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Alzheimer's Disease Accelerated by Abnormal Build Up of Fat in the Brain

<b>People with Alzheimer’s disease have fat deposits in the brain. For the first time since the disease was described 109 years ago, researchers</b> …

Physicists demonstrate new violations of local realism

(Phys.org)—Erwin Schrödinger once famously stated that quantum entanglement is "<i>the</i> characteristic trait of quantum mechanics" that distinguishes it …

Dark Energy Renders 97% Of The Galaxies In Our Observable Universe Permanently Unreachable

When you look out at a star whose light arrives after traveling towards you for 100 years, you’re seeing a star that’s 100 light years away, due to the fact that the speed of light is finite. But when you look out at a galaxy whose light arrives after traveling towards you for a journey of <i>100</i> …

Neutrons

Fish, Crabs Are Losing Homes as Oceans Lose Oxygen

About 20 percent of ocean habitat for Atlantic cod and crabs could be gone by end of century. Other marine life is at risk, too.<p>Atlantic cod, the storied catch of New England’s fishing industry, have little in common with bottom-dwelling rock crab, which are perhaps best known for swiping bait from …

These microbes 'eat' electrons to make methane - Futurity

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane.

Aliens Will Be Bear-Size, According to Math

With thousands of planets outside Earth's solar system, there's a pretty good chance that some of them have the conditions needed for life. If alien …

Extraterrestrial

Life after death: the science of human decomposition

Far from being dead, a rotting human corpse is the cornerstone of a complex ecosystem. A better understanding of this ecosystem could have direct applications in forensic science<p>John had been dead about four hours before his body was brought into the funeral home. He had been relatively healthy for …

Biology

Baby Mosasaurs Were Born Out at Sea

If you want to find sea monsters, there’s hardly a better place to look than western Kansas. Not that you’re going to see any live ones slithering around. They’ve been dead for more than 66 million years. In rocks deposited by a warm, shallow sea that once washed over the middle of North America, …

New study shows mindfulness therapy can be as effective as antidepressants

First study to track the effects of both treatments over a lengthy period reveals similar relapse rates<p><i>Somehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – in</i> <i>my head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became a</i> <i>boon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather</i> …

Depression

Astronomers discover largest known structure in the universe is ... a big hole

Scientists searching for an explanation for an unusually cool area of sky instead discovered a supervoid: an empty spherical blob 1.8 billion light years across<p>Astronomers have discovered what they say is the largest known structure in the universe: an incredibly big hole.<p>The “supervoid”, as it is …

Universe

'Liquid biopsy' picks up cancer biomarkers in blood, study finds

A blood test known as a "liquid biopsy" could help doctors track a shifty type of<p>lung cancerwithout the need for invasive procedures, an international team of researchers says.<p>The findings, presented at the American Assn. for Cancer Research meeting taking place in Philadelphia, could help doctors …