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Animal Sex: How Elephants Do It
Despite some human-like characteristics, elephants' mating behaviors are very different from our own.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
The lunar eclipse, a time to reflect and the crash of a black hole are just the tip of the iceberg for this week's images.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

A Swell New View: Satellites Can Monitor Volcanoes
Satellite observations may tie the ground's movement to volcanic eruptions.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

More than a quarter of emergency contraceptives in Peru falsified or substandard
A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:34:07 GMT

Religious music brings benefit to seniors' mental health
A new article published online in The Gerontologist reports that among older Christians, listening to religious music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and sense of control over their lives. In particular, listening to gospel music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and an increase in sense of control.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:34:07 GMT

US scientists make embryonic stem cells from adult skin
For the first time, US researchers have cloned embryonic stem cells from adult cells, a breakthrough on the path towards helping doctors treat a host of diseases.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:34:07 GMT

Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved in glass when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

SpaceX launches station cargo flight
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

Female cave insects have 'penises'
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

SpaceX-3 launches science cargo to International Space Station
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft full of NASA cargo, experiments and equipment blazed into orbit Friday, April 18, aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station will unload the supplies after the Dragon arrives at the orbiting research laboratory.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

ADHD: Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system
Psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning
The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it" may one day be obsolete if researchers further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning. Other possible uses of this technique could be used in long-distance sensors and spectrometers to identify chemical makeup.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT

First Earth-sized planet in star's "habitable zone" reported found
In a long-awaited first, astronomers report finding an Earth-sized planet possibly able to support life.
World Science, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:07 GMT

Even moderate pot use tied to clear brain changes: study
Even once- or twice-a-week use can lead to abnormalities, scientists say.
World Science, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:36:07 GMT

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