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Wedded bliss or blues? Scientists link DNA to marital satisfaction

What makes some people more prone to wedded bliss or sorrow than others? Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University have found a major clue...

Blocking nerve cells could halt symptoms of eczema

Some 10 percent of the population suffers from eczema at some point in their lives. The chronic skin condition, for which there are no...

Toxoplasma infection permanently shifts balance in cat and mouse game

The toxoplasma parasite can be deadly, causing spontaneous abortion in pregnant women or killing immune-compromised patients, but it has even stranger effects in mice. Infected...

Experience Informs Inflation Expectations

A key question central bankers would like to answer is how people form expectations about future inflation. It's an important input, since the public's...

New theory points to ‘zombie vortices’ as key step in star...

A new theory by fluid dynamics experts at the University of California, Berkeley, shows how “zombie vortices” help lead to the birth of a...

A path to better CO2 scrubbers

Scientists would like to apply the same principles by which baking soda removes food odors from refrigerators or silica powder keeps moisture away from...

Looking to the past to predict the future of climate change

Climate changes how species interact with one another—and not just today. Scientists are studying trends from fossil records to understand how climate change impacted...

Climate change, violence escalation a match made in hell

Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as...

How Do Babies Learn to Be Wary of Heights?

Infants develop a fear of heights as a result of their experiences moving around their environments, according to new research published in Psychological Science,...

Paper-thin e-skin responds to touch by lighting up

A new milestone by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can help robots become more touchy-feely, literally. A research team led by Ali Javey,...

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