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May 12, 2013
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New dark matter detector begins search for invisible particles

Scientists heard their first pops last week in an experiment that searches for signs of dark matter in the form of tiny bubbles. They will need to analyze them further in order to discern whether dark matter caused any of … Continue reading

May 7, 2013
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NASA Opens New Era in Measuring Western U.S. Snowpack

PASADENA, Calif. – A new NASA airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado, producing the most accurate measurements to date of how much water they hold. The … Continue reading

April 28, 2013
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Despite free health care, household income affects chronic disease control in kids

Researchers at the University of Montreal have found that the glycated hemoglobin levels of children with type 1 diabetes followed at its affiliated Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital (CHU Sainte-Justine) is correlated linearly and negatively with household income. Glycated … Continue reading

July 30, 2012
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Estimate: A New Amish Community is Founded Every 3 1/2 Weeks in U.S.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new census of the Amish population in the United States estimates that a new Amish community is founded, on average, about every 3 ½ weeks, and shows that more than 60 percent of all existing Amish … Continue reading

January 9, 2012
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IBM Closes on Acquisition of Platform Computing

ARMONK, N.Y. – 09 Jan 2012: IBM today announced it has completed the acquisition of Platform Computing, a privately held company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed. On October 11, 2011, IBM announced that it had … Continue reading

December 13, 2011
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U-M Divers Retrieve Prehistoric Wood from Lake Huron

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Under the cold clear waters of Lake Huron, University of Michigan researchers have found a five-and-a-half foot-long, pole-shaped piece of wood that is 8,900 years old. The wood, which is tapered and beveled on one side in … Continue reading

February 14, 2011
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Does Social Anxiety Disorder Respond to Psychotherapy? Brain Study Says Yes

When psychotherapy is helping someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain? This was the question a team of Canadian psychological scientists set out to investigate in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder. Their findings are … Continue reading

February 9, 2011
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Unexpected Exoskeleton Remnants Found in Paleozoic Fossils

Washington, D.C.— Surprising new research shows that, contrary to conventional belief, remains of chitin-protein complex—structural materials containing protein and polysaccharide—are present in abundance in fossils of arthropods from the Paleozoic era. Previously the oldest molecular signature of chitin-protein complex was … Continue reading