Mari Shylla

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Geologists solve tectonic plate mystery with half a tonne of explosives

Geologists may have finally explained how tectonic plates shift by blowing up hundreds of kilograms of dynamite in New Zealand.<p>Half a tonne of explosive slurry was pumped into a dozen, steel-cased holes spread nearly 100km across New Zealand’s north island.<p>The seismic waves produced by the …

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E-cigarette vapor damages the immune system of mice, study finds

E-cigarettes are being pitched as potentially safer alternatives to traditional tobacco cigarettes, but it's starting to look like they may share some of the same deleterious effects. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University looks at e-cigarettes' effects on mice, and it finds that exposure to …

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Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

Weird & Wild<p>The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many …

Chimpanzees change accent to fit in with friends

Two groups of chimps who merged at Edinburgh Zoo started grunting like each other within three years, scientists found.<p>Most people will find that their accents change subtly if they spend enough time in a different area or country.<p>But it seems the same is true of chimpanzees.<p>Scientists have …

Combination Of Electricity And Chemistry Can Help Break Cocaine Addiction

Science is doing strange things in the brains of druggy mice<p>In 2013, a team of researchers showed they could reverse some of the symptoms of cocaine addiction by engineering rats' brain cells to respond to light and then aiming lasers at the rats' prefrontal cortexes. It was more of a research tool …

Why Is Nearsightedness Skyrocketing Among Chinese Youth?

If you walk the streets of China today, you'll quickly notice that most young people wear glasses. In Shanghai, for instance, 86 percent of high school students suffer from myopia, or nearsightedness, according to the government's Xinhua News Agency.<p>Myopia has risen quickly in much of East Asia and …