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Sustainable Fuel Could Be Made by "Artificial Leaf"
News   Oct 22, 2019

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an "artificial leaf" that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol.

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Genes Linked to Sex Ratio Associated With Infertility
News   Oct 21, 2019

"Is it a boy or girl?". It's presumed that there's a 50-50 chance you'd have one or the other. However, a new study of the sex chromosomes suggest they genes which, at least in mice, skew that assumed ratio to favor one sex, could have major implications for male infertility.

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Athletes, Potato Could Be as Good as Carbohydrate Gels
News   Oct 21, 2019

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes.

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It Is Possible to Extend Life Without Any Genetic Modification, Study Suggests
News   Oct 18, 2019

Given the relationship between telomeres and ageing - telomeres shorten throughout life, so older organisms have shorter telomeres -, scientists launched a study generating mice in which 100% of their cells had hyper-long telomeres.

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3D Printing Could Revolutionize Chocolate Creations
News   Oct 18, 2019

A new approach to the 3D printing of chocolate using cold extrusion instead of the conventional hot-melt extrusion method, eliminates the need for stringent temperature controls, offering wider potential for the 3D printing of temperature-sensitive food.

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How Hot-headed Dinosaurs Solved the Problem
News   Oct 18, 2019

Different dinosaur groups independently evolved gigantic body sizes, but they all faced the same problems of overheating and damaging their brains. Researchers show that different giant dinosaurs solved the problem in different ways, evolving different cooling systems in different parts of the head.

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Cheap Detection of Iron Levels in Fortified Foods With Paper-based Tech
News   Oct 17, 2019

Many low-income countries have turned to mass food fortification programs to address nutrient deficiencies in their populations but lack the resources to monitor the amounts in food products. Now an affordable, reliable paper-based sensor that works with a cellphone app could help.

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The Secret Is in Our Saliva
News   Oct 17, 2019

Two million years of eating meat and cooked food may have helped humans shift further from other great apes on the evolutionary tree. The evidence is in our saliva.

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Polystyrene Lasts Decades, Not Millennia
News   Oct 17, 2019

Researchers have challenged the common assumption that polystyrene persists in the environment for millennia, with the finding that sunlight can break down polystyrene over a much shorter time scale, from decades to centuries.

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The Intricate Way Two Proteins Interact To Promote Cell Movement Unveiled
News   Oct 17, 2019

When cells in our bodies need to move, cellular proteins send and receive a cascade of signals that directs the cells to the right place at the right time. A team of researchers led by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has shed light on a key driver of this process.

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