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Paris Attack Economic Impact: Gulf States, Travel Companies Could Suffer If Tourists Fear Arab Region

The recent terror attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of at least 129 people may have a wider economic impact outside of Europe. An analyst at …

Strengthening Brain Connections

<b>Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons.</b><p>When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the …

Stuff in Styrofoam makes nanocomposites tougher

Engineers are testing the limits of toughness in nanocomposites by infusing them with polystyrene, the same material in a Styrofoam cup.

Atoms

6 Lessons for Effective Science-Based Ocean Conservation

Ocean conservation is hard. You fight the challenges of "out of sight, out of mind," of largely unregulated high seas, and of waters so vast people find it hard to believe humans could actually overfish it (or as the saying goes in Jamaica, "fish can't done").<p>The ocean is indeed in deep, deep …

Conservation

This Is Why a Mouse's Sperm Is Longer Than an Elephant's Sperm

A mouse’s sperm is much, much larger than an elephant’s sperm. A fruit fly produces the longest sperm known to science. Why do tiny animals make big …

Ronda Rousey Got So Beat Up She Can't Fight For Six Months

After Holly Holm knocked her out at UFC 193 on Saturday, former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be out of action for six months.<p>On Tuesday, UFC released a full list of fighters who've been issued medical suspensions in the wake of UFC 193. Rousey will be held out of the octagon for 180 …

Airports

High dose of vitamin C kills cancer cells in mice | Ars Technica

It selectively kills colorectal cancer cells with two common mutations.<p>A new study published in <i>Science</i> presents evidence that perhaps some of the …

Amazon announces its Black Friday deals, Web holds its breath

“Last year, total holiday sales from the Amazon Mobile Shopping App doubled in the U.S. and Black Friday had the most rapid growth in mobile shopping,” Amazon said in a news release.<p>Another new feature will include “Watch A Deal” service that will notify customers when a chosen product goes on sale.<p>…