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Cells' natural response to chronic protein misfolding may do more harm than good

"Protein misfolding" diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer's may be seriously exacerbated by the body's own response against that …

LHCb experiment observes two new baryon particles never seen before

(Phys.org) —Today the collaboration for the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of two new particles in the …

Men and women adapt differently to spaceflight

A study looks at differences in the ways that men and women’s bodies react to time spent in space.<p>A new study used years of biological data on male …

Bioinformatics

Mouth to mouth: Kissing transfers 80 million bacteria, scientists say

Scientists have demonstrated that boys (well, men) really do have cooties (a simplified term for bacteria) that can spread to girls (OK, women) by kissing them.<p>In fact, a 10-second "intimate kiss" can transfer a whopping 80,000,000 bacteria from one mouth to another, according to a new report in …

Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide

The new simulation tracks the invisible gas that's warming the planet.<p>NASA has released a striking visualization of how carbon dioxide flows around the world. In the simulation, plumes of the greenhouse gas gush into the atmosphere from major industrial centers, swirling from continent to continent …

Crowdfunded lunar mission will put donors’ hair on the moon

A crowdfunded moon lander that will drill deep into the lunar surface to study rocks that formed soon after the birth of the solar system has been announced by a British organisation.<p>Lunar Mission One aims to transform how space exploration is done by covering the costs of expeditions with millions …

Is low vitamin D deadly? - Futurity

A study of 96,000 Danes adds yet more evidence suggesting a vitamin D deficiency can raise the risk for cancer and death.

Climate change may blunt China's effort to fight disease - Futurity

Waterborne diseases in China have declined sharply during the last 20 years, but will climate change stall future improvements?

Survey: Americans worry about Ebola abroad, but not at home - Futurity

A survey of more than 900 Americans suggests that when it comes to Ebola, most "are keeping calm, and ready to carry on."

Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellite’ survive reentry

A Russian “sex satellite” mission studying the cosmic reproduction of geckos, flies and bacteria has returned to Earth with the geckos dead but some of its bacteria still alive.<p>Two basalt discs with bacteria samples had been affixed to the outside of a Foton-M satellite that was launched into space …

How do math prodigies define success at 50? - Futurity

How do teen math prodigies from the 1970s view success at mid-life? The answer differs according to gender.

Doctors stumped as more breast cancer patients remove healthy breasts

Evidence is mounting that too many women with early-stage<p>breast cancerare opting for mastectomies instead of having breast-conserving surgeries that offer the same odds of survival.<p>A new analysis of more than 1.2 million breast cancer patients in the U.S. found that 37.8% of women who were eligible …

December 2014

Sir Henry Harris obituary

The cell biologist Henry Harris, who has died aged 89, made the key discovery that the inactivated form of a virus responsible for a respiratory tract infection in mice could fuse cells together very efficiently, even when they differed widely in type and species of origin. He showed that this …

NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes

The trippy video you see above is the highest-resolution model yet of how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth's atmosphere.<p>The scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center who created the computer model call it "Nature Run," and though it's hypnotic to watch, it also provides researchers with a …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Moose Get So Big Eating Plants?

Herbivores get energy directly from the source, which allows them to become bigger than carnivores.<p>Carnivores may be at the top of the food chain, but herbivores are often the bigger guns (or guts) on the ladder. What makes them so big?<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, I took the author's …

Ebola: Gates Foundation funds convalescent plasma research

As a group of celebrities that includes Bono, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck calls for increased efforts to battle<p>Ebola, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it was contributing $5.7 million for the study of an experimental blood-based treatment.<p>"The initial response to …

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance …

Wireless And Wearable Sensors To Track Your Basketball Skills

Players and coaches can monitor shots and create individualized workouts.<p>Despite my being over six feet tall, basketball was never quite my sport—all that running. But while technology may not be able to make me faster, it can potentially help me improve my free throws in the form of ShotTracker.<p>A …

Anti-social network: Health risks of love-hate friends

Around half of our acquaintances may be “frenemies” – and they could have a surprising impact on your psychology and physical well-being, says David Robson.<p>I have a problem. I have friends that I love to hate. My “frenemies”, as they are known. And they could be affecting my health.<p>Don’t get me …

Non-Profit Wants To Make Encrypting Web Traffic Easy And Free

Secure browsing should be the rule, not the exception.<p>The padlock icon is our friend. We've all been trained to look for it in the address bar of our browser, especially when we're shopping online, logging into our webmail, or accessing sensitive information from our bank. But shouldn't secure …