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17. Oct 2019

October 8, 2019
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How the Brain Fights Off Fears That Return to Haunt Us

AUSTIN, Texas – Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a group of cells in the brain that are responsible when a frightening memory re-emerges unexpectedly, like Michael Myers in every “Halloween” movie. The finding could lead to new recommendations about when and how often certain therapies are deployed for the treatment of anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Continue Reading →

October 7, 2019
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Glacial Sediments Greased the Gears of Plate Tectonics

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Earth’s fractured outer shell is composed of giant plates of solid rock that move —grinding together, sliding past or dipping beneath one another to create the mountain ranges and other major surface features of our planet and generating earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and other powerful events. However, Earth’s surface has not always experienced these “plate tectonics” and questions about when this began and how it has changed through time have been much debated by scientists. Continue Reading →

October 6, 2019
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How to Decrease Social Media Related Stress

As fun as social media can be, it can have some pretty harmful effects. It can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, FOMO-inducing, and depression-inducing. It makes you wonder why we even still have it. However, like all things, social media can still be enjoyed in moderation. If it’s giving you a hard time, then there are things you can do about it to make your experience more enjoyable. Here are some ways to decrease social media-related stress. Continue Reading →

October 6, 2019
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New films bring forgotten lives of women in Franco’s Spain to life for a new generation

The lives of remarkable women whose impact on history was curtailed by Spain’s Franco dictatorship will be recreated for a new generation thanks to a major new historical project. Continue Reading →

October 5, 2019
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Das genetische Erbe der Paläo-Eskimos

Alte DNA beleuchtet genetischen Einfluss arktischer Jäger und Sammler auf indigene Bevölkerung Nordamerikas

Neue Forschungen unter Beteiligung von Ron Pinhasi der Universität Wien belegen, dass arktische Jäger und Sammler Nachkommen unter den heutigen indigenen Bewohnern Nordamerikas hinterließen. Continue Reading →

October 4, 2019
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Why are gels elastic?

New research shows how clustered particles determine elasticity of some gels

From the toothpaste you squeeze on your brush first thing in the morning to the yogurt you slurp down to the fabric softener that keeps your pajamas cozy and soft, gels are ubiquitous in consumer products, foods, and in industrial applications, too. Continue Reading →

October 3, 2019
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Fußprothese mit Feedback

Forschende testen einen Beinersatz, der Amputierten ein Gefühl übermittelt und das Gehen erleichtert

Ermüdung, Unsicherheit oder sogar Phantomschmerzen: Beinprothesen verhelfen Menschen nach einer Amputation zurück in den Alltag, können aber auch Probleme verursachen. Continue Reading →