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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies

Credit: Courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio CLEMSON, South Carolina -- When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole -- bloated to the burst..

NSF CAREER award for bio-inspired research of burrowing animals

Credit: The University of Akron Dr. Junliang (Julian) Tao is the latest University of Akron faculty member to be awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. An assistant profe..

Humans responsible for more wildfires than lightning, longer season and larger fire niche

Credit: Public domain. FEMA/Andrea Booher AMHERST, Mass. - A recent first-of-its-kind analysis of wildfire records over 20 years shows that human-started fires accounted for 84 percent of all wildf..

How your brain makes articles go viral

It is a question that has mystified countless people: Why does one article spread like wildfire through social media and another -- seemingly similar -- doesn't? How does your brain decide what i..

A rose to store energy

Credit: Thor Balkhed In November 2015, the research group presented results showing that they had caused roses to absorb a conducting polymer solution. Conducting hydrogel formed in the rose's..

Slower snowmelt in a warming world

As the world warms, mountain snowpack will not only melt earlier, it will also melt more slowly, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The co..

Increased physical activity, lower BMI may lower heart failure risk

Lifestyle patterns, including physical activity and body mass index (BMI), are associated with a risk of overall heart failure but are more strongly associated with the heart failure subtype HFpEF, ac..

Do you look like your name? People can match names to faces of strangers...

WASHINGTON -- If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might -- and others might think so, too. New research published by the American Psychological Association has found that people appear ..

Do we look like our names? New research says yes

We're told not to judge a book by its cover, but we make instant judgments about people's intelligence, trustworthiness or dominance based on their facial appearance. Now, researchers have i..

Humans sparked 84 percent of US wildfires, increased fire season over 2 decades

Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the U.S. in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes in the spring, fall and winter seasons over a 21-..

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