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More workers working might not get more work done, ants (and robots) show

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in...

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New manufacturing technique could improve common problem in printing technology

A new manufacturing technique may be able to avoid the 'coffee ring' effect that plagues inkjet printers...

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Sprawling galaxy cluster found hiding in plain sight

Scientists have uncovered a sprawling new galaxy cluster hiding in plain sight. The cluster, which sits a mere 2.4 billion light years from Earth, is made up of hundreds of in...

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Internet of Things technology can boost classroom learning and bridge gender divide

The use of Internet of Things devices in the classroom can have major educational benefits and appeal to both genders if designed and used in the right way, according to new r...

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Brain response study upends thinking about why practice speeds up motor reaction times

Researchers report that a computerized study of 36 healthy adult volunteers asked to repeat the same movement over and over became significantly faster when asked to repeat th...

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Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought

Breaking with the long-held idea that working memory has fixed limits, a new study suggests that these limits adapt themselves to the task that one is performing...

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Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation

Eating white button mushrooms can create subtle shifts in the microbial community in the gut, which could improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, according to a team o...

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Highly effective natural plant-based food preservative discovered

Scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives...

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Key mechanism of DNA replication discovered

Researchers have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understanding how cells maintain genetic information to prevent di...

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Individuals shot by police exhibit distinct patterns of recent prior hospitalizations and arrests

A new study finds that more than 50 percent of people with assault-related or legal intervention firearm injuries due to law enforcement actions and over 25 percent of individ...

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First biomarker evidence of DDT-autism link

A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the blood of pregnant women are linked to i...

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Social position determines pregnant women's exposure to air pollution

A new study analyzes the urban exposome of 30,000 women in nine European cities...

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Educational tracking creates artificial inequalities among students

New research shows the structure of educational tracking can lead evaluators to favor high over low socioeconomic status students in tracking decisions...

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Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke may increase risk of adult lung disease death

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood...

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Math shows how human behavior spreads infectious diseases

Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviors that lead to the spread of infectious disease...

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