Take a Tour of the 10 Spookiest Volcanoes in the World

Wired News - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 2:00pm
Halloween is here, so why not check out some of the spookiest names volcanoes have to offer. The post Take a Tour of the 10 Spookiest Volcanoes in the World appeared first on WIRED.
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Facebook Tried To Buy Asian Snapchat Clone Snow

Slashdot - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 2:00pm
Jon Russell, reporting for TechCrunch:Here's fuel to the fire for those who believe that Facebook will buy anything that looks, smells or moves like Snapchat. The U.S. social networking giant this summer made an unsuccessful bid to acquire Snow, a Snapchat-like service from Naver, the $25 billion-valued Korean firm behind chat app Line, a source close to the company told TechCrunch. Snow currently has around 80 million downloads, and it is adding around 10 million more each month, according to the source. That growth has also encouraged acquisition interest from Tencent -- the maker of blockbuster chat app WeChat -- Alibaba and others, TechCrunch understands. "It's true that Snow is receiving love calls from various companies," a representative from Naver told us in a statement. Despite acknowledging outside interest, Naver did not name Snow's would-be suitors.

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Early 1960's NASA Audio Recordings Found and Digitized | Video

Space.com - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:12pm
Audio from conversations between Jet Propulsion Laboratory team members and John Glenn, President Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson have be unearthed. The conversations were about America's first communications satellites.
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Studying stents for coronary artery disease

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:03pm
Results of a large-scale, multicenter study found that treatment with two thin-strut drug-eluting stents were both non-inferior to a durable polymer drug-eluting stent and showed favorable clinical outcomes at one year in treating an all-comers population with a high proportion of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
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Guiding coronary stent implantation

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:03pm
Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is most commonly guided by angiography alone, results from a new study investigating adjunctive imaging modalities showed that the use of a novel optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based stent sizing strategy results in similar minimal stent area (MSA) compared to intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI. Imaging-guided PCI (with both OCT and IVUS) also resulted in improved stent expansion and acute stent-based procedural success compared to angiography-guided PCI.
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State policies will determine whether or not most Americans smoke marijuana

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:02pm
More than 50 percent of Americans changed their minds about intentions to smoke marijuana based on ramifications — or lack thereof — set forth by their state of residency, according to new research.
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Nearly 600 Zika investigations force public health department in Harris County, Texas to improvise

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:02pm
The Harris County Public Health Department -- which this past summer confirmed the state of Texas' first Zika-associated death -- has investigated nearly 600 suspected cases this year, 55 percent of which were pregnancy-related, according to new research.
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Sports injury app detects 99% more health conditions for college athletes than traditional medicine

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:02pm
A new cell phone app specializing in sports injury detection captured 99 percent more physical and mental health symptoms for college athletes than traditional sports medicine surveillance, according to new research.
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Sudden cardiac death of teen reminds physicians of promises, challenges of precision medicine

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:02pm
The sudden death of a 13-year-old boy resulted in more than 20 relatives to be incorrectly diagnosed as having a potentially lethal heart rhythm condition. This erroneous diagnosis occurred as a result of inappropriate use of genetic testing and incorrect interpretation of genetic test results, according to research.
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New MutChromSeq technique makes valuable genes easier to find

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:00pm
Scientists have applied an innovative technique to the analysis of wheat and barley genomes that makes it easier to pinpoint specific genes that might be used in crop improvement programs.
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Research into extreme weather effects may explain recent butterfly decline

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:00pm
Increasingly frequent extreme weather events could threaten butterfly populations in the UK and could be the cause of recently reported butterfly population crashes, according to research.
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The Science Behind All the Best Halloween Party Tricks

Wired News - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 1:00pm
Perhaps you enjoy dressing up for Halloween. For me, I prefer to talk about cool physics that you might see at a Halloween party. The post The Science Behind All the Best Halloween Party Tricks appeared first on WIRED.
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Few children born to parents with serious mental illness live with both parents while growing up

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:59pm
Serious mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia has been shown to affect relationships and parenting capabilities. Children of parents with serious mental illness are vulnerable, and therefore comprehensive knowledge about their life circumstances is warranted for public health strategies to provide helpful supportive services.
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New sperm research could lead to cut in infertility rate

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:59pm
Sperm and mathematics don’t appear to be the likeliest of bedfellows, but new research bringing the two together could lead to devices that could cut infertility rates.
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Cell extrusion mechanisms: Making sure to expel an unwanted cell

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:59pm
An international collaboration of researchers has revealed how epithelial cell extrusion is regulated by cell density, explains a new report.
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Mystery solved behind birth of Saturn’s rings

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:59pm
A team of researchers has presented a new model for the origin of Saturn's rings based on results of computer simulations. The results of the simulations are also applicable to rings of other giant planets and explain the compositional differences between the rings of Saturn and Uranus.
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Study identifies molecule that limits excessive expansion of heart muscle cells

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:59pm
A research team has identified a protein that stops heart muscle cells from increasing in size when the heart is under stress, representing a candidate for treating a range of heart diseases.
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Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:59pm
Extremely accurate measurements of microwave signals can potentially be used for data encryption based on quantum cryptography and other purposes.
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DNA methylation affects superiority of hybrid plants

Science Daily - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 12:59pm
Hybrid vigor refers to when a crossbreed plant or animal shows superior traits compared to its parents. A research group has discovered that a gene involved in maintaining DNA methylation is closely connected to hybrid vigor in Arabidopsis thaliana. This has potential applications for other cruciferous vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, and could lead to more efficient breeding of high-yield vegetables.
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