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Addiction to love comes in two forms: Study

What does love feel like? Love addiction comes in not one but two forms according to neuroscientists. In a long-term review, researchers from the Oxford University Centre for Neuroethics explain what these differences are.

NASA spacecraft survives dive through Saturn's rings

Miami - An unmanned NASA spacecraft has survived its plunge between the rings of Saturn and, after briefly going dark for the flyby, is communicating again with Earth, the US space agency said Thursday.

Adding cinnamon to the diet lowers body temperature

Melbourne - A surprising fact has emerged from a food technology project. Researchers have discovered that adding cinnamon to the diet can cool the body by a temperature of up to two degrees. This adds to research about other health benefits from the spice.

Smart pills developed to tackle gut disorders and diseases

Melbourne - A clinical trial has been completed into ingestible capsules. The capsules can be used to deliver medicines to prevent and help to diagnose a range of gut disorders and diseases.

New insight into the family tree of canines

Washington - A new insight into the family tree of dogs reveals a previously unknown dimension to the history of canines. This has come about through the largest family tree of dogs ever assembled.

World's oldest fungus discovered

Fungi, or microorganisms resembling fungi, date back over 2.4 billion years according to new fossil evidence. Samples have been discovered from rocks that were once underneath the sea floor.

Technologist offers low-cost solutions to Africa

Manu Prakash, who is a bio-engineer based at Stanford University, has begun designing low-cost technology to help out scientists and technologists in the poorest parts of the world.

NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings

Miami - An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun.

Plastic-eating caterpillar addresses waste problem

Cambridge - A plastic-eating caterpillar could munch polymeric waste and help to address the problems of plastic waste disposal that accumulates in landfills, according to a Cambridge science team.

Essential Science: Making more efficient biofuels

Are biofuels the answer to the world’s energy needs or do the problems, including diverting food crops for fuel, carry an unnecessary level of social and economic problems? If biofuels are the answer, how can they be made for efficient?

U.S. farm sector may be dealing with 'vomitoxin' again this year

A fungus that produces a mycotoxin called "vomitoxin was found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing pork and poultry farmers to test their feed supplies. Now, it looks like grain growers will have to deal with the fungus again this year.

Bad mix of gut microbes triggers age-associated inflammation

Inflammation increases with age and this leads to ill-health problems. One of the triggers appears to be the balance of microorganisms in the gut. This is based on studies using mice and the findings may well apply to people.

Altering amino acids incapacitates cancer

Amino acids are necessary for life. When these molecules go wrong they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells. New research suggests targeting two amino acids can stop cancerous cell growth.

No autism link to prenatal exposure to antidepressants

One concern is that mothers who take antidepressants while pregnant go on to have children who develop autism. A new scientific study disproves this.

Brain gains in elderly mice given human umbilical cord plasma

In what could turn out to be a major science breakthrough, researchers have succeeded in rejuvenating old mice’s brains and improve their memories by injecting them with plasma taken from human umbilical cords.

Op-Ed: The revolution against ignorance has begun: March for Science

Sydney - It is bizarre to think, that in a world literally drenched in science, that science is a pariah in culture and government. People whose views on global warming would fail high school science are running countries.

Op-Ed: Climate change leads the London 'March for Science' agenda Special

London - Hundreds of thousands of scientists have taken to the streets to 'march for science' to combat fake news and the counterfactual political culture espoused by Donald Trump and other leading politicians. Digital Journal was at the London event.

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Miami - An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship carrying a load of supplies and science experiments arrived safely at the International Space Station on Saturday, according to live images broadcast on NASA television.

Ready for a long, hot summer? Self-cooling clothing could help

University of California San Diego scientists have developed a low-cost plastic material which can act as the base material for clothing that cools down the wearer.
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