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New clues to why poor nutrition in the womb leads to obesity later in life
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
Babies receiving poor nutrition in the womb tend to be smaller at birth, which has been linked to the development of obesity and other health problems later in life. Researchers continue to discover other consequences related to undernutrition during pregnancy. A new study examines how poor fetal nu...
Internet searches create illusion of personal knowledge, research finds
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
Searching the Internet for information may make people feel smarter than they actually are, according to new research. In a series of experiments, participants who searched for information on the Internet believed they were more knowledgeable than a control group about topics unrelated to the online...
HIV patients experience better kidney transplant outcomes than hepatitis c patients
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive kidney transplant patients experienced superior outcomes when compared to kidney transplant patients with Hepatitis C and those infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, according to a study.
How to make a profit from rotting garbage
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
Landfills can make a profit from all their rotting waste and a new patent explains exactly how to make the most out of the stinky garbage sites. Decomposing trash produces methane, a landfill gas that can be used to produce electricity or heat. Since methane is a greenhouse gas and most landfills do...
Secrets of the seahorse tail revealed
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
A team of engineers and biologists reports new progress in using computer modeling and 3D shape analysis to understand how the unique grasping tails of seahorses evolved. These prehensile tails combine the seemingly contradictory characteristics of flexibility and rigidity, and knowing how seahorses...
''Pan-Eurasian experiment'' searches for solutions to Northern climate, environmental issues
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
European, Russian and Chinese scientific leaders and researchers in climate issues gathered recently in Helsinki, Finland for a conference on the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX). "Global warming and other comparable ecosystem changes have dramatic effects in the Arctic and the Boreal regions. These a...
People in MTV docusoaps are more ideal than real: Obese characters are no-shows in ''reality'' programs
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
More midriff, cleavage and muscle is seen in MTV''s popular television docusoaps such as The Real World, Jersey Shore or Laguna Beach than in the average American household. Semi-naked brawny Adonises and even more scantily clad thin women strut around on screen simply to grab the audience''s attent...
Travelling pollution: East Asian human activities affect air quality in remote tropical forests
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
Researchers have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia. Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator, with implications for air quality in the region. Once there, the pollutants can travel higher into the atmospher...
200th anniversary of Tambora eruption a reminder of volcanic perils
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
The volcanologist Stephen Self, an expert on super-eruptions, was the first modern-day scientist to visit Tambora in Indonesia, the site of the largest volcanic eruption in 1,000 years. On the 200th anniversary of its eruption in 1815, Self and others warn of the ever-present dangers of volcanoes li...
Using Twitter to probe political polarization
Science Daily, 16 hours ago
Most often on Twitter, those we engage with are like-minded, and the ensuing electronic maelstrom of 140-character missives serves to reinforce, pulling us and them further along in the direction we were already trending toward. All that sound and fury can signify something, however: researchers in ...
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