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I Am a 30-Year Veteran Scientist From the U.S. EPA: I Can’t Afford to Be Discouraged

By Rita Schoeny<p>. . . And neither can you.<p>Since January, we have seen a continual assault on our environmental protections. The U.S. Environmental …

Tyson Foods Linked to the Largest Toxic Dead Zone in U.S. History

What comes to mind when you think of Tyson Foods? A chicken nugget? A big red logo?<p>How about the largest toxic dead zone in U.S. history? It turns …

Scientists discover neuronal effects of psychedelic drugs using human minibrains

Parsing Out Psychedelics<p>New research using human minibrains has revealed that a hallucinogenic compound known as 5-MeO-DMT triggers changes in …

Blocking the 'love hormone' may reduce social anxiety

A new study in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> suggests that inhibiting the hormone oxytocin may help people to recover from unpleasant, stressful, …

Neuroscience

Gut bacteria may protect infants from intestinal infection

Gastroenteritis is one of the main causes of death in children under 5 years old, leading to 2.5 million deaths annually, with younger infants being …

NASA's new "space fabric"

This is NASA's new "space fabric" in development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.<p>The metal textile is 3D printed in one piece yet can be easily …

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

4 children die when pesticide, water mix creates toxic gas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four children died after someone at their home sprayed water on a previously applied pesticide, causing a reaction that produced toxic phosphine gas, officials in Amarillo, Texas, said.<p>At least five other people were hospitalized in Monday's incident.<p>Fire Capt. Larry Davis said a family …

Scientists Stumped By Thousands Of Dead Fish Off Nova Scotia

The animals are being tested for diseases, toxins and infections.<p>Weeks of tests have failed to find the cause of the mysterious mass die-off of thousands of fish washing up on the southwestern shores of Nova Scotia.<p>Besides a tsunami of dead and dying herring, creatures that have washed ashore …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

What Happens When You're Drunk AND Stoned At The Same Time?

There is a new type of hangover and it has nothing to do with what you drink

Scientists make 'emotional' discovery...<p>Have you ever woken up with what seems to be a raging hangover after a night of absolutely no drinking at all?<p>…

Researchers Tap Into Brain Activity to Boost Confidence

Participants' confidence increased, even when they were making incorrect choices.<p>There may be a way to tap into people's brain activity to boost …

Researchers achieve ultimate resolution limit in fluorescence microscopy

It is the holy grail of light microscopy: improving the resolving power of this method such that one can individually discern molecules that are very …

Ice Age Human Footprints in Canada Reveal a Walk on the Beach Taken 13,000 Years Ago

This year’s science news really shook things up—and we mean that quite literally. A pair of colliding black holes billions of light years away caused …

Anthropology

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

<b>(Getty/azgAr Donmaz)</b><p>This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p>Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria …

Medical Research

Scripps Florida scientists uncover cellular process behind premature aging

JUPITER, FL - December 21, 2016 - In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown how two …

Microbiota: Reseeding the gut

Outlook | Published: 21 December 2016<p>Liam Drew<p><i>Nature</i> <b>volume 540</b>, pages S109–S112 (22 December 2016) | Download Citation<p>Transplants of faecal matter …

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

One of the most basic things we are taught in school science classes is that water can exist in three different states, either as solid ice, liquid …

These Fish Evolved to Live in Extremely Toxic Water

Killifish in some highly polluted Eastern rivers have evolved to survive levels of toxins up to 8,000 times the lethal dose.<p>Minnow-like Atlantic killifish spend their entire lives swimming in a toxic stew of chemicals in some of the United States’ most polluted waters. Now scientists have figured …

This Ocean Creature Makes Its Own Invisibility Cloak

In the open seas, the only way to hide is to disguise yourself as water.<p>Life under the sea can be nasty, brutish, and short if you don’t have an effective form of camouflage.<p>The cuttlefish’s skin, for instance, holds some ten million color cells, allowing it to impersonate a chunk of a coral, a …

Personality trait or mental disorder? The same genes may weigh in on both

You don't need fancy genome-sequencing or brain-imaging equipment to know that some of the people we know and love are just a little, well, out there.<p>We used to call these people "worriers," "creative types," "eccentrics" or "loners." Like the rest of us, they seem to have come into the world with …

Virus engineered to rely on artificial amino acids, used as vaccine

You make the virus in cells with a weird amino acid, then use it as a vaccine.<p>Synthetic biology has become a catch-all term for attempts to engineer …

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'

<b>Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.</b><p>Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut.<p>The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

We’ve known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope. Yogurt companies use …

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Exercise Changed This Neuroscientist’s Life And Now She Wants To Change Yours

New research is increasingly discovering the benefits of physical exercise for the brain.<p>Devoted to solving intricate physiological questions about the brain for almost her entire adult life, Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist at New York University, was proud of her work. But the long hours dedicated …

The Brain

Researchers Found Where Depression Lives in the Brain

New study identifies the area of the brain affected by depression and could open the door to far more effective treatments.<p>Last year, an estimated 16 million US adults experienced a major depressive disorder that lasted at least two weeks and included at least four other symptoms such as problems …

Scientists Can Now See More Sharply Than Anyone Thought Possible

A group of scientists has managed to overcome the theoretical limit on image sharpness.<p>A team of scientists have managed to bypass a theoretical limit on optical resolution, allowing them to see more sharply than ever before. Their results are published in a paper in the journal <i>Optica</i>.<p>Every optical …