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Keeping a Dog Can Prevent Childhood Asthma
Jun 20, 2012 17:07 PM E
Fido may have a new trick up his sleeve. Dust from homes with dogs have bacteria that can prevent respiratory diseases.
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Psoriasis May Increase Odds of Type 2 Diabetes
Jun 20, 2012 00:47 AM E
The inflammation caused by the skin disease may influence a person's risk for contracting Type 2 diabetes and other diseases.
Antarctica
Ancient Antarctica Was Ringed With Plant Life
Jun 20, 2012 00:19 AM E
Ancient global warming brought more rain and warmer climates to Antarctica, making it almost 20 degrees warmer than it is today, and allowing for plant life to grow on its coasts.
peach
Peaches, Plums, Nectarines May Help Fight Obesity
Jun 19, 2012 19:45 PM E
New research shows that these fruits have anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties and may also reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol LDL which is associated to cardiovascular disease.
cruise ship
Buying Life Experiences to Impress Others Removes Happiness Boost
Jun 19, 2012 19:24 PM E
Planning on buying tickets for a cruise or going to a concert? If you're doing it to impress someone, you may not get the benefit from the experience.
BioTac Robotic Finger
Robotic Fingertip Outperforms Humans In Feeling Textures
Jun 19, 2012 18:00 PM E
Robots with the sense of touch may seem unnecessary, or even slightly creepy, but the researchers say this touch technology could be used in consumer product testing, personal assistive robots, or human prostheses.
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Firefly Glow Powers Nanorods that Could Become Electricity-Free Lights
Jun 18, 2012 22:09 PM E
Imagine stringing up your Christmas lights and never having to plug them in. The newest breakthrough in biomimicry - co-opting nature's tricks for our own technology - could lead to decorative light displays that don't use batteries or electricity to power them, but rely on nanorods that take their cues from fireflies.
grasshopper
Stressed Grasshoppers Binge on Carbs, Destroy Soil
Jun 18, 2012 21:40 PM E
Grasshoppers stressed while being hunted by spiders change plant ecosystems and leave behind more carbon when they die.
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Yankee Fans Misjudge Miles to Boston Due to Perceived Threat
Jun 18, 2012 21:05 PM E
Think you know whether Boston or Baltimore is closer to New York? That may depend on what baseball team you root for.
Sequoia Supercomputer
U.S. Reclaims Supercomputing Crown With World’s Fastest Machine
Jun 18, 2012 19:23 PM E
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia supercomputer leads the world in computing speed, according to the 39th TOP500 list, which ranks the most powerful supercomputers.
beer
Genes May Determine Alcohol Dependence
Jun 18, 2012 18:07 PM E
New research has found a significant link between alcohol dependency and abnormalities on chromosome 5q13.2. And these gene mutations can be inherited by offspring.
Mussels
FDA Warns Against Contaminated Korean Seafood
Jun 15, 2012 21:52 PM E
The Food and Drug Administration is urging stores and restaurants in the United States to stop carrying imported Korean oysters, clams, mussels and some scallops because they have been found to be contaminated with norovirus due to exposure to human fecal waste.
baby bottles
Breast Milk May Guard Against Oral HIV Transmission
Jun 15, 2012 21:07 PM E
For years, HIV experts have linked the transmission of the immunodeficiency virus in babies to breastfeeding. But new research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine finds that breast milk doesn't pass on the disease, and in fact, it may even prevent newborns from getting HIV.
voyager spacecraft
Voyager Spacecraft to Breach Boundary of Solar System and Enter True Outer Space
Jun 15, 2012 19:35 PM E
Scientists at NASA know that Voyager is nearing the boundary of our solar system that separates it from interstellar space. No other spaceship has passed beyond that edge. Information sent back from the craft shows a sharp increase in charged particles bombarding the ship from exploding stars that live beyond the border of the solar system.
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