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    Training for parents may lessen some autism symptoms in kids

    Training parents to better communicate with their children with autism spectrum disorder may lead to long-lasting improvements in certain symptoms, scientists report online in the Oct. 25 Lancet.

    The results are “very encouraging,” because they show long-term benefits for a relatively low-intensity treatment — one that’s delivered by parents, says clinical psychologist Geraldine Dawson,...

    10/25/2016 - 18:30 Health, Psychology
  • Wild Things

    With climate change, grizzly bears may hibernate less

    Rocky Mountain hikers might need to start packing more bear spray: Climate change may reduce the time that grizzly bears spend in hibernation — leaving them more time to scare the crap out of any humans wandering in their territory.

    Scientists aren’t really concerned about bear hibernation because of unwary hikers, of course. It’s because hibernation is an important time of year for a...

    10/25/2016 - 13:00 Animals
  • News

    Wanted: New ways to chill air conditioners, fridges

    The hunt is on for chemicals to keep both you and the planet cool.

    A new agreement will soon begin phasing out the powerful greenhouse gases currently used in air conditioners, refrigerators and insulating foams. These gases, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, can cause hundreds of times more global warming per molecule than carbon dioxide. The phaseout, announced by world leaders on...

    10/25/2016 - 09:00 Climate, Chemistry, Science & Society
  • Science Ticker

    Two unseen moons may circle Uranus

    Two more teeny moons might be lurking around Uranus, in addition to the 27 we already know about. Fluctuations in the density of two of the planet’s dark rings, seen in radio data from the 1986 flyby of the Voyager 2 spacecraft, could be caused by unseen moonlets, astronomers Robert Chancia and Matthew Hedman, both at the University of Idaho in Moscow, report online October 9 at

    10/25/2016 - 07:00 Planetary Science
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    Latest dark matter searches leave scientists empty-handed

    Scientists have lost their latest round of hide-and-seek with dark matter, but they’re not out of the game.

    Despite overwhelming evidence that an exotic form of matter lurks unseen in the cosmos, decades of searches have failed to definitively detect a single particle of dark matter. While some scientists continue down the road of increasingly larger detectors designed to catch the...

    10/25/2016 - 05:30 Particle Physics
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    Frequent liars show less activity in key brain structure

    When small lies snowball into blizzards of deception, the brain becomes numb to dishonesty. As people tell more and bigger lies, certain brain areas respond less to the whoppers, scientists report online October 24 in Nature Neuroscience. The results might help explain how small transgressions can ultimately set pants aflame.

    The findings “have big implications for how lying can develop...

    10/24/2016 - 16:43 Neuroscience, Science & Society
  • News

    Physicists find atomic nucleus with a ‘bubble’ in the middle

    Scientists have found the first experimental evidence that an atomic nucleus can harbor bubbles.

    The unstable isotope silicon-34 has a bubblelike center with a paucity of protons, scientists report October 24 in Nature Physics. This unusual “bubble nucleus” could help scientists understand how heavy elements are born in the universe, and help scientists find new, ultraheavy stable...

    10/24/2016 - 11:00 Physics
  • Science Ticker

    Nose cells fix knee cartilage in human trial

    Using nasal cartilage cells to repair joints is nothing to sniff at.

    It has worked in goats. And now, in the first human trial, researchers at the University of Basel have taken the cells, called chondrocytes, from the noses of 10 patients with damaged knee joints and grown them into cartilage grafts. These repair patches were then surgically implanted into the patients' knee joints....

    10/24/2016 - 09:00 Biomedicine
  • News in Brief

    Water softeners get friendlier to health, environment

    Clever chemistry could take the salt out of water softening.

    Aluminum ions can strip minerals from water without the need for sodium, researchers report online October 4 in Environmental Science & Technology. The new technique could sidestep health and environmental concerns raised about the salt released by existing sodium-based water softening systems, says study coauthor Arup...

    10/24/2016 - 07:00 Chemistry
  • Growth Curve

    Screen time guidelines for kids give parents the controls

    Screens are everywhere. They adorn walls, perch on the backs of car seats and warm our hands. No one knows yet whether all of these screens, and their alluring displays and connections to the world, have any long-term effects on us. There is one group of people, though, for whom these ever-present screens may be particularly worrisome — kids.

    Earlier recommendations on children’s screen...

    10/23/2016 - 06:00 Human Development, Health, Neuroscience