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What if Earth Stopped Orbiting the Sun? - Universe Today

What if the Earth just stopped dead in its tracks while orbiting the Sun? It would plummet straight down of course, but how long would it take to actually crash into the Sun?
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There's a wrong way to save wetlands - Futurity

There's a wrong way to save wetlands - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
For decades it's been common practice to leave space between new plants when restoring wetlands. It turns out that's likely all wrong.
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Protein sends signal to store body fat - Futurity

Protein sends signal to store body fat - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
UC DAVIS (US) — Shutting down a protein that plays a key role in fat storage may lead to better Read More…
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Diet that mimics fasting may boost health - Futurity

Diet that mimics fasting may boost health - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
Occasionally following a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may boost health, including cutting visceral belly fat and boosting cognition.
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Kids know if they're 'super' by age 5 - Futurity

Kids know if they're 'super' by age 5 - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
By age 5 a child's self-esteem is established. They have a "global, overall knowledge of their goodness as a person," says Anthony Greenwald.
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Could the brain's immune system fight Alzheimer's? - Futurity

Could the brain's immune system fight Alzheimer's? - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
It may be possible to harness the brain's immune system to clear amyloid plaques—a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
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Last hours of sleep prep brain to learn - Futurity

Last hours of sleep prep brain to learn - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
UC BERKELEY (US) — During the time we spend each night in dreamless sleep, it seems our brain is busy … Continued
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Why obese bodies resist leptin - Futurity

Why obese bodies resist leptin - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
MONASH (AUS) — Researchers have discovered how a key causal component of obesity—resistance to the hormone leptin—develops. Tony Tiganis, lead … Continued
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Getting personal with cancer treatment - Futurity

Getting personal with cancer treatment - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
“This is another fine example how basic research, which intends to provide answers to fundamental questions about molecular mechanisms of … Continued
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Obesity weighs on kids' emotions - Futurity

Obesity weighs on kids' emotions - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
Children who are obese are more likely to develop emotional problems than their slim peers, new research shows. A study … Continued
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'Smart bomb' may stop deadly leukemia in kids - Futurity

'Smart bomb' may stop deadly leukemia in kids - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
A tiny "smart bomb" may one day save the lives of kids with a deadly form of leukemia.
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Device plays sounds to let blind people 'see' - Futurity

Device plays sounds to let blind people 'see' - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
A device for blind people translates images into sounds."We're trying to give blind people a visual experience through other senses," says Shinsuke Shimojo.
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Low verbal skills linked to kindergarten hitting - Futurity

Low verbal skills linked to kindergarten hitting - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
PENN STATE (US) — Not all aggressive kindergarteners are acting out for the same reason, say researchers, who find that … Continued
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Sensational meteorite fragments unearthed in Bern field - SWI swissinfo.ch

Sensational meteorite fragments unearthed in Bern field - SWI swissinfo.ch | Science | Scoop.it
Researchers and collectors have discovered hundreds of meteorite fragments on a field in canton Bern. It’s the largest meteorite find i
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Sleepy and snoring: Serious red flags - Futurity

Sleepy and snoring: Serious red flags - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Loud snoring and sleep problems could be early signs of a slippery-slope health condition known as Read More…
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Could making new neurons treat anxiety? - Futurity

Could making new neurons treat anxiety? - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
COLUMBIA U. (US) — Drugs that lead to the production of new neurons could play a part in treatments for Read More…
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Sleepyhead, want better grades? - Futurity

Sleepyhead, want better grades? - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
The Zeo’s headband sensor transmits information to an alarm clock-like unit, which records the amount of time a sleeper spends Read More…
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After stroke, brain learns to see again - Futurity

After stroke, brain learns to see again - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
Doctors once thought vision loss after a stroke was permanent, but a new study suggests computer exercises can help retrain the brain to see.
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Walnuts may shrink prostate cancer risk - Futurity

Walnuts may shrink prostate cancer risk - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
UC DAVIS (US) — Mice genetically programmed to develop prostate cancer had smaller, slower growing tumors when fed a walnut-rich … Continued
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How owls swivel head without having a stroke - Futurity

How owls swivel head without having a stroke - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Unusual features of the bones and vascular network in their necks and skulls allow owls to … Continued
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Is the deep Earth churning out tiny diamonds? - Futurity

Is the deep Earth churning out tiny diamonds? - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
A new theory says diamond formation is more common than we'd think, though the findings aren't going to make engagement rings any cheaper.
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3D view: Why aging arteries lose stretch - Futurity

3D view: Why aging arteries lose stretch - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
U. MISSOURI (US) — Advanced 3D microscopic imaging is helping scientists identify and monitor proteins involved in stiffening arteries—a major … Continued
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It takes lots of vitamin D to maintain strong bones - Futurity

It takes lots of vitamin D to maintain strong bones - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
To maintain bone mass, elderly women need to take in a surprising amount of vitamin D during the winter.
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Stuffed animals bring germs into surgery - Futurity

Stuffed animals bring germs into surgery - Futurity | Science | Scoop.it
Researchers say stuffed animals need to go through the washer and dryer, and spend 24 hours in a plastic bag before going along to surgery.
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How stress affects your body - Sharon Horesh Bergquist

How stress affects your body - Sharon Horesh Bergquist | Science | Scoop.it
Our hard-wired stress response is designed to give us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.
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