Volcanoes fed by ‘mush’ reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers
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Volcanoes fed by ‘mush’ reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers

Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions. Instead, the study suggests that volcanoes are…

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New models sense human trust in smart machines
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New models sense human trust in smart machines

New “classification models” sense how well humans trust intelligent machines they collaborate with, a step toward improving the quality of interactions and teamwork. How should intelligent machines be…

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Calibrating cosmic mile markers
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Calibrating cosmic mile markers

New work from the Carnegie Supernova Project provides the best-yet calibrations for using type Ia supernovae to measure cosmic distances, which has implications for our understanding of how…

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Dopamine’s yin-yang personality: It’s an upper and a downer
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Dopamine’s yin-yang personality: It’s an upper and a downer

For decades, psychologists have viewed the neurotransmitter dopamine as a double-edged sword: released in the brain as a reward to train us to seek out pleasurable experiences, but…

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Social interactions among gut microbes shape our lives
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Social interactions among gut microbes shape our lives

When it comes to the gut, it’s not which microbes you have but how they interact that appears to affect health. This insight comes from a recent study…

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Yale chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes — Google
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Yale chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes — Google

Yale scientists have taken a novel approach to unraveling the complex structure and regulation of enzymes: They Googled it. In a new study published online in the Proceedings of…

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No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone
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No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app with the aim of non-invasive detection of anemia. Instead of a blood test, the app uses photos of someone’s fingernails taken…

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New Foldable Drone Flies through Narrow Holes in Rescue Missions
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New Foldable Drone Flies through Narrow Holes in Rescue Missions

The new drone can squeeze itself to pass through gaps and then go back to its previous shape, all the while continuing to fly. A research team from…

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Research Confirms That Studded Winter Tires Do Way More Harm Than Good
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Research Confirms That Studded Winter Tires Do Way More Harm Than Good

Studded winter tires can help improve traction for driving on icy roads, but there have long been questions about the harm they cause and whether their benefits outweigh…

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Discovery brings saliva test for Alzheimer’s disease one step closer
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Discovery brings saliva test for Alzheimer’s disease one step closer

The discovery of three biomarkers that detect mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s has the potential to lead to the development of a saliva test to diagnose the chronic…

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