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Brain tumor causes and risk factors elude scientists Today, nearly 700,000 people in the US are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes or risk factors, scientists are still searching for answers.
EurekAlert! | 11 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Why do men prefer nice women? Does responsiveness increase sexual desire in the other person? Do men perceive responsive women as more attractive, and does the same hold true for women's perceptions of men? A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin seeks to answe
EurekAlert! | 11 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Smartphone Study Shows How Life Hits Us in the Gut Life's ups and downs affect the trillions of bacteria in our gut in detectable ways, based on a year's worth of data from two researchers.
MSNBC | 12 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Study Tracks Neonic Pesticides in Iowa Waters A federal study has found that controversial neonicotinoid pesticides are widespread in rivers and streams in Iowa, the top U.S. corn-producing state.
MSNBC | 13 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nuclear Plants Should Focus on Risks Posed by External Events, Study Says The nuclear power industry is not as prepared for those external events, according to a National Academy of Sciences study ordered by Congress after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan in 2011.
New York Times | 13 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Steam energy from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam A new material structure generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure -- a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam -- is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the structure's surface, it cr
Science Daily | 14 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Africa 'needs green revolution' Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.
BBC News | 14 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
BBC News | 14 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Wildlife loss link to child slavery New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
BBC News | 14 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Israel and Gaza rockets captured from the ISS in space Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut and flight engineer, tweeted an image of rockets firing between Israel and Gaza that he took while 200 miles (320km) above Earth.
Mail Online | 15 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend