
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, scientists report significant strides in transferring disease- and stress-resistance traits from wild relatives of several legumes to their domesticated varieties. 18 hours
Clear tactics, but few easy solutions, for hospitals combating ransomware
SCIENCE DAILY Hospitals facing the prospect of ransomware attacks like the one that afflicted British hospitals in May can take many concrete steps to better protect themselves, but some of... 18 hours
Cell model of brain provides new knowledge of developmental disease
SCIENCE DAILY By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers are creating cell models of the human brain. The researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease... 18 hours
Political polarization? Don't blame the web
SCIENCE DAILY Despite the popular narrative that the web is to blame for rising political polarization, a study by economists has found that recent growth in polarization is greatest for demographic groups in which individuals are least likely... 18 hours
Fly away home? Ice age may have clipped bird migration
SCIENCE DAILY The onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by an... 18 hours
Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of the world's seven sea turtle species provides evidence that their numbers are growing overall (unlike many endangered vertebrates), thanks to years of... 18 hours
Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish
SCIENCE DAILY West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to offer promise... 18 hours
3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate
SCIENCE DAILY In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between... 18 hours
One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers' hearts
SCIENCE DAILY Electronic cigarettes have been touted as both a safer alternative for smokers and as an effective way for people to gradually quit smoking altogether. But a... 18 hours
Neurohistology: how whole slide scanning impacts workflow
They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?
They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?
They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?
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Mattis sees need for new space programs