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Brain Activity May Hasten Death in Cardiac Arrest Patients

Posted April 6th, 2015 at 7:00 pm (UTC+0)
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A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Michigan has found that when death induced by cardiac arrest is near, the brain bursts into a flurry of activity that may actually play a role in hastening the patient’s death. It is generally thought that the sudden eruption of signals between the brain and heart […]

Predicting the Movies That Will Stand the Test of Time

Posted January 19th, 2015 at 8:01 pm (UTC+0)
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Nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced last week.  And while they may be among the best movies of the year, how many do you think will survive the test of time to become all-time classics. Many movie goers would expect such factors such as a film’s box-office revenue, awards, and critical acclaims to […]

Facebook Likes Reveal Personality Traits

Posted January 13th, 2015 at 2:52 pm (UTC+0)
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A new Anglo-American study has provided evidence that the ‘digital footprints’ you leave behind on your visits to social media websites such as Facebook can reveal more about your personality than your family or best friends. Researchers at California’s Stanford University and the UK’s University of Cambridge constructed a computer model that mined the Facebook […]

Rising Levels of Human-Caused Water Vapor in Troposphere will Intensify Climate Change Projections

Posted July 28th, 2014 at 7:01 pm (UTC+0)
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When it comes to greenhouse gases that contribute most to global warming, most people think of substances such as carbon dioxide, methane or even hydrofluorocarbons. But did you know that, for a while now, scientists have considered the vapor of the most important ingredient in sustaining life on Earth – water – as one of […]

New Dating System Could Reveal Secrets of Earth’s Ancient Climate

Posted April 21st, 2014 at 7:51 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have a new tool in the quest to learn more about Earth’s ancient climate, including the mechanisms that plunged our planet into and out of ice ages. The new tool is a scientific technique called radiometric krypton dating, which recently allowed researchers to accurately determine the age of a 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice core sample. […]

Study: Air Pollution Over Asia Found to Impact Global Weather

Posted April 16th, 2014 at 8:01 pm (UTC+0)
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Researchers from Texas, California and Washington recently compared air pollution data provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the years 1850 through 2000 and found that human-made atmospheric particulates (aerosols) from Asia are having an impact on the Pacific storm track, which is a critical driver of global atmospheric circulation that influences weather […]

Move Over Cleopatra, Chinese May Have Loved Cats Before Ancient Eyptians

Posted December 18th, 2013 at 5:17 pm (UTC+0)
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Researchers in China and Missouri have traced the origins of today’s domesticated cat back 5,300 years to an ancient Neolithic Chinese agricultural village located in the modern-day Shaanxi Province. Like in the old Mother Goose nursery tale “This is the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack […]

Global Precipitation Changes Linked to Human-induced Climate Change

Posted November 12th, 2013 at 7:43 pm (UTC+0)
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A new study shows changes in precipitation are affected by human activities and can’t be explained by natural phenomena, such as El Niños and La Niñas. Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California published the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers suggest two mechanisms will probably cause […]

Scientists Make Progress on Artificial Limbs That Can Feel

Posted October 15th, 2013 at 6:13 pm (UTC+0)
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Chicago researchers have made significant progress developing prosthetic limbs that can feel and touch. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers say they’ve established a foundation to develop touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs. This research could lead to a direct interface with the brain that could someday allow those who have lost […]

Cosmic Impact May Have Caused Prehistoric ‘Big Freeze’

Posted September 3rd, 2013 at 7:39 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists say they may have found a link between a dramatic climate shift nearly 13,000 years ago and an asteroid or comet that struck the Canadian province of Quebec. Researchers at Dartmouth College say the comet/asteroid strike took place at the beginning of a global cooling event known as the Younger Dryas stadial or the […]

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