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MUMMY
Ancient Inca Mummy had Lung Infection at Time of Sacrificial Death
Jul 27, 2012 16:47 PM E
New studies of the 500-year-old mummy of an Incan girl known as "The Maiden" show that the 15-year-old suffered from a lung infection, most likely tuberculosis, at the time of her death.
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New Drug to Help Maintain Weight Loss
Jul 27, 2012 15:13 PM E
The drug increases sensitivity to the hormone leptin, a natural appetite suppressant found in the body. Obese people become desensitized to leptin, a process that is thought to involved cannabinoid receptors - the same receptors that are stimulated by marijuana use.
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New Technology Allows Paralyzed People to Write Cursive With Just Their Eyes
Jul 27, 2012 14:44 PM E
New technology designed to allow paralyzed people to communicate by writing cursive with only a look works by teaching the user to overcome the usually jerky movements of eyes.
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Birds and Children Both Solve Aesop's Puzzle
Jul 26, 2012 20:29 PM E
Clever birds performed as well as the children in the study in two tasks mimicking Aesop's fable, but researchers found that when the mechanism of the test was hidden from view, children outsmarted the wily birds.
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Bizarre Pulsating Star Hiccups as it Spins
Jul 26, 2012 19:52 PM E
Scientists have found a young pulsar - a compact star that rotates about its axis many times per second, emitting gamma rays and radio waves - with the glitch in its rotation.
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Salty Diet Can Lower Calcium, Lead to Kidney Stones and Osteoporosis
Jul 26, 2012 17:47 PM E
A team of medical researchers have found an important link between sodium and calcium, which both appear to be regulated by the same molecule in the body. In case of an overload of sodium, they are expelled from the body at the same time through urine. And high levels of calcium in urine leads to kidney stones, while too little calcium in the body ...
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Tropical Plankton Invade Arctic Waters
Jul 26, 2012 02:30 AM E
Tropical plankton usually found in warm climates have been observed living in the Arctic Ocean off the northwest coast of Svalbard. This is the first time tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa have been found living so for north.
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Chemical Helps Blind Mice See Again
Jul 25, 2012 21:15 PM E
In a major advance in the field of vision restoration, a team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley along with researchers at the University of Munich and University of Washington in Seattle have discovered a chemical that temporarily restores some vision to blind mice.
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No Such Thing as a Safe Tan, Study Says
Jul 25, 2012 19:41 PM E
That tan on your shoulders can be a sign of a day spent lounging at the beach, but it's also a sign of skin damage. A new study conducted by researchers at George Washington University and published in Nature Communciations produced evidence to support the warnings dermatologists have been giving for years: there is no such thing as a 'safe' tan.
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Brittany Wenger, 17, Wins Google Science Fair With Revolutionary App to Diagnose Breast Cancer
Jul 25, 2012 17:52 PM E
Google announced the winners of the 2012 Google Science Fair, the second annual online competition that accepts submissions from teens age 13 to 18. The grand prize winner is Brittany Wenger, a 17-year-old high school junior from Lakewood Ranch, Fla., who built a cloud-based tool to help doctors diagnose breast cancer.
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Greenland Ice Sheet Melted at Unprecedented Rate in July
Jul 25, 2012 01:39 AM E
Satellite images of Greenland's surface shows that for several days this month, the ice cover on the island melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
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Discovery Channel Telescope Records First Images
Jul 25, 2012 01:17 AM E
The science channel's eye to the sky sits atop a mountain in Arizona as part of the Lowell Observatory. The 14-foot mirror of the telescope was exposed to the stars in what astronomer's refer to as 'first light' as it recorded images of the galaxy M109.
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YouTube Videos Offer Treatment for Vertigo
Jul 24, 2012 22:45 PM E
YouTube may be a fun way to pass the time watching the latest music video or catching up on cat videos, but new research shows that it could actually help sufferers of vertigo learn to apply a home treatment by watching tutorials online.
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Starfish Evolved at Incredible Speeds
Jul 24, 2012 21:18 PM E
Starfish, or sea stars, aren't animals known for their speed, but they are quick in one area: evolution. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, finds that a type of 'cushion star' branched off from its cousins to form a new species in just 6,000 years.
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