August 29, 2014

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Research Reveals Evolution Used Similar “Toolkits” to Shape Flies, Worms, and Humans

Evolution of Flies, Worms and Humans Share Patterns of Gene Expression

Several newly published studies reveal that flies, worms and humans share ancient patterns of gene expression. Although separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution, flies, worms, and humans share ancient patterns of gene expression, according to a massive Yale-led analysis of genomic data. Two related studies led by scientists at Harvard and Stanford, […]

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August 29, 2014

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Seismic Analysis of Young Stars Reveals Their Evolution

Echography of Young Stars Reveals Their Evolution

A team of astronomers studying the surface vibrations in thirty-four young stars has found a clear relationship between seismic observables and evolutionary status, and in particular they are able to infer the internal stellar processes underway and the star’s corresponding evolutionary development. The evolution of a star depends crucially on its initial birth mass and […]

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August 29, 2014

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Spitzer Space Telescope Views Collision Between Large Asteroids

Spitzer Telescope Views Asteroid Smashup

Data from the Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a huge amount of fresh dust around NGC 2547-ID8, leaving scientists to believe that two large asteroids crashed into each other, creating a huge cloud of grains the size of very fine sand, which are now slowly leaking away from the star. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has […]

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August 28, 2014

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Neuroscientists Reverse Emotional Association of Specific Memories

Neuroscientists Reverse Emotional Association of Memories

Neuroscientists from MIT have identified the brain circuit that controls how memories become linked with positive or negative emotions, revealing that they could reverse the emotional association of specific memories by manipulating brain cells with optogenetics. Most memories have some kind of emotion associated with them: Recalling the week you just spent at the beach […]

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August 28, 2014

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Superabsorption Can Be Achieved and Sustained in Simple Nanostructures

Superabsorption of Light Via Quantum Engineering

Research from the University of Oxford establishes that superabsorption can be achieved and sustained in certain simple nanostructures, by trapping the system in a highly excited state while extracting energy into a non-radiative channel. The effect offers the prospect of a new class of quantum nanotechnology, capable of absorbing light many times faster than is […]

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August 28, 2014

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Proof That White Dwarfs Can Reignite and Explode as Supernovae

Astronomers Find Proof that Type Ia Supernova is Caused by a White Dwarf Star Reigniting and Exploding

New research shows without a doubt that white dwarf stars can reignite and explode as supernovae. Astronomers using ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae. The finding came after the unique signature of gamma rays from the radioactive elements created in […]

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August 28, 2014

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Physicists Detect Neutrinos in the Sun’s Core

Physicists Detect Neutrinos Created by the Proton-Proton Fusion in the Sun

For the first time, an international team of physicists has directly detected neutrinos created by the proton-proton fusion process going on at the sun’s core. Amherst, Massachusetts – Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists including Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis at […]

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August 28, 2014

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New Research Shows Protein in ‘Good Cholesterol’ Helps Reduce Pulmonary Hypertension

Protein in HDL May Be a Key to Treating Pulmonary Hypertension

A team of researchers from UCLA has showed that a peptide mimicking part of the main protein in high-density lipoprotein may help reduce the production of oxidized lipids in pulmonary hypertension, which improved the heart and lung function in the rodent model. Oxidized lipids are known to play a key role in inflaming blood vessels […]

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August 28, 2014

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A Closer Look Into the Heart of a Magnetic Storm

Researchers Look Into the Heart of a Solar Storm

In an effort to better understand coronal mass ejections and their potential effects on human technology, a newly published study takes a detailed look a moderate magnetic storm that produced a number of anomalous features. A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on January 21, 2005. The event got its start on […]

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August 28, 2014

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Astronomers Discover a Massive Galaxy in Its Core Formation Phase

Astronomers View Massive Galaxy in Core Formation Phase

By combining observations from several telescopes, astronomers have viewed a massive galaxy in its core formation phase three billion years after the Big Bang. Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed “Sparky,” is a dense galactic core blazing with the light […]

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August 27, 2014

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Neuroscientists Improve Touch Sensitivity in Mice

Neuroscientists Improve Touch Sensitivity in Mice

Neuroscientists from Brown University show that faint sensations can be made more vivid by triggering a brain rhythm that appears to shift sensory attention in mice. This newly published study provides the first direct evidence that the brain’s “gamma” rhythms have a causal role in processing the sense of touch. Providence, Rhode Island (Brown University) […]

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August 27, 2014

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Pebble-Size Particles May Represent a New Class of Interstellar Particles

New GBT Observations Show Pebble-Size Particles May Jump Start Planet Formation

A team of astronomers has discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-size particles. If confirmed, these particles may represent a new class of interstellar particles that could help jump-start planet formation. Rocky planets like Earth start out as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of […]

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