Old fashioned roller coasters can help patients pass kidney stones

Science Daily - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 2:35am
A urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate.
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Ancient brain area controls eye movements

Science Daily - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 2:21am
There is much going on around us all the time, phenomena that we perceive with our different senses, which send information to the brain. This complication is solved by an ancient part of the midbrain called the corpora quadrigemina, or tectum. This area contains a complex network of neurons that control the movements of the head and eyes. An ancient area of the midbrain of all vertebrates can independently contol and reorientate the eyes, researchers now report.
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Fecal bacteria linked to body fat

Science Daily - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 2:16am
A new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo -- known as the human fecal microbiome -- and levels of abdominal body fat, has been identified by scientists. The research provides further evidence of possible genetic influences on obesity, through heritable bacteria found in the fecal microbiome.
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Life in ancient oceans enabled by erosion from land

Science Daily - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 2:16am
As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox that raises questions about whether there was more land mass than previously thought.
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Debate Organizers Are Forcing Press to Pay $200 for Wi-Fi

Wired News - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 1:09am
Journalists must shut off their personal hotspots and pay up for an essential tool. The post Debate Organizers Are Forcing Press to Pay $200 for Wi-Fi appeared first on WIRED.
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NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 9:37pm
It's not aliens. Everyone calm the heck down. The post NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa appeared first on WIRED.
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Reissue of the Voyager Golden Record Will Be the Greatest Album in the Universe

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 9:25pm
The reissue will sit at "the awesome intersection of science and art and design that’s meant to instill a sense of wonder and spark the imagination.” The post Reissue of the Voyager Golden Record Will Be the Greatest Album in the Universe appeared first on WIRED.
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Campo Santo, Good Universe Team for Firewatch Film and More

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 9:10pm
In collaboration with Good Universe, game devs Campo Santo are going to produce content for both film and games, starting with a Firewatch movie. The post Campo Santo, Good Universe Team for Firewatch Film and More appeared first on WIRED.
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