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New Earth-Size Planet Could Have Water | Video
Planet-hunters have new evidence of a planet, about 1.1x Earth’s size, in orbit around another star. Kepler 186f, the outermost world of a 5-planet system, revolves about 3x closer to its star than Earth does to our Sun. More--> http://goo.gl/1fUS
LiveScience.com, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

Does Meditation Have Health Benefits?
There is some research that indicates meditation may help with allergies, anxiety, asthma and other conditions.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

2 Foodborne Illnesses Rose in 2013, CDC Finds
Rates of some foodborne infections rose in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new report that calls for more work to reduce illnesses from eating contaminated food.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease?
The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

Our relationship with God changes when faced with potential romantic rejection
Easter is a time when many people in the world think about their relationships with God. New research explores a little-understood role of God in people's lives: helping them cope with the threat of romantic rejection. In this way, God stands in for other relationships in our lives when times are tough.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

Turning off depression in the brain
Scientists have traced vulnerability to depression-like behaviors in mice to out-of-balance electrical activity inside neurons of the brain's reward circuit and experimentally reversed it – but there's a twist.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

EU green light for UK carbon project
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

'Most Earth-like planet yet' found
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

Artists have unique brain structure
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

Fighting malaria drug resistance: Scientists find new way
An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently. The findings could revive the use of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and preventing the mosquito-bourne disease, which claims the lives of more than half a million people each year around the world.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

Some immune cells defend only one organ
Some organs have the immunological equivalent of 'neighborhood police' -- specialized squads of defenders that patrol only one area, a single organ, instead of an entire city, the body, scientists have discovered. The liver, skin and uterus each has dedicated immune cells, which the researchers call tissue-resident natural killer cells. Other organs may have similar arrangements.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

Biologists help solve fungal mysteries, inform studies on climate change
A new genetic analysis revealing the previously unknown biodiversity and distribution of thousands of fungi in North America might also reveal a previously underappreciated contributor to climate change. Huge populations of fungi are churning away in the soil in pine forests, decomposing organic matter and releasing carbon into the atmosphere.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:06 GMT

First Earth-sized planet in star's "habitable zone" reported found
In a long-awaited first, astronomers report finding an Earth-sized planet possibly able to support life.
World Science, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:07 GMT

Even moderate pot use tied to clear brain changes: study
Even once- or twice-a-week use can lead to abnormalities, scientists say.
World Science, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:04:07 GMT

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