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Remains of Nazi-Destroyed Synagogue Found Using Radar
Ground-penetrating radar is helping archaeologists locate the buried remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Lithuania, a Jewish place of worship that was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, the Israeli Antiquities Authority reports.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

What is Thiamine (Vitamin B1)?
Vitamin B1, also called thiamine, is a B complex vitamin.Ā It is found in many foods and is vitally important to keeping a body operating properly.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

US energy plan to boost renewables
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

Earth magnetic shield is much older
Researchers have revealed that the Earth's magnetic field is 550 million years older than previously believed.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

Big year ahead for James Webb telescope
It's been a long time coming, but Nasa is now at the business end of building its giant successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

Crystal clear images uncover secrets of hormone receptors
Many hormones and neurotransmitters work by binding to receptors on a cell's exterior surface. This activates receptors causing them to twist, turn and spark chemical reactions inside cells. NIH scientists used atomic level images to show how the neuropeptide hormone neurotensin might activate its receptors. Their description is the first of its kind for a neuropeptide-binding G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), a class of receptors involved in a wide range of disorders and the target of many drugs.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:59:09 GMT

Improved memory thanks to irregular sleep-wake patterns
If you've had a good night's sleep, you are mentally more alert and your memory works more reliably. During sleep, a part of our forebrain called the prefrontal cortex remains active. It ensures that memories and learned information are transferred to our long-term memory. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Gƶttingen and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich have now decoupled the production of growth factor IGF2 from the sleep-wake rhythm and found that it improved long-term memory in mice. This could also have been due to a disturbed sleep-wake rhythm. However, older mice exhibited abnormal behaviour. High levels of IGF2 and a permanently disrupted sleep rhythm evidently damage the brain over the long term. This finding is medically significant because IGF2 is a candidate substance for improving memory impairment in Alzheimer patients.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:59:09 GMT

Brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing
When we type or perform other precise tasks, our brains and muscles usually work together effortlessly.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:59:09 GMT

Affordable genetic diagnostic technique for target DNA analysis developed
A technique to analyze various target DNAs has been developed using an aptamer, a DNA fragment that can recognize and bind to a specific protein or enzyme.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

Magnetism at nanoscale
As the demand grows for ever smaller, smarter electronics, so does the demand for understanding materialsā€™ behavior at ever smaller scales. Physicists are building a unique optical magnetometer to probe magnetism at the nano- and mesoscale.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

Effects of spinach extract on satiety: Feel full, curb cravings
A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very beneficial in slowing down fat digestion.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:17 GMT

Plant wars: vampire weeds use chemical "radar" to stalk victims
CerĀ­tain parĀ­aĀ­sitĀ­ic plants have seeds that donā€™t bother growĀ­ing until they deĀ­tect host plants nearby, a study reĀ­ports.
World Science, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:18 GMT

Bias against female leaders found as early as teen years
BiĀ­as against feĀ­male leadĀ­ers is common even amĀ­ong teenĀ­agersā€”and some of it comes from girls as well as mothĀ­ers, a study finds.
World Science, Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:04:18 GMT

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