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April 7 2014

Twitter use linked to infidelity and divorce, study finds


Twitter and other social networking services have revolutionized the way people create and maintain relationships. However, new research shows that Twitter use could actually be damaging to users' romantic relationships. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter–related conflict with their romantic partners.

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April 7 2014

Night owls are less likely to get married


People who tend to stay up late and wake up late in the morning are different in many important ways from early risers, new research shows.

“Night owls, both males and females, are more likely to be single or in short-term romantic relationships versus long-term relationships, when compared to early birds,” says Dario Maestripieri, a professor in the University of Chicago’s comparative human development department.

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April 7 2014

Clothes with hidden sensors act as an always-on doctor


The next generation of wearable technology aims to embed sensors in your clothes, so you only need to get dressed to start monitoring your health."Wearable electronics are great but the only way they are going to take off is if you stick them on something people have to wear every day,".

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April 7 2014

Off the shelf, on the skin: Stick-on electronic patches for health monitoring


Wearing a fitness tracker on your wrist or clipped to your belt is so 2013. Engineers have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate off-the-shelf electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring. The patches stick to the skin like a temporary tattoo and incorporate a unique microfluidic construction with wires folded like origami to allow the patch to bend and flex.

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April 6 2014

Did Europeans Get Fat From Neandertals?


Neandertals and modern Europeans had something in common: They were fatheads of the same ilk. A new genetic analysis reveals that our brawny cousins had a number of distinct genes involved in the buildup of certain types of fat in their brains and other tissues—a trait shared by today’s Europeans, but not Asians.

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April 6 2014

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer


A new UCLA psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary — not the other way around.

Life scientists led by UCLA's Aaron Blaisdell placed 32 female rats on one of two diets for six months.

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April 6 2014

Ketamine may help treat depression, UK study finds


The first UK study to give ketamine to severely depressed patients has found that it had dramatic positive effects on some long-standing sufferers who had not responded to other treatments.

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April 6 2014

Scientists smash barrier to growing organs from stem cells


Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have overcome one of the greatest challenges in biology and taken a major step toward being able to grow whole organs and tissues from stem cells. By manipulating the appropriate signaling, the U.Va. researchers have turned embryonic stem cells into a fish embryo, essentially controlling embryonic development.

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April 6 2014

Satellite Images May Predict Volcanic Eruptions


Volcanology has come a long way since the days of Pompeii. Now, satellite-based systems offer a way of measuring whether a volcano is likely to erupt soon.

Satellite radar maps show that volcanoes usually deform before an eruption. Measuring that deformation from space could make it possible to forecast when volcanoes will erupt, especially in remote areas that can't be accessed easily by scientists on the ground, researchers say.

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April 6 2014

'Like a giant elevator to the stratosphere:' Newly discovered atmospheric phenomenon


An international team of researchers headed by Potsdam scientist Dr. Markus Rex from the Alfred Wegener Institute has discovered a previously unknown atmospheric phenomenon over the South Seas. Over the tropical West Pacific there is a natural, invisible hole extending over several thousand kilometres in a layer that prevents transport of most of the natural and humanmade substances into the stratosphere by virtue of its chemical composition.

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April 6 2014

New Atomic Clock Is Most Accurate Timekeeper Yet


A new atomic clock unveiled Thursday (April 3) is three times more accurate than the one previously used to keep official time in the United States, making it the most precise timekeeper yet developed.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, said the new clock — known as NIST-F2 — will serve as the time and frequency standard for the country.

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April 6 2014

Permanent tattoos inked by hacked 3D printer


WOULD you dare to let a 3D printer ink your next tattoo?

During a recent electronics workshop at the ENSCI-Les Ateliers design school in Paris, a group of students decided to swap a MakerBot's extruder for a pen.

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April 6 2014

Someday, you may store your solar or wind power in a 'rhubarb battery' from Harvard


One of the greatest technical problems facing the development of renewable sources is storing the collected energy for later use. If your home or business is solar-powered, come the evening you have to buy electricity or use very expensive batteries to keep the lights on. Utilities with large-scale solar and wind farms have the same problem managing these intermittent power sources. And much of the power from the always-on nuclear and coal plants goes to waste at night because demand is low and it’s too expensive to store the energy.

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April 6 2014

Researchers open path to finding rare, polarized metals


Drexel University researchers are turning some of the basic tenets of chemistry and physics upside down to cut a trail toward the discovery of a new set of materials. They're called "polar metals" and, according to many of the scientific principles that govern the behavior of atoms, they probably shouldn't exist.

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April 6 2014

Mystery Mammals of Japan’s Rivers


The waterways of Japan have long been home to many mysteries, with a large number of accounts of various strange creatures lurking in the depths of Japans rivers, lakes, and coasts. Among such bizarre reports as reptilian serpents, merbeings, and giant fish, we can find a particular grouping of water cryptids in Japan that seems to sit in a category all its own; mysterious animals that, due to their behaviors or appearance, seem to most closely match some kind of mammal in nature.

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April 6 2014

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash


Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.

But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing equipment, cargo container parts, or plastic shopping bags, a new narrative is emerging in the hunt for the missing plane: There's more garbage out there than you think. Most of it is plastic. And marine life ingests it, with catastrophic consequences.

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April 6 2014

Researcher dives into archaeology's next frontier


As a specialist in prehistoric underwater archaeology, Dr Jonathan Benjamin looks at rising sea levels a little bit differently from most people.

His fascination with them began when as a PhD candidate at Edinburgh University he came across the work of the Danish archaeologists Anders Fischer and Søren H Anderson.

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April 6 2014

FBI Raids Real 'Indiana Jones' Home


A team of law-enforcement officials including FBI agents has swooped down on a rural home in Indiana that houses a bizarre collection of artifacts from around the world.

"I have never seen a collection like this in my life except in some of the largest museums," Larry Zimmerman, professor of anthropology and museum studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, told The Indianapolis Star. Zimmerman added that he is "frankly, overwhelmed.".

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