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Chicago Water Pollution May Be Keeping Invasive Silver Carp out of Great Lakes, Study Says

Invasive silver carp have been moving north toward the Great Lakes since their accidental release in the 1970s. 

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Sleep, Snacks and Shift Work: The Magic Midnight Snack

If you’re one of Australia’s 1.4 million shiftworkers, eating at irregular times is just par for the course – but have you ever stopped to think about the impact this might have on your body?

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Abundant Screen Time Linked with Overweight Among Children

A recently completed study indicates that Finnish children who spend a lot of time in front of screens have a heightened risk for overweight and abdominal obesity, regardless of the extent of their physical activity.

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Enhanced Natural Gas Storage to Help Reduce Global Warming

Researchers have designed plastic-based materials that can store natural gas more effectively. 

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Take a Break! Brain Stimulation Improves Motor Learning

The ability to learn new motor skills is a lifelong prerequisite for mastering everyday tasks independently and flexibly. 

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Green Turtles Eat Plastic That Looks like Their Food

Green turtles are more likely to swallow plastic that resembles their natural diet of sea grass, new research suggests.

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The Brain Inspires a New Type of Artificial Intelligence

Though the brain is a very slow machine, its capabilities exceed typical state-of-the-art, ultrafast artificial intelligence algorithms. 

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Contamination-Eating Microbes to Be Tested in the Field

For years, the University of Toronto’s Elizabeth Edwards and her team have been developing a potent mix of microbes that can chow down on toxic chemicals.

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Predator Fear Factor Unlocks PTSD Secrets

The fear predators inspire in their prey can leave long-lasting traces in the brains of wild animals, comparable to effects seen in humans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Pine Trees Send Chemical Warning to Each Other When Pine Beetles Attack

Lodgepole pines attacked by mountain pine beetles release volatile chemical compounds to warn related trees of the incoming threat, according to a new University of Alberta study.

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