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Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets thwart Philadelphia Flyers

40 min ago from UPI

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets generated just enough offense and Sergei Bobrovsky took care of the rest.

Mosquito monitoring has limited utility in dengue control, study finds

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Cross-sectional surveys of mosquito abundance carried out in the subtropics and tropics are meant to give researchers an indication of the risk of a dengue virus outbreak in any given...

Scientists discover shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia

11 hours ago from Science Blog

Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the causes...

Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, 'support cells,' are finally coming into their own. To everyone's surprise they even play an important role in the body's master clock, which...

Demonstrators kill sheep and strip naked outside Auschwitz memorial

17 hours ago from UPI

A group of about a dozen killed a sheep and stripped naked in front of the Auschwitz memorial in Poland on Friday.

Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function

19 hours ago from Science Daily

New computational software is hundreds of times faster than conventional tools, opening up new opportunities to understand how individual neurons and networks of neurons function.

Scientists get closer look at living nerve synapses

19 hours ago from Science Daily

The brain hosts an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected nerve cells that are constantly exchanging electrical and chemical signals at speeds difficult to comprehend. Now, scientists report that they have...

Surprising culprit in nerve cell damage identified

19 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have implicated a specific molecule in the self-destruction of axons, the wiring of the nervous system. Understanding just how that damage occurs may help researchers find a way to...

Human Rights Watch calls on Congo to search for missing U.N. officials

23 hours ago from UPI

The humanitarian group Human Rights Watch called on Congo's government to help locate a group of experts who went missing some two weeks ago.

LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers past Charlotte Hornets

1 day ago from UPI

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- LeBron James challenged the Cleveland Cavaliers to play with more toughness after their loss on Wednesday night at Denver.

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

Research is underway to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez sidelined with foot injury

1 day ago from UPI

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss up to four weeks due to a right foot injury.

Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic advance in Miami

1 day ago from UPI

Second-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada, and fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain all won second-round matches.

Surprising Twist in Confined Liquid Crystals: A Simple Route to Developing New Sensors

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams could potentially have uses far beyond...

Neurosurgical practices must evolve and transform to adapt to rapidly changing healthcare industry

1 day ago from Science Daily

Neurosurgeons hoping to successfully navigate the rapidly changing healthcare industry must advance their strategies and adapt new ways of thinking in order to continue to thrive in an evolving environment,...

Stopping a pandemic before it starts

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Scientists have pinpointed the genetic mutation that enabled the deadly H7N9 bird flu to spread to humans.

Land-based microbes, fungi are invading coral reefs

1 day ago from UPI

New research suggests land-based sources are tainting coral reefs with invasive bacteria and fungi.

Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale

1 day ago from Physorg

When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, some good, and some bad...

Bizarre snake 'with two heads' likely a camouflaged caterpillar

1 day ago from UPI

A Spanish woman who captured viral video of an animal that appeared to be a bizarre snake "with two heads" said the creature turned out to be a caterpillar.

'King of Queens' stars to reunite on 'Kevin Can Wait'

1 day ago from UPI

Leah Remini is reuniting with her "King of Queens" husband Kevin James on James' new sitcom "Kevin Can Wait," CBS confirmed Friday.

Mind-Reading Computers That Can Translate Thoughts into Words

1 day ago from Scientific American

In his latest book, Adam Piore explores how bioengineers are harnessing the latest technologies to unlock untapped abilities in the human body and mind, like translating neural brain patterns of... --...

Florida diver pulls massive hook out of lemon shark's belly

1 day ago from UPI

A Florida diver who noticed a lemon shark acting oddly ended up removing a massive hook from the ocean creature's belly.

Charles Barkley says he wants to 'kill' Skip Bayless, 'beat him like a dog'

1 day ago from UPI

It would take a terminal illness, but Charles Barkley is aiming at Skip Bayless for his next tussle.

Fingerprint' technique spots frog populations at risk from pollution

1 day ago from Physorg

Researchers at Lancaster University have found a way to detect subtle early warning signs that reveal a frog population is at risk from pollution.

UTA quantifying coral species' disease susceptibility by examining immune traits

1 day ago from Physorg

A biologist from The University of Texas at Arlington is leading a new study aimed at quantifying how susceptible coral species are to disease by examining their immunity through a...

Carolina Panthers give extension to RB Jonathan Stewart

1 day ago from UPI

Cam Newton's backfield companion is in for another year of productivity with the Carolina Panthers.

IT researchers break anonymity of gene databases

1 day ago from Physorg

DNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals, and even about their family members. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of gene data, which has...

Manipulating plant enzymes could protect crops from flooding

2 days ago from Physorg

Scientists have long understood how oxygen deprivation can affect animals and even bacteria, but until recently very little was known about how plants react to hypoxia (low oxygen). A new...