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  • Less-numerate investors swayed by corporate report presentation effects
    Less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects in corporate social responsibility reports, according to new research.
  • Predicting the predator threatening a squirrel by analyzing its sounds and ta...
    Biologists found the could quite accurately predict what type of predator was threatening a squirrel by analyzing its sounds and tail movements.
  • Two vessels from WWII convoy battle off North Carolina discovered: German U-b...
    Scientists have discovered two significant vessels from World War II's Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Lost for more than 70 years, the discovery of the two vessels, in an area known as the ...
  • Survey shows what Americans fear most
    The Chapman Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants from across the nation and all walks of life. The research team leading this effort pared the information down into four basic categories: personal fears, crime, natural disasters and fear factors.
  • Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss
    Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers. Their study results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.
  • Rising above the risk: America's first tsunami refuge
    Washington's coast is so close to the seismically active Cascadia Subduction Zone that if a megathrust earthquake were to occur, a tsunami would hit the Washington shoreline in just 25 minutes. One coastal community is preparing for such a disaster by starting construction on the nation's first tsun...
  • Kung fu stegosaur: Lethal fighters when necessary
    Stegosaurs might be portrayed as lumbering plant eaters, but they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to paleontologists who have uncovered new evidence of a casualty of stegosaurian combat. The evidence is a fatal stab wound in the pubis bone of a predatory allosaur. The wound -- in the ...
  • Blood biomarker may detect lung cancer
    A new study shows that patients with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer have different metabolite profiles in their blood than those of patients who are at risk but do not have lung cancer.
  • CPAP use for sleep apnea does not negatively impact sexual quality of life
    Patients who use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device to treat obstructive sleep apnea often believe that it makes them less sexually attractive, according to researchers. New research shows they need not worry.
  • Dramatic decline in mortality rates for acute respiratory distress syndrome
    The largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome shows that the rate of mortality dropped significantly over a 16-year period. Advances in critical care medicine are seen as a direct cause of the decline.
  • Getting the salt out: Electrodialysis can provide cost-effective treatment of...
    The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct of the process is millions of gallons of water that's much saltier than seawater, after leaching salts from rocks deep below the surface. Now researchers say...
  • Beyond LOL cats, social networks could become trove of biodiversity data
    Social networks can be a viable source for photo-vouchered biodiversity records, especially those that clarify which species exist in what places within developing nations, one expert suggests.
  • Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections
    When it comes to the brain, 'more is better' seems like an obvious assumption. But in the case of synapses, which are the connections between brain cells, too many or too few can both disrupt brain function. Researchers recently found an immune-system protein that moonlights in the nervous system to...
  • Detecting cancer earlier is goal of new medical imaging technology
    A new medical imaging method could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies. The potentially lifesaving technique uses nanotechnology and shortwave infrared light to reveal small cancerous tum...
  • Extremely high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging
    For the first time, researchers have succeeded to detect a single hydrogen atom using magnetic resonance imaging, which signifies a huge increase in the technology's spatial resolution. In the future, single-atom MRI could be used to shed new light on protein structures.
  • New analysis methodology may revolutionize breast cancer therapy
    Stroma cells are derived from connective tissue and may critically influence tumor growth. This knowledge is not new. However, a team of researchers has developed a novel methodology for investigation. Using modern mass spectrometry, tumor-promoting activities from breast fibroblasts were directly d...
  • Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity
    Researchers have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling of the infrastructure. This progress has important applications in sectors such as chemical, petrochemical and energy, thus becoming a ...
  • Backpack physics: Smaller hikers carry heavier loads
    Hikers are generally advised that the weight of the packs they carry should correspond to their own size, with smaller individuals carrying lighter loads. Although petite backpackers might appreciate the excuse to hand off heavier gear to the larger members of the group, it turns out that they may n...
  • Exploring x-ray phase tomography with synchrotron radiation
    X-ray phase tomography is an imaging technique that uses penetrating X-rays to create volumetric views through "slices" or sections of soft biological tissues, such as tumors, and it offers strongly enhanced contrast compared to conventional CT scans. Yet scientists still do not know which X-ray pha...
  • Not just skin cancer: Triplet threat from the sun
    The most obvious effects of too much sun exposure are cosmetic, like wrinkled and rough skin. Some damage, however, goes deeper?ultraviolet light can damage DNA and cause proteins in the body to break down into smaller, sometimes harmful pieces that may also damage DNA, increasing the risk of skin c...
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