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Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety.
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Dielectric metamaterial is dynamically tuned by light

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Researchers have built the first metal-free, dynamically tunable metamaterial for controlling electromagnetic waves. The approach could form the basis for technologies ranging from improved security scanners to new types of visual displays. While previous metamaterials control electromagnetic waves through their electric properties, the new technology can also manipulate them through their magnetic properties. It won't melt and can be reconfigured on the fly.
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A rose is a rose is a rose: Mathematical model explains how two brains agree on smells

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
Scientists have discovered why the brain's olfactory system is so remarkably consistent between individuals, even though the wiring of brain cells in this region differs greatly from person to person. To make sense of this apparent paradox, the researchers developed a computational model showing that two brains need not have previously sniffed the same exact set of odors in order to agree on a new set of scents.
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Army's new find lowers accidental stockpile detonation

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:07am
Scientists at two major national laboratories have demonstrated a new method for testing explosives stored in weapons stockpiles, a step they say will help reduce accidental detonation and ensure the weapons perform as expected.
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Hormone from fat boosts metabolism in both exercise and cold

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:07am
Researchers have uncovered a new kind of clue to an individual's variable response to exercise -- a hormone whose levels in the bloodstream rise sharply in exercise as well as in cold.
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New diagnostic technique picks up the S in vision

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:07am
A new technique that could help improve diagnosis of vision disorders has been successfully tested.
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Gliomas: Persistence pays off in discovery that could lead to improved treatment and survivability of patient

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:07am
Gliomas are the most common type of central nervous system cancer but how these tumors develop is not fully understood. Sheri Holmen, PhD a researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and professor of surgery at the University of Utah just published the results of her research on gliomas in Cell Reports. The work is focused on a mutated gene that is a critical piece of the puzzle for glioma development, according to Holmen's work.
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Curves or angles? Shapes in businesses affect customer response

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:07am
When you're waiting in a busy restaurant or doctor's office, it may matter whether the tables, light fixtures and other objects are round or square. In a laboratory study, researchers found the shape of physical objects in a service business affected customer satisfaction, depending on how crowded the business was in the experimental scenarios.
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Use of ibuprofen and similar NSAIDs may shorten life of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 11:07am
Ibuprofen, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are among the most commonly utilized medications in the United States. Primarily for treating pain, inflammation, and preventing cardiovascular disease, NSAIDs' promising anti-cancer properties have been highlighted by a growing body of data in recent years. However, a new study indicated that non-aspirin NSAID use was associated with shorter overall survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC).
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Brain tumour research to get £18m injection

The Guardian - May 1, 2018 - 11:00am

The sum is part of a £25m boost in funding by Cancer Research UK for brain cancer over the next five years

Brain tumour research is to get an £18 million injection of funding to aid projects ranging from exploring how such cancers begin to developing new ways to treat them.

More than 250,000 people worldwide, including 11,400 people in the UK alone, are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year and often the prognosis is bleak. According to Cancer Research UK figures, just 14% of those diagnosed survive for 10 years or more, while less than 1% of brain tumours are preventable.

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Telemedicine Opening Doors to Specialty Care for Inmates

Scientific American - May 1, 2018 - 11:00am
In prisons, common services may include psychiatry and cardiology assistance

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Canada's top science prize won by researcher who spies on shape-shifting proteins

CBC - May 1, 2018 - 10:29am

Lewis Kay, a Toronto researcher who developed a technique to watch microscopic proteins reposition themselves and change their shapes within cells, has won the $1 million Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada’s top science prize.

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Key Climate Satellite to Launch Later This Month

Scientific American - May 1, 2018 - 10:15am
The mission will continue work monitoring ice melt, groundwater storage and deep ocean currents

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This is what coral reefs sound like

BBC - May 1, 2018 - 10:05am
Sounds from the Great Barrier Reef have got quieter over the past five years.
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The economic – and human – impact of the rise of robots

CBS - May 1, 2018 - 9:37am
"We're going through a historic set of changes that are going to displace millions and millions of American workers," said entrepreneur and author Andrew Yang
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New Hope for a Better Flu Vaccine

Scientific American - May 1, 2018 - 9:30am
Infographic shows how an experimental approach might bring us closer to a universal vaccine

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Therapy Dogs Work Miracles. But Do They Like Their Jobs?

National Geographic - May 1, 2018 - 9:22am
A new study examining the stress levels of working canines provides some reassuring results.
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Sajid Javid and the strange science behind power poses

The Guardian - May 1, 2018 - 9:18am

The new home secretary was the latest politician to strike a power pose on Monday. But what does the science say about this odd stance?

Standing like Wonder Woman doesn’t get you any actual superpowers, but various members of the British government are doing it anyway. The latest politician to join the ranks of the power stance team is Sajid Javid, whose promotion to home secretary was accompanied by a photo call in which he stood with his legs so far apart he practically reinvented manspreading. His colleagues have also been pictured doing this stance, which is known in lifestyle and management coaching circles as the “power pose”. It’s known to me, however, as “a bit of nonsense”.

The power pose was popularised by a 2012 TED talk (which to date has 46m views, making it one of the most popular on the site) in which social psychologist Amy Cuddy claims standing like you’re showing off a golden codpiece (my words, not hers) could “significantly change the way your life unfolds”.

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Scientists Downsize Bold Plan to Make Human Genome from Scratch

Scientific American - May 1, 2018 - 9:15am
Genetic construction project shifts focus to making virus-resistant human cells

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Relic claimed to be bone from St Clement rescued from the bin

The Guardian - May 1, 2018 - 9:08am

Fragment linked to pope martyred almost 2,000 years ago found after rubbish collection run in central London

A small leather case containing a fragment of bone claimed to be a relic of St Clement, a pope who was martyred almost 2,000 years ago, has been found in rubbish collected from central London.

The waste disposal firm is now appealing for suggestions from the public for a more suitable final resting place for a saint than a bin.

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