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Where do 'Hawaiian box jellies' come from? via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
An insightful cross-disciplinary team, working for over a decade, published a study recently revealing that a key number of hours of darkness during the lunar cycle triggers mature 'Hawaiian box jellyfish' (Alatina alata) to swim to leeward O'ahu…
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Unraveling a perplexing explosive process that occurs throughout the universe via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Novel simulation brings extraordinary fast radio bursts into the laboratory in a way once thought impossible.
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Researchers unveil a secret of stronger metals via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers determined exactly what happens as crystal grains in metals form during an extreme deformation process, at the tiniest scales, down to a few nanometers across. The findings could lead to better, more consistent properties in metals, such…
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Deciphering the biosynthetic gene cluster for potent freshwater toxin via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Scientists discover the enzymes responsible for the production of one of the most toxic and fast-acting neurotoxins associated with freshwater harmful algal blooms in lakes and ponds. The discovery revealed that guanitoxin-producing cyanobacteria…
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Study discovers an underlying cause for infantile spasms and points to a novel therapy via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
A groundbreaking study has found the underlying cause and a potential treatment for infantile spasms -- intractable epilepsy common in babies and with limited treatment options.
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PFAS chemicals do not last forever via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Once dubbed 'forever chemicals,' per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, might be in the market for a new nickname. Adding iodide to a water treatment reactor that uses ultraviolet (UV) light and sulfite destroys up to 90% of carbon-fluorine…
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Haywire T cells attack protein in 'bad' cholesterol via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Detecting these T cells may lead to diagnostics to better detect heart disease--and disease severity--through a blood sample. The knowledge also brings researchers closer to developing a vaccine that dampens this dangerous immune cell activity to…
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Light pollution can disorient monarch butterflies via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Biologists say nighttime light pollution can interfere with the remarkable navigational abilities of monarchs, which travel as far as Canada to Mexico and back during their multi-generational migration. Researchers found that butterflies roosting at…
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Mixing laser- and x-ray-beams via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Unlike fictional laser swords, real laser beams do not interact with each other when they cross -- unless the beams meet within a suitable material allowing for nonlinear light-matter interaction. In such a case, wave mixing can give rise to beams…
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New research shows no evidence of structural brain change with short-term mindfulness training via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
A team found flaws in previous research that purported to show meditation could alter the brain's structure.
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Neuromorphic memory device simulates neurons and synapses via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers have reported a nano-sized neuromorphic memory device that emulates neurons and synapses simultaneously in a unit cell, another step toward completing the goal of neuromorphic computing designed to rigorously mimic the human brain with…
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Children with same-sex parents are socially well-adjusted via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Difficult social and legal conditions are stress factors for same-sex families, but do not affect the behavior of children and young people with same-sex parents, new research suggests.
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Study links thalamus inhibition in adolescence to long-lasting cortical abnormalities via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers have reported new evidence that cognitive abnormalities seen in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia may be traceable to altered activity in the thalamus during adolescence, a time window of heightened vulnerability for…
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New research challenges established ideas about infant crying via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
A research project provides a new understanding of what can be defined as normal and excessive crying among infants.
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Climate change likely to reduce the amount of sleep that people get per year via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Most research looking at the impact of climate change on human life has focused on how extreme weather events affect economic and societal health outcomes on a broad scale. Yet climate change may also have a strong influence on fundamental daily…
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Function follows form in plant immunity via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Scientists have discovered a novel biochemical mechanism explaining how immune proteins defend plants against invading microorganisms.
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