Why these Amish live longer and healthier: An internal ‘Fountain of Youth’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana, report scientists. An experimental “longevity” drug that recreates the effect of the mutation is now More...

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Structure and origins of glacial polish on Yosemite's rocks

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left highly polished surfaces on many of the region’s rock formations. These smooth, shiny surfaces, known as glacial polish, More...

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In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain

[unable to retrieve full-text content] When a team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like More...

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Low dose, constant drip: Pharmaceutical, personal care pollution impacts aquatic life

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Traditional toxicity testing underestimates the risk that pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution poses to freshwater ecosystems. Criteria that account for ecological More...

By Pundit001 On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy'

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged More...

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Scientists create yellow, three-eyed, wingless mosquitoes by using gene editing tool

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Researchers have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9 will enable the use of the CRISPR gene editing More...

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Butterfly wing inspires photovoltaics: Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Sunlight reflected by solar cells is lost as unused energy. The wings of the butterfly Pachliopta aristolochiae are drilled by nanostructures (nanoholes) that help absorbing More...

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Gene prompts cells to store fat, fueling obesity

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: people are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least some weight gain is predetermined. More...

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Exercise increases brain size, new research finds

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new study has found. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

By Pundit001 On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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World’s longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In 2009, the world’s largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. Since then, a series of excavations at the site has More...