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Article ID: 694302

NASA Spacecraft Finds New Type of Magnetic Explosion

University of Delaware

Four NASA spacecraft have observed magnetic reconnection in a turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere known as the magnetosheath, the planet's first line of defense against the intensity of solar wind. The new insights could help us understand how such phenomena affect Earth's atmosphere.

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Article ID: 693612

Study Explains One Reason Hair Can Turn Gray

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hair’s graying is linked to innate immune response, activation of which can decrease pigmentation in hair.

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26-Apr-2018 5:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692667

Even a Single Mindfulness Meditation Session Can Reduce Anxiety

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Mindfulness meditation programs have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S. New research suggests people can begin to derive psychological and physiological benefits from the practice after a single introductory session.

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Article ID: 692791

People Waste Nearly a Pound of Food Daily

University of Vermont

Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, new research finds. Annually, food waste corresponds with the use of 30M acres of land (7% of total US cropland) and 4.2 trillion gallons of water. Surprisingly, higher quality diets were associated with higher levels of food waste.

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13-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692826

Surviving Climate Change, Then and Now

Universite de Montreal

An archeological dig in Italy reveals that prehistoric humans made it through a major natural disaster by cooperating with each other – and that's a lesson for our future.

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16-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692264

Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties

Florida Atlantic University

Through a detailed genetic study of kinship, an international team is the first to demonstrate that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture as well as their ancestral roots and family ties. They have demonstrated that related whales returned to the same locations year after year, and even generation after generation.

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5-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691658

Dining Out Associated with Increased Exposure to Harmful Chemicals Called Phthalates

George Washington University

Dining out more at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food outlets may boost total levels of potentially health-harming chemicals called phthalates in the body, according to a study out today.

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28-Mar-2018 9:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691103

Humans Flourished Through Super Volcano 74,000 Years Ago

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Humans not only survived a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago, they flourished during the resulting climate change that occurred, a new study by UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith and colleagues found.

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Fossils Found of Giant Flying Creatures Wiped Out with the Dinosaurs

University of Portsmouth

Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs, giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs, have been discovered by a team of researchers.

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12-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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“Supercolony” of Adélie Penguins Discovered in Antarctica

Stony Brook University

For the past 40 years, the total number of Adélie Penguins, one of the most common on the Antarctic peninsula, has been steadily declining—or so biologists have thought. A new study however, is providing new insights on this species of penguin.

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1-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST
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