Fjords are 'hotspots' in global carbon cycling

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:10pm
While fjords are celebrated for their beauty, these ecosystems are also major carbon sinks that likely play an important role in the regulation of the planet's climate, new research reveals.
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Study points to possible treatment for lethal pediatric brain cancer

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:10pm
Using brain tumor samples collected from children in the United States and Europe, an international team of scientists found that the drug panobinostat and similar gene regulating drugs may be effective at treating diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, an aggressive and lethal form of pediatric cancer.
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Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:10pm
Researchers have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The quantum dots serve as a source of single photons and could be useful for the integration of quantum photonics with solid-state electronics -- a combination known as integrated photonics.
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Mystery of India’s rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago explained

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:08pm
In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder. More than 140 million years ago, India was part of an immense supercontinent called Gondwana, which covered much of the Southern Hemisphere. Around 120 million years ago, what is now India broke off and started slowly migrating north, at about 5 centimeters per year.
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School competitive food policies appears tied to neighborhood socioeconomics

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:08pm
Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, although improvement was better among students attending schools in socioeconomically advantaged neighborhoods.
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Study examines incidence of concussion in youth, high school, college football

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:08pm
A slight majority of concussions happened during youth football games but most concussions at the high school and college levels occurred during practice, according to a new article.
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Kids likely to sleepwalk if parents have history of nocturnal strolls

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:08pm
More than 60 percent of children developed sleepwalking when both their parents were sleepwalkers in a study among children born in the Canadian province of Quebec.
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Scientists reconcile three unrelated theories of schizophrenia

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:08pm
A new study in mice links three previously unrelated hypotheses about the causes of schizophrenia, a debilitating mental disorder that affects how people think, act and perceive reality. The new findings may eventually lead to treatment strategies targeted for the underlying causes of schizophrenia and related disorders.
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Foundations of heart regeneration uncovered: Outer layer of heart must be healed first

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:08pm
Medical researchers have found that a key to the zebrafish's ability to regenerate cardiac tissue lies in the outer layer of the heart known as the epicardium. When this critical layer is damaged, the whole repair process is delayed as the epicardium undergoes a round of self-healing before tending to the rest of the heart. The finding points to a possible target for repairing the damage caused by a heart attack.
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Juvenile shale gas in Sweden

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:05pm
Considering geological time scales, the occurrence of biogenic shale gas in Sweden´s crust is relatively young. Geoscientists found that biogenic methane in the Alum Shale in South Sweden formed due to deglaciation around 12 years ago. Moreover, the formation processes were due to complex interactions between neotectonic activity and the occurrence of a deep biosphere. Applying a new hydrogeochemical modelling approach, the specific methane generation process was unraveled and quantified for the first time in Europe.
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Human clinical trials begin for deadly hendra virus therapy

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:05pm
The world’s first human clinical trials for a treatment against Hendra virus, a rare but deadly viral disease, have just begun in Australia, using a human monoclonal antibody.
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Evidence of briny water on Mars

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:05pm
Data collected on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover indicate that water, in the form of brine, may exist under certain conditions on the planet's surface.
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Google Backs Rival of Docker, the Cloud’s Next Big Thing

Wired News - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 4:00pm

Google has joined the Rocket open source project and rolled the technology into one of its cloud computing tools.

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Pinterest Welcomes New Apps with Developer API

Wired News - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 3:53pm

Your Pinterest board is about to get a lot more interesting.

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Mad Men Recap: On the Road

Wired News - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 3:39pm

The team makes the transition to McCann Erickson.

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To Boldly Brew: Astronaut Uses ISSpresso to Make 1st Cup of Coffee in Space

Space.com - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 3:38pm
Space: the final frontier — for coffee. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, dressed in a 'Star Trek' captain's uniform, became the first person in space to sip from a freshly-brewed cup of coffee, using the ISS's new espresso machine.
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AI Experts In High Demand

Slashdot - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 3:35pm
An anonymous reader writes: The field of artificial intelligence is getting hotter by the moment as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and other tech companies snap up experts and pour funding into university research. Commercial uses for AI are still limited. Predictive text and Siri, the iPhone's voice-recognition feature, are early manifestations. But AI's potential has exploded as the cost of computing power drops and as the ability to collect and process data soars. Big tech companies like Facebook and Google now vacuum up the huge amount of data that needs to be processed to help machines make "intelligent" decisions. The relationship between tech giants and academia can be difficult to navigate. Some faculty members complain tech companies aren't doing enough in the many collaborative efforts now under way. One big gripe: Companies aren't willing to share the vast data they are able to collect.

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Carly Fiorina Forgot to Register a Very Important Website

Wired News - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 3:34pm

Carly Fiorina understands technology. Which is what makes it all the more surprising that her campaign staff somehow didn’t lock up carlyfiorina.org.

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Researchers hope to improve dental health by changing caregiver's behavior

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 3:30pm
Studies have long associated low-income areas with poor oral health. But dental researchers have sensed that other factors related to income may be at work -- in particular, education level. So they recently investigated how a parent or other caregiver's education level and dental habits affect children's dental health.
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Lens turns smartphone into a microscope: Costs only 3 cents

Science Daily - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 3:30pm
Researchers have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to magnify images by a magnitude of 120, all for just 3 cents a lens.
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