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Hunters Unite: Global Warming Implicated In Animal Size

General - 1 hour 43 min ago

Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size, according to scholars at Durham University, and that is due to global warming over the past 30 years, they say.  

Young Chamois now weigh about 25 percent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s, they found, and note that in recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species and have frequently been linked by other scholars to changing climate. 


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Hunters Unite: Global Warming Implicated In Animal Size

Science2.0 - 1 hour 43 min ago

Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size, according to scholars at Durham University, and that is due to global warming over the past 30 years, they say.  

Young Chamois now weigh about 25 percent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s, they found, and note that in recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species and have frequently been linked by other scholars to changing climate. 


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Great Earthquakes Doubled In The Most Recent 10 Year Period - What That Means

General - 1 hour 52 min ago

Since December 2004 there have been 18 quakes of 8.0 or greater on the moment magnitude (Mw) scale – a rate more than twice that seen from 1900 to mid-2004.

Some of that difference could be due to unprecedented advances in technological and scientific capacity to detect earthquakes. Like the distance of Babe Ruth's homeruns, anecdotes about past earthquakes have the mist of legend shrouding them, but modern earthquakes have a variety of ways they can be understood - and that helps recalibrate risk for future earthquakes.


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Great Earthquakes Doubled In The Most Recent 10 Year Period - What That Means

Science2.0 - 1 hour 52 min ago

Since December 2004 there have been 18 quakes of 8.0 or greater on the moment magnitude (Mw) scale – a rate more than twice that seen from 1900 to mid-2004.

Some of that difference could be due to unprecedented advances in technological and scientific capacity to detect earthquakes. Like the distance of Babe Ruth's homeruns, anecdotes about past earthquakes have the mist of legend shrouding them, but modern earthquakes have a variety of ways they can be understood - and that helps recalibrate risk for future earthquakes.


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Viral Mutation: Why You May Be More Susceptible To Last Year's Flu

Science2.0 - 2 hours 3 min ago

Why were so many middle-aged adults hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season?

 Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibody proteins against particles (called antigens) from an infectious agent, such as bacteria or a virus. The immune system saves the cells that produce effective antibodies, which then provide immunity against future attacks by the same or similar infectious agents. Seasonal influenza typically kills 36,000 Americans, alone, and nearly 500,000 individuals around the world each year. 


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Viral Mutation: Why You May Be More Susceptible To Last Year's Flu

General - 2 hours 3 min ago

Why were so many middle-aged adults hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season?

 Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibody proteins against particles (called antigens) from an infectious agent, such as bacteria or a virus. The immune system saves the cells that produce effective antibodies, which then provide immunity against future attacks by the same or similar infectious agents. Seasonal influenza typically kills 36,000 Americans, alone, and nearly 500,000 individuals around the world each year. 


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Egg Donors: Do Parents Prefer Beauty, Brains Or Health?

Science2.0 - 2 hours 11 min ago
Sperm donation for fertility issues has been common for some time and ovum donation has become increasingly accepted by women as well.

That leads to sociological questions about selection; everyone says they will love their kids no matter what, but given a book to choose from, what traits in a donor do people consider most important, beauty, intelligence or health?
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Egg Donors: Do Parents Prefer Beauty, Brains Or Health?

General - 2 hours 11 min ago
Sperm donation for fertility issues has been common for some time and ovum donation has become increasingly accepted by women as well.

That leads to sociological questions about selection; everyone says they will love their kids no matter what, but given a book to choose from, what traits in a donor do people consider most important, beauty, intelligence or health?
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Children Who Drink Milk Substitutes Have Lower Vitamin D - But Why?

Science2.0 - 2 hours 29 min ago

Some children are allergic to milk, so they drink milk substitutes such as soy or rice. And almond milk has become a well-marketed fad to due health claims.

But there may be negatives: though many of those products are fortified, children who drink them have lower levels of Vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal

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Children Who Drink Milk Substitutes Have Lower Vitamin D - But Why?

General - 2 hours 29 min ago

Some children are allergic to milk, so they drink milk substitutes such as soy or rice. And almond milk has become a well-marketed fad to due health claims.

But there may be negatives: though many of those products are fortified, children who drink them have lower levels of Vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal

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The Optimism Of Depressed People

Science2.0 - 3 hours 1 min ago

Even depressed people are essentially optimistic - they believe that tomorrow will be better, even though that belief probably won't lead to better outcomes. That is true optimism.

A paper in Clinical Psychological Science says that middle-aged adults who had a history of depression evaluated their past and current lives in more negative terms than adults without depression - but the future was just as rosy in both groups.


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The Optimism Of Depressed People

General - 3 hours 1 min ago

Even depressed people are essentially optimistic - they believe that tomorrow will be better, even though that belief probably won't lead to better outcomes. That is true optimism.

A paper in Clinical Psychological Science says that middle-aged adults who had a history of depression evaluated their past and current lives in more negative terms than adults without depression - but the future was just as rosy in both groups.


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Government Math: More Will Lose Health Insurance Than Gained It If ACA Subsidies Are Eliminated

General - 9 hours 51 min ago

Eliminating subsidies that help low- and moderate-income people purchase coverage through government-run health insurance marketplaces would sharply boost costs for consumers and cause more than 11 million Americans to lose their health insurance, according to a new paper by the section of the RAND Corporation devoted to nationalizing health care.


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Government Math: More Will Lose Health Insurance Than Gained It If ACA Subsidies Are Eliminated

Science2.0 - 9 hours 51 min ago

Eliminating subsidies that help low- and moderate-income people purchase coverage through government-run health insurance marketplaces would sharply boost costs for consumers and cause more than 11 million Americans to lose their health insurance, according to a new paper by the section of the RAND Corporation devoted to nationalizing health care.


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Best Diet 'Proven' by Science

RealClearScience - October 21, 2014 - 4:30am
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Ebola: Fact vs. Fiction

RealClearScience - October 21, 2014 - 4:30am
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Cold Sores Linked to Dementia

RealClearScience - October 21, 2014 - 4:30am
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Life 15M Years After Big Bang?

RealClearScience - October 21, 2014 - 4:30am
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Moderate Pot Use By Adolescents Doesn't Hurt IQ

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 12:30am

A paper presented at the annual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) in Berlin says that moderate cannabis use by adolescents does not lead to educational or intellectual decline, but that heavy cannabis use is associated with slightly poorer exam results at age 16.


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Moderate Pot Use By Adolescents Doesn't Hurt IQ

General - October 21, 2014 - 12:30am

A paper presented at the annual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) in Berlin says that moderate cannabis use by adolescents does not lead to educational or intellectual decline, but that heavy cannabis use is associated with slightly poorer exam results at age 16.


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