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Hold the Mustard: What Makes Spiders Fussy Eaters?

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of Wake Forest University sensory neuroscientists, including C.J. “Jake” Saunders.

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Sniffing Pleasant Odors May Decrease Cigarette Craving

Smokers who are trying to quit may not always have to reach for a piece of nicotine gum to stave off a craving. 

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Can Remote Sensing Help us to Protect Coral Reefs?

Coastal communities depend on a healthy coral reef ecosystems for food, clean water, commerce, and culture. 

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Turning Silenced Cancer Genes Back Into Fighters

Working with human colon cancer cells and mice, researchers led by experts at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have successfully blocked the activity of portions of a protein known as UHRF1 and restored the function of hundreds of cancer-fighting genes that became “misregulated” by the disease.

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Labeling Added Sugars Content on Packaged Foods and Beverages Could Lower Heart Disease/Diabetes Risk and Cut Healthcare Costs

A label showing added sugars content on all packaged foods and sugary drinks could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits in the United States over the next 20 years, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. 

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UNH Researchers Find Unusual Phenomenon in Clouds Triggers Lightning Flash

In a first-of-its-kind observation, researchers from the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center have documented a unique event that occurs in clouds before a lightning flash happens.

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Fibre Optics as An Earthquake Sensor

ETH experts in earth sciences and engineering geology have tested out a new method on the Rhone glacier that will allow detailed examination of the interior of the glacier and its movement.

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North Atlantic Warming Hole Impacts Jet Stream

The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future, according to a team of researchers.

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Melting Permafrost Releasing High Levels of Nitrous Oxide, A Potent Greenhouse Gas

Thawing permafrost in the Arctic may be releasing 12 times as much nitrous oxide as previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.Nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, can remain in the atmosphere for up to 114 years, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Army Scientists Lead the Way to Produce Tools for Engineering Biomolecules

Army scientists have discovered how to build novel synthetic biomolecule complexes that they believe are a critical step towards biotemplated advanced materials.

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