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Animal Science Study: Majority of dog breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan. The average inbreeding based on genetic analysis across 227 breeds was close to 25%, or the equivalent of sharing the same genetic material with a full sibling.

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Psychology Study: Republicans lost faith in 2020 election results; Fox News played pivotal role. Regardless of political party, the more an individual consumed and trusted Fox News, the less faith he or she had in the electoral process. We now exist in a media landscape that is sharply polarized.

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Medicine Medical cannabis use was associated with clinical improvements in pain, function, and quality of life with reductions in prescription drug use; 73% either ceased or decreased opioid consumption and 31% discontinued benzodiazepines.

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r/science 16h ago

Health Most smokers start early—90% of adult smokers first tried tobacco by age 18. New study shows emphasizing immediate negative outcomes of smoking and vaping—such as disapproval of friends or being a turnoff to others—can be a more successful approach in preventing and reducing tobacco and nicotine use

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r/science 6h ago

Physics Researchers detected a quantum phase transition taking place in iron more than 1000 kilometres deep within the Earth's mantle. This transition, known as a spin crossover, may enable better understanding of tectonic events including volcanic eruptions & earthquakes.

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Medicine Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is slightly more effective than the Pfizer inoculation.

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Medicine Immune system-stimulating nanoparticle could lead to more powerful vaccines.

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Psychology THC in blood and saliva are poor measures of cannabis impairment finds an analysis of all available studies. Implications for global drug-driving laws.

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Biology Western honeybees: World's most common bee originated 7 million years ago in Asia. genetic analysis suggests the world’s most common species of honeybee, the western honeybee, first appeared in western Asia about 7 million years ago and then spread into Africa and Europe.

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Psychology A new study published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology sheds light on the mechanism connecting psychedelic use to improved mental health. The study found evidence of a pathway whereby the use of psychedelics increases spirituality, and in turn, leads to better emotion regulation

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r/science 12h ago

Neuroscience Jellyfish have more complicated mental lives than we imagined. A new study in Cell used transgenic jellies to probe nervous system function, and found a surprising degree of organization for a critter without a brain.

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Health Nighttime eating boosted glucose levels—a risk factor for diabetes—while restricting meals to the daytime prevented this effect. This could lead to novel behavioral interventions aimed at improving health of shift workers—grocery stockers, hotel workers, truck drivers, first responders, and others.

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Biology Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering: Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only litters of mice.

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Astronomy Famous space family has a surprisingly peaceful history. The seven planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1 were largely spared cosmic collisions, raising questions about where these worlds got their water.

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r/science 16h ago

Health A recent study provides further evidence that lower salt consumption and higher potassium intake is linked with lower risk of strokes and heart disease.

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r/science 14h ago

Astronomy Astronomers find 2 supermassive black holes — the nearest to Earth ever discovered, are merging into a single 'monster'

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Medicine Immune cells may trigger inflammation in MS

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r/science 15h ago

Physics Ignition First in a Fusion Reaction

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r/science 20h ago

Biology A new study shows that the majority of canine breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan

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r/science 16h ago

Astronomy Study: Space missions to Mars and other planets and moons carry risks of biological contamination – for both Earth and the planets targeted by space missions. Planets and moons potentially containing life should be treated as ‘insular systems’, like the oceanic islands and isolated areas on Earth.

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r/science 21h ago

Animal Science Fossil remains of herd of 11 dinosaurs discovered in Italy

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Biology Human geneticists curb use of the term ‘race’ in their papers

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Economics One in nine US households is food insecure: unable to purchase sufficient, or healthy food. Advocates and politicians have pointed to the federal minimum wage as a culprit, labeling it a starvation wage. New study shows higher minimum wages may encourage households to purchase more healthy calories.

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Animal Science Chimps, like humans, show signs of uncertainty when faced with a hard choice: As choices in a memory test became more difficult, chimps wavered more between choices. They moved their finger back and forth between the two options, unable to decide.

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Economics Giving ugly food a chance: Explaining the value of misshapen vegetables – that they are as healthful as their picture-perfect counterparts and buying them helps reduce food waste – could help improve sales of “ugly” produce, new research suggests.

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