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Unforgettable Images Capture Volcano Rumbling to Life
New images have captured the eruption and ash plumes coming from a towering volcano that looms over Quito, Ecuador.
LiveScience.com, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

The FDA's New Serving Sizes May Backfire — Here's Why
Pop quiz: What exactly is a "serving size"? In a new study, just about 20 percent of people answered this question correctly, saying that serving size is how much people typically eat in one sitting.
LiveScience.com, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

Should You Stop Counting Calories?
To better fight obesity and its related diseases, people should stop counting calories and instead focus on eating nutritious foods, several researchers argue in a new editorial.
LiveScience.com, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

Knut polar bear death riddle solved
Scientists say Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

Inmarsat set for key rocket launch
Britain's biggest satellite operator, Inmarsat, awaits the launch of the spacecraft that will complete its new ÂŁ1bn global telecommunications network.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

Government plans steep cuts in solar
The government says it plans to significantly reduce subsidies paid to small scale green power installations.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

'Brainbow' reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain
Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks. But scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that the textbooks might be wrong.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:27:46 GMT

Massive study reports challenges in reproducing published psychology findings
A study that sought to replicate 100 findings published in three prominent psychology journals has found that, across multiple criteria, independent researchers could replicate less than half of the original findings. In some cases this may call into question the validity of some scientific findings, but it may also point to the difficulty of conducting effective replications and achieving reproducible results.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:27:46 GMT

Glial cells use lipids to direct neuron organization in the spinal cord
Scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that in addition to proteins, lipids are also necessary for guiding axons. Published in Science, the study shows how a phospholipid released by glial cells—the cells in the nervous system that support neurons—controls the positioning of sensory neurons within the spinal cord.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:27:46 GMT

Astrophysicist find supermassive black holes in quasar nearest Earth
Astrophysicists have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth. The discovery of two supermassive black holes -- one larger one and a second, smaller one -- are evidence of a binary black hole and suggests that supermassive black holes assemble their masses through violent mergers.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

Songbird habitat affects reproduction, survival
A professor who studies birds around the world has discovered trends in how the offspring grow, how parents care for the young and how well the young survive based on where they live.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

Scientists warn leaders of dangers of thawing permafrost
WHRC scientists have counseled the State Department on policies that could control permafrost thaw, including reducing global carbon emissions from fossil fuel use and deforestation, and limiting emissions of 'black carbon,' sooty particles that darken snow and ice and hasten Arctic warming.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:15 GMT

Fewer than half of psychology papers met replication test, study finds
Only 39 out of a sam­ple of 100 re­cently pub­lished sci­en­tif­ic re­ports stood up to an at­tempt to rep­li­cate the find­ings.
World Science, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:08:25 GMT

Parrot found able to “conclude by excluding”
Gof­fin cock­a­toos can choose a cor­rect an­swer by rul­ing out al­ter­na­tives, a study finds.
World Science, Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:08:25 GMT

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