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Social Science When Germany allowed school children to stop taking religious classes and start taking secular ethics classes, students who took the secular ethics class were found, years later, to be no less ethical than their counterparts in the religious education classes

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Biology Granddaughters & great-granddaughters of men who start to smoke before puberty, have more body fat than expected. If these associations are confirmed using biomarkers, this will be one of the 1st human demonstrations of transgenerational effects of an environmental exposure across 4 generations.

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Health Peanut allergy affects about 2% of children in the United States. A new study finds that giving peanut oral immunotherapy to highly peanut-allergic children ages 1 to 3 years safely desensitized most of them to peanut and induced remission of peanut allergy in one-fifth.

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Biology Cannabinoid receptors in the brain appear to play a key role in the euphoric experience known as the "runner's high"

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Environment A new study has raised concerns about potential impacts of surging demand for materials used in construction of solar panels—particularly aluminium—which could cause their own climate pressures. It could lead to addition of almost 4 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions by 2050, under a "worst-case" scenario.

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Psychology Study: The behavior of children forced to switch learning formats during the pandemic was worse when their learning was remote. The Covid-19 pandemic interrupted education of more than 1 billion children worldwide, with many experiencing shifts between remote, hybrid, and in-person learning.

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Chemistry Camels have a renowned ability to survive on little water. They are also adept at finding something to drink in the vast desert, using noses that are exquisite moisture detectors. Scientists have now developed an advanced new type of humidity sensor that takes inspiration from camel noses.

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Biology Scientists identified a new genetic mechanism that can cause severe forms of male infertility: This breakthrough in understanding the underlying cause of male infertility offers hope of better treatment options for patients in the future

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Social Science Trump supporters exhibit greater cognitive rigidity and less interpersonal warmth than supporters of liberal candidates, study finds.

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Epidemiology Bacteria and fungi with the ability to withstand the drugs meant to kill them are now causing 1.2 million deaths every year -- more than malaria, according to a global study. This represents a big jump from previous estimates of 700,000 deaths a year.

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Neuroscience A study demonstrated that participants hospitalized with COVID-19 experiencing neurological complications had higher levels of blood proteins or biomarkers associated with neurological damage than people with Alzheimer’s.

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Health Melatonin Attenuates Ischemia/Reperfusion-Induced Oxidative Stress by Activating Mitochondrial Fusion in Cardiomyocytes (Jan 2022)

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Environment Extremes in rainfall — whether intense drought or flash floods — can catastrophically slow the global economy, researchers report. And those impacts are most felt by wealthy, industrialized nations, the researchers found.

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Animal Science Some whales have a musculo-fatty "oral plug" to help prevent choking when lunge feeding.

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Biology A research effort led by Stanford scientists set the first Guinness World Record for the fastest DNA sequencing technique, which was used to sequence a human genome in just 5 hours and 2 minutes.

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Materials Science Synthesis of a single layer of the high temperature vdW-layered β-CuI material at ambient conditions is made possible by using graphene encapsulation

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Neuroscience Unprecedented Mapping of the Human Brain: thrilling research and implementation accurately mapping the human brain in record-breaking detail. Already tested on people and is set for clinical trials. Published in Science Translational Medicine.

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Health Muscle Mitochondrial Energetics Predicts Mobility Decline in Well‐Functioning Older Adults: The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

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Environment The first three records of killer whales (Orcinus orca) killing and eating blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus)

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Social Science New research (N=464) finds desiring money for “healthy reasons,” such as financial stability and self-integrated reasons (e.g. to feel a sense of pride or to be able to direct one’s own life vs spending money on impulse or for materialist reasons) increases happiness and well-being.

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Astronomy Hubble Finds a Black Hole Igniting Star Formation in a Dwarf Galaxy

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Social Science Researchers have identified the combination of characteristics that make people “like” images on Instagram. Optimizing both feature and design complexity also could improve consumer engagement by about 19% – after accounting for variables such as an account’s total number of followers.

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Social Science Study: Both men and women are more likely to trust men managers, but this gender gap is mitigated when rules are written. This research has implications for the challenges women leaders face in terms of trust and rule following.

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r/science 23h ago

Neuroscience Neuroscientists demonstrate for the first that the brain regions responsible for physical movements are also involved in the ability to comprehend non-literal, metaphorical language

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Social Science Frequent Social Media Use and Its Prospective Association With Mental Health Problems in a Representative Panel Sample of US Adolescents

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