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SciTechDaily: “Warning: Your Energy-Efficient Washing Machine Could Be Harboring Dangerous Pathogens” plus 22 more

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Warning: Your Energy-Efficient Washing Machine Could Be Harboring Dangerous Pathogens

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 10:31 AM PDT

Energy Efficient Washing Machine

Lower temperatures used in ‘energy saver’ washing machines may not be killing all pathogens. Washington, DC — For the first time ever, investigators have identified…

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New Models Show There Are Many Gas Giant Exoplanets Waiting to Be Discovered

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 10:24 AM PDT

Is This How Baby Gas Giants Are Born?

There is an as-yet-unseen population of Jupiter-like planets orbiting nearby Sun-like stars, awaiting discovery by future missions. Washington, DC — There is an as-yet-unseen population…

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Hubble Tracks a Galaxy Moving Toward Us at Over 543,000 Miles Per Hour

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 09:38 AM PDT

Messier 86 Galaxy

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy Messier 86. Despite its being discovered over 235 years ago by astronomer Charles Messier,…

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Warning: Harmful Metals Found in Vapors From Tank-Style E-Cigarettes

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 09:30 AM PDT

Tank Style Electronic Cigarette

A team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found the concentration of metals in electronic cigarette aerosols — or vapor — has…

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France Banned This Common Food Additive the FDA Says Is Safe – Who Is Right?

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 09:16 AM PDT

Gumballs

Michigan State University and University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers are refuting an earlier French government-funded study that claims titanium dioxide, a common food additive…

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Stanford Scientists Find Potential Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 08:55 AM PDT

Parkinsons Disease Treatment

In human cell cultures, countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease prevents death in the cells whose loss…

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Athletic Training Can Make Your Brain Tired, Not Just Your Body

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 08:45 AM PDT

Tired Athlete

You’d expect excessive athletic training to make the body tired, but can it make the brain tired too? A new study reported in the journal…

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Teenage Acne May Be a Natural, Transient Inflammatory State

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 08:39 AM PDT

Teen Acne

Adolescent acne does not always result in a pathological condition; rather, it may be a natural, transient inflammatory state occurring when the maturing facial skin…

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Tracking Basking Sharks Yields Fascinating Insights Into Their Behavior

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 06:58 AM PDT

Basking Shark

Tracking the world’s second-largest shark species has revealed that it moves to different depths depending on the time of year. Basking sharks spend most of…

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Incredible Imaging Shows How Neural Circuits Form in a Developing Embryo [Video]

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 04:32 AM PDT

Neural Progenitor Cells in a Developing Embryo

Cells that eventually become neurons (red, orange, and yellow spheres) migrate during embryonic development. The migrating baby neurons that build the spinal cord are color-coded…

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New Clues to the Origin of Life on Earth From Microbial Remains in Ancient Rocks

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 03:53 AM PDT

Pyritized Stromatolites

Western Australia’s famous 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolites contain microbial remains of some of the earliest life on Earth, UNSW scientists have found. Scientists have found exceptionally preserved…

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Using the Right Tone of Voice May Be Key to Getting Teenagers to Cooperate

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 02:44 AM PDT

Mother Daughter Homework

New study showed adolescents were less likely to want to engage with schoolwork when mothers spoke with a pressurizing tone. Teenagers are less likely to…

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Viruses Like Herpes and Zika Will Need to Be Reclassified, Here’s Why

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 02:28 AM PDT

Human Pathogenic Viruses Illustration

New findings reveal many different structural models, which can eventually lead to developing more targeted antiviral vaccines. New research reveals that the way viruses were…

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Forget Star Wars – See a Real Life “Star Destroyer” in Action

Posted: 27 Sep 2019 02:03 AM PDT

Star Shredded by Black Hole

For the first time, astronomers have witnessed the immediate aftermath of a star being violently ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. The observations were…

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