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When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:00:24 -0400

In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing.



Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:00 -0400

A California tech firm believes that artificial intelligence can help communities prepare for, and respond to, quakes.



Bottlenose Dolphins Spotted Off Canada's Pacific Coast For The First Time

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:05:37 -0400

This was a bizarre sight because this kind of dolphin has never before been spotted in this northern area. They like the warmer waters farther south. About 200 were swimming in the group.



Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:01:29 -0400

A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development.



Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:46:00 -0400

The ecosystem has collapsed for 29 percent of the 3,863 reefs in the giant coral reef system, according to new research. Scientists are learning which corals are the "winners" and "losers."



How People Learned To Recognize Monkey Calls Reveals How We All Make Sense Of Sound

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:04:00 -0400

A brain imaging study of grown-ups hints at how children learn that "dog" and "fog" have different meanings, even though they sound so much alike.



Swarms Of Tiny Sea Creatures Are Powerful Enough To Mix Oceans, Study Finds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:43:00 -0400

Each night, the organisms gather in a "vertical stampede" to feed at the ocean's surface. Research suggests the columns of swimming animals can create large downward jets that help churn the waters.



How Birds-To-Be Get Oxygen Inside Eggs

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:45:00 -0400

Unlike humans, bird embryos don't have an oxygen pipeline from their mothers. They develop inside eggs in a nest. Skunk Bear's latest video explains why these pre-hatchlings don't suffocate.



The Super-Hot Pepper That Sent A Man To The ER

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:56:00 -0400

Carolina Reapers are some of the hottest peppers in the world. So hot, in fact, that for one man, participating in a pepper-eating contestant resulted in a painful, serious "thunderclap headache."



Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:06:00 -0400

A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.



Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle's Genes

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:43:11 -0400

You might expect turtles that live near each other or in similar environments would be genetically similar. But new research shows that magnetic fields actually have more to do with genetic likeness.



Really Random Numbers

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:19:00 -0400

Random numbers are essential for secure cyber communications. But making truly random numbers is harder than it seems. Now scientists have devised a way to make the most random random numbers ever.



Medical Marijuana's 'Catch-22': Limits On Research Hinder Patient Relief

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:00:07 -0400

Suffering Americans seek medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids and other powerful pharmaceuticals. Though legal in 29 states, doctors say the lack of strong data make it hard to recommend.



Another Place Plastics Are Turning Up: Organic Fertilizer From Food Waste

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:34:00 -0400

Turning food waste into fertilizer is popular in parts of Europe and is catching on in the U.S. But tiny plastics are also making their way into that fertilizer — and into the food chain.



GMO Yeast Mimics Flavors Of Hops, But Will Craft Brewers Bite?

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

Some beer-brewing scientists have developed a genetically modified yeast that produces the same hoppy aromas and flavors beer drinkers like, without the hops. But some craft brewers are skeptical.