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Avatar therapy may help to reduce auditory hallucinations for people with schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory hallucination may help reduce symptoms,... 4 hours
To address hunger effectively, first check the weather, says new study
SCIENCE DAILY Understanding the climate context is important is determining how to best respond to food insecurity, according to a study of nearly 2,000 smallholder farms in Africa... 4 hours
150 years of snake collections: Data bank proves rich snake diversity in the neotropics
SCIENCE DAILY An extensive database constructed for snakes of the American tropics has now been released by researchers. This database is made... 4 hours
Ambush in a petri dish: Researchers unlock secrets of chemical communication between algae, bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY If green algae of the species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii meet Pseudomonas protegens bacteria, their fate is sealed. The bacteria, measuring only... 4 hours
Flies could help to monitor disease outbreaks by acting as 'autonomous bionic drones' suggest scientists
SCIENCE DAILY Swarms of flies can be used to help monitor disease outbreaks, suggest scientists. This follows their research that... 4 hours
Promising new treatment for rare pregnancy cancer leads to remission in patients
SCIENCE DAILY Three out of four patients with the cancerous forms of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) went into remission after receiving the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab in... 5 hours
Timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils, new study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Periodically flooded soils may actually lose organic matter at accelerated rate, a new report suggests. 5 hours
The world needs to rethink the value of water
SCIENCE DAILY New research highlights the accelerating pressure on measuring, monitoring and managing water locally and globally. A new four-part framework is proposed to value water for sustainable development to guide better... 5 hours
Scientists develop artificial photosynthesis device for greener ethylene production
SCIENCE DAILY A newly developed device could reduce the carbon footprint of ethylene production, report scientists. 5 hours
World's smallest tape recorder is built from microbes
SCIENCE DAILY Through a few clever molecular hacks, researchers have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a microscopic data recorder, laying the groundwork for a new class of technologies that use bacterial cells... 5 hours
Earth-air heat exchanger best way to protect farm animals in livestock buildings against the effects of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Without countermeasures, climate change will negatively impact animals in pig and poultry... 5 hours
Physicists develop faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensates
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have invented a new technique to cool atoms into condensates, which is faster than the conventional method and conserves a large fraction of the original atoms. The team used a new... 5 hours
Hormone therapy in the menopause transition does not increase risk of stroke
SCIENCE DAILY Postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a new report. 5 hours
New species can develop in as little as two generations, Galapagos study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A study of Darwin's finches, which live on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, has revealed direct genetic evidence that new... 6 hours
Small but distinct differences among species mark evolution of human brain
SCIENCE DAILY The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain, the primary organ that gives our species its identity. However, all... 6 hours
How badly do you want something? Babies can tell
SCIENCE DAILY Babies as young as 10 months can assess how much someone values a particular goal by observing how hard they are willing to work to achieve it, according to a... 6 hours
Genome of Leishmania reveals how this parasite adapts to environmental changes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists demonstrate that Leishmania adaptation results from frequent and reversible chromosomal amplifications. This novel insight into Leishmania genomic instability should pave the way for the identification... 20 hours
Ribbed mussels could help improve urban water quality
SCIENCE DAILY Ribbed mussels can remove nitrogen and other excess nutrients from an urban estuary and could help improve water quality in other urban and coastal locations, according to a study in New York... 23 hours
Reducing phosphorus runoff
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers test a variety of incentives to learn how best to motivate farmers to curb phosphorus runoff. 23 hours
Glucocorticoids offer long-term benefits for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
SCIENCE DAILY Glucocorticoids, a class of steroid hormone medications often prescribed to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, offer long-term benefits for this disease, including longer preservation of muscle strength and... 1 day
Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY Testing for fever, high pulse rate, crackly breath sounds, and low oxygen levels could be key to helping GPs distinguish pneumonia from less serious... 1 day
Prion protein found in skin of CJD patients
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of several people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The scientists also exposed healthy mice to skin extracts from two CJD patients, and... 1 day
Women prefer getting mammograms every year
SCIENCE DAILY Women prefer to get their mammograms every year, instead of every two years, according to a new study. 1 day
EU trade ban brings down global trade in wild birds by 90 percent
SCIENCE DAILY Trade of wild birds has dropped 90 percent globally since EU banned bird imports in 2005. A new study demonstrates how it... 1 day
How Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, a science experiment has measured Earth's ability to absorb neutrinos -- the smaller-than-an-atom particles that zoom throughout space and through us by the trillions every second at nearly... 1 day
By saving cost and energy, the lighting revolution may increase light pollution
SCIENCE DAILY Municipalities, enterprises, and households are switching to LED lights in order to save energy. But these savings might be lost if their neighbors install... 1 day
Imaging technique shows progress Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Using ‘Raman’ optical technology, scientists can now produce images of brain tissue that is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The images include the surrounding areas, already showing changes. 1 day
New discovery to accelerate development of salt-tolerant grapevines
SCIENCE DAILY A discovery is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines. 1 day
Flamingo feces and their way of walking stimulate organic matter filtering in saline wetlands
SCIENCE DAILY The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) facilitates microbial ‘filtering’ of organic matter in saline wetlands, thus improving water quality and reducing... 1 day
New approach to tracking how deadly 'superbugs' travel could slow their spread
SCIENCE DAILY Using a real-world outbreak as a test case, a team combined patient-transfer data and whole-genome sequencing to identify hotspots for transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 1 day
One-size treatment for blood cancer probably doesn't fit all, researchers say
SCIENCE DAILY Though African-American men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, most scientific research on the disease has been... 1 day
Meadows beat out shrubs when it comes to storing carbon
SCIENCE DAILY While the world focuses on controlling global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, less attention has been paid to the capacity of vegetation and soils... 1 day
Quantum internet goes hybrid
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report the first demonstration of an elementary link of a hybrid quantum information network, using a cold atomic cloud and a doped crystal as quantum nodes as well as single telecom photons as information carriers. The study demonstrates the... 1 day
Nanosponges show promise for potentially blinding eye infections
SCIENCE DAILY Using a mouse model that engineered nanosponges can be used to protect eyes from infections caused by Enterococcus faecalis, researchers demonstrate. Enterococcus faecalis contain a toxin called cytolysin, which is found in... 1 day
Meningococcal vaccine could protect against 91 percent of targeted bacterial strains
SCIENCE DAILY Up to 91 percent of bacterial strains causing a common type of invasive serogroup B meningococcal disease in children and young adults are likely to be... 1 day
Engineers model the California reservoir network
SCIENCE DAILY An empirical model of 55 of California's major reservoirs reveals how they respond to shifting drought conditions and to one another. 1 day
Icebound detector reveals how ghostly neutrinos are stopped cold
SCIENCE DAILY Famously, neutrinos, the nearly massless particles that are a fundamental component of the universe, can zip through a million miles of lead without skipping a beat. Now, in a critical... 1 day
Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate
SCIENCE DAILY Aerial drone footage of bowhead whales in Canada's Arctic has revealed that the large mammals molt and use rocks to rub off dead skin. 1 day
Stock market microstructures: Modeling could help evaluate financial crises
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have analyzed the statistical regularities and irregularities in the recent order flow of 96 different NASDAQ stocks. Since prices are strongly correlated during financial crises, they evolve in a... 1 day
Study questions exclusion of cancer survivors from trials
SCIENCE DAILY A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer – often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers have found. 1 day
Dark matter and dark energy: Do they really exist?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have hypothesized that the universe contains a 'dark matter.' They have also posited the existence of a 'dark energy.' These two hypotheses account for the movement of stars in... 1 day
Frictional heat powers hydrothermal activity on Enceladus
SCIENCE DAILY A computer simulation shows how icy moon heats water in a porous rock core. This study also offers among others an answer to the long-standing question of where the energy that can support water... 1 day
Big data creates family tree of constitutions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have constructed a big data, evolutionary taxonomy of the world's constitutions resulting in a mathematically-derived genealogy of founding documents. 1 day
Intranasal ketamine has more minor side effects than intranasal fentanyl in children with acute pain
SCIENCE DAILY Minor adverse events (e.g., bad taste in the mouth and dizziness) occur more frequently with intranasal ketamine than... 1 day
'Lost' 99% of ocean microplastics to be identified with dye?
SCIENCE DAILY The smallest microplastics in oceans, which go largely undetected, can be identified more effectively with an innovative and cheap new method, report researchers. The new method can detect... 1 day
Neurobiology: The chemistry of memory
SCIENCE DAILY Learning requires the chemical adaptation of individual synapses. Researchers have now revealed the impact of an RNA-binding protein that is intimately involved in this process on learning and memory formation and learning processes. 1 day
Mysterious deep-Earth seismic signature explained
SCIENCE DAILY New research on oxygen and iron chemistry under the extreme conditions found deep inside the Earth could explain a longstanding seismic mystery called ultralow velocity zones. The findings could have far-reaching implications on our understanding of Earth's geologic... 1 day
Climate change could increase volcano eruptions
SCIENCE DAILY Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists in a new report. 1 day
Hunting for the finest droplet
SCIENCE DAILY Modern passenger airplanes already consume less than three liters fuel per one hundred kilometers and passenger. Scientists are currently working on further improving this value. In addition, engineers plan to optimize the combustion process such that exhaust gas... 1 day
Highly charged molecules behave paradoxically
SCIENCE DAILY Chemistry researchers have now discovered how certain small biomolecules attach to one another. The researchers’ study also overturns the standard picture – particles with the same electrical charge appear to be drawn together and not vice versa. The... 1 day
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World's smallest tape recorder is built from microbes
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Watch these whales exfoliate their way to healthy skin—by rubbing on rocks
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How drones are being used in Zanzibar's fight against malaria
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