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Pesticides on Our Plates: Is Our Food Safe to Eat?

Scientific American Science News - 3 hours 24 min ago
A new report looks at the amount of pesticides that are making their way to our plates

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Are Psychopaths Attractive to Other Psychopaths?

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Psychopathic birds of a feather flock together

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Lunar Craters Show Spike in Earth-Pummeling Space Rocks

Scientific American Science News - 5 hours 24 min ago
A new analysis suggests the last few hundred million years of life on Earth has seen above-average asteroid impact rates

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Circumpolar Star Trails

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Viewing This Weekend's Lunar Eclipse

Scientific American Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:05pm
A total lunar eclipse will grace the skies this Sunday, January 20th—and it may or may not be red. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Swimming with biggest great white shark on record

BBC Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:04pm
Footage emerges of divers getting up close and personal with a massive great white shark.

Technology is changing how we grow old and die

CNN Science & Technology News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:49pm
This is a story about how life could end for many of us: at home surrounded by high-tech sensors, voice assistants and automated pill dispensers. And there's a "companion" robot to ward off loneliness.
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Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:55pm
Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It's highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly -- and could provide clean water for those in need.
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Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction of the time

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:55pm
Researchers have developed a way to dramatically enhance the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), a technique used to study the structure and composition of many kinds of molecules, including proteins linked to Alzheimer's and other diseases.
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Smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:55pm
Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get to hard-to-reach areas of the human body. They stand to revolutionize targeted drug delivery.
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Classic double-slit experiment in a new light

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:55pm
An international research group has developed a new X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment to gain new insights into the physical properties of solids.
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Resurrecting the Genes of Extinct Plants

Scientific American Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:00pm
Scientists at Gingko Bioworks have resurrected the smell of an extinct flower by putting together the pieces of its DNA.

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Specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 1:00pm
A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Their findings support the theory of accelerated aging after SCI, and have important implications for further research.
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Netflix will regulate its content in India. It swears that's not a bad thing

CNN Science & Technology News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:44pm
Netflix is battling questions of censorship for the second time in three weeks — this time in India.
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Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program in Cayman Islands

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:30pm
The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands has been crucial in order to recover this species, which are threatened by the effects of human overexploitation, according to the first genetic study of the green turtle's reintroduction program in this area of the Atlantic ocean.
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Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:30pm
Scientists have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be measured in structures that grow in their ears. This new tool can be used to show how fish are influenced by and adapt to changes in their environment, including climate change.
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Waves in Saturn's rings give precise measurement of planet's rotation rate

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:30pm
Saturn's distinctive rings were observed in unprecedented detail by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and scientists have now used those observations to probe the interior of the giant planet and obtain the first precise determination of its rotation rate. The length of a day on Saturn, according to their calculations, is 10 hours 33 minutes and 38 seconds.
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Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:30pm
Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly between tasks.
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Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems

Science News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:30pm
As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages.
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