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Like Father like Child for Weight Gain

It's not only women who should be concerned about the impact of their weight on their children’s health. A*STAR researchers have identified a set...
spanking

Spanking Linked to Increase in Children’s Behavior Problems

Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative...
Enzymes

How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

The Science Inside cows, goats, and other ruminants, fungal enzymes break down plant matter and extract nutrients. These enzymes essentially overcome a major bottleneck in...
snowstorms

Shape of Lake Ontario Generates White-Out Blizzards, Study Shows

A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in...
air pollution

UMD-led Study Indicates India Is Replacing China as World’s Top Source...

A new University of Maryland-led study finds that China’s sulfur dioxide emissions have fallen by 75 percent since 2007, while India’s emissions increased by...
RNA Transcripts

CMU Software Assembles RNA Transcripts More Accurately

Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a more accurate computational method for reconstructing the full-length nucleotide sequences of the RNA products in...
Biofuel Enzymes

To Find New Biofuel Enzymes, It Can Take a Microbial Village

A new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), demonstrates...
climate change

Texas’ Odds of Harvey-Scale Rainfall to Increase by End of Century

As the city of Houston continues to recover and rebuild following the historic flooding unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, the region will also have to...
magnets

“Perfectly Frustrated” Metal Provides Possible Path to Superconductivity, Other New Quantum...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that...
Computational Science Division

Argonne Forms New Divisions to Focus on Computation and Data Science...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has formed two new research divisions to focus its lab-wide foundational expertise on computational science...
breast cancer

UT Dallas Chemist Focuses on Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, has designed a small molecule that could help...
fusion energy

Channeling Helium: Researchers Take Next Step Toward Fusion Energy

Fusion is the process that powers the sun, harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion...
radioactive

Some Coal Ash from China Too Radioactive for Reuse

Manufacturers are increasingly using encapsulated coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete, wallboard, bricks, roofing and other building materials....
oxygen sponge

Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks up Hydrogen Too

Having the right tool for the job enabled scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators to discover that...
SuperNEMO

Probing the Nature of the Neutrino Using SuperNEMO

One mile beneath a mountain in the French Alps, an international team involving UCL scientists is hoping to unlock more secrets of the mysterious...
fruit flyvideo

Fruit Fly Brains Inform Search Engines of the Future

Every day, websites you visit and smartphone apps that you use are crunching huge sets of data to find things that resemble each other:...
radioactive molecules

LEDs Light the Way for Better Drug Therapies

“Your average drug takes 12 to 14 years to come to market,” said MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry. “So...
cellular signaling

New Player in Cellular Signaling

To survive and grow, a cell must properly assess the resources available and couple that with its growth and metabolism — a misstep in...
tropical forest

Larger Swaths of Tropical Forest Being Lost to Commercial Agriculture

Large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke...
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Fujitsu Receives Order for Supercomputer System from the Institute of Fluid...

Fujitsu today announced that it has received an order for "The Supercomputer System" from the Institute of Fluid Science at Tohoku University. The Supercomputer System...