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The only sunburn remedies that actually work

DIY Help your skin heal with these tips from a dermatologist. The market offers tons of sunburn treatments—and equally as many old wives’ remedies claim th...

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Don't try to fix your frayed cable—prevent the damage in the first place

DIY Worn-out chargers endanger you and your device. You carry your charger everywhere, but all that back-and-forth takes a toll. Here’s how to deal with fray...

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Can we really ever know if animals are happy?

Animals Tail wags, rat giggles, and horse snorts. We assume animals are happy, sad, scared or upset based on their behavior. But how do we know if our pets are...

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Nikon’s new 125x zoom camera has a lens that would be impossible on a DSLR

Gadgets That much zoom pushes into telescope territory. The Nikon P1000 has 125x optical zoom, which means it starts a little wider than your typical smartphon...

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Turning water into oxygen in zero gravity could mean easier trips to Mars

Space A real breath of fresh air. One of the main challenges with long-distance space flight is transporting enough oxygen for astronauts to breathe and enough...

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Changes in Hudson River may offer insight into how glaciers grew

Researchers say they may be able to estimate how glaciers moved by examining how the weight of the ice sheet altered topography and led to changes in the course of the river...

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Better methods improve measurements of recreational water quality

The concentration of enterococci, bacteria that thrive in feces, has long been the federal standard for determining water quality. Researchers have now shown that the greatest...

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To combat extreme heat, cover your roof in hungry, sweaty plants

Technology Green roofs and white paints are a heat-buster's best friends. Roadways are melting and the elderly are dying in spades. Here’s how humans...

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Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety

Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have been diagnosed...

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84 highly endangered amur leopards remain in China and Russia

Scientists estimate there are only 84 remaining highly endangered Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) remaining in the wild across its current range along the southernm...

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Growing a dinosaur's dinner

Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 mil...

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How looking at the big picture can lead to better decisions

New research suggests how distancing yourself from a decision may help you make the choice that produces the most benefit for you and others affected...

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Theorists publish highest-precision prediction of muon magnetic anomaly

Latest calculation based on how subatomic muons interact with all known particles comes out just in time for comparison with precision measurements at new 'Muon g...

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Sunk cost fallacy in mice, rats and humans

New research has shown that mice, rats, and humans all commit the sunk cost fallacy...

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Barium ruthenate: A high-yield, easy-to-handle perovskite catalyst for the oxidation of sulfides

Researchers have developed a ruthenium-based perovskite catalyst that shows strong activity even at low temperatures (down to 313 K). The reusable catalyst does not require ad...

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New study reveals Ulsan, South Korea, is exposed to yearlong toxic fine dust

A new study offers decisive proof that South Korea's Ulsan city is affected by toxic substances contained in fine dust particles, regardless of the season...

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Synapse-specific plasticity governs the identity of overlapping memory traces

Each memory is stored in a specific population of neurons called engram cells. When a memory is linked with another to generate an associative memory, two memory traces overla...

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How fast can acute stroke treatment become to still be reliable?

Every day roughly three new stroke suspects are rushed by ambulance to Helsinki University Hospital Emergency Department to be considered for urgent clot-busting thrombolytic...

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Teaching robots to be more reliable teammates for soldiers

Researchers have developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight...

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Uncertainty may be key in battlefield decision making

Researchers have discovered that being initially uncertain when faced with making critical mission-related decisions based on various forms of information may lead to better o...

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How might dark matter interact with ordinary matter?

Scientists have imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter. In the search for direct detection of dark matter, the experimental focus has been on...

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Scientists on Twitter: Preaching to the choir or singing from the rooftops?

Who follows scientists on Twitter? Researchers found that scientists with fewer than 1,000 followers primarily reach other scientists. However, scientists with more than 1,000...

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One step closer to finding a cure for brain diseases

Researchers have identified a mechanism for signaling brain nerve cells through excitatory synaptic binding proteins. The finding provides important clues to understanding the...

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Target for novel malaria vaccine identified

Researchers have created a vaccine that protects against malaria infection in mouse models, paving the way for the development of a human vaccine that works by targeting the s...

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Capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon

Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates natural processes and climate...

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Researchers trace Parkinson's damage in the heart

A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson's researchers test new therapies and explore an unappreciated way the disease puts p...

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Fragile X: New drug strategy corrects behavior/biochemical measures in mouse model

Research in mice shows that a pharmacological strategy can alleviate multiple behavioral and cellular deficiencies in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome, the most common inhe...

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Looking at the urine and blood may be best in diagnosing myeloma

When it comes to diagnosing a condition in which the plasma cells that normally make antibodies to protect us instead become cancerous, it may be better to look at the urine a...

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How to leave the sand behind on your next beach trip

DIY Clean up sneaky grains of silica. Tired of sand clinging stubbornly to your skin and getting wedged in your rugs? We have a few tricks to keep the grains a...

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Ancient hunter-gatherers didn’t all eat paleo

Health Ötzi is a good reminder that there's no one ancient, natural diet for us to return to. There’s been quite a lot of controversy surrounding anc...

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