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Open peer review finds more takers

When Kevin Sinclair reported that 13 cloned sheep his lab had studied lived long and healthy lives1, he wanted to be as transparent as possible about what has been a controversial research area. Sinclair had invited journalists to see the sheep while ...

Ready for launch: CU Boulder instrument suite to assess space weather

IMAGE: A new satellite mission carrying CU-Boulder space weather instruments is expected to help mitigate damage to satellites and communications systems caused by powerful solar storms. view more Credit: NASAA multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package expected to help scientists ...

German company beats Rubik’s Cube trademark

Joe Mullin - Nov 10, 2016 11:20 pm UTC Iconic puzzle game Rubik's Cube lost a major trademark battle earlier today, when the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a trademark on the shape of Rubik's Cube is invalid.The court held ...

Clinton to Win Popular Vote for U.S. President, While Trump’s “Rigged” Electoral College System...

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite losing Tuesday’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton appears to be on pace to win the popular vote, an ironic twist in an election in which her opponent repeatedly said the system was rigged against him. ...

Schock accused of vast criminal misconduct

The Justice Department accused former Rep. Aaron Schock of running his congressional office and campaign committee like a personal money-making operation in a stunning, 24-count criminal indictment Thursday.Federal prosecutors allege that Schock pocketed tens of thousands of dollars in improper mileage reimbursments, ...

Your Brain Needs Sleep – How to Counteract the Ill Effects of Working the...

On my previous articles that discussed night shift workers many asked in the comment section below what they should do if they have to work night shift. Well this article addresses those concerns and should be helpful for you even if you ...

Can’t Hurry Love: Rare Snail Finds Romance After Global Search

But against all odds, and thanks to a global search, Jeremy has hopefully found a mate (or two).Jeremy is a "lefty" snail, meaning his shell swirls counterclockwise and his sex organs are on the left side of his head. He's a mirror ...

Who Might Be In Donald Trump’s Cabinet? Plus, More About The Transition

Who's going to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state? His chief of staff? His education secretary? Now that the news of Trump's election has settled, speculation over how the president-elect will fill out his administration has consumed Washington.Keeping in mind the ...

Cigarette Smoking In The U.S. Continues To Fall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking rates have fallen from 21 percent of the adult population in 2005 to 15 percent in 2015, when the agency conducted its latest survey. The smoking rate fell by 1.7 percentage points between ...

Physics Doesn’t Care Who Was Elected President

This information has made his supporters happy and his detractors furious. This information also matters not one iota to the climate.Climate change does not care about the law of the land in the U.S. It cares about the laws of physics. Trump ...

Plastic Garbage Chemical Attracts Hungry Seabirds

Imagine that you are constantly eating, but slowly starving to death. Hundreds of species of marine mammals, fish, birds, and sea turtles face this risk every day when they mistake plastic debris for food.Plastic debris can be found in oceans around the ...

What the 2016 Election Results Mean for Health

Americans also weighed in on other controversial health issues, with votes on assisted suicide in Colorado and on ways to handle escalating drug prices in California. But up-or-down votes on medical or recreational marijuana use were widespread, cropping up across nine states.Four ...

Language Is Just One of the Things That Makes Humans Different [Video]

Tomasello has developed a broader set of theories that go beyond linguistics alone to explain why humans stand out from other species—ideas related to the ability of our species to cooperate, based on work with children and apes. Watch Tomasello describe some ...

The Latest: Pence arrives home to Indiana

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential transition (all times EST):7:16 p.m.Several hundred well-wishers and a high school band greeted Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he landed in Indiana for the first time since Tuesday's election.Fire trucks sprayed streams of ...

All Politics Is National

Illustrations by Marco CibolaBrian Cummins has been mayor of Fairview, Montana, for so long that when you ask him about the oil boom he replies, “Which one?” The first one he remembers occurred in the early 1980s, just before he became mayor ...

Clinton and Trump in last-day dash with FBI email probe over but not forgotten

FBI Director James B. Comey said Sunday that the bureau had completed its examination of newly discovered emails connected to Clinton — an inquiry that had roiled the presidential race for nine days — and found nothing to alter its months-old decision ...

Machine-learning algorithm quantifies gender bias in astronomy

Citation rates in astronomy are stacked against women, a study that uses machine learning to quantify bias has found.Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, estimate that, as a result of gender bias, papers whose first authors are ...

Researchers discover key to long-lasting malaria immunity and potential vaccine targets

HOUSTON-(Nov. 7, 2016)-Houston Methodist researchers have discovered a set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria. In a study recently published in Immunity (online Oct. 25), researchers reported that elevated production of specific proteins regulating the immune system within 24 ...

FBI stands on July conclusion that Clinton broke no law in e-mail flap

David Kravets - Nov 6, 2016 9:41 pm UTC James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told lawmakers in a letter Sunday that a review of new e-mails found connected to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton uncovered nothing ...

Rise in Social Media’s Power Reveals Growing Threat to Democracy: Fake News

By Jim Rutenberg, New York Times The past year has turned the United States into a country of information addicts who compulsively check the television, the smartphone and the good old-fashioned newspaper with a burning question: What fresh twist could our national ...

Final snapshot: Democrats slight favorites to win the Senate

As the final, frantic hours of the campaign for control of Congress come to a close, Democrats look like slightly-better-than-even favorites to reclaim the Senate, while Republicans appear certain to hold the House after a Donald Trump-induced October scare.If Democrats manage to ...

Onions — A Powerful Anti-Cancer Food Staple

If you're interested in using food to lower your risk of cancer, remember to eat lots of onions. Research shows that people with the highest consumption of onions (as well as other allium vegetables) have a lower risk of several types of ...

With Fewer Legal Tools In Hand, Justice Department Prepares To Monitor Election

"The bedrock of our democracy is the right to vote, and the Department of Justice works tirelessly to uphold that right not only on Election Day, but every day," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a statement.This number of observers and monitors ...

Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

"Are you ready to go to bed?" she asks, as she oversees bath time for her 3-year-old daughter and another of her charges. For 25 hours a week, Holt cares for toddler twins, in addition to her daughter and teenage son."Some days ...

How the Man in the Moon Got His Enormous Right Eye

10 kilometersEstimated diameter of the Chicxulub impactor, which struck modern-day Mexico approximately 66 million years ago and contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs.10 kilometersEstimated diameter of the asteroid that formed South Africa's Vredefort Crater, the largest confirmed crater on Earth's surface.250 ...