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October 25, 2013
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UCLA psychologists report new insights on human brain, consciousness

UCLA psychologists have used brain-imaging techniques to study what happens to the human brain when it slips into unconsciousness. Their research, published Oct. 17 in the online journal PLOS Computational Biology, is an initial step toward developing a scientific definition of … Continue reading

October 12, 2013
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UCLA physicists played prominent role in Nobel Prize-winning Higgs boson research

Two large collaborations of scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made worldwide news in July 2012 when they announced independent observations of the elusive Higgs boson particle — a discovery hailed as one of the greatest scientific … Continue reading

August 22, 2013
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Facebook use predicts declines in happiness, new study finds

ANN ARBOR — Facebook helps people feel connected, but it doesn’t necessarily make them happier, a new study shows. 

Facebook use actually predicts declines in a user’s well-being, according to a University of Michigan study that is the first known … Continue reading

January 30, 2013
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Analysis of Greenland Ice Cores Adds to Historical Record and May Provide Glimpse into Climate’s Future

The International North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project results indicate that melting of Antarctic ice sheet may have contributed more to sea level rise than melting of the Greeland ice sheet some 100,000 years ago A new study that … Continue reading

October 21, 2012
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Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals’ Management of Chronic Diseases, MU Expert Says

Health practitioners should use behavior-change tactics so patients take medications as prescribed COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nearly half of patients taking medications for chronic conditions do not strictly follow their prescribed medication regimens. Failure to use medications as directed increases patients’ … Continue reading

April 19, 2012
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Cosmic Ray Mystery

Massive detector homes in on cosmic ray production IceCube, an international collaboration involving University of Delaware scientists, is shedding new light on cosmic ray production. Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most … Continue reading

January 22, 2012
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Ancient Domesticated Dog Skull Found in Siberian Cave

*A 33,000-year-old dog skull unearthed in a Siberian mountain cave presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and, together with an equally ancient find in a cave in Belgium, indicates that modern dogs may be descended from … Continue reading

July 8, 2011
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Earliest Image of Egyptian Ruler Wearing “White Crown” of Royalty Brought to Light

The earliest known image of an Egyptian ruler wearing the “White Crown” associated with Egyptian dynastic power has been brought to light by an international team of archaeologists led by Egyptologists from Yale University. Carved around 3200 BCE, this unique … Continue reading