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Shutterstock A new review and analysis of several studies has found that probiotics do not improve self-reported anxiety symptoms in humans, not even a little. The study reviewed 36 preclinical studies in total, 14 involving humans and 22 involving rats and mice. That’s a decent-sized sampling of the research covering a variety of probiotic strains, and it turned
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Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Stage IV lung cancer survivors Emily Bennett Taylor and Sandy Jauregui were featured as part of The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s #BeatLungCancer billboard campaign to address the stigma surrounding lung cancer patients. David Brooks, the highly-regarded columnist for The New York Times, recently wrote about Americans having a tremendous
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NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI) Various long-exposure campaigns, like the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) shown here, have revealed thousands of galaxies in a volume of the Universe that represents a fraction of a millionth of the sky. Ambitious, flagship-class
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Sally Ride, America’s first woman astronaut, communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck during the Challenger mission, June 21, 1983. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). On June 18th, thirty-five years ago, history was made when the first American woman, Dr. Sally Ride, was launched into space on the Challenger space shuttle. What an exciting
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ESO/L. Calçada Artist’s impression of a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. There are many unknown properties about protoplanetary disks around Sun-like stars, including the elemental segregation of various types of atoms. Billions of years ago, in some forgotten corner of the Milky Way, a molecular cloud like many others collapsed to form new
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Recent research at Tintagel Castle (in Cornwall, England) has uncovered some fascinating finds. In addition to ceramics from what’s now Turkey (and maybe Cyprus) and glassware from the Iberian peninsula, archeologists from English Heritage working at the site have just uncovered a stone from the 7th century CE that seems to contain writing in 3 different languages – a Celtic name,
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White woman cyborg on blurred background scanning human DNA 3D rendering. (Image: Shutterstock). Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been much talked about in recent times and especially as regards the technology disrupting the jobs market. Some have even suggested it might not be too long before one won’t be able to tell the difference at work between
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By Yining Su Israel’s technology sector is attracting all sorts to its shores, including investors from regions that previously conducted little business in the country, panelists said during Mergermarket’s Israel M&A Forum. “It used to be the Microsofts and the Ciscos of this world” that came looking for acquisitions in Israel, “now it’s potentially everyone,”
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Shutterstock When toilet paper isn’t enough, some people reach for flushable wipes. These may leave you feeling clean, but they’re a dirty habit. Flushable wipes are only flushable as in “out of sight, out of mind.” They don’t dissolve like toilet paper, end up clogging sewer systems and contribute to huge disgusting blobs known as
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In April, NOAA announced that the Earth experienced its 400th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th Century average. Not surprisingly, the streak moved to 401 in May (data to be released June 18th) and there is no indication the streak will end without a climate catastrophe induced by an asteroid impact, supervolcano, or nuclear war. Ironically,
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In contemporary politics, biblical verses are sometimes used to mobilize supporters or to support policy decisions. Most recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited Romans 13 to justify this administration’s policy of separating the children of asylum seekers from their parents. Later that same day, Pres. Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed Attorney General Sessions by pointing
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Upon hearing NASA’s confirmation that Mars has complex organics, a reader took heart that someday soon we would be colonizing the world next door. But my first thought was why don’t we simply start by cleaning up this one? That is, ridding our oceans of the islands of plastic and our planet’s atmosphere of its
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life. But National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists emphasized there could be
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fossils of two amphibians that lived within the Antarctic circle 360 million years ago are forcing scientists to rethink the origins of land vertebrates, including where these pioneers first appeared and the climatic conditions that spawned them. Two newly discovered early amphibians Tutusius and Umzantsia that lived about 360 million years ago
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(Reuters) – Scientists seeking new ways to fight drug-resistant superbugs have mapped the genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including samples of a bug taken from Alexander Fleming’s nose and a dysentery-causing strain from a World War One soldier. A DNA double helix is seen in an undated artist’s illustration released by the National Human
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fossilized skull of a small critter found in Utah underneath a dinosaur foot bone is providing insight into one of the most primitive mammalian groups and has scientists rethinking the timing of the break-up of Earth’s bygone supercontinent Pangaea. The newly identified Cretaceous Period species Cifelliodon wahkarmoosuch, which is estimated to
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