February 19, 2014
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Switch That Says It’s Time to Sleep Identified

The switch in the brain that sends us off to sleep has been identified in a study in fruit flies. The switch works by regulating the activity of a handful of sleep-promoting nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. The neurons fire when we’re tired and n… Continue reading

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September 20, 2013
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Experts say dilbit could have caused Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill

According to experts in the failure of oil and gas pipelines, there are a handful of factors that can contribute to a pipeline rupture, like the one in Mayflower, Arkansas. A new report finds all were in play on the Pegasus pipeline. Continue reading

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August 1, 2013
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We each live in our own little world — smellwise

There are some smells we all find revolting. But toward a handful of odors, different people display different sensitivities. A pair of studies identifies the genetic differences that underpin the differences in smell sensitivity. The researchers teste… Continue reading

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July 25, 2013
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Image of sun-approaching comet ISON

In this Hubble composite image taken in April 2013, the sun-approaching Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful of foreground stars. Continue reading

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July 17, 2013
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In the zone: How scientists search for habitable planets

There is only one planet we know of, so far, that is drenched with life. That planet is Earth, and it has all the right conditions for critters to thrive on its surface. Do other planets beyond our solar system, called exoplanets, also host life forms?… Continue reading

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July 14, 2013
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Undiagnosed pre-diabetes highly prevalent in early Alzheimer’s disease study

When a neurologist began enrolling people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease into a nationwide study last year, he expected to find only a handful of participants with undiagnosed glucose intolerance, as all the patients were already under a doc… Continue reading

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May 22, 2013
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Study details genes that control whether tumors adapt or die when faced with p53 activating drugs

When turned on, the gene p53 turns off cancer. However, when existing drugs boost p53, only a few tumors die — the rest resist the challenge. A new study shows how: tumors that live even in the face of p53 reactivation create more of the protein p21 t… Continue reading

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May 19, 2013
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Why we need to put the fish back into fisheries

Overfishing has reduced fish populations and biodiversity across much of the world’s oceans. In response, fisheries are increasingly reliant on a handful of highly valuable shellfish. However, new research shows this approach to be extremely risky.  Continue reading

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May 14, 2013
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Same musicians play a brand new tune: Unusual interplay of signaling pathways shapes critical eye structure

A small ensemble of musicians can produce an infinite number of melodies, harmonies and rhythms. So too, do a handful of workhorse signaling pathways that interact to construct multiple structures that comprise the vertebrate body. In fact, crosstalk b… Continue reading

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March 27, 2013
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Smuggler caught with more than 10 percent of an entire species

The arrest of a wildlife smuggler in Thailand proves just how easily a handful of criminals could bring about the demise of an endangered species. Continue reading

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February 20, 2013
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Six years in space for THEMIS: Understanding the magnetosphere better than ever

On Earth, scientists can observe weather patterns, and more importantly can predict them, through the use of tens of thousands of weather observatories scattered around the globe. Up in the space surrounding Earth — a space that seethes with its own s… Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
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Some cancer mutations slow tumor growth

A typical cancer cell has thousands of mutations scattered throughout its genome and hundreds of mutated genes. However, only a handful of those genes, known as drivers, are responsible for cancerous traits such as uncontrolled growth. Cancer biologist… Continue reading

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August 2, 2011
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More Recycling Options For Food, Drink Pouches?

Finding recycling options for food and beverage packaging made from plastic and aluminum laminates – such as pouches for drinks or pet food and aseptic drink cartons – has always been a challenge. If you don’t live in one of the handful of…<… Continue reading

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April 18, 2011
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Starbucks Exec Dishes on New Corporate Social Responsibility Plan

How you could score a free cup o’ joe and other highlights from Starbucks new Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Starbucks first started publishing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports 10 years ago. Back then, according to Ben Packard, vice president of Global Responsibility, Starbucks was among just a handful of companies that reported such findings [...] Continue reading

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