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New method brings high-quality, printable electronics and photonics closer

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully developed a method to chemically exfoliate molybdenum disulfide crystals, a class...

Bad luck? Knocking on wood can undo jinx

Knocking on wood is the most common superstition in Western culture used to reverse bad fortune or undo a "jinx." Other cultures maintain similar practices,...

Wildlife face ‘Armageddon’ as forests shrink

Species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously assumed, according to an international team of scientists. In a...

Caffeine ‘Traffic Light’: Do you want to know how much caffeine...

A team of researchers led by Prof. Young-Tae Chang from National University of Singapore and Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho from Ulsan National Institute of Science...

Coffee drinking tied to lower risk of suicide

Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent, according to a...

Graphene as defense shield from laser canons?

Single-sheet graphene dispersion when substantially spaced apart in liquid cells or solid film matrices can exhibit novel excited state absorption mechanism that can provide...

Research advances breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery will become both safer and more realistic thanks to research led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation...

Stresses of unemployed spouse can hurt job performance of other spouse,...

Ignoring the stresses of an unemployed spouse's job search does not bode well for the employed spouse's job productivity or home life, says a University of Colorado Boulder professor. Associate Professor Maw-Der Foo of CU-Boulder's Leeds Scho...

Blame the environment: Why vaccines may be ineffective for some people

A new discovery may explain why a tuberculosis vaccine is not as effective for some people as anticipated, and potentially explains why other vaccines do not work as well for some as they do for others. In a research report presented in the December...

Plant scientists move closer to making any crop drought-tolerant

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Drought-tolerant crops have moved closer to becoming reality. A collaborative team of scientists has made a significant advance on the discovery last year by the University of California, Riverside's Sean Cutler of pyrabactin...

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