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Ashley Yeager

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Ashley Yeager joined the Science News team as web producer in August 2013, and she writes the Science Ticker blog. She worked as a science writing intern for Science News in 2008. Previously Ashley worked at Duke University, where she covered physical sciences and created multimedia content for the university's news office. She also handled social media for Duke Research, the university's science website. An astronomy enthusiast, Ashley previously worked as a public information officer for the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in science writing from MIT.

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    Five California children have polio-like symptoms

    At least five, and possibly as many as 25, children in California have experienced poliolike symptoms, including paralysis of limbs and breathing problems, since 2012. Scientists are not yet sure what is causing the emerging disease.

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    Rabbit heart gets full electrode jacket

    A silicon jacket makes it possible for scientists to place sensors on specific areas of the heart without glue or stitches and could one day be used for diagnosing and treating human heart diseases.

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    China's lunar rover alive, but still crippled

    Mechanical issues are preventing the Yutu lunar rover from exploring the moon's surface as designed.

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    Genes involved in dog OCD identified

    Scientists say they have identified several of the genes that trigger obsessive-compulsive disorder in Doberman pinschers, bullterriers, sheepdogs and German shepherds.

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    History affects superfluid's flow, study shows

    The speed to stop the stirring motion can be slower than what was need to set the fluid spinning in the first place, which shows that what happens to the current state of the superatom depends on what it has already experienced.

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    Video games could boost reading skills in dyslexia

    People with dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder, have a harder time switching from visual cues to auditory ones, but the constant shifts in video games may help improve the how quickly individuals perceive the change.

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    Some crocodiles go out on, or up, a limb to hunt, keep warm

    Observations of crocodiles from Australia, Africa and North America show that four species could waddle up and along branches above water. They do this to regulate their temperature and look for prey, scientists suggest.

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    Nonhuman city natives in decline but can be conserved

    Cities have been a downer on biodiversity but native populations still remain in urban areas, offering a starting point for possible conservation efforts.

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    China's lunar rover fails to connect with controllers (updated)

    Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, could not be restored to full function, Chinese media report.

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    Graphene-based material prevents blood clots

    When researchers coated a plastic film with the new material, clotting was greatly reduced and continued even after three days.

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