AAAS AMA: Hi, we’re researchers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook who study Artificial Intelligence. Ask us anything!
Cleaning products damage women's lungs as badly as a 20-a-day cigarette habit
Teens work very hard to create a favorable online image through careful selection of which photos, activities and links to post on Facebook and Instagram, according to a recent study. Content that makes them appear interesting, well-liked and attractive to their friends and peers is a primary goal.
Did humans domesticate themselves? Human ‘self-domestication’ is a hypothesis that states that among the driving forces of human evolution, humans selected their companions depending on who had a more pro-social behavior. Researchers found out new genetic evidence for this evolutionary process.
New blood test can detect autism in children. Researchers at the University of Warwick discover link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma.
AAAS AMA: Hi, we're scientists from NOAA and research universities who analyze the sources of pollution and recently published a study in Science Magazine. Ask us anything!
Humans will actually react pretty well to news of alien life. Across multiple studies, researchers found that reactions were significantly more positive than negative, and more reward vs. risk oriented.
Global Demand for Natural Resources Eliminated More Than 100,000 Bornean Orangutans Between 1999 and 2015
Peanut oral immunotherapy strongly desensitizes children and young adults to peanut allergy in a randomized, phase 2 trial. Results from a phase 3 trial are expected imminently.
New studies zero in on roots of depression and why ketamine reverses it
Raw chicken link to dog paralysis: Investigation of the Role of Campylobacter Infection in Suspected Acute Polyradiculoneuritis in Dogs
Glacigenic sedimentation pulses triggered post-glacial gas hydrate dissociation
Hi, we’re scientists who are scouring the night sky for exoplanets, and then trying to determine if any might reside in the “habitable zones” of their stars. Ask us anything!
A team of international researches finds that Oganesson doesn't behave like other noble gasses.
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Based Vaccines Elicit Anti-tumor Responses In Vivo
Like the horse of Troy, scientists have developed a way to sneak synthetic cells right into tumor tissue, where they then begin producing cancer-fighting proteins from the inside. The technique was tested in both cell cultures and in mice, and found to be an effective treatment in both cases.
Researchers have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures, embedded in an ink similar to their native environment, that mimic body parts for tissue engineering or regenerative medicine.
Making gene editing more precise
A strip of paper can now indicate presence of pathogens, tumor DNA or any genetic signature of interest. 100-fold greater sensitivity, the ability to detect multiple targets at once, and other new features further enhance SHERLOCK's power for detecting genetic signatures- Broad institute, Harvard
"Our models indicate that between 1999 and 2015, half of the orangutan population (~100,000) was affected by logging, deforestation, or industrialized plantations. Although land clearance caused the most dramatic rates of decline, it accounted for only a small proportion of the total loss."
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons. Photons typically don’t interact, but physicists bound three together in the lab. This new form of light could someday be used to build light crystals that could lead to intriguing new ways of communicating and computing
Study shows hormone ghrelin affects exercise endurance, food intake post-workout
Six-Year-Old writes to NASA to ‘make Pluto a planet again
System draws power from daily temperature swings - Technology developed at MIT can harness temperature fluctuations of many kinds to produce electricity, as reported in Nature Communications.
Babies can spot language, even when it’s not spoken
A free ride with Lyft didn't reduce the number of skipped doctor's appointments among Philly's Medicaid population, according to a study from UPenn. Further, just 85 of 288 people who answered reminder phone calls accepted the rides in the first place.
73% of fish in northwest Atlantic have microplastics in their gut
Dishonest people are viewed as less capable because their actions indicate low social intelligence, according to new research
Dynamic Ligand Discrimination in the Notch Signaling Pathway
UV light may help fight the flu without harming human
Astronomers Haul in Another Horde of Kepler Planets
Researchers found that petroleum-based chemicals used in perfumes, paints and other consumer products can, taken together, emit as much air pollution in the form of volatile organic compounds as motor vehicles do.
Study reveals consumer motivation to punish brands
AAAS AMA: Hi, we’re scientists who study how technology affects voter participation. As us anything!
CDC: Interim Estimates of 2017–18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
AAAS AMA: We're a research team working to prevent population-related disasters like the 'Cape Town: Day Zero’ water crisis. AMA!
South Korea introduced the so-called Cinderella Law in 2011, involving internet gaming shutdown between 12:00 and 06:00 AM for those below 16. Intending to curb 'Internet Addiction', a large scale analysis now shows no reduction as well as internet usage now exceeding that of 2011 for the age group.
Scientists may have found the region of the brain most important for the sense of rhythm. When part of the brain tied to movement was temporarily disabled, people struggled to detect changes in rhythm.
Cancer vaccine made of recipients' own cells, reprogrammed to act as stem cells, found to be highly effective against multiple cancer types in mice.

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