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Want Reliable Medical Information? The Trump Administration Doesn’t

The National Guideline Clearinghouse is a federal database intended to help doctors answer almost any medical question you can think of: Can this emergency room patient tolerate a procedure that normally requires an empty stomach? Does that patient need a stent? Which antibiotic should this patient …

Health Care

Endosymbiont genomes yield clues of tubeworm success

Article |<p>Open | Published: 18 July 2018<p>Yuanning Li ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2206-5804,<br>• Mark R. Liles ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-9313-8150 &<br>• Kenneth …

Biology

Synopsis: Quantum Dots Serve Entangled Photons on Demand

July 18, 2018<p>Quantum dots that emit entangled photon pairs on demand could be used in quantum communication networks.<p>D. Huber and C. Schimpf/Johannes …

Quantum Physics

Olfactory receptors 'do more than smell'

Scientists in Germany suggest that a better understanding of the many roles of olfactory receptors in the body could lead to new avenues of medical …

Neuroscience

Three Major Physics Discoveries and Counting

Sau Lan Wu spent decades working to establish the Standard Model of particle physics. Now she’s searching for what lies beyond it.

Physics

Is Time Running Out On Dark Matter?

Time may be running out on the search for the cosmos’ exotic dark matter. Decades after the first searches for dark matter’s hypothetical exotic particle counterparts, researchers are mostly at a loss to explain why there still has been no direct detection. That is, one that could explain why such …

Dark Matter

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

Antimatter plasma reveals secrets of deep space signals

Mysterious radiation emitted from distant corners of the galaxy could finally be explained with efforts to recreate a unique state of matter that …

Physics

New PET scan for Alzheimer's disease directly measures synaptic loss

Exciting new research from Yale University has revealed a new method that could potentially objectively diagnose if a person is suffering through the …

Dementia

Best of Last Week – Century old physics riddle solved, world's oldest colors and eating fat is cause of weight gain

It was a good week for physics as a combined team from MIT and Harvard University asked whether gravitational waves could reveal how fast our …

Physics

Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

Scientists have just packed 18 qubits — the most basic units of quantum computing — into just six weirdly connected photons. That's an unprecedented …

Quantum Physics

Ancient Tools Discovered in China Confound Accepted Theory of Human Migration

"This has been one of the high points in my career."<p>Earth is littered with evidence of intrepid, ancient peoples who had one big thing in common …

Anthropology

Tiny fossil foot: Toddlers once had toes for climbing trees

A new analysis of a child’s foot from a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton shows that our human ancestors, at least the youngest ones, not only …

University of Chicago

Scientists Cross Out One Competing Explanation For Why Zebras Have Stripes

One theory down, 17 to go.<p>What’s black, white, and a scientific conundrum? To biologists, the answer is zebra stripes. Charles Darwin admitted he was …

Zoology

New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc2” play out in hundreds of millions of …

Physics

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

Genetics

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

Quantum Physics

Remember That Dark-Matter-Free Galaxy? It May Have Dark Matter After All

A galaxy that is supposedly devoid of all dark matter might actually be full of it.<p>And that, paradoxically, could mean dark matter doesn't …

Dark Matter

GMS: Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays

A new study using data from NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope suggests that the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, Eta …

Universe

Alzheimer’s & Gum Disease — Periodontal Inflammation and Cognitive Function — Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

New York — A new study by researchers at the NYU College of Dentistry finds that gum disease may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease.<p>It's the …

Dementia

Super-sensitive device seeks axions, proposed dark matter particles

U.S. physicists say they have successfully tested the first experiment sensitive enough to detect axions — hypothetical particles that some scientists think make up the dark matter holding galaxies together.<p>The Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX), which is located at the University of Washington in …

Dark Matter

Chinese scientists set new quantum entanglement record

Chinese scientists have set a world record for entanglement of 18 quantum bits, keeping their lead in the field of quantum computing.<p>The research by …

Quantum Computing

Five Real Life Wasp Superpowers Not in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Wasps are not typically thought of as heroes—if anything, they’re antiheroes. Equipped with sharp stingers, menacing drones and a penchant for sugar, …

Insects

Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail

New findings add to evidence that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may help people with tinnitus — particularly those who have tried other …

Mindfulness

This Is How Much Dark Matter Passes Through Your Body Every Second

The Universe, despite all the planets, stars, gas, dust, galaxies, and more we find within it, doesn’t quite add up. On the largest cosmic scales, we find the same story everywhere we look: there isn’t enough matter to account for the gravitational effects we observe. Matter clumps into a cosmic …

Dark Matter

Huge meta-study confirms link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis

One of the most compelling hypotheses in scientific research today is the growing belief that psychiatric disorders are potentially related to immune …

Neuroscience

How much you have to exercise and what kind of workout to do to get different types of benefits

1/<p>Even small amounts of exercise can make a big difference long-term — running five minutes a day could add years to your life, if you do it for …

Exercise

2018 July 1 - Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus

<b>Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, JPL, SSI, Cassini Imaging Team<p><b>Explanation:</b> Do underground oceans vent through the …

Astronomy

Quantum Computing Explained In Five Levels

Explaining quantum computing to your average person is hard. You'll definitely need an expert — and the expert has to be able to explain quantum …

Quantum Computing

Role of endocannabinoids in the hippocampus and amygdala in emotional memory and plasticity

Article | Published: 27 June 2018<p>This is an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. Nature Research are providing this early …

Neuroscience