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Scientists Speak Out on Harm of Research Hiatus
Science & Tech  (tags: #shutdown, #shutscience, research, researchers, science )

- 1982 days ago -
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 )

- 2070 days ago -
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 )

- 2287 days ago -
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 )

- 2353 days ago -
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 )

- 2482 days ago -
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' )

- 2570 days ago -
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 )

- 2707 days ago -
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 )

- 2789 days ago -
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 )

- 3167 days ago -
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 )

- 3236 days ago -
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.
Toxoplasma Gondii Spreads in the Habitat of the Iberian Lynx
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, researchers, studies, habitat, iberian lynx, parasite, environment, discovery )

- 3265 days ago -
An international team led by researchers from the University of Cordoba (UCO) has analysed seroprevalence (antibodies to a disease) of Toxoplasma Gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in many species, including humans. This latest study reveals
New Device Can Distinguish Over 300 Mental Choices By Reading Brain Waves
Science & Tech  (tags: Tsukuba, brain, reading, interpreting, brain waves, communications, disabled, the National Institute of Advanced Indus, Japan, researchers, portability, blinks, ALS, patients )

- 3269 days ago -
A small system for reading and interpreting the intentions of highly disabled persons who cannot communicate normally has been developed by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba,
Inca Skeletons Show Evidence of Spanish Brutality
Science & Tech  (tags: Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, report, researchers, incas, inca cemeteries, skeletons, skulls, spaniards, violence, weapons, evidence )

- 3270 days ago -
If bones could scream, a bloodcurdling din would be reverberating through a 500-year-old cemetery in Peru. Human skeletons unearthed there have yielded the first direct evidence of Inca fatalities caused by Spanish conquerors.
Not So Dumbo: Scientists Crack Elephant Code
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, researchers, studies, elephants, communication, secret language, elephant code, discovery, research )

- 3309 days ago -
You don't have to sit through Dumbo and The Jungle Book to stumble upon a talking elephant: researchers in the US have discovered that the world's largest land mammals already communicate via a highly advanced "secret" language of their own.
'Three Parent Babies' Take a Step Closer to Reality
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Parent, Babies, Researchers )

- 3412 days ago -
Researchers used eggs from young donors to repair damaged eggs of older women in order to increase their chances of fertilisation.

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