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Ring Of Fire Tectonic Plate Is Cooling - And Shrinking

Science2.0 - August 27, 2014 - 3:31pm

The tectonic plate that dominates the Pacific "Ring of Fire" is not as rigid as most assume, and it's getting less fiery. according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Nevada. 


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Ring Of Fire Tectonic Plate Is Cooling - And Shrinking

General - August 27, 2014 - 3:31pm

The tectonic plate that dominates the Pacific "Ring of Fire" is not as rigid as most assume, and it's getting less fiery. according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Nevada. 


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Tomato-Rich Diet Linked To Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Science2.0 - August 27, 2014 - 3:31pm

Epidemiologists have correlated eating over 10 portions per week of tomatoes with an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and diagnosed rates are higher in developed countries, which some claim means is due to a Westernized diet and lifestyle.

To assess if following dietary and lifestyle recommendations reduces risk of prostate cancer, scholars at the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford looked at the diets and lifestyle of 1,806 men aged between 50 and 69 with prostate cancer and compared with 12,005 cancer-free men.


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Tomato-Rich Diet Linked To Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

General - August 27, 2014 - 3:31pm

Epidemiologists have correlated eating over 10 portions per week of tomatoes with an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and diagnosed rates are higher in developed countries, which some claim means is due to a Westernized diet and lifestyle.

To assess if following dietary and lifestyle recommendations reduces risk of prostate cancer, scholars at the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford looked at the diets and lifestyle of 1,806 men aged between 50 and 69 with prostate cancer and compared with 12,005 cancer-free men.


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NMR Technique Could Spot Organic Food Fraud

Science2.0 - August 27, 2014 - 2:49pm

A growing number of consumers are willing to pay a premium for fruits, vegetables and other foods labeled "organic", but whether they're getting what the label claims is another matter. 

For over a decade it has been known that since there is no surprise spot testing of farms, and very little on imported food at all, organic labels may be meaningless. A few years ago, 25 percent of the organic food bought from Whole Foods stores was found to be conventional.


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NMR Technique Could Spot Organic Food Fraud

General - August 27, 2014 - 2:49pm

A growing number of consumers are willing to pay a premium for fruits, vegetables and other foods labeled "organic", but whether they're getting what the label claims is another matter. 

For over a decade it has been known that since there is no surprise spot testing of farms, and very little on imported food at all, organic labels may be meaningless. A few years ago, 25 percent of the organic food bought from Whole Foods stores was found to be conventional.


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Modern Traditional Chinese Medicine: Triptolide Plus Nanotech Could Improve Cancer Treatment

Science2.0 - August 27, 2014 - 2:21pm

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide, due to the difficulty in treating this cancer using conventional chemotherapeutic drugs such as doxorubicin, epirubicin, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil or etoposide.


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Modern Traditional Chinese Medicine: Triptolide Plus Nanotech Could Improve Cancer Treatment

General - August 27, 2014 - 2:21pm

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide, due to the difficulty in treating this cancer using conventional chemotherapeutic drugs such as doxorubicin, epirubicin, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil or etoposide.


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What Lit Up The Early Universe, Numerous Faint Galaxies Or Quasars?

Science2.0 - August 27, 2014 - 2:05pm

New simulations hope to uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. 

"Which produces more light? A country's biggest cities or its many tiny towns?" asks Dr. Andrew Pontzen, University College London cosmologist and lead author of the study. "Cities are brighter, but towns are far more numerous. Understanding the balance would tell you something about the organisation of the country. We're posing a similar question about the universe: does ultraviolet light come from numerous but faint galaxies, or from a smaller number of quasars?" 


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What Lit Up The Early Universe, Numerous Faint Galaxies Or Quasars?

General - August 27, 2014 - 2:05pm

New simulations hope to uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. 

"Which produces more light? A country's biggest cities or its many tiny towns?" asks Dr. Andrew Pontzen, University College London cosmologist and lead author of the study. "Cities are brighter, but towns are far more numerous. Understanding the balance would tell you something about the organisation of the country. We're posing a similar question about the universe: does ultraviolet light come from numerous but faint galaxies, or from a smaller number of quasars?" 


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Why Listeria Is So Hard To Fight

Science2.0 - August 27, 2014 - 1:59pm


Credit: CDC

Listeria is a dreaded bacterium that can be found in foods. The bacterium is notoriously difficult to fight because it has an almost uncanny ability to adapt to changes in its surrounding. In the United States, it is more prevalent in products like raw milk, foods that have not been washed, like organic produce, and improperly handled meat.


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Why Listeria Is So Hard To Fight

General - August 27, 2014 - 1:59pm


Credit: CDC

Listeria is a dreaded bacterium that can be found in foods. The bacterium is notoriously difficult to fight because it has an almost uncanny ability to adapt to changes in its surrounding. In the United States, it is more prevalent in products like raw milk, foods that have not been washed, like organic produce, and improperly handled meat.


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Ross Garnaut: China To Reach 'Peak Coal' For Electricity By 2015

Science2.0 - August 27, 2014 - 8:30am


As early as 2015 China’s use of thermal coal for electricity could peak. Bret Arnett/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA

By James Whitmore, The Conversation

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Ross Garnaut: China To Reach 'Peak Coal' For Electricity By 2015

General - August 27, 2014 - 8:30am


As early as 2015 China’s use of thermal coal for electricity could peak. Bret Arnett/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA

By James Whitmore, The Conversation

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Better Way to Build Pyramids

RealClearScience - August 27, 2014 - 4:30am
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Are There Honest Sci Advisors?

RealClearScience - August 27, 2014 - 4:30am
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Stop Testing Magic in Medicine

RealClearScience - August 27, 2014 - 4:30am
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Hangovers Are Half Genetic

RealClearScience - August 27, 2014 - 4:30am
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Changes To Bugs In The Gut Could Prevent Food Allergies

Science2.0 - August 27, 2014 - 2:30am


Allergic reactions to food have dramatically increased over the past 10 to 20 years. Dan Peled/AAP, CC BY

By Alexandra Miller, The Conversation and Reema Rattan, The Conversation

Changing the bacteria in the gut could treat and prevent life-threatening allergies, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal today.

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Changes To Bugs In The Gut Could Prevent Food Allergies

General - August 27, 2014 - 2:30am


Allergic reactions to food have dramatically increased over the past 10 to 20 years. Dan Peled/AAP, CC BY

By Alexandra Miller, The Conversation and Reema Rattan, The Conversation

Changing the bacteria in the gut could treat and prevent life-threatening allergies, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal today.

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