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Germany's wolf population on the rise, new data shows
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By the 2030s, every second summer over almost all of the entire Northern hemisphere will be hotter than any record-setting hot summer of the past 40 years. By 2050, virtually every summer will be hotter than anything we've experienced to date.
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Living in the fallout zone from a nuclear disaster would be no worse for our health than living in London, due to its scale of pollution.
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The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain. Our brains are three times larger, have many more cells, and one gene involved in the production of dopamine was highly expressed in human neocortex and striatum but absent from the neocortex of chimpanzees.
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Super recognizers, who have an uncanny ability to recognize faces, pay greater attention to the nose than other people
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Drilling Reawakens Sleeping Faults in Texas, Leads to Earthquakes
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The Big Vitamin D Mistake - statistical error discovered RDI set 3-4 times to low.
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Lightning makes new isotopes
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Introverts may miss leadership chances because they overestimate how stressful it will be
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Bones show Dolly’s arthritis was normal for a sheep her age
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Cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives cinnamon its flavor, may improve metabolic health. The ingredient induces fat cells, or adipocytes, to start burning energy through a process called thermogenesis.
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Smart people have better connected brains - In intelligent persons, certain brain regions are more strongly involved in the flow of information between brain regions, while other brain regions are less engaged.
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Map of the 11 worldwide Hydroacoustic sensors, of which some (quite possibly) detected the Argentinian submarine explosion.
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Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent
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Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices': Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations. Patients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling instead.
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A population of finches on the Galapagos has been discovered in the process of becoming a new species
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Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis.
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A highly ambitious collaborative project to map all the cells in the human body is officially underway
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How Asian nomadic herders built new Bronze Age cultures
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Migratory whooping cranes choose long-term partners years before breeding new study finds
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Study finds that fatty acids released into the air from cooking with deep fryers may help form clouds that limit global warming
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Scientists at EPFL have discovered a new toxic form of Tau that forms as a result of its interaction with cell membranes. The research is published in Nature Communications and provides novel insights into possible mechanisms by which this protein moves in the brain and kills neurons.
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A study shows how both hemispheres of our brain work together to understand puns. Also explains why some people seem to have no sense of humour.
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Molecular and cellular reorganization of neural circuits in the human lineage[WHAT MAKES US HUMAN: DOPAMINE INJECTION BOOSTED OUR BRAINS TO SET US APART FROM CHIMPS AND MONKEYS]
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The plague-causing bacterium may have first come to Europe with the large-scale migration of steppe nomads in the Stone Age, millennia before the first known historical epidemics. Findings also confirm plague bacteria undergoing genetic mutations related to its virulence at the time of its arrival.
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Evidence of molting and the function of “rock-nosing” behavior in bowhead whales in the eastern Canadian Arctic[Whales Have An Exfoliation Ritual To Keep Their Skin Fresh]
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Witnessing morning incivility darkens your experience of the whole day
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The Big Vitamin D Mistake
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The human genome project sequenced our DNA to give a “parts list” for a person. Now, researchers are pushing that understanding further by mapping out the tissue-specific expression of these genes in humans (44 tissues and 449 tissue donors)
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Prions Found in Skin of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Patients
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New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
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Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate
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Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds
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New model explains expansion of the universe and rotation speeds of galaxies without dark matter and dark energy
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Reddit in research - a content analysis of questions about gout posted on /r/gout
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Scientists created a mini biohybrid robot using algae, to travel through people in response to magnetic signals, that could one day carry drugs to specific parts of the body, minimizing side effects. What’s more, the robot—and its magnetic coat—appear to kill cancer cells.
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Multiplex recording of cellular events over time on CRISPR biological tape[World’s Smallest Tape Recorder Is Built From Gut Bacteria/Microbes]
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People who think they exercise less than their peers die earlier, regardless of their actual activity levels
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IceCube turns the planet into a giant neutrino detector
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Soft robotic ventricular assist device with septal bracing for therapy of heart failure
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9 Flight714 They apparently didn't normalize for socioeconomic status or IQ (or whatever the best indicator of overall intelligence that is currently known), which are two of the main variables that are usually accounted for in a race comparison study: especially as a prospective employer is more likely to hire upper-class people, and smarter people.
8 Removed_Californian How is discrimination defined? What is their metric I guess.
6 cavemanben I have several issues with this "study". Why is this in r/science? It was done with the direct intent of finding some evidence of discrimination. The methods with which they've gathered the data is suspect. > These studies include both resume audits, in which fictionalized resumes with distinct racial names are submitted online or by mail (e.g., ref. 19), and in-person audits, in which racially dissimilar but otherwise matched pairs of trained testers apply for jobs (e.g., ref. 20). and > This produced 24 studies containing 30 estimates of discrimination against African Americans and Latinos since 1989, together representing 54,318 applications submitted for 25,517 positions. Finally, we performed a random-effects meta-regression to identify trends over time. So they only targeted "ethnic" sounding names and the data was gathered from studies **since** 1989. If the data has been collected over a 30 year period and was filtered by names rather than a persons actual race, the "evidence" can't be used to say, "Now in 2017, whites receive 36% more callbacks than blacks." That finding is absolutely not what they uncovered or could logically conclude. Clearly this study was done in order to provide "evidence" of a false narrative that gives credence to ethnic and gender studies "scientists" that have nothing better to do with their time than claim victimhood and possible justify their tragic mistake of choosing a non-STEM field to pursue as a career.
2 Inverted_TRex So how do they know that it is purely from discrimination as to why certain groups got more callbacks? Seeing as how that's the only thing the measured from the study it seems like there could be other causes than discrimination, or even a combination of discrimination and others. Seems like a big assumption to just say that it is from discrimination without conducting further studies.
2 NotYourNat So, are we ignoring the coral photo?
0 alfreeland This year's data will catch em up.
-3 deaddonkey Wow. Considering the stance of pop culture and the media on racial issues today, you'd think we live in a post-racism world where all the remaining conflicts are about petty aspects of a white privilege or LBGT issues. Bit ironic that discrimination is functionally at the same level as the Reagan years.