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Breakthrough discovery: Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice with gene therapy
April 25, 2014
Scientists use gene therapy to reverse Alzheimer's disease in mice.
 
Great Lakes ice cover melting at record slow pace
April 24, 2014
After a long, frigid winter, much of the lakes remain ice-covered.
 
Fossil of new flying dinosaur discovered in China
April 24, 2014
Found in 'dinosaur death pit' of Northwestern China.
 
Antarctic minke whales identified as source of mysterious 'bio-duck' sounds
April 24, 2014
Different seasons may affect the songs, as do different situations.
 
Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control, researchers say
April 24, 2014
Researchers determined that animals with larger brains by volume showed more self-restraint than other species when placed in food-foraging experiments.
 
Mild cognitive impairment linked to early death, study finds
April 24, 2014
The researchers note that MCI is often a forerunner to Alzheimer's disease.
 
Pot use may increase heart issues in young and middle-aged adults
April 24, 2014
The researchers analyzed severe cardiovascular-related complications following marijuana use, reported to the French Addictovigilance Network from 2006 to 2010.
 
Creative thinking more likely while walking
April 24, 2014
Researchers discovered that those who walked rather than sitting or being pushed in a wheelchair consistently gave more creative responses on tests regularly used to measure creative thinking.
 
Amazing time-lapse video of growing quail wins Nikon competition
April 24, 2014
The winning video details a sequence of virtual slices through the whole embryo with 10 days of gestation.
 
Child's autism risk spikes with mother's age over 30, study finds
April 24, 2014
The rise in ASD risk with parental age was greater for older mothers, compared to that for older fathers.
 
Astronomers solve mysteries of nearby planetary system's dynamics
April 24, 2014
A number of studies since 2002 have failed to establish a conceivable model for the masses and orbits of two giant planets located closer to 55 Cancri than Mercury is to our Sun.
 
Humongous new iceberg gallivants through Southern Ocean
April 23, 2014
Giant iceberg in the Southern Ocean could disrupt shipping lanes in the dark winter months ahead.
 
Michigan man gets an eyeful with new bionic glasses
April 23, 2014
A U.S. man sees his family for the first time following high-tech bionic eye implant.
 
New study: Using corn ethanol may not reduce greenhouse gases
April 23, 2014
A new study finds that using corn-based ethanol will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions.