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Transgenic Silkworm Spins Strong 'Spider' Threads That Could Be Mass-Produced
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Japan, agrobiology, silkworms, transgenic )

Naoko
- 2 hours ago - japantimes.co.jp
TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. - Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences has developed a transgenic silkworm that produces strong "spider" silk.
Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?
Science & Tech  (tags: screen time, media usage, children, UCLA, research, Computers in Human Behavior )

Judy
- 9 hours ago - npr.org
Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research from UCLA. This isn't the only negative effect, either.
Walking Bichir Fish May Reveal How Vertebrates Moved Onto Land
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, Canada, walkin bichir fish, fish, vertebrates )

Lone
- 23 hours ago - news.ca.msn.com
A Canadian scientist has found a way to raise fish to "walk" confidently with their heads held high -- by forcing them out of the water at a young age.
Clouds Of Water Vapour Detected Just 7 Light-Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: space, research, science, nasa, WISE, water, brown dwarf, discovery, astronomy )

Michael
- 2 days ago - iflscience.com
Water is essential for life as we know it, so it's particularly exciting to hear that astronomers have recently discovered a brown dwarf about 7 light years away that could yield the first direct evidence of water clouds outside of our solar system.
Whole Organ 'Grown' in World First
Science & Tech  (tags: science, medical, research, organ, human, animals, scotland, UK )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
Birds Lost Their Sweet Tooth, Hummingbirds Got Theirs Back
Science & Tech  (tags: hummingbirds, nectar, animals, discovery, environment, research, scientists )

Lone
- 3 days ago - phenomena.nationalgeographic.com
Hummingbirds feed largely on nectar, the sweet liquid that flowers produce. They love the stuff and the sweeter the better; they'll actually reject flowers whose nectar isn't sweet enough.
Physical and Social Pain Are Processed in Some of the Same Areas of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, health, humans, healthcare, illness, medicine, research, science, study )

Darren
- 4 days ago - healthland.time.com
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can hurt just as much. Indeed, according to converging evidence reported in a new review in Current Directions in Psychological Science, physical and social pain are processed in some of the same regions.
The Origin of Humans Is Surprisingly Complicated
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, nature, research, science, world, history )

Darren
- 4 days ago - scientificamerican.com
HUMAN FAMILY TREE used to be a scraggly thing. With relatively few fossils to work from, scientists' best guess was that they could all be assigned to just two lineages, one of which went extinct and the other of which ultimately gave rise to us.
Warning Over Electrical Brain Stimulation
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, health, electrical, brain stimulation )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online,
Scientists Invent a Way to Generate Electricity From Your Home's Windows
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, discovery, energy, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, science, technology, world )

Frans
- 4 days ago - takepart.com
Forget putting solar panels on your roof--in the near future, you may be generating electricity from windows, skylights, or even your iPhone. Researchers at Michigan State University have created a transparent photovoltaic material that ...
'Widespread Methane Leakage' From Ocean Floor Off US Coast
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, research, methane gas, environment, US east coast. USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Researchers say they have found more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.
Global Warming Slowdown 'Could Last Another Decade'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, environment, global warming, temperatures, IPCC, CO2 )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research.
Our Life With the Neanderthals Was No Brief Affair
Science & Tech  (tags: neanderthals, humans, research, science, world, discovery )

Nancy
- 6 days ago - news.msn.com
The most accurate timeline yet for the demise of our closest relatives, published on Wednesday, shows Neanderthals overlapped with present-day humans in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years before disappearing about 40,000 years ago.
Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses In Their Brains
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, health, autism, science, interesting, humans )

Michael
- 6 days ago - iflscience.com
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. In an effort to find out why, a group of researchers led by David Sulzer at Columbia University Medical Center examined the synapses in the brains of children with autism.
 

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