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A new study finds that patients who can legally treat themselves with medical cannabis stop using prescription opioids or use fewer opiates to care for chronic pain symptoms.
Study shows that when Facebook tried to get rid of net neutrality in India, tech savvy citizens successfully changed public opinion by appealing to ideas of India as a country focused on technology & science
The FCC has announced its plan to slash net neutrality, leaving reddit vulnerable. Help us influence their vote on December 14, and help save net neutrality.
A new study suggests that long-term residency in poor quality housing has a negative effect on mental health that can persist even if the resident moves into a better housing situation.
A significant number of mass shooters may be aggrieved narcissists, according to a new review article in the American Behavioral Scientist.
Three new research studies have found harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near unconventional natural gas extraction sites
IBM Watson has identified therapies for 323 cancer patients that went overlooked by a molecular tumor board. Researchers said next-generation genomic sequencing is "evolving too rapidly to rely solely on human curation" when it comes to targeting treatments.
The International Sugar Research Foundation (ISRF) withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, when scientists were arguing over the link between sugar consumption and increased risk of heart disease, study claims.
Americans Are Giving Themselves Cancer—Half of Cases Caused By Lifestyle
PLOS Science Wednesday: Hi reddit, we’re Caspar and Eelke, and our research shows a more than 75% decline in the biomass of flying insects over 27 years, indicating severe disturbances in many ecosystems – Ask us Anything!
Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe
In a new study, a research team has found evidence that humans evolved to fall in love. Earlier research has attempted to find a genetic or neurological basis, but the new research presents the first evidence that love influences reproductive success
When thinking in a foreign language, you are less prone to superstition
Study: Non-fearful social withdrawal linked positively to creativity. One form of social withdrawal, referred to as unsociability, is not only unrelated to negative outcomes, but linked positively to creativity.
Plague was present in Europe during the late Stone Age, according to a study of ancient remains.
Researchers at McGill university find that young zebra finch birds are intrinsically biased to learn to produce particular kinds of sound patterns over others. The sound patterns resembled patterns that are frequently observed across human languages and in music.
UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars. The device could make hydrogen cars affordable for more consumers
Thunderstorms observed triggering nuclear reactions in the sky
New Nature study found that bacteria slow their DNA repair to a crawl in favor of proofreading gene transcripts.
A study has found the Earth’s artificially illuminated area had grown by 2.2% per year, a rate that does not appear to be slowing. The share of that lit land that is constantly illuminated—with the nighttime lights never going off also increased 2.2% per year.
Meta-analysis finds vaccination in the first year of life lowers the risk of childhood leukemia
Hand sanitizer alters the results of breathalyzer tests in new experiment
Phase III trials on Nusinersen, an antisense oligonucleotide drug that modifies pre-mrna splicing of SMN2 gene, improved motor functions of infant with spinal muscular dystrophy.
Breakthrough Ceramic Membrane Technology Makes Hydrogen Infrastructure for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles a Practical Reality
A Deep-Dream Virtual Reality Platform for Studying Altered Perceptual Phenomenology
A new paper reveals that materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as “digital objects,” and have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions. It also shows that materialists have a greater need to compare themselves with others on Facebook.
Cinnamaldehyde induces fat cell-autonomous thermogenesis and metabolic reprogramming(Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells)
Liver Fluke Induces Cholangiocarcinoma (Research commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in spring found a link between a rare form of cancer veterans have been diagnosed with and liver flukes—parasitic worms found in the rivers of Vietnam.)
Different alcoholic beverages impact your mood in different ways. Study of 30,000 drinkers finds that hard liquor makes people feel most energetic, aggressive, and sexy, while wine and beer cause people to feel most relaxed and confident.
This asteroid is our solar system’s first known ‘alien’ visitor
Previous Evidence of Water on Mars Now Identified as Grainflows - Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to new article in Nature Geoscience.
Epigenetic silencing of the dual-role signal mediator, ANGPTL4 in tumor tissues and its overexpression in the urothelial carcinoma microenvironment
Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and semen quality in Taiwan: Exposure to ambient PM2.5 air pollution is associated with a lower level of sperm normal morphology and a higher level of sperm concentration.
Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says.
Alligator scales turned into ‘feather-like appendages’ by scientists trying to understand how dinosaurs learned to fly
Carbon’s economic damage cost's has been drastically underestimated
The First Known Interstellar Asteroid Has Been Spotted In Our Solar System
Researchers have found that reducing the use of antibiotics will not be enough to reverse the growing prevalence of antibiotic resistance for some types of bacteria
Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely begins very early in development, toward the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.
Resistance training improves quality of life and psychological functioning for older adults. This study supports the findings of previous studies that resistance training has positive effects on the psychological functioning of older people.

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