Tag Archives: Live Science

How Brain Cells Can Predict Your Age

As we obtain older, our brain cells show changes, & now a new study finds that certain changes happen so reliably that by themselves they can reveal a person's age….

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Sorry, Steak Lovers: Red Meat Linked to Gut Condition

Men who regularly eat red meat have a higher risk of developing an inflammatory bowel condition called diverticulitis than men who don't have much red meat in their diet, a new study…

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Hundreds of Scientists Rally to Protect Climate Science

SAN FRANCISCO – For a few hours at least, throngs of scientists stepped out from behind their PowerPoint slides approximately sea ice extent & atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to make…

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Low B12 Seen in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia

The brains of the elderly & younger people with autism & schizophrenia may share a usual link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say. The facts that blood…

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Defeating Zika: The Big Questions Researchers Are Trying to Answer

At least a dozen research groups are now working on developing a Zika virus vaccine, according the World Health Organization (WHO). But scientists are moreover investigating many more questions approximately…

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Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is a New York Times best-selling nonfiction writer & poet, & the author of "Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue & Innovation at the Dawn…

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Octopuses Are Surprisingly Social — and Confrontational, Scientists Find

Octopuses are well-known masters of camouflage & skillful escape artists, yet they aren't exactly famous for their social skills. Scientists have long thought that this many-armed denizen of the deep…

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Mantis at the Movies: Tiny Specs Reveal Bugs' 3D Vision

By fitting praying mantises with teeny, tiny glasses, scientists have proved that these insects have 3D vision. "Despite their minute brains, mantises are sophisticated visual hunters which can capture prey…

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1-in-a-Million Odds Link Global Warming and Record Heat

Mother Nature can't take the blame for this century's string of record-breaking heat waves, a new study finds. Fourteen of the 15 warmest years in recorded history occurred between 2000…

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Fig-Dwelling Worm Is a Mighty Mouth-Morpher

On La Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, microscopic worms that inhabit wild figs can develop five different mouths. No, not all at the same time. But depending on the…

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