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Climate change and depression: Come on get happy!

I have a problem. Well, several problems. According to the Internet, anyway.Whenever I log on to Facebook, turn on Pandora or try to read...

Want to be safe? Move to the City. No, really.

Large cities in the U.S. are significantly safer than their rural counterparts, with the risk of injury death more than 20 percent higher in...

All-male physics departments are not proof of bias against hiring women

Many U.S. universities have no women at all among their physics faculty, and when people talk about gender equity in physics, this fact is...

Recycled thermal cash register receipts spread BPA to other paper products

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series discusses the discovery of bisphenol A (BPA) in 94 percent of thermal cash register receipts ...

Trichinosis parasite gets DNA decoded

Scientists have decoded the DNA of the parasitic worm that causes trichinosis, a disease linked to eating raw or undercooked pork or carnivorous wild game animals, such as bear and walrus. After analyzing the genome, investigators at Washin...

Working more than 20 hours a week in high school found...

Many teens work part-time during the school year, and in the current economic climate, more youths may take jobs to help out with family finances. But caution is advised: Among high school students, working more than 20 hours a week during the schoo...

Consistent exercise associated with lower risk of colon cancer death

Consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer, according to a new study led by researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The stu...

New research shows rivers cut deep notches in the Alps’ broad...

For years, geologists have argued about the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps. The U-shaped valleys were created by slow-moving glaciers that behaved something like road graders, eroding ...

Antibody locks up West Nile’s infection mechanism

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have learned the structure that results when an antibody binds to the West Nile virus, neutralizing the virus by locking up its infection mechanism. The information could help scientists develop a vaccine against t...

National study identifies range of opportunities to improve engineering education

America's higher education system is widely regarded to be one of the largest and most flexible systems in the world. Despite this advantage, the U.S. is in danger of being outpaced by other countries in producing innovative scientists and engineer...

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