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Scientists Deliver Opioid-Like Pain Relief Without Addiction Risk

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Scientists have created a drug that, in monkeys, provided opioid-like pain relief without the addictive qualities. Read More
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How Does Listeria Get into Veggies?

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http://feedproxy.google.com — About 30,000 cases of precut vegetables are being recalled in many Southeastern states because they could be contaminated with Listeria. But how, exactly, do the bacteria get there? Read More
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The Perks of Being a Twin May Include a Longer Life

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Both identical and fraternal twins may live longer on average than men and women who are not twins, a new study finds. Read More
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Mock Mars Explorers Emerge from Habitat to End Year of Isolation in Hawaii

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A crew of six "astronauts" returned to Earth Sunday (Aug. 28), after a year-long mock mission to Mars. Read More
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More Than 300 Reindeer Killed By Lightning: Here's Why

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A lightning storm killed 323 reindeer, including 70 calves, in an unusually deadly event. Read More
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An imbalance in nutrients threatens plant biodiversity

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — An unnatural balance of nutrients threatens biodiversity in a survival of the fittest scenario, according to new research. A global network of researchers who have tested the impact increased nutrient levels is having on grasslands across six continents. Read More
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Fighting barnacle buildup with biology

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Biological growth along the bottoms of boats is more than just an eyesore. Biofouling, as it is known, slows down ships and impedes the readiness of emergency response and military vessels. A new study identifies key developmental steps these organisms must take to metamorphose from their larval to adult state. Understanding this process could lead to new technologies to prevent the organisms fro Read More
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Chemicals banned decades ago linked to increased autism risk today

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A group of human-made chemicals used in some pesticides and insulating materials banned in the 1970s continues to linger in the United States, and new research found that high levels of exposure to some of them during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with autism by roughly 80 percent. Read More
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Facts About Microbursts

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Microbursts, also called downbursts, are powerful, localized columns of wind. They can cause just as much damage as a tornado. Read More
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Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate change in developing countries.  Read More
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Admitting visible light, rejecting infrared heat

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — The transparency of glass to visible light makes it the most common way to let light into a building. But because glass is also transparent to near-infrared radiation -- windows also let in heat, giving rise to the well-known greenhouse effect. A coating that blocks 90 per cent of the heat from sunlight could be used to develop smart windows, say scientists. Read More
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