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Wrist device translates sign language

Science Daily - 6 hours 7 min ago
A smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist could bridge the communications gap between the deaf and those who don’t know sign language, says a biomedical engineering researcher who is developing the technology.
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Ancient hybridization key to domestic dog's origin, wolf conservation efforts

Science Daily - 6 hours 10 min ago
The ancestry of man's best friend is more complicated than its furry coat and soulful eyes betray. Understanding the evolutionary history of the domesticated dog may help protect endangered wolves, according to a study that offers an overview examining the system used to classify dogs and related animals.
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Study identifies potential genes associated with most common form of liver damage

Science Daily - 6 hours 10 min ago
In a first-of-its-kind exploratory study, researchers identified a potential gene associated with the initiation of the most common cause of liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of liver damage. In this study, the scientists sequenced microRNAs from liver biopsies, spelling out their biochemical molecules to identify several potential gene targets associated with NAFLD-related liver damage.
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'Cheeky' Male Orangutans a Hit with the Ladies

Discovery - 6 hours 12 min ago
Males with the cheek-padding feature on their faces have better success at reproducing, a new study suggests.
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Enigma of the trees that resist wildfires

BBC - 6 hours 41 min ago
Scientists reveal the secrets behind the trees that can resist wildfires.
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Big hazard to seabirds? One word: Plastics

CBS - 6 hours 42 min ago
"Astronomical" number of seabirds have swallowed plastic debris, and scientists fear the problem will get worse
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Soyuz set for launch to International Space Station

CBS - 6 hours 43 min ago
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft is set for launch Wednesday to ferry a three-man crew to the International Space Station
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Road Noise Takes Toll On Migrating Birds

Wild Music in the News - 6 hours 52 min ago
Researchers built a "phantom road" through wilderness, using tree-mounted speakers to play traffic sounds, and witnessed a decline in bird fitness and diversity. Christopher Intagliata...

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Road Noise Takes Toll On Migrating Birds

Scientific American - 6 hours 52 min ago
Researchers built a "phantom road" through wilderness, using tree-mounted speakers to play traffic sounds, and witnessed a decline in bird fitness and diversity. Christopher Intagliata...

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Google's Self-Driving Car is Missing This Standard Feature...

Discovery - 6 hours 58 min ago
Here's a hint -- they're critical for human drivers to see during a rainfall.
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Obama: Climate Change Urgent and Growing Threat

Discovery - 7 hours 22 min ago
Speaking in Alaska, President Barack Obama warned that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century.
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Curiosity's Epic First Year on a Mars Mountain: Photos

Discovery - 7 hours 22 min ago
Curiosity arrived at its ultimate science target an Earth year ago (Sept. 11) when it reached Mount Sharp on Mars. Here are some highlights of its journey since then.
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Fossil shows giant creature dominated prehistoric seas

CBS - 7 hours 32 min ago
Earth's first big predatory monster predated the dinosaurs and lived in Iowa, researchers say
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Intense, widespread algal blooms reported in Chesapeake Bay

Science Daily - 7 hours 38 min ago
Water sampling and aerial photography show that the algal blooms currently coloring lower Chesapeake Bay are among the most intense and widespread of recent years.
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Dot Earth Blog: The U.S. Icebreaker Gap is About Arctic Needs, Not About Chasing Russia

NY Times - 7 hours 39 min ago
The icebreaker gap President Obama seeks to fill is practical, not a strategic competition with Russia and others.









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Climate Change Could Alter Key Ocean Bacteria

Scientific American - 7 hours 50 min ago
Climate change could put a type of oceanic bacteria into evolutionary overdrive in a way that could pose a threat to its long-term survivability and its important role in the food chain

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Americans are ditching cigarettes as smoking rate hits new low, CDC says

LA Times - 7 hours 53 min ago
Congratulations, America - you're kicking the habit.
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Dogs in Space! Virtual Reality for Your Pets

Discovery - 8 hours 6 min ago
Game developers turn a terrier into a sci-fi worm critter -- all in the name of virtual safety.
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Math skills count for premature babies

Science Daily - 8 hours 13 min ago
A new study links being born premature with low wages. Researchers have identified a link between being born preterm and decreased intelligence, reading and in particular mathematical ability and have highlighted an effect on earnings into adulthood.
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New treatment strategy identified for tumors associated with diabetes

Science Daily - 8 hours 20 min ago
If you have diabetes and cancer, here's some hope. In a new research report, scientists reveal a newly discovered tissue- and organ-specific mechanism that regulates blood vessel growth, and when inhibited reduced the growth of tumors in diabetic mice.
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