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Jet Stream Steers Atlantic Currents
The jet stream off the East Coast of the United States controls an important climate pattern in the Atlantic Ocean.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

How Computers Can Teach Themselves to Recognize Cats
In June 2012, a network of 16,000 computers trained itself to recognize a cat, by looking at 10 million images from YouTube videos.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

Cucumbers: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts
Few foods are as cool as a cucumber, which is low in calories and high in valuable nutrients.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

Earliest evidence of human violence
A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

'New species' of ancient human found
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'
Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens test positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in year-long study.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

Researchers identify unexpected functions in the determination of height for a gene expressed in sperm
An interdisciplinary research team led by the deans of Virginia Commonwealth University's Schools of Medicine and Engineering has for the first time explained the association between human height and a specific protein-coding gene that is found in sperm.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:47:45 GMT

Hacking the nervous system
When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air, she had to accept that things had reached a crisis point. "I had become so stiff I couldn't stand up," she says. "It was a great shock because I'm such an active person."
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:47:45 GMT

Researchers tie unexpected brain structures to creativity—and to stifling it
Investigators at Stanford University have found a surprising link between creative problem-solving and heightened activity in the cerebellum, a structure located in the back of the brain and more typically thought of as the body's movement-coordination center.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:47:45 GMT

Sex chromosomes: Why the Y genes matter
Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research. The study shows that essential Y genes are rescued by relocating to other chromosomes, and it identifies a potentially important genetic factor in male infertility.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

Study tackles evolution mystery of animal, plant warning cues for survival
Not every encounter between predator and prey results in death. A new study co-authored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor suggests that prey emit warning cues that can ultimately lead to both their survival and that of their predators. The hypothesis addresses a 150-year-old mystery of evolution on how warning signals of animals and plants arise and explains animals' instinctive avoidances of dangerous prey.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

Importance of clinically actionable results in genetic panel testing for cancer
While advances in technology have made multigene testing, or 'panel testing,' for genetic mutations that increase the risk of breast or other cancers an option, authors of a review say larger studies are needed in order to provide reliable risk estimates for counseling these patients.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:18:33 GMT

For homely men, a pass—but less room for error
Women don't mind a physically unattractive man, but woe to that man if he does something wrong, a study suggests.
World Science, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:39:35 GMT

Robot is designed to learn actions through trial and error
Researchers turned to a new branch of artificial intelligence known as deep learning.
World Science, Thu, 28 May 2015 11:39:35 GMT

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