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Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability — ScienceDaily

In 1992, Teen Talk Barbie was released with the controversial voice fragment, “Math class is hard.” While the toy’s release met with public backlash, this…

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Too much ultra-processed food linked to lower heart health — ScienceDaily

Ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American’s daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health, according to preliminary…

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Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain — ScienceDaily

An important aspect of human memory is our ability to conjure specific moments from the vast array of experiences that have occurred in any given…

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Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up — ScienceDaily

As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating climate change. By releasing more carbon as…

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Hubble captures a dozen sunburst arc doppelgangers — ScienceDaily

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times…

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A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30 percent rise in emotional stress levels, new study shows — ScienceDaily

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds.” While…

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Substantial improvements in population health/longevity likely if more people took it up, say researchers — ScienceDaily

Any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published…

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Extremely large electric fields can prevent umbrella-shaped ammonia molecules from inverting. — ScienceDaily

A molecule of ammonia, NH3, typically exists as an umbrella shape, with three hydrogen atoms fanned out in a nonplanar arrangement around a central nitrogen…

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Why is ice so slippery?

The answer lies in a film of water that is generated by friction, one that is far thinner than expected and much more viscous than…

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Data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive ‘hyper-palatable’ foods — ScienceDaily

A popular U.S. brand of potato chips once promoted itself with the slogan, “betcha can’t eat just one!” Maybe that’s because potato chips, like so…

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