How to Watch the Super Bowl Without Cable

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New luminous creatures illuminate the mystery of the Red Sea

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:53pm
Biologists have discovered new species of fluorescent polyps living in colonies on the shells of gastropods.
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Prunetin prolongs lifespan in male fruit flies and enhances overall health

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:53pm
Here's a reason for men to eat their lima beans -- if research in male fruit flies holds up, it might help you live longer. A new research report shows that administering an oral dose of prunetin to male fruit flies extends lifespan, increases fitness levels, and improves their glucose balance.
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The geometry of histamine

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:53pm
Scientists have obtained a gas phase structure of histamine -- a substance that is responsible for allergic reactions.
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Scientists discover molecular link between psychiatric disorders and type 2 diabetes

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:53pm
Scientists show that a gene called 'DISC1,' which is believed to play a role in mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some forms of depression, influences the function of pancreatic beta cells which produce insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
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New analysis method may reduce need for invasive biopsies

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:53pm
Scientists have identified a quantitative method to measure changes in biomarkers, which may reduce or eliminate the need for invasive biopsies.
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Aggression causes new nerve cells to be generated in the brain

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:53pm
Neurobiologists have demonstrated experimentally that aggression has an influence on the production of new nerve cells in the brain. The scientists conducted a series of experiments on male mice.
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Snake gait: Science observes nature to invent new ways of moving

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:53pm
Snake locomotion is a source of inspiration for technology: graceful, silent, adaptable and efficient, it can be implemented on devices designed for the most diverse applications, from space exploration to medicine. A new study adds to this line of research and proposes a detailed mathematical account of one of the characteristic types of movement adopted by this animal.
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Effectiveness of routine Tdap booster wanes in adolescents

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:53pm
A new study found that the Tdap booster vaccine provides moderate protection against whooping cough during the first year after vaccination, but its effectiveness wanes to less than 9 percent after four years among teenagers who have received only a newer form of the whooping cough vaccine (acellular pertussis vaccine) as infants and children.
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Grandma's Phone, DSL, and the Copper They Share

Slashdot - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:45pm
szczys writes: DSL is high-speed Internet that uses the same twisted pair of copper wire that still works with your Grandmother's wall-mounted telephone. How is that possible? The short answer is that the telephone company is cheating. But the long answer delves into the work of Claude Shannon, who figured out how much data could be reliably transferred using a given medium. His work, combined with that of Harry Nyquist and Ralph Hartley (pioneers of channel capacity and the role noise plays in these systems), brings the Internet Age to many homes on an infrastructure that has been in use for more than a hundred years.

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Time-Traveling TV: LG Super Bowl Ad Features 'Man from the Future'

Space.com - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:20pm
The minute-long ad, which will air Sunday (Feb. 7) during Super Bowl 50, stars actor Liam Neeson as "The Man from the Future," who travels back in time to tell a younger version of himself about the coming revolution in viewing technology.
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More effective speech therapy approach for children with Down Syndrome

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:08pm
Children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients, a new study indicates.
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No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:06pm
Children living in Kenya are well protected from life-threatening infections -- such as meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia -- caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), by the existing three-dose vaccine regime.
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Radar reveals the hidden secrets of wombat warrens

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:06pm
For the first time ever, researchers have been able to non-invasively study the inner workings of wombat warrens, with a little help from ground-penetrating radar.
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Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children's vitamin D levels

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:06pm
Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new study.
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Cancer treatment: Therapeutic approach gives hope for the treatment of multiple myeloma

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:06pm
A new therapeutic approach gives promising results for the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow currently considered incurable with conventional chemotherapy. The study resulted in a total cure rate of 41 percent, a record level using this strategy. Moreover, patients in complete remission six months after the allograft had a relapse-free survival rate of 60 percent.
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Human-made underwater sound may have wider ecosystem effects than previously thought

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:05pm
Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, according to new research.
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The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:05pm
The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum tunneling.
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Secondhand smoke: Nations producing less greenhouse gas most vulnerable to climate change

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:05pm
A new study shows a dramatic global mismatch between nations producing the most greenhouse gases and the ones most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
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Researchers identify striking genomic signature shared by five types of cancer

Science Daily - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 3:05pm
Researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer. The specific signature results from a chemical modification of DNA called methylation, which can control the expression of genes like a dimmer on a light switch. Based on this advance, the researchers hope to spur development of a blood test that can be used to diagnose a variety of cancers at early stages.
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