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Music May Be Able To Replace Anxiety Medication Before Anesthesia

Jul 19 2019 - 10:07
There is no substitute for medication; not food, not meditation, not music, not supplements, not anything, except in instances where the issue is not medical. And for some, anxiety is a non-specific symptom for a disease they don't have, it is just concern about an event, and in those instances something like music may work as well as medication, finds a study using music before an anesthesia procedure.

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Exercise Helps Astronauts In Space Prevent Fainting

Jul 19 2019 - 09:07
For nearly as long as man has traveled into space, it has been known that it brings a greater risk of fainting upon return; and the longer the time in a gravity-free environment like space, the greater the risk appeared.

Orthostatic hypotension is the technical term for a temporary drop in blood pressure when a person stands up after sitting or lying down because blood rushes to the feet, away from the brain. Dizziness or fainting due to changes in blood flow can occur after lengthy bed rest, among people with certain health disorders or, in the case of astronauts, being in a low-gravity environment.

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Colon, Pancreatic And Lung Are The Deadliest Cancers But Get Little Funding

Jul 18 2019 - 17:07
Breast cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma get outsized funding compared to their mortality while pancreatic cancer, colon, liver, and others far deadlier get shorted, at least by government agencies. The private sector obviously wants to make products to save everyone, even if it's only 1,000 people a year.

Why? In the case of lung cancer, it may be because over half of lung cancers are caused by smoking and even more are statistically linked to smokers (second-hand smoke) but it still carries a stigma. Liver cancer may be associated with alcoholics. Both of those are lifestyle diseases and not genetic bad luck.

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Teamscience.net Hopes To Get Scientists To Collaborate Better - And It Seems To Work

Jul 18 2019 - 14:07
As government control of science funding increased, and government spent billions convincing young scholars that only government-funded academia was a fulfilling science career, competition grew at a rapid pace. And collaboration declined.

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Smoking Continues To Decline While Attempts To Quit Among Those Still Doing It Remain Steady

Jul 18 2019 - 13:07
In 1965, 42.4% of U.S. adults admitted to smoking on surveys. By 2017 that has dropped to 14% and that is due in large part to awareness efforts and to modern smoking cessation efforts. In 1965, quitting meant going "cold turkey" and sucking on candy to mimic the behavioral aspects of smoking addiction. Then came gums and patches created by Big Pharma to replace the nicotine cravings. Finally, a grassroots consumer effort took hold in the form of nicotine vaping.

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Weather Channel Meteorologists Jim Cantore & Tevin Wooten Go Immersive Mixed Reality To Highlight Apollo 11

Jul 18 2019 - 09:07
On this morning’s edition of AMHQ, The Weather Channel’s morning show, meteorologists Jim Cantore&Tevin Wooten gave viewers an in-depth look at what it would have been like to land on the moon - using The Weather Channel's’s proprietary Immersive Mixed Reality technology.

You may have seen it in the past, during coverage of a flood, when they had everything from televisions to fish floating as their pundits exaggerated the effects of water rising. While the hyperbolic claims they made were ridiculous, they were no more ridiculous than what other media outlets did to grab viewers, and the technology was outstanding.

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Simplicity Matters In How Popular A Language Becomes

Jul 18 2019 - 09:07
German was once the language of engineering and science, but as the world became more scientific, English became the common tongue. The reason may be German's notoriously irregular nouns.

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Adolescent "Sexting" Is Not At Epidemic Levels - But It's Not Going Down Either

Jul 18 2019 - 09:07
The term sexting has been used to describe incidents where people take nude or semi-nude photos or videos of themselves and exchange that content via text or private social media messages.

To adults it is recognized as somewhat ridiculous but at least there is the pretense of mature consent, that it is only being shared with trusted romantic partners, while with teens there is concern these images will find their way into the hands of others and follow them throughout their early lives at a time when everything is already dramatic.

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Recreated Video Shows What Neil Armstrong Saw During The Apollo 11 Tranquility Base Lunar Landing

Jul 17 2019 - 14:07
As the Apollo 11 Lunar Module approached the moon's surface for the first manned landing, commander Neil Armstrong switched off the auto-targeting feature of the LM's computer and flew the spacecraft manually.

A new video, created at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, shows what Armstrong saw out his window as the lander descended — and that means we can see for yourself why he took control. They used the crew's voice recording, the timings, a video taken on film and images taken from lunar orbit by the LROC over the last 10 years.

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More 'Intensive' Beekeeping Doesn't Lead To More Bee Diseases

Jul 17 2019 - 11:07
The number one killer of honeybees is not pesticides, despite expensive marketing campaigns by environmental groups trying to claim that is the case (1), and it isn't even the very lucrative industry of trucking bees around to engage in artificial pollination for crops like almonds, which leads to shock from being in new places.

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Optogenetics: Electronic Chip Mimics The Way The Brain Stores And Loses Information

Jul 16 2019 - 10:07

Optogenetics biotechnology, using light to manipulate neurons so that they can be turned on or off, has led to a device that replicates the way the brain stores and loses information.

The new chip is based on an ultra-thin material that changes electrical resistance in response to different wavelengths of light, enabling it to mimic the way that neurons work to store and delete information in the brain.

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New Vaping Restrictions Are A Big Win For Cigarette Companies

Jul 15 2019 - 08:07

New Efforts by the FDA and coastal cities to kill off e-cigarettes with bans and restrictions will drive existing users to smoke more cigarettes, according to new research from Duke Health.

The findings, from a survey of 240 young U.S. adults who use both e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco cigarettes, are scheduled to be published July 15 in the journal Substance Use & Misuse.

"The FDA now has regulatory authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and we know that some communities have taken action to ban flavored e-cigarette products," said Lauren Pacek, Ph.D., the study's lead author and an assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke.

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Fracking Correlated To Radon In Ohio - Here Is Why No One Is Actually At Risk

Jul 15 2019 - 08:07
A study has taken a look at the radii of homes with measured data near natural gas wells and statistically linked that to higher radon.

While some in media will use that to sound this week's 'science is killing us' alarm, the reality is that something that is not a concern is being linked to something else not a concern. 

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A New Species Of Edrioasteroid From The Kinzer Formation

Jul 14 2019 - 12:07
This beautiful specimen is Protoaster Haefneri, a new species of edrioasteroid, an extinct lower Cambrian genus of echinoderm from the Kinzers Formation of York County, Pennsylvania.

The specimen was found by and named after Chris Haefner, and is set to be "unveiled" this September at a conference in Moscow, Russia.

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Coahuilaceratops Of Northern Mexico

Jul 14 2019 - 11:07
Coahuilaceratops or "Coahuila Horn Face," is a relatively new genus of Ornithischia Ceratopsidae, a  herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur who lived during the Upper Cretaceous (late Campanian) near the town of Porvenir de Jalpa (about 64 km / 40 miles west of Saltillo) in what is now southern Coahuila (formerly Coahuila de Zaragoza), northern Mexico.

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Ancient Archipelago: Haadala Gwaii-ai

Jul 13 2019 - 14:07
A wreck with tales to tell at Naikoon in Haida Gwaii. The islands have gone by many names. To the people who call the islands home, Haida Gwaii means “island of the people,” it is a shortened version of an earlier name, Haadala Gwaii-ai, or “taken out of concealment.” 

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Deep Inside The Largest Mine In North America Scientists Look For Neutrinos Instead Of Precious Metals

Jul 13 2019 - 10:07

Deep inside the largest and deepest gold mine in North America scientists look for neutrinos instead of precious metals.

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Why 500,000 Naruto Runners Can't Storm Area 31 By Running With Hands Trailing 'faster Than A Bullet' Across 26 Miles Of Desert

Jul 13 2019 - 01:07

This is an internet joke event. Lots of people saying they will go just for the fun of it. Doesn't mean they will turn up, out of those 500,000 or more, it would be a surprise if 50 actually turn up.. Very very silly and not a serious threat to the base. These people are just going to run towards it in a crowd if anyone turns up, over 26 miles of hot desert and rough terrain with their arms behind their backs.

This is what they plan to do, a Naruto run (the bit at the end of this video about anime being illegal is a joke).

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No Asteroid Warning For 2007 FT3 - And What NASA'S Sentry Table Really Says In Words - For Those Scared By Fake Asteroid News

Jul 11 2019 - 17:07

This may help with this and other fake asteroid news. First, it can't change its direction (or only minutely e.g. due to pressure of its emitted heat radiation as it spins).

What happens is that they don't know its orbit well. There is a very remote chance it could hit, but they would know well before and warn everyone affected. They remove dozens of “No Hazard” asteroids like this from the table every year. Since 2002, they have already removed well over 2000 of them and there is no reason at all for the public to get scared of this one.

They have already removed 83 “No hazard” objects from the table for 2019, with 25 left to remove.

For instance in the last four years the numbers removed are:

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What Will My City Be Like In 2050? E.g. London Like Barcelona (at 2°C) - Easier To Understand With Climates Someone Already Has

Jul 11 2019 - 17:07

This is being reported in a way that scares some people But this is not new climate research, and changes nothing about the 2018 IPCC report. It is just a public education paper, helping people to understand the consequences of climate change, and evaluate environmental policies. It could have been written any time in the last decade and would have been essentially the same with minor tweaks.

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