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Chili pepper anti-obesity drug promising in animal trials

Chili pepper anti-obesity drug promising in animal trials

A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health...

No Lorentz violation in high-energy neutrinos

The universe should be a predictably symmetrical place, according to a cornerstone of Einstein’s theory of special relativity, known as Lorentz symmetry. This principle...
Electrochemically-produced Ammonia Could Revolutionize Food Production

Electrochemically-produced Ammonia Could Revolutionize Food Production

Steven McIntosh wants to transform the way ammonia is produced. He hopes to create a viable alternative to the conventional method, which uses massive...

White mass shooters receive sympathetic media treatment

White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219...
Single-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology

Single-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology

Diatoms are tiny, unicellular creatures, inhabiting oceans, lakes, rivers and soils. Through their respiration, they produce close to a quarter of the oxygen on...

New Aussie snake already at risk

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger...
New drug target for remyelination in MS

New drug target for remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis

Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been seen as crucial to the next...

How to Make Voting Fair

Every time voting districts are redrawn—be it by state legislatures, judges, or commissions—the people with the pens make decisions that carry enormous potential consequences....
New ALS drug extends survival, reverses some neuromuscular damage in animals

New ALS drug extends survival, reverses some neuromuscular damage in animals

About 20,000 people in the United States are living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The invariably fatal disease...
Meaning of life depends on your politics

Meaning of life depends on your politics

Wondering the meaning of life, Hamlet famously asked “To be or not to be?” Maybe he was a liberal. A new psychology study led by the USC...