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January 1, 2020
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Dec. 18, 2019 — An international team of researchers has determined the age of the last known settlement of the species Homo erectus, one of … read more
Mosquitoes Can Sense Toxins Through Their Legs
Dec. 26, 2019 — Researchers have identified a completely new mechanism by which mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to … read more
Men Think They’re Better Liars
Dec. 20, 2019 — Men are twice as likely as women to consider themselves to be good at lying and at getting away with it, new research has … read more
‘Inconsistent and Misleading’ Password Meters Could Increase Risk of Cyber Attacks
Dec. 19, 2019 — With the worst passwords of 2019 now revealed, and technology topping many festive wish lists, a new study assessed the effectiveness of password … read more
For CRISPR, Tweaking DNA Fragments Before Inserting Yields Highest Efficiency Rates Yet
Dec. 23, 2019 — Researchers have now achieved the highest reported rates of inserting genes into human cells with the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system, a necessary … read more
ESO Telescope Images Stunning Central Region of Milky Way, Finds Ancient Star Burst
Dec. 16, 2019 — ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has observed the central part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and uncovered new details about the … read more
Model Beats Wall Street Analysts in Forecasting Business Financials
Dec. 19, 2019 — Researchers describe a model for forecasting financials that uses only anonymized weekly credit card transactions and three-month earning reports. Tasked with predicting quarterly earnings of more … read more
Plant-Rich Diet Protects Mice Against Foodborne Infection
Dec. 23, 2019 — Mice fed a plant-rich diet are less susceptible to gastrointestinal (GI) infection from a pathogen such as the one currently under investigation for a widespread E. coli outbreak tied to romaine … read more
Genetic Variation Gives Mussels a Chance to Adapt to Climate Change
Dec. 20, 2019 — Existing genetic variation in natural populations of Mediterranean mussels allows them to adapt to declining pH levels in seawater caused by carbon emissions. Biologists show that mussels raised in a … read more
Ancient Events Are Still Impacting Mammals Worldwide
Dec. 16, 2019 — In the first study of its kind, researchers have discovered that events from 20,000 years ago or more are still impacting the diversity and distribution of mammal species … read more
Healthy Diet Could Save $50 Billion in Health Care Costs
Dec. 17, 2019 — Investigators analyzed the impact of 10 dietary factors — including consumption of fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, processed meats and more — and estimated the annual CMD costs of suboptimal … read more
New Machine Learning Algorithms Offer Safety and Fairness Guarantees
Nov. 21, 2019 — Scientists have introduced a new framework for designing machine learning algorithms that make it easier for users of the algorithm to specify safety and fairness … read more
Controlling Attention With Brain Waves
Dec. 4, 2019 — Having trouble paying attention? Neuroscientists may have a solution for you: Turn down your alpha brain waves. In a new study, the researchers found that people can enhance their attention by … read more