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Stressed Out Mongooses Can't Cope with Baby Booms
A recent study investigates the relationship between stress hormones and parental care in the banded mongoose.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:38:14 GMT

Explainer: Israel's Iron Dome Anti-Missile System
The breakdown of an initial ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas last weekend played out to a familiar soundtrack: air-raid sirens and the menacing hiss of incoming rocket fire, followed in many cases by Iron Dome missiles intercepting their targets
LiveScience.com, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:38:14 GMT

Ohio Fire Disaster Spotlights Need for Fracking Info (Op-Ed)
With fracking chemicals kept secret, first responders are left in the dark.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:38:14 GMT

Drug-resistant malaria has spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia
Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global malaria control and elimination programmes, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:21:27 GMT

Pesticide DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes
Exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:21:27 GMT

New malaria vaccine candidates identified
Researchers have discovered new vaccine targets that could help in the battle against malaria. Taking a new, large-scale approach to this search, researchers tested a library of proteins from the Plasmodium falciparum parasite with antibodies produced by the immune systems of a group of infected children.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:21:27 GMT

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved
Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:24:27 GMT

Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil
A deep-sea octopus has been observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:24:27 GMT

Tablet screens to correct sight loss
US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:24:27 GMT

Double Star with Weird and Wild Planet-forming Discs
Astronomers have found wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around the two young stars in the binary system HK Tauri. These new observations provide the clearest picture ever of protoplanetary discs in a double star. The new result also helps to explain why so many exoplanets — unlike the planets in the Solar System — came to have strange, eccentric or inclined orbits.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:24:27 GMT

Supportive moms and sisters boost female baboon's rank
A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of supportive sisters.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:24:27 GMT

Money talks when it comes to acceptability of 'sin' companies, study reveals
Companies who make their money in the 'sin' industries such as the tobacco, alcohol and gaming industries typically receive less attention from institutional investors and financial analysts. But new research shows social norms and attitudes towards these types of businesses are subject to compromise when their share price looks to be on the rise.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:24:27 GMT

Study: fist-bumping more hygienic than shaking hands
shaking hands Health care providers might want to switch to the "fist-bump" gesture, researchers say
World Science, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:24:29 GMT

Some women really do prefer mean guys, research suggests
What your guy pals told you may be true, according to new research.
World Science, Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:24:29 GMT

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