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The Gulf Oil Spill Literally Caused Wetlands to Sink Beneath the Waves, Scientists Say
Science & Tech  (tags: Researchers, Deepwater Horizon, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, upper Barataria Bay, Louisiana, wetlands, oil spill damage )

Judy
- 10 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are still taking stock of the damage it caused.
German Researchers Create Artificial Nervous System for Robots to Experience Pain
Science & Tech  (tags: research, researchers, artificial nervous system, experiencing pain, humans, interesting, NewTechnology, science, technology, world )

Lone
- 183 days ago - natureworldnews.com
Researchers from Leibniz University of Hannover are currently developing an artificial nervous system for robots to teach them how to feel and react to pain.
DonâEUR(TM)t Step in It. Swab It!
Science & Tech  (tags: researchers, elephants, cardamom mountains, dung, skin cells. DNA, environment, humans, study )

Lone
- 186 days ago - khmertimeskh.com
Teams of 40 researchers went into a 100,000 hectare area of the Cardamom Mountains once a month between December and April, keeping their eyes down to watch for dung samples that could hold the precious skin cells necessary for DNA analysis
Diabetes Drug Found in Freshwater Is a Potential Cause of Intersex Fish
Science & Tech  (tags: intersex fish, type II diabetes drug, metformin, researchers, freshwater contamination, wastewater treatment facilities )

Judy
- 586 days ago - phys.org
A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish -male fish that produce eggs.
Evolution Theory Confirmed: Big Is Better, Stanford Researchers Say
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, stanford, researchers, sea creatures, animals, discovery, research, science )

Lone
- 649 days ago - contracostatimes.com
A Stanford team now has proof that evolution favors growth: the researchers found that many lineages of sea creatures have evolved into behemoths.
Scientists Speak Out on Harm of Research Hiatus
Science & Tech  (tags: #shutdown, #shutscience, research, researchers, science )

Judy
- 1147 days ago - switchboard.nrdc.org
Having identified myself online as being a furloughed scientist, at least two people have offered to have me over for dinner. Even though they live too far away, I still appreciated the offer!"
World's Oldest Calendar Found In Scotland? 10,000-Year-Old Monument May Have Tracked Lunar Months (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, humans, interesting, oldest calendar, Scotland, researchers )

Giana
- 1235 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The ability to track time may have been available thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to researchers in Scotland who have discovered what appears to be a 10,000-year-old "calendar."
A Question for the Holiday Season: Who Among Us Identifies With All of Humanity?
Science & Tech  (tags: Psychology, researchers, Sam McFarland/ Matthew Webb/ Derek Brown, Western Kentucky University, The Identification With All Humanity Sca, (IWAH), active willingness to help, Maslow and Adler )

Judy
- 1451 days ago - scientificamerican.com
A scale developed by psychologists measures the degree to which people identify with all humans, not just their kin, local communities, or other assorted in-groups.
More Certainty on Uncertainty's Quantum Mechanical Role
Science & Tech  (tags: researchers, University of Toronto, Frontiers in Optics 2012, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, experiment, quantum mechanics, weak observation techniques, challenge to Heisenberg Principle, Quantum Cryptography )

Judy
- 1518 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Researchers are presenting findings at the Frontiers in Optics 2012 meeting that observation need not disturb systems as much as once thought, severing the act of measurement from the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
Researchers Develop Cloth That Draws Cesium Out of Toxic Water
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, pollution, water, University of Tokyo, researchers, cesium, radioactive substance, remove, toxic, cloth )

Naoko
- 1647 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science says it has developed a cloth that radioactive cesium stick to, which can be used to remove the toxic substance from water.
US Researchers Build 'Waste Water Generator'
Science & Tech  (tags: US, researchers, build 'waste, water, generator' )

Agnes
- 1734 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Researchers in the US have built a prototype device which they say can generate electricity from waste water. The team at Pennsylvania State University says the technology would simultaneously treat the water.
Animals Shrinking as Earth Warms: Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: Animals, shrinking, as, Earth, warms, researchers )

Agnes
- 1872 days ago - abc.net.au
Plants and animals are shrinking because of warmer temperatures and lack of water, researchers have said, warning it could have profound implications for food production in years ahead.
German E. Coli Code Cracked: Rapid, High-Tech Study of Ongoing Epidemic Creates New Paradigm for Outbreak
Science & Tech  (tags: Sciences, researchers, Paradigm )

Suzane
- 1954 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A team led by University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences researchers has unraveled the genomic code of the E. coli bacterium that caused the ongoing deadly outbreak in Germany that began in May 2011.
Plants 'Can Think and Remember.
Science & Tech  (tags: Plants, Remember, React, Information, Light, Researchers, Science )

Merissa
- 2331 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Plants are able to "remember" and "react" to information contained in light, according to researchers. By Victoria Gill, Science Reporter, BBC News
Now, Strawberries Can Be Grown in Space
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronauts, tooth, researchers, strawberry )

Anna
- 2400 days ago - dnaindia.com
Astronauts may now be able to satisfy their sweet tooth as researchers have found a strawberry that can grow in space with little maintenance and energy.
 

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