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Heroin Use Rises Among White Adults

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Heroin use is on the rise, particularly among white adults, a new study finds.(image)


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What Motivates Moral Outrage?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:55:00 EDT

A lot of moral outrage has been expressed lately – over Trump's travel ban and other issues. The expression of such outrage is more than a response to perceived injustice.(image)


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Rugged Antarctica Shows Its Ice in New 3D Map

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:36:00 EDT

A new map puts Antarctica into three-dimensional perspective with an aerial view of the continent's ice, created from 250 million satellite measurements.(image)


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Record-Breaker! Heftiest and Purest 'Failed Star' Identified

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:23:00 EDT

An ancient brown dwarf about 750 light-years from Earth is the most massive and purest such "failed star" ever discovered, a new study suggests.(image)


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Reshaping the Universe: VR Landscapes Explore Mind-Bending Geometry

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:12:00 EDT

In this wonky, non-Euclidean universe, the floor can fall away from your feet as you walk forward and distances aren't what they seem.(image)


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Facts About Marmosets

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:20:00 EDT

Marmosets are the smallest monkeys. They live high in the treetops in South America.(image)


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Trump Ditches Clean Power Plan: What It Means for Science & Health

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:24:00 EDT

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (March 28) that dismantles the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era regulation that would have set limits on emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants from power plants.(image)


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Beating Human Heart Tissue Grown from Spinach Leaves

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:30:00 EDT

Vegetables are good for your health, but now there's a whole new way that one veggie could help your heart: Spinach leaves can be used as a scaffold for beating human heart cells, a new study finds.(image)


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Lifelike Model of Women's Menstrual Cycle Made in a Lab | Video

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:09:00 EDT

A new bento-box-like device that can fit into the palm of your hand represents a huge leap beyond the standard plastic petri dish as a medium for studying human biology.(image)


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Elon Musk Wants to Computerize Your Brain

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:58:00 EDT

Neuralink will aim to link the human brain to digital devices.(image)


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Cookbooks' Missing Ingredient? Food Safety

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:00:00 EDT

Cookbooks may be leaving out a crucial step in recipes: food safety. The vast majority of recipes found in popular cookbooks offer little useful advice to keep you from getting sick, a new study finds.(image)


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Love Bugs: Couple Donates 'World-Class' $10M Insect Collection

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:32:00 EDT

More than a million insect specimens will be added to the Arizona State University entomology collection.(image)


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Women's Entire Menstrual Cycle Replicated in a Lab

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:22:00 EDT

The entire female menstrual cycle has been replicated in a bento-box-like device that can fit into the palm of your hand.(image)


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Gobi Desert Dust Helps Sustain California's Sierra Nevada

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:13:00 EDT

Climate change is expected to increase the amount of dust migrating in the atmosphere, which could have a significant nutritional impact on mountain ecosystems like the Sierra Nevada.(image)


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After Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact, Life Re-Emerged Quickly

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:13:00 EDT

Life re-emerged at the site of the dino-killing asteroid's impact at roughly the same time it began to thrive around the globe, despite suffering from worse conditions.(image)


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Ingestible Snake Robot Could Slither Through Your Intestines

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:27:00 EDT

A bizarrely undulating wave robot could one day slither its way through your intestines, visualizing the interior space.(image)


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Playing 'Tetris' After Trauma May Reduce Bad Flashbacks

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:13:00 EDT

Playing Tetris shortly after a traumatic event, such as a car crash, may reduce the risk of developing intrusive "flashbacks" of the event, a new study suggests.(image)


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