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Scientists find evidence of 'anti-memories', and it could change our understanding of neuroscience

Scientists find evidence of 'anti-memories', and it could change our understanding of neuroscience | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
We've all got something we'd like to forget.
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Scientists gear up to drill into ‘ground zero’ of the impact that killed the dinosaurs

Scientists gear up to drill into ‘ground zero’ of the impact that killed the dinosaurs | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Cores from Chicxulub crater could reveal how Earth rebounded from the 66-million-year-old blast that wiped out most life
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Gravitational waves discovery 'opening a window on the universe'

Gravitational waves discovery 'opening a window on the universe' | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity 100 years ago, have finally been detected.
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Watch: The science of genetic inheritance is weirder than we thought

Watch: The science of genetic inheritance is weirder than we thought | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
A basic understanding of genetic inheritance tells us that only DNA gets passed along to our offspring - traits such as memories, physical scars, and giant muscles cannot be passed on, because they're acquired through life experience, not by...
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Foothills hospital team develops portable newborn resuscitation station

Foothills hospital team develops portable newborn resuscitation station | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
In a North American first, medical staff at Calgary's Foothills hospital have developed a device that can resuscitate newborns while their umbilical cords are still attached.
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How Surgeons Reattached a Toddler's Head

How Surgeons Reattached a Toddler's Head | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Doctors saved a child who had been “internally decapitated” in a car accident. Here is the inside story
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Scientists think they've found the answer to what causes ringing in the ears

Scientists think they've found the answer to what causes ringing in the ears | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
For many years, doctors have struggled to find the cause of and treatments for tinnitus - that constant ringing sound in the ears that affects around 45 million people in the US alone. But a new study might shed some light on the problem, pointing...
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Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Bet you've never seen fruits and veggies that look like these before.
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Scientists have worked out why your eyes move when you’re dreaming

Scientists have worked out why your eyes move when you’re dreaming | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Scientists have known for decades that the rapid eye movements (REMs) that occur during sleep signal that we’re dreaming, but what do the individual eye motions really represent? It’s long been hypothesised that each movement of the eye reflects...
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UBC scientists discover gene that could be possible cause of obesity

UBC scientists discover gene that could be possible cause of obesity | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
A group of scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have discovered a gene that could be a possible cause of obesity.
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The secret to taller, smarter children is genetically diverse parents

The secret to taller, smarter children is genetically diverse parents | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
The more distantly related a person’s parents are, the more likely they are to be taller, smarter, and better educated, researchers in the UK have found. The results of one of the largest studies to date into genetic diversity, encompassing data...
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Cuba has just eliminated HIV transmission between mother and baby

Cuba has just eliminated HIV transmission between mother and baby | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation has confirmed that Cuba has become the first country in the world to effectively eliminate mother-to-baby transmission of HIV and syphilis. "[This is] one of the greatest public health achievements possible," WHO...
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This new insulin patch could soon replace injections for diabetics

This new insulin patch could soon replace injections for diabetics | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
A new 'smart patch' lined with painless microneedles full of insulin has been developed by researchers in the US in an effort to do away with the uncomfortable injections that have become a part of life for the millions of type 1 diabetics around...
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Tomatoes, peas, and 8 other crops have been grown in Mars-equivalent soil

Tomatoes, peas, and 8 other crops have been grown in Mars-equivalent soil | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Incredible.
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Study finds first genetic links for gray hair, beard thickness, and unibrows

Study finds first genetic links for gray hair, beard thickness, and unibrows | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Latin America’s melting pot history helps researchers match genes
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Physicists in Europe Find Tantalizing Hints of a Mysterious New Particle

Physicists in Europe Find Tantalizing Hints of a Mysterious New Particle | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
One possibility is that the particle — assuming it is real — is a heavier version of the Higgs boson, a particle that explains why other particles have mass.
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The Changing Face of Obesity | The Scientist Magazine®

The Changing Face of Obesity | The Scientist Magazine® | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Science tells us obesity is a chronic disease. Why does the outmoded and injurious notion that it is a problem of willpower persist?
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Study finds evidence life on Earth arose much earlier than thought

Study finds evidence life on Earth arose much earlier than thought | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago — when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. That's 300 million years earlier for life to pop up than previously thought.
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7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes Your Brain

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes Your Brain | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Early emotional trauma changes who we are, but we can do something about it.
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Magnets can help 'reset' depressed brains, study finds

Magnets can help 'reset' depressed brains, study finds | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Researchers have shown that non-invasive magnetic pulses can reset unhealthy activity in a region of the brain known to be overactive in patients with depression. The technique is known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and has been shown...
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Irritated by the Sound of Chewing, Lip-Smacking, or Sniffing? Misophonia Means You Are Not Alone. 

Irritated by the Sound of Chewing, Lip-Smacking, or Sniffing? Misophonia Means You Are Not Alone.  | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
When I first read a description of misophonia, my reaction was: Other people have this?! This intense, angry reaction to everyday sounds like chewing, lip-smacking, sniffing, and pen-clicking—sounds that other people can ignore? My second reaction was: Damn. I just diagnosed myself off the Internet. And my third reaction was:...
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LA is dumping millions of small plastic balls into its reservoir to tackle the drought

LA is dumping millions of small plastic balls into its reservoir to tackle the drought | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
This is one of those stories that doesn't make a lot of sense until you've heard the science behind it: earlier this week the mayor of LA Eric Garcetti helped to dump 20,000 small black plastic balls into the city's reservoir. It marks the final...
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Scientists are building a system that could turn atmospheric CO2 into fuel

Scientists are building a system that could turn atmospheric CO2 into fuel | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Scientists in Canada are developing an industrial carbon dioxide recycling plant that could one day suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and convert it into a zero-carbon e-diesel fuel. Developed by tech start-up Carbon Engineering and partly funded by...
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New drug treats depression in less than 24 hours with minimal side effects

New drug treats depression in less than 24 hours with minimal side effects | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Researchers in the US have been testing a new type of antidepressant medication on rats, and say it’s able to treat the symptoms of depression in less than a day, compared to the three to eight weeks it takes current drugs to work. If the results...
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Australian student confirms that giant plasma tubes are floating above Earth

Australian student confirms that giant plasma tubes are floating above Earth | Science is Awesome | Scoop.it
Astronomers have for the first time captured visual evidence of the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth. “For over 60 years, scientists believed these structures existed but by...
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