Yale finds a planet that won't stick to a schedule

Yale finds a planet that won't stick to a schedule

New Haven, Conn. – For their latest discovery, Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunters program have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality problem.

The new planet, called PH3c, is located 2,300 light years from Earth and has an atmosphere loaded with hydrogen and helium. It is described in the Oct. 29 online edition of The Astrophysical Journal.

Four new dragon millipedes found in China

Four new dragon millipedes found in China

A team of speleobiologists from the South China Agriculture University and the Russian Academy of Sciences have described four new species of the dragon millipedes from southern China, two of which seem to be cave dwellers. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Identifying the source of stem cells

Identifying the source of stem cells

EAST LANSING, Mich. – When most animals begin life, cells immediately begin accepting assignments to become a head, tail or a vital organ. However, mammals, including humans, are special. The cells of mammalian embryos get to make a different first choice – to become the protective placenta or to commit to forming the baby.

Sadness lasts longer than other emotions

Campaign to reduce firearm suicide wins support among firearm retailers in New Hampshire

Boston, MA — Nearly half (48%) of firearm retailers in New Hampshire displayed materials from a firearm suicide prevention campaign generated by a coalition of gun owners and public health professionals, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. It is the first collaboration between firearm retailers and public health professionals around suicide prevention.

The study appeared online October 28, 2014 in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Screening patients at high-risk for lung cancer more likely when prmary care provider is familiar with guidelines

Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. The results were published in The Spine Journal.

Together we are strong -- or insufferable

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Peripheral clocks don't need the brain's master clock to function correctly

BPA exposure by infants may increase later risk of food intolerance