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Top News: Science

Study: Lack of sleep may cause false memories

Psychological researchers from the University of California in Irvine and Michigan State University have published findings suggesting that lack of sleep makes you susceptible to false memories.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Dinosaur extinction the result of 'perfect storm' of events

Edinburgh - And if that perfect storm hadn’t come about, say scientists, dinosaurs might still be with us today — except their continued existence might have meant a very different "us" having evolved — if at all.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Communication with Russian gecko sex satellite restored

Moscow - The Russian Federal Space Agency announced that it has restored contact with its Foton-M4 satellite, lost three days ago. The spacecraft carries a set of scientific tests including five geckos to study the effect of micro-gravity on their fertility.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

Is MERS airborne?

Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Fat burning cancer link

Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New autism genetic link revealed

In a new study, researchers determine that heritability outweighs non-genetic risk factors when it comes to the developmental disorder.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Can dogs 'feel jealousy?'

Dogs may have the capacity to feel human-like jealousy, according to a study. The study included diverse small dog breeds such as chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and several mutts.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Genetic causes of schizophrenia are 'considerable'

The number of known genetic variants linked with schizophrenia has more than tripled, following a massive genome-wide association study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Biologists warn earth facing 6th mass extinction

A group of biologists is warning that the growing loss of species may mean that the planet is in the early stages of a sixth mass extinction. Another group of scientists say extreme and controversial methods may be needed to slow the rate of extinction.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 1 comment

Top CDC anthrax researcher resigns

Atlanta - The former head of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention biosecurity laboratory has left his post following a safety review of U.S. government labs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

CDC resumes dealing with hazardous materials

Atlanta - A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to return to transferring hazardous materials.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Citizen science success with lionfish research

Miami - A sixth grader’s science project on the salinity tolerance of lionfish has been proved spot on. An academic researcher has confirmed the student’s results. The data expands knowledge about an invasive species.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Elephants are the greatest 'sniffers' on the planet

African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor genes known in mammals, nearly twice as many as dogs have, and five times more than humans.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Schizophrenia research receives large cash donation

The philanthropist Ted Stanley has announced he will donate $650 million to psychiatric research. The donation will be used to conduct studies aimed at findings the genetic causes of the mental health disorder.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Gut microbes help to detoxify rat diets

Gut microbes in Mojave Desert rats help the animals metabolize creosote toxins, according to some new research. The results demonstrated that gut microbes can enhance their rodent hosts’ ability to digest the creosote toxins.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Siberian team finds evidence that most dinosaurs had feathers

According to a paper published by Russian researchers, our understanding of dinosaur tissues is wrong. Feathers may have possibly been a part of many body structures during that era.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Artificial Intelligence analyzes Beatle music progression

Southfield - In what may be a major leap in analytics, Lawrence Technological University has correctly identified the Beatles' music progression from their first album to their last, using Big Data technology. This is a real first, and it’s pretty fascinating stuff.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Fukushima radiation linked to Japanese monkeys’ blood count

Fukushima - A new report suggests that Japanese monkeys have suffered health issues likely attributable to the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Changing oceans affecting calcification of marine organisms

The ocean is home to many creatures, and all of them take their sustenance from this environment. One group of organisms use the ocean's calcium to create their shells and exoskeletons. These are the calcifiers, the mollusks, corals and starfish.
In the Media by Karen Graham
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