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Decisive sea otters distinguish differences by touch

Studying the hunting tactics of sea otters is difficult because wild otters stop seeking food when human divers are near. Suspecting that sea otters...

Targeting this key bacterial molecule could reduce the need for antibiotics

Stanford researchers have shown that bacteria involved in urinary tract infections (UTI) rely on a novel chemical form of the molecule cellulose to stick...

Multi-joint, personalized soft exosuit breaks new ground

 In the future, smart textile-based soft robotic exosuits could be worn by soldiers, firefighters and rescue workers to help them traverse difficult terrain and...

Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer...

Medicaid expansion boosted the financial health of low-income Michigan residents

Low-income Michigan residents who enrolled in a new state health insurance plan didn't just get coverage for their health needs - many also got...

Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances

In one video, you can see a hungry caterpillar, first working around a leaf's edges, approaching the base of the leaf and, with one...

‘Optical rocket’ created with intense laser light

In a recent experiment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, plasma electrons in the paths of intense laser light pulses were almost instantly accelerated close...

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...

Injuries associated with infant walkers still sending children to ER

Although infant walkers provide no benefit to children and pose significant injury risk, many are still being used in US homes. A new study...

Quick and easy test for viral infections reduces hospital admissions and antibiotic use

A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new research presented to the European...