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March 03, 2015
Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain
Lights, sound, action: we are constantly learning how to incorporate outside sensations into our reactions in specific situations.

Newly discovered hormone mimics the effects of exercise
Scientists have discovered a new hormone. When tested in mice, it blocked the negative health effects of eating a high-fat diet.

American Society for Microbiology receives grant to support ICAAC
The American Society for Microbiology has received a $161,460 multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help support the research being presented at ASM's Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Bans don't help smokers quit
Research recently published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research by a team that included Sylvia Kairouz of Concordia University found no significant change in home habits of smokers in the aftermath of a ban on smoking in public spaces.

NUS study shows factors influencing which conservation news get shared or liked in social media
A team of researchers led by the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Science recently concluded a study to better understand the factors influencing the spread of conservation news in online media.

The politics of inequality and the inequality of politics
Economic inequality is at historic highs. The wealthiest 1 percent own 40 percent of the nation's wealth.

Mystery solved: Why seashells' mineral forms differently in seawater
Scientists figure out how a mineral in shells and corals forms.

UTMB study shows testosterone being prescribed when not medically needed
A new study by the University of Texas Medical Branch found that 20 percent of men were prescribed testosterone despite having normal testosterone levels based on the Endocrine Society's guidelines.

Long-term follow-up of benign thyroid nodules shows favorable prognosis
After five years of follow-up, a majority of asymptomatic, benign thyroid nodules exhibited no significant change in size, or actually decreased in size, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer were rare, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Global studies in Health Affairs' March issue
The March issue of Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy, contains several studies about global health.

Pregnant women with asthma need to curb urge to ask for antibiotics
A new study found that twice as many children born to mothers who took antibiotics during pregnancy were diagnosed with asthma by age 3 than children born to mothers who didn't take prenatal antibiotics.

People use handshakes to sniff each other out
Scientists from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science find that people use the touch of a handshake to transmit chemical signals.

UK scientists move closer to creating cartilage from stem cells
Scientists have succeeded in producing cartilage formed from embryonic stem cells that could in future be used to treat the painful joint condition osteoarthritis.

New compound protects 100 percent of ferrets, mice, from H5N1
A team of investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and MacroGenics have developed an antibody which has proven 100 percent protective against the H5N1 virus in two species of animal models.

Penn study: OTC medications and supplements are most common causes of drug-induced liver failure
Drug-induced acute liver failure is uncommon, and over-the-counter medications and dietary and herbal supplements -- not prescription drugs -- are its most common causes, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Stress markers in the unemployed linked to poor health
Effects appear independent of smoking, alcohol consumption and overweight/obesity. Results suggest long-term unemployment may be especially damaging to health.

UT Arlington award will test bridge foundation work for Caltrans
A University of Texas at Arlington researcher's project will show whether California bridge foundations are safe and up to standards that the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials have set.

Far from home: Wayward cluster is both tiny and distant
Like the lost little puppy that wanders too far from home, astronomers have found an unusually small and distant group of stars that seems oddly out of place.

Neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric and functional tests help follow the course of Alzheimer's
The cognitive performance of persons with Alzheimer's disease and behavioral and psychological problems are linked to their performance of activities of daily living, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland.

Twitter could bring better understanding of vaccine refusal patterns
Researchers will track vaccine refusal patterns using Twitter in a five-year, $1.5 million grant.

Carnegie Mellon neuroscientists identify new way several brain areas communicate
Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified a new pathway by which several brain areas communicate within the brain's striatum.

Flower-like magnetic nanoparticles target difficult tumors
Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the next-generation magnetic nanoparticles may soon be treating deep-seated and difficult-to-reach tumors within the human body.

UC Davis scientists describe novel drug mechanism that fights brain cancer
Researchers at UC Davis have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct.

One million patients could lose primary care if residency training in underserved regions is eliminated
The shortage of primary care doctors could worsen if funding for the Teaching Health Centers, a program to train medical residents in underserved areas, is eliminated, says a new report conducted by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

First scientific publication from data collected at NSLS-II
Just weeks after NSLS-II achieved first light, a team of scientists at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction beamline tested a setup that yielded data on thermoelectric materials and resulted in science published in Applied Physics Letters - Materials.

Administering sedatives for patients receiving general anesthesia questioned
Although sedatives are often administered before surgery, a randomized trial finds that among patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia, receiving the sedative lorazepam before surgery, compared with placebo or no premedication, did not improve the self-reported patient experience the day after surgery, but was associated with longer time till removal off a breathing tube (extubation) and a lower rate of early cognitive recovery, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

LUT investigates the role of nuclear power in Europe
A project investigating the role of nuclear power on the energy map of Europe is about to be started in the Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT.

Outcomes of lung transplantations since implementation of need-based allocation system
Since implementation of a medical need-based allocation system of donor lungs in 2005, double-lung transplantation has been associated with better graft survival than single-lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; at five years, there has been no survival difference between single- and double-lung transplant recipients in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Twitter helps smokers kick the habit, UCI-Stanford study finds
When subjects in a smoking cessation program tweet each other regularly, they're more successful at kicking the habit, according to a study by UC Irvine and Stanford University researchers.

NIH awards $2.4 million for research into mechanisms of auditory information processing
Samuel Young, Jr., Ph.D., at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience has been awarded a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to investigate how synaptic vesicle activity modulates the transfer of auditory information and ultimately how this impacts our ability to discern sounds.

Combined Arctic ice observations show decades of loss
Historic submarine and modern satellite records show that average ice thickness in the central Arctic Ocean dropped by 65 percent from 1975 to 2012.

Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption, SF State study finds
Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study from San Francisco State University.

This week From AGU: Ionosphere irregularities, Colombian volcanoes, Salish Sea nutrients
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick in Canada, are studying irregularities in the ionosphere, a part of the atmosphere centered about 350 kilometers (217 miles) above the ground that defines the boundary between Earth and space.

Study shows strong link between adolescent obesity and high blood pressure
A recent study published in the American Journal of Hypertension has found that body mass index in healthy adolescents has a statistically significant association with both systolic blood pressures and diastolic blood pressures, and highlights the significance of the global trend of rapidly increasing adolescent obesity.

Plants detect bacterial endotoxin in similar process to mammals
Similar to humans and animals, plants possess an innate immune system that protects them from invading pathogens.

Springer launches new open-access journal International Journal of Implant Dentistry
Springer has launched a new open-access journal, the International Journal of Implant Dentistry.

79 Fellows elected to the American Academy of Microbiology
In January of 2015, the American Academy of Microbiology elected 79 new Fellows.

NREL reports examine economic trade-offs of owning vs. leasing a solar photovoltaic system
Two new reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory examine the economic options customers face when deciding how to finance commercial or residential solar energy systems.

Next-generation sequencing and Droplet Digital™ PCR accurately determine copy number states for multiallelic copy number variations
Harvard medical school and Bio-Rad researchers used next-gen sequencing and droplet digital™ PCR to enumerate the copy number of multi-allelic copy number variations.

Scripps Florida scientists find a defect responsible for memory impairment in aging
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a mechanism that causes long-term memory loss due to age in Drosophila, the common fruit fly, a widely recognized substitute for human memory studies.

Educating college students on drinking risks can temporarily help lessen drinking behaviors
Briefly counseling college students on the dangers of binge drinking is effective in lowering heavy drinking levels among many students, but only temporarily.

Grand tree of life study shows a clock-like trend in new species emergence and diversity
Temple University researchers have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, and surprisingly, it reveals that life has been expanding at a constant rate.

Adults only really catch flu about twice a decade, suggests study
Adults over the age of 30 only catch flu about twice a decade, a new study publishing March 3 in PLOS Biology suggests.

Creative genius driven by distraction
The literary great Marcel Proust wore ear-stoppers because he was unable to filter out irrelevant noise -- and lined his bedroom with cork to attenuate sound.

Tools can identify nations vulnerable to Ebola and aid response, analysis finds
Ebola remains a serious problem in parts of West Africa and the experiences in affected areas may provide lessons for future public health emergencies.

Am I normal? Review analyzes data on flaccid and erect penis lengths in men
A new analysis provides insights on what's considered 'normal' for penis length and circumference in men.

Nice to sniff you: Handshakes may engage our sense of smell
People sniff their hands twice as much after a handshake, according to a Weizmann Institute study.

NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor
A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals.

The F-word you need more of at work -- or get fired
Leadership has boomed into it's own industry. The US alone spends over $14 billion a year on it; you can get a Ph.D. in it; and we promote it to kids as the way to get ahead in life.

Time to 'just say no' to behavior-calming drugs for Alzheimer patients? Experts say yes
Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

Reading speed harnessed to automatically control text display rates
Reading a text is something that each of us does at our own individual pace.

UGR scientists provide new data on the nature of dark matter
Recent research conducted by scientists from the University of Granada can contribute to determine the nature of dark matter, one of the most important mysteries in physics.

ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide
Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to new research from UC Berkeley.

Marijuana: The allergen you never knew existed
As marijuana's legal status throughout the country continues to change, people should know it can cause allergic reactions.

Aneurysm screening should be revisited, say experts
Aneurysm screening for men over 65 should be revisited as it is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the harms, argue researchers in The BMJ this week.

NREL science crucial to success of new biofuels plants
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory played crucial roles in the technology that has led companies DuPont, POET, and Abengoa to open commercial-scale facilities to turn biomass into clean transportation fuels.

Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study finds
Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

Advanced Laser Light Source at INRS receives major funding from CFI
INRS's Advanced Laser Light Source, the only facility of it's kind in Canada, has obtained $1.5 million of funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Step change for screening could boost biofuels
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels.

Vanderbilt study shows salt fights infection
Researchers at Vanderbilt University and in Germany have found that sodium -- salt -- accumulates in the skin and tissue in humans and mice to help control infection.

Genetic risk linked to clinical benefit of statin therapy
Research has demonstrated that the risk for developing coronary heart disease depends on a host of risk factors that are related both to lifestyle and genetics.

Pennies reveal new insights on the nature of randomness
Researchers at Princeton University have developed an algorithm that creates truly disordered packings of pennies for the first time.

Expanding sports concussion laws may help ensure safety of all teenage athletes
Recent concussion laws that set out to prevent head injuries in American teenage athletes should be extended to include the activities of summer camps, travel teams and all-star teams.

Study identifies first-ever human population adaptation to toxic chemical, arsenic
High up in the high Andes mountains of Argentina, researchers have identified the first-ever evidence of a population uniquely adapted to tolerate the toxic chemical arsenic.

Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website
The EJOLT project launches today a new phase of the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, an interactive map that catalogs thousands of localized stories of resistance against damaging projects: from mines to toxic waste sites to oil refining operations to areas of deforestation.

Vaccine skeptics aren't swayed by emotional scare tactics
On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think.

Intervention results in more stable housing for homeless adults
A program that included scattered-site supportive housing using rent supplements and case management services led to more stable housing for homeless adults with mental illness in four cities in Canada, compared with usual access to existing housing and community services, but the intervention did not result in significant improvements in health-related quality of life, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Examination of prior authorization policies for antipsychotic prescribing to children
With a concern about inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications to children, 31 states have implemented prior authorization policies for atypical antipsychotic prescribing, mostly within the past 5 years, and with most states applying their policies to children younger than 7 years of age, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Breakthrough in particle control creates special half-vortex rotation
A breakthrough in the control of a type of particle known as the polariton has created a highly specialized form of rotation.

Losing a spouse often too hastily linked to depression
A new study by researchers at KU Leuven, in Belgium, has found that loneliness brought about by the death of a spouse can trigger a wider network of depression-like symptoms -- but that doctors are often too quick to attribute these symptoms to depression.

Eradicating female genital mutilation in the UK
University of Leicester to host event on Friday, March 6, ahead of International Women's Day 2015.

Early benefit assessment increases transparency for study data
In the British Medical Journal, IQWiG researchers award good grades to the German Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products.

Testing at NREL aids solar power in Hawaii
Inverter load rejection overvoltage tests completed by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of a cooperative research agreement with SolarCity have proven so successful that a testing partner, Hawaiian Electric Companies, has proposed to double its hosting capacity for solar energy.

MR spectroscopy shows precancerous breast changes in women with BRCA gene
A magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique that monitors biochemical changes in tissue could improve the management of women at risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

Housing First program has success in study of homeless people with mental illness
It sounds simple, but it appears to be working: give homeless people financial help to find free-market rental accommodation in the community as well as mental health support services, and the success rate in ending their homelessness is far higher than with current approaches.

'No take zones' in English Channel would benefit marine wildlife and the fishing industry
Marine conservationists are increasingly pinning their hopes on marine protected areas (MPAs) to save threatened species and reduce over-fishing.

Spouses of alcoholics can benefit from online help, study finds
Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list.

Listeria screening in public lavatories in Vienna
Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna studied 91 percent of all municipal public lavatories in the capital city Vienna for the presence of the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.

Pre-1950 structures suffered the most damage from August 2014 Napa quake
An analysis of buildings tagged red and yellow by structural engineers after the August 2014 earthquake in Napa links pre-1950 buildings and the underlying sedimentary basin to the greatest shaking damage, according to one of six reports on the Napa quake published in the March/April issue of Seismological Research Letters.

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, SIR Foundation present awards
The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) -- the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific journal - -presented the 2014 JVIR Editor's Best awards during the March 3 general session of the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, Feb.

Magnetic vortices in nanodisks reveal information
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich together with a colleague at the French CNRS in Strasbourg have found a new way to electrically read out the orientation of magnetic vortices in nanodisks.

In a heartbeat
A new model shows that the filaments in heart muscle cells don't automatically keep the beat.

Lightning plus volcanic ash makes glass
In their open-access paper for Geology, Kimberly Genareau and colleagues propose, for the first time, a mechanism for the generation of glass spherules in geologic deposits through the occurrence of volcanic lightning.

Industry and academic researchers gather for innovative Accelerating Cancer Cures Research Symposium
The fourth annual Accelerating Cancer Cures Research Symposium is taking place today in New York City.

NREL releases the 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, detailing increases in installed capacity
The newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends.

Climate change affects human health, ATS membership survey shows
The American Thoracic Society has published the results of a survey of the ATS membership on climate change which found that the majority of ATS members believe that climate change is real and that it is having a negative impact on the health of the patients that they care for.

Agreement on best estimates of breast cancer overdiagnosis urgently needed to inform women
More than any other debate about overdiagnosis, the discussion of breast cancer has spilt from the pages of the specialist medical press into the public domain, argues a public health expert in The BMJ this week.

OU-led team finds lasting severe weather impact in feathers of young birds
While studying a ground-nesting bird population near El Reno, Okla., a University of Oklahoma-led research team found that stress during a severe weather outbreak of May 31, 2013, had manifested itself into malformations in the growing feathers of the young birds.

A new level of earthquake understanding
Working at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, researchers studied quartz from the San Andreas Fault at the microscopic scale, the scale at which earthquake-triggering stresses originate.

Vanderbilt study shows poor heart function could be major risk for Alzheimer's disease
The Vanderbilt study, published online Feb. 19 in Circulation, associates heart function with the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Air pollution linked to slower cognitive development in children
Attendance at schools exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is linked to slower cognitive development among 7- to 10-year-old children in Barcelona, according to a study published by Jordi Sunyer and colleagues from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Spain, published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Identifying the war-afflicted teenagers most in need of mental health care
A new study finds widespread post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation among teenagers in warn-torn Northern Uganda, not only among former child soldiers.

Researchers investigate possible colon cancer risk for new generation of weight-loss drugs
Gastric bypass and similar stomach-shrinking surgeries are a popular option for obese patients looking to lose weight or treat type 2 diabetes.

Study offers clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children
New research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicates a strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with bipolar disorder.

Family-based interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed preadolescents
A recent study published in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that family-based interpersonal psychotherapy is more effective in treating preadolescent children with depression compared to child-centered therapy.

Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study finds
Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

Researchers find 3-D printed parts provide low-cost, custom alternatives for lab equipment
Article describes experiments showing that 3-D printed parts work well for laboratory use.

How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening?
People have highly variable views on how much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening, finds a UK survey in The BMJ this week.

Understanding electric car 'range anxiety' could be key to wider acceptance
Drivers have been slow to adopt electric vehicles due to 'range anxiety,' the fear of becoming stranded with an empty battery.

New AAHA/AAFP pain management guidelines for dogs and cats now available
The robust advances in pain management for companion animals underlie the decision of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) to expand on the information provided in the previous 2007 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

Can we track the world's nuclear weapons?
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has unveiled an interactive infographic that tracks the number and history of nuclear weapons in the nine nuclear weapon states: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea.

A high-salt diet could protect against invading microbes
Most people consume more salt than they need and therefore have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the two leading causes of death worldwide.

Study sheds light on how malaria parasites grow exponentially
A University of South Florida professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals.

University of Houston researchers discover new material to produce clean energy
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat -- from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack -- with greater efficiency and higher output power than currently available materials.

Early life stress may cause excess serotonin release resulting in a serotonin deficit
Mood disorder research led by SUNY Downstate's Dr. Jeremy Coplan suggests that early life stress may cause excess serotonin release, resulting in a serotonin deficit where the brain needs it most.

Research Data Alliance/US partners with SDSC
Industry leaders and data professionals from throughout the world will convene March 8-11 in San Diego for the Research Data Alliance's Fifth Plenary Meeting to discuss ways to foster an open environment of data sharing and exchange.

Study shows who benefits most from statins
New research suggests that widely used statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack.

Highly sensitive detection of malaria parasites
New assays can detect malaria parasites in human blood at very low levels and might be helpful in the campaign to eradicate malaria, reports a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.

UTMB collaboration results in rapid Ebola test
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers who helped assess the effectiveness of a new rapid test kit to diagnose Ebola learned this week it has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

NREL takes first in-depth look at solar project completion timelines
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has gathered and analyzed data for more than 30,000 solar photovoltaic installations across the United States to better understand how interconnection regulations align with actual project completion timelines.

The taming of magnetic vortices
Magnetic vortex structures, so-called skyrmions, could in future store and process information very efficiently.

Gold standard management of the diabetic cat
The International Society of Feline Medicine, the veterinary division of International Cat Care, has convened an expert panel of veterinary clinicians and academics to produce practical guidance to help veterinary teams deliver optimal management for the increasing numbers of diabetic cats that are presenting to practices.

UCLA researchers devise new method to identify disease markers
UCLA life scientists have created an accurate new method to identify markers for many diseases -- a significant step toward a new era of personalized medicine, tailored to each person's DNA and RNA.

Women in business
A sociologist traces systemic bias in favor of male-led businesses to stereotypical beliefs about entrepreneurs.

Float like a mosquito, sting like a ... mosquito
By examining the forces that the segments of mosquito legs generate against a water surface, researchers at the China University of Petroleum (Huadong) and Liaoning University of Technology have unraveled the mechanical logic that allows the mosquitoes to walk on water, which may help in the design of biomimetic structures, such as aquatic robots and small boats.

'Stem cell' test could identify most aggressive breast cancers
Testing breast cancer cells for how closely they resemble stem cells could identify women with the most aggressive disease, a new study suggests.

New incubator network to help clean-energy entrepreneurs
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute have launched the Clean Energy Incubator Network.

Friends may make the difference in keeping children active
Children who engaged in physical activity with a friend had less negative feelings about exercise than children who were joined by or encouraged by family members to exercise.

When age matters
The precise dating of ancient charcoal found near a skull is helping reveal a unique period in prehistory.

VTT has developed a large-surface light-emitting plastic film
Based on OLED technology and implemented by means of a printing machine, this method developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd provides an opportunity to create patterned and flexible light-emitting surfaces on advertising displays, info signs and lighting fixtures, for instance.

Real estate bidding wars aren't going away
Frenzy, frustration and disappointment are what home buyers have come to dread about real estate bidding wars.
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