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Solstice Conjunction over Budapest

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Solstice Conjunction over Budapest


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Better Memory Begets Boredom

Scientific American Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:30pm
The better study participants scored in the memory test, the faster they got bored. Karen Hopkin reports.

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Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

BBC Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:11pm
The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.

SpaceX Launches Rocket With "Highest-Ever Reentry Force"

Scientific American Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:00pm
The company has now landed a recycled rocket for the second time

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Making ferromagnets stronger by adding non-magnetic elements

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:55pm
Magnetic materials can be functionalized through a thoroughly unlikely method, report researchers: by adding amounts of the virtually non-magnetic element scandium to a gadolinium-germanium alloy.
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Genes, ozone, and autism

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:55pm
Exposure to ozone in the environment puts individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected just by adding the two risk factors together, a new analysis shows. The study is the first to look at the combined effects of genome-wide genetic change and environmental risk factors for autism.
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40 is Considered Old in Senate GOP Health Plan

Scientific American Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:45pm
People at that age who receive subsidies for care would see big changes

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The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:30pm
Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off — suggests new research.
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Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:15pm
Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings likely have implications for 'sick building syndrome.
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Bioengineers create more durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoring

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:15pm
Researchers are getting more out of the sweat they've put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration. In a study, the team describes their wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three interconnected compounds - cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 - in perspired sweat for up to a week without loss of signal integrity.
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Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's disease

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:15pm
An anti-epileptic drug has been tested for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.
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Huge Icelandic Eruption Mimics Industrial Emissions

Scientific American Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:00pm
The Holuhraun lava field explosion of 2014 and 2015 could help scientists sharpen climate change models

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bears to Lose Endangered Species Protection

Scientific American Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:45pm
The decision to drop federal protection is based on findings that the bears' numbers have rebounded in recent decades

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Scientists recreate Californian Indian water bottles to study ancient exposure to chemicals

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:05am
Water bottles replicated in the traditional method used by Native Californian Indians reveal that the manufacturing process may have been detrimental to the health of these people.
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Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study shows

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:05am
Some flowering crops, such as beans and cotton, carefully manage the amount and sweetness of nectar produced on their flowers and leaves, to recruit colonizing ants which deter herbivores. This strategy balances their needs for defense and reproduction.
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Scientists work to develop heat-resistant 'cow of the future'

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:07am
More than half the cattle in the world live in hot and humid environments, including about 40 percent of beef cows in the United States. By using genomic tools, researchers aim to produce an animal with superior ability to adapt to hot living conditions and produce top-quality beef.
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Decades after the discovery of anti-obesity hormone, scant evidence that leptin keeps lean people lean, scientists say

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:07am
Decades after the discovery of anti-obesity hormone, scant evidence that leptin keeps lean people lean, scientists caution.
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Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:07am
Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music — these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study.
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Tropical viruses: Coming soon to Europe?

Science News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:06am
The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers have now discovered how climate change is facilitating the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Even if climate change only progresses moderately – as scientists are currently observing – the risk of infection will continue to increase in many regions of the world through the end of the 21st century. If climate change continues unchecked, the virus could even spread to southern Europe and the United States.
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