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Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

AP News - March 23, 2017 - 9:02am
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels....
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Hospitals Halt Hiring, Projects Amid Uncertain Fate of Obamacare

Scientific American - March 23, 2017 - 9:00am
The Republican-proposed repeal bill is slated for a House vote on Thursday

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Researchers find another immune system link science said didn't exist

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 8:58am
A part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, report investigators, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases and even the failure of cancer vaccines.
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When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 8:57am
One popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a wish to handle the country's problems by aggressive means.
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Strong interaction between herbivores and plants

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 8:57am
Important findings have been revealed on the interaction between nutrient availability and the diversity of consumer species in freshwater environments. A better understanding of this interaction will contribute to developing possibilities to maintain biodiversity in all kinds of ecosystems.
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Science Sting Exposes Corrupt Journal Publishers

Scientific American - March 23, 2017 - 8:30am
A stunt reveals the problematic practices of predatory journals 

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Comet Landslide Caught in Action

Scientific American - March 23, 2017 - 8:00am
Images from the Rosetta spacecraft provide the first clear link between a comet's outbursts and changes upon the comet's surface

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Recognizing "Mom" Works in Only One Eye at a Time in These Animals

Scientific American - March 23, 2017 - 7:30am
Memories for birds might be stored in only one of two hemispheres, which could bring advantages

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How the media warp science: the case of the sensationalised satnav

The Guardian - March 23, 2017 - 7:14am

Reports of research that shows that satnavs “switch off” parts of the brain are a perfect example of how the media distorts science, often unintentionally

There’s a famous cliché which says “If you like sausage, you should never see one being made”. Well, earlier this week I saw how a science news story occurred, from experiment to media coverage, and I think the same applies here.

A UCL study titled “Hippocampal and prefrontal processing of network topology to simulate the future” was published in Nature Communications earlier this week. The human brain’s capacity for spatial navigation is fairly formidable, even if we’re not aware of it (riders of the beer taxi will appreciate this). But how does it do this? The study investigated this by presenting subjects undergoing fMRI with simulated versions of London streets and locations, and having them navigate their way around. Some subjects were guided, others were made to work out routes to their destinations. Corresponding brain activity was recorded.

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Space ravioli, coral bleaching and a LIGO pioneer dies

Nature.com - March 23, 2017 - 7:00am

The week in science: 10–16 March 2017.

Nature 543 292 doi: 10.1038/543292a

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Anesthesia and the Elderly Brain

Scientific American - March 23, 2017 - 7:00am
Research paints a complex picture of how surgery and anesthesia might harm the brain, particularly for older patients 

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Hand-held X-ray sources

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 6:50am
Electronic oscillations in graphene could make a tabletop — or even handheld — source of X-rays a reality, report researchers.
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Uncertain fate of Obamacare causes some hospitals to halt projects, hiring

Reuters - March 23, 2017 - 6:46am
(Reuters) - Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and the towns they call home.
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A tough coat for silicon

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 6:44am
Supercritical carbon dioxide delivers protective molecules to semiconductor surfaces, report researchers in a new article.
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Giant salamanders, geckos and olms: Vanishing species diversity in Siberia

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 6:40am
Scientists have studied the development of the amphibian and reptile fauna in Western Siberia during the past twelve million years. In their study, they demonstrate that the species diversity of both groups of animals was noticeably higher in the past than it is today. Among others, for the first time the researchers discovered an Asiatic representative of the extinct frog family Palaeobatrachidae as well as evidence of a giant salamander with a length of up to 1.80 meters.
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Blood fatty acids reveal your child's diet

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 6:40am
Eating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body’s fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in childhood. Children’s blood fatty acid composition reflects their diet – but luckily this composition can be influenced by lifestyle interventions, say researchers.
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New portal to unveil the dark sector of the universe

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 6:39am
Once upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with visible particles, other particles to us hidden or dark might have formed. Billions of years later scientists catalogued 17 types of visible particles, with the most recent one being the Higgs boson, creating the 'Standard Model'. However, they are still struggling to detect the hidden particles, the ones that constitute the dark sector of the Universe.
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Male hormone plays key role in ovarian development

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 6:39am
The male “androgen” hormone is an important element in the ovarian development of female chicken embryos, more so than in the development of male testes, scientists have discovered.
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Spiritual retreats change feel-good chemical systems in the brain

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 6:36am
More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants.
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Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effort

Science Daily - March 23, 2017 - 6:36am
The immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan, new research has found. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing a poultry vaccine for the bug, which is the UK's leading cause of food poisoning.
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