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Article ID: 684487

Study Finds Fringe Communities on Reddit and 4chan Have High Influence on Flow of Alternative News to Twitter

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cyprus University of Technology and University College London have conducted the first large-scale measurement of how mainstream and alternative news flows through multiple social media platforms.

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2-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 684297

APA Stress in America™ Survey: US at ‘Lowest Point We Can Remember;’ Future of Nation Most Commonly Reported Source of Stress

American Psychological Association (APA)

Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of the nation is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, slightly more than perennial stressors like money (62 percent) and work (61 percent), according to the American Psychological Association’s report, Stress in America™: The State of Our Nation.

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Article ID: 684301

New Study Finds Marijuana Farming Hurts Environment

Ithaca College

Planting cannabis for commercial production in remote locations is creating forest fragmentation, stream modification, soil erosion and landslides. Without land-use policies to limit its environmental footprint, the impacts of cannabis farming could get worse, according to a new study published in the November issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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31-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT
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Scientists Penetrate Mystery of Raging Black Hole Beams

University of Southampton

They are nature’s very own Death Star beams – ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the Star Wars super-weapon. Now a team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has moved a step closer to understanding these mysterious cosmic phenomena – known as relativistic jets – by measuring how quickly they ‘switch on’ and start shining brightly once they are launched.

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30-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683651

Older Neandertal Survived with a Little Help From His Friends

Washington University in St. Louis

An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have relied on the help of others to avoid prey and survive well into his 40s, indicates a new analysis published Oct. 20 in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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Article ID: 683187

Dogs Are More Expressive When Someone Is Looking

University of Portsmouth

Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

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17-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683009

Astronomers Detect Colliding Neutron Stars for the First Time

Northwestern University

Four Northwestern University astronomers are part of an international research collaboration that is the first to detect the spectacular collision of two neutron stars using both gravitational waves and light. The discovery ushers in an exciting new era in astronomy -- multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves -- less than two years after the first detection of gravitational waves opened a new window onto the universe. The astronomers hold leading roles on both sides of discovery, in gravitational-wave astronomy and electromagnetic astronomy.

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16-Oct-2017 11:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682875

Is It Gonna Blow? Measuring Volcanic Emissions From Space

Michigan Technological University

Carbon dioxide measured by a NASA satellite pinpoints sources of the gas from human and volcanic activities, which may help monitor greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.

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12-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682811

Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-Related Financial Loss

University of Vermont

Financial losses could increase by more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used hurricane modeling and information in FEMA's HAZUS database to reach its conclusions.

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12-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682428

First Whole-Brain Map of Inhibitory Neurons Reveals Surprises

Penn State College of Medicine

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have reported the first-ever quantitative whole-brain map of inhibitory neurons in the mouse brain.

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5-Oct-2017 10:05 PM EDT
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