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November 6, 2017
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Study reveals white nationalists’ reactions when genetics test results challenge their identity

UCLA researchers’ analysis of web posts shows coping mechanisms ranging from rejection to reinterpretation A new study by UCLA researchers reveals the range of reactions — from rejection to reinterpretation to acceptance — after white nationalists learn that DNA ancestry … Continue reading

August 16, 2014
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Evolution of a Bimetallic Nanocatalyst

Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas, coal or plant biomass. A multi-national lab collaboration led by researchers … Continue reading

July 30, 2014
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Fumes Keep Moths from Finding Flowers, Study Discovers

New research by the University of Washington and the UA shows that background odors can interfere with pollinators’ ability to find flowers. Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators. In new … Continue reading

July 10, 2013
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Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function, according to a research team based at Princeton University. The researchers report in the Journal of … Continue reading

February 8, 2013
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New Coal Technology Harnesses Energy without Burning, Nears Pilot-Scale Development

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new form of clean coal technology reached an important milestone recently, with the successful operation of a research-scale combustion system at Ohio State University. The technology is now ready for testing at a larger scale. For … Continue reading

December 18, 2012
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Reappraisal Defuses Strong Emotional Responses to Israel-Palestine Conflict

Reappraisal is a widely-used cognitive strategy that can help people to regulate their reactions to emotionally charged events. Now, new research suggests that reappraisal may even be effective in changing people’s emotional responses in the context of one of the … Continue reading

September 7, 2012
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Rust Never Sleeps

Berkeley Lab-led Observations of Electron Hopping in Iron Oxide Hold Consequences for Environment and Energy Rust – iron oxide – is a poor conductor of electricity, which is why an electronic device with a rusted battery usually won’t work. Despite … Continue reading