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How Japan’s Royal Family Changes With The Times
Japan’s royal family has bound generations together through strong traditions that continue to shape the country’s culture, infrastructure, and public policy, argues Alice Y. Tseng. Tseng, chair of the department of history of art & architecture and
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Rocks Cooled The Whole Planet 15 Million Years Ago
New indications as to what initiated a long phase of cooling in Earth’s climate and kept it going may debunk a long-held theory about the pre-ice-age cooling. Fifteen million years ago, the Earth’s climate entered into a period of slow, continuous co
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Most Americans Say OK To Compensating Kidney Donors
Most Americans say they support compensating kidney donors it means saving more lives, researchers say. Nearly a fifth of the respondents in a recent survey—or 18 percent—say they would reverse opposition to compensating donors if a form of non-cash
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Meteors Explain Differences Between Earth And Moon Elements
Millions of recreated meteor impacts may resolve the difference in ‘iron-loving’ elements on the Earth and the moon. As our solar system was forming nearly four and a half billion years ago, a planet-sized object struck the early Earth, leading to th
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‘Digital Alchemy’ Reverse-engineers Useful Crystals
Computer simulations make it possible to design a crystal and work backward to the particle shape that will self-assemble to create it. It could lead to a new class of materials, such as crystal coatings that produce colors that never fade. “These re
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The ‘Arrow Of Time’ (mostly) Moves Forward In Quantum Systems
Researchers have compared the forward and reverse trajectories of superconducting circuits called qubits and found that they follow the second law of thermodynamics. Even in the strange world of open quantum systems, the arrow of time points steadily
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Two Things Raise Women’s Risk Of Vulvodynia
Tight-fitting pants and hair removal increase the risk of vulvodynia, research shows. Although vulvodynia, or chronic, debilitating vulvar pain, affects an estimated 16 percent of women over their lifetimes, very little is known about the condition o
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‘Behind-the-counter’ Meds Could Safely Treat Opioid Addiction
Making opioid use disorder medication more accessible as a behind-the-counter drug could save lives, researchers say. As of now, the Food and Drug Administration has approved only three medications to treat opioid use disorder: Methadone, naltrexone,
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E-cigarette Restrictions Keep Pregnant Teens Smoking
Minimal legal sale age laws regulating the purchase of e-cigarettes among teens may increase prenatal cigarette use among teen smokers, according to a new study. Earlier studies have shown passage of minimal legal sale age (MLSA) laws succeeded in re
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Compassion Makes All The Difference For HIV Treatment
People with HIV who think their primary care doctor lacks sympathy or is unwilling to include them in making decisions are at greater risk of quitting treatment—or not starting it at all—a new study shows. The findings show that the complexity of the
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Planet’s Dusty Disk Mirrors Origins Of Jupiter’s Moons
Astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust similar to the one that scientists believe birthed the moons of Jupiter. The find adds to the intriguing story of planet PDS 70 c, a still-forming gas giant about
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Thank Bison And Their Dung For Domesticated Quinoa
The domestication of small-seeded plants like quinoa and amaranth relied on help from large, grazing animals including bison, according to new research. About 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, in river valleys and grasslands all around the world, people star
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Credit Counseling Really Can Ease Your Debt
People who take advantage of nonprofit credit counseling services have statistically significant reductions in consumer debt, according to a new study. “We followed the credit records of counseled consumers and a comparison group for a year and a hal
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Immune Cells Are Behind Endometriosis Pain
Scientists have uncovered a key cause for the pelvic pain associated with endometriosis. The discovery may open new opportunities for pain relief for the condition. The new study shows how cells in our immune system play a role in stimulating the gro
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Maternal Obesity May Raise Child’s Cancer Risk
Babies born to mothers who are obese are more likely to develop cancer in early childhood, a new study reports. Using Pennsylvania birth records, researchers found a correlation between pre-pregnancy body-mass index (BMI) in mothers and subsequent ca
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Wireless Charging Can Mess Up Your Phone’s Battery
Wirelessly charging your phone, while highly convenient, risks depleting the life of devices using typical lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), report researchers. Consumers and manufacturers have ramped up their interest in this convenient charging technol
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Calorie Cuts Benefit Already Healthy Hearts
Adults already at a healthy weight or carrying just a few extra pounds, can benefit from cutting around 300 calories a day, new research shows. Cutting the calories significantly improved already good levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood suga
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Nanotech ‘EpiPen’ May Prevent Paralysis After Spinal Cord Injury
An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, which could potentially prevent paralysis following a spinal cord injury, according to a new study. As demonstrated with mice, the nanoparticles reprogram
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As Tundras Warm, Microbes Could Make Climate Change Worse
Rising temperatures in the tundra of the Earth’s northern latitudes could affect microbial communities in ways likely to increase their production of greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide, a new study suggests. About half of the world’s total u
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Women Of Color Face Higher Triple-negative Breast Cancer Risk
Women of color and young women may face elevated risks of developing triple-negative breast cancers, a new study reports. Triple-negative breast cancer spreads more quickly than most other types and doesn’t respond well to hormone or targeted therapi
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9/11 Stories Show How ‘Near Misses’ Can Be Traumatic
People who narrowly avoid disaster don’t necessarily escape unharmed, according to a new study that explores the effects of near-miss experiences linked to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The study shows how knowledge of the fate of victims shapes how su
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Graphene And Germ Combo Paves Way For Futuristic Tech
Researchers have created a method to produce graphene materials using a novel technique: mixing oxidized graphite with bacteria. In order to create new and more efficient computers, medical devices, and other advanced technologies, researchers are tu
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More Glucose Could Improve Mobility For People With ALS
Increased glucose, transformed into energy, could give people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, improved mobility and a longer life, according to new research. Physicians have long known that people with ALS experience changes in their meta
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1 Key Brain Region Controls Appetite
Researchers believe they have identified in mice models a brain region in the amygdala, the brain’s emotional hub, that regulates appetite suppression and activation. The team found the neurocircuitry controlling appetite loss, called anorexia, says
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Traffic Deaths Have Risen Since Ride-hailing Apps Launched
The arrival of ride-hailing is associated with an increase of approximately 3 percent in the number of motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents, according to new research. Researchers used the staggered roll-out dates from Uber and Lyft to review
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E-cigarette Bans May Keep More People Smoking Tobacco
Measures to ban e-cigarettes, intended to prevent teen vaping, could make it tougher for tobacco smokers to quit, two experts argue. E-cigarettes have been at the center of a heated debate among policymakers, parents, and the public health community.
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Little Kid Food Habits May Signal Autism
Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study. Research by Susan Mayes, professor of psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70 p
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After Lapses In Self-control, Does It Help To Admit It?
Guilt plays a role in whether admitting to a lapse in self-control helps us resist temptation in the future or makes us more likely to give in again, according to new research. We’ve all slipped up when we’re trying to improve ourselves, perhaps by e
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Why Can’t We Nail Down How Fast The Universe Is Expanding?
The fate of the universe rests on the Hubble constant, but figuring out its value has proven a serious challenge. “The Hubble constant is a measure of the rate of growth of the universe,” explains Marcelle Soares-Santos, assistant professor of physic
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Some (but Not All) New Parents Buy More Fruits And Veggies
Middle- and upper-income households spend more on fresh fruits and vegetables after having their first baby, according to new research. But the same isn’t true for lower-income families, the new study finds. The findings suggest that this key moment
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