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Antioxidant health benefits of sleep teased in new study

A new study hints at the potential antioxidant benefits of sleep, as well as the damage that getting too little sleep may cause. Researchers studied the lowly fruit fly to help understand the role sleep may play in health, finding that fruit flies with a mutation that resulted in short sleeping times were sensitive to oxidative stress

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Scientists find the oldest pigments in the world

A group of scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have discovered the oldest colors in the geological record.

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Sunscreens that kill coral: Hawaii’s chem-ban now law

When last we spoke about Hawaii and their plans to ban some sunscreens, proposed law SB 2471 wasn’t yet live.

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This baby missing link had very odd toe bones

An ancient human ancestor dubbed Selam was written about in a paper published this week in Science Advances. This very young Australopithecus afarensis’s foot is the oldest hominin foot ever found with all of its tarsals preserved – those are effectively the bones in a foot that do not include the toes – basically the ankle. This tiny humanoid had … Continue reading

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This drug may stop Parkinson’s disease, human trials set for 2019

A newly published study details an experimental drug that may be able to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The study, which was conducted by researchers with Johns Hopkins University, saw positive results in lab mice tested with the drugs and similar effects were seen with tests on cultures of human brain cells.

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NASA’s quiet supersonic X-plane name revealed ahead of noise tests

NASA is gearing up for its supersonic jet tests over Galveston, Texas, that will test the public perception of noise generated by the flights. As we previously reported, the space agency has recruited hundreds of people in the Texan community as volunteers who will report their perception of noise generated by NASA’s tests. They’ll be joined by audio sensors placed … Continue reading

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This broccoli latte is Australia’s strange superfood solution

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO teamed up with Hort Innovation to create a new kind of latte: one made with broccoli. The beverage is said to offer more health benefits than your average cup of joe, packing around one serving of broccoli per two tablespoons of the powdered beverage. Sound unappealing with your morning coffee?

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Did You Know These 18 Cool Brands Are Hiding at Nordstrom?

Whether it's tracking down a must-have blouse that's sold out everywhere or instantly recognizing the brand of an untagged dress spotted on Instagram, I'd say I'm a pretty resourceful shopper. It's no wonder I found a way to turn my talent (if you can even call it that) into a job.

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Metal-elastomer composite self-heals when damaged

Researchers have made a new breakthrough that could have significant implications for robots of the future. The breakthrough is a new metal-elastomer composite material that can self-heal and create new electrical connections that bypass damaged areas.

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Scientists invented a real-life flux capacitor, but not for time travel

If you watched Back to the Future over the holiday weekend and wished the flux capacitor was a real thing so you could travel through time, we have sorta good news. Scientists from Australia and Switzerland have proposed a real-life flux capacitor --...

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