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What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes

Science Daily - 4 hours 19 min ago
It's well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it's a microscopic roundworm that's providing an explanation of how that occurs.
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Insecticides mimic melatonin, creating higher risk for diabetes

Science Daily - 4 hours 19 min ago
Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks researchers have found.
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Ants use Sun and memories to navigate

BBC - 4 hours 19 min ago
Scientists say ants can plot a route home even when travelling backwards.
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Most Islamic State commanders in Mosul already killed, Iraqi general says

Reuters - 4 hours 20 min ago
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Most Islamic State (IS) commanders in Mosul have been killed in battles with Iraqi government forces that raged over the past three months in the eastern side of the city, an Iraqi general said on Thursday.
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How Kids Catch Our Social Biases

Scientific American - 4 hours 21 min ago
The nonverbal messages we send, sometimes unconsciously, can play a surprisingly large role

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Do You Speak Virus? Phages Caught Sending Chemical Messages

Scientific American - 4 hours 21 min ago
A virus that infects bacteria listens to messages from its relatives when deciding how to attack its hosts

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The $2.4-Billion Plan to Steal a Rock from Mars

Scientific American - 4 hours 51 min ago
NASA is now building the rover that it hopes will bring back signs of life on the Red Planet

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Regional sea-level scenarios will help Northeast plan for faster-than-global rise

Science Daily - 5 hours 11 min ago
Sea level in the Northeast and in some other US regions will rise significantly faster than the global average, according to a new report. In a worst-case scenario, global sea level could rise by about 8 feet by 2100, according to the report, which lays out six scenarios intended to inform national and regional planning.
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One percent of Cambodian children live in orphanages yet have a living parent

Science Daily - 5 hours 11 min ago
Nearly 80 percent of adolescents living in Cambodia's orphanages have one or more living parents, according to a study. This is the first research of its kind to assess the literacy and health of children living outside of family care in Cambodia.
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NASA scientists to spend 8 months in isolation to pave road to Mars

CBC - 5 hours 12 min ago

A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behaviour in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

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Making AI systems that see the world as humans do

Science Daily - 5 hours 12 min ago
An artificial intelligence system has been developed that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test.
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Exclusive: Kremlin plans special clinic for Putin's top officials

Reuters - 5 hours 13 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin is planning to build an exclusive health clinic for President Vladimir Putin and senior officials, according to documents seen by Reuters and to medical sources familiar with the project.
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U.S. sees North Korea activity signaling possible missile test-launch

Reuters - 5 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is seeing activity in North Korea that indicates a possible future ballistic missile test, although the timing of the test and range of the missile remain unclear, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.
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Davos CEOs 'go local' on supply chain in Trump era

Reuters - 5 hours 48 min ago
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Business leaders in Davos, traditionally the high priests of globalization, are talking up the benefits of local production this week to shield themselves from criticism from incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Billion-Dollar Project Aims to Prep Vaccines before Epidemics Hit

Scientific American - 5 hours 51 min ago
Early targets include Nipah virus and Middle East respiratory syndrome

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NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

AP News - 5 hours 53 min ago
HONOLULU (AP) -- A group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars....
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Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

AP News - 6 hours 5 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts....
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One in five adults secretly access their friends' Facebook accounts

Science Daily - 6 hours 18 min ago
Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.
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Meeting the challenges of nanotechnology: Nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology

Science Daily - 6 hours 18 min ago
Scientists show nanoscale modifications to the edge region of nanocontacts to nanowires can be used to engineer the electrical function of the interfaces.
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Insects also migrate, study shows

Science Daily - 6 hours 22 min ago
Insects engage in the largest continental migration on Earth, new research indicates. Some 3.5 trillion insects in Southern Britain alone migrate each year – a biomass eight times that of bird migration. The researchers fear that global warming may significantly increase the number of insects, potentially affecting various ecosystems in different parts of the world
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