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Angry Tweets Predict Patterns Of Heart Disease, Researchers Say

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am

Can tweets be analyzed to predict heart disease? New research suggests the answer is yes.

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Angry Tweets Predict Patterns Of Heart Disease, Researchers Say

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am

Can tweets be analyzed to predict heart disease? New research suggests the answer is yes.

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'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:52am

Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.

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'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:52am

Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.

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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:46pm

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:38pm

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:38pm

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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Catching A Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go In The Name Of Science

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:37pm

Coyotes in the Deep South live among a mosaic of agricultural fields and woods but little wilderness. A new study uses tracking collars to understand how these animals thrive in three Southern states.

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Catching A Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go In The Name Of Science

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:37pm

Coyotes in the Deep South live among a mosaic of agricultural fields and woods but little wilderness. A new study uses tracking collars to understand how these animals thrive in three Southern states.

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Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:41pm

Swedish kids growing up in families that wash their dishes by hand are less likely to develop certain allergies than those in families with dishwashers, a study suggests. But there may be more to it.

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Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:41pm

Swedish kids growing up in families who wash their dishes by hand seem less likely than families with dishwashers to develop certain allergies, one study suggests. But there may be more to it.

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The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.

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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:51am

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.

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Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 4:09pm

The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.

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For The Evolution Of Marine Creatures, Bigger Is Better, Study Says

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:20pm

A new study published in Science looked at thousands of marine animals over a 540-million-year evolutionary span. Their conclusion: Most of them got larger.

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15-Minute Ebola Test Approved For Fighting The Epidemic

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:11pm

The test is as simple as a pregnancy test. So it could help health workers find and stop new outbreaks more quickly. But it doesn't catch every case and still requires some lab equipment.

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What Does It Take To Map The Human Brain?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:20am

Nancy Kanwisher studies the brain partly by staring at her own. She's spent countless hours in an fMRI scanner, mapping her own brain to gain insight into what makes us human.

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How Do We Know What Other People Are Thinking?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:20am

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe explains how one region in the brain focuses on other people's thoughts.

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How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:20am

Philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly-running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.

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What Makes The Human Brain Unique?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:20am

Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel turns brains into soup, so she can meticulously count the neurons, and determine why human brains are unique.

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