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Scientists Make Brighter LEDs by Mimicking Fireflies

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Fireflies have inspired scientists to modify LEDs so that they are more than one and a half times more efficient. Researchers have studied the internal structure of firefly lanterns, the organs responsible for the insects’ bioluminescence.

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Possible Planetary Disasters That Could Cause Extinction

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In the last 40,000 years, there have been at least ten gigantic landslides of more than 100 cubic kilometers in the North Atlantic ocean alone. Each of these was capable of producing waves tens to hundreds of meters in height and according to a new report, this is only one of the many possible planetary disasters that could cause extinction.

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Gene-Expression Indicates How Coral Reefs Will Handle Climate Change

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Scientists have discovered a pattern of gene activity, which allows some corals to survive in higher temperatures. This suggests a way to predict how different corals will react to warmer waters, which are expected to result from climate change over the coming decades.

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Diets High in Fructose Lead to Overeating

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Scientists have shown, using imaging tests, that fructose can trigger brain changes that lead to overeating. They found that after drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn’t register the fullness feeling as it does when simple glucose is consumed.

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Quantum Gas Temperature Goes Below Absolute Zero

Energy distribution of atoms in a thermal state. Positive absolute temperatures above, in blue; negative absolute temperatures below, in red. Credit: LMU/MPQ Munich

Physicists have been able to create an atomic gas that can attain a temperature below absolute zero, -273.15˚C. They were able to create this gas using negative-Kelvin materials and new quantum devices.

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Controversial Psychiatry Change Could See Bereavement as a Disease

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A change in the official psychiatric guidelines for depression has raised fears that grief over the death of a loved one could to be classified as clinical depression.

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Compound in Panda Blood Could Fight Superbugs

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Researchers have discovered a potent antibody in panda blood, which could help fight increasingly prevalent drug-resistant strains of infections.

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BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

Scientists have discovered a protein that seems to protect animals from cancer and other deficiencies of old age, with no downsides. The research on protein BubR1 could offer clues on how protecting chromosomes can enhance health.

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Apple Maps – 3 Times More Likely to Get You Lost Than Google

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After having been deemed unsafe by the Australian government a couple of weeks back, iPhone users now have access to Google Maps and it hasn’t come soon enough, as a new study indicates that Apple Maps is three times more likely to give you false directions than Google Maps.

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Pressure Can Revert and Stop the Growth of Cancer Cells

Pressure Can Revert and Stop the Growth of Cancer Cells

New research showed that applying physical pressure to malignant breast cancer cells guided them back to a normal growth pattern. This research could lead to new treatments.

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