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    Venus once possibly habitable, study suggests

    Venus might have once been prime real estate. New computer simulations suggest that the hellish planet next door could have been habitable in the not-too-distant past, with moderate temperatures, plenty of seaside locales and even a few spots for skiing.

    Modern Venus is harsh: sulfuric acid rain, crushing atmospheric pressure and a surface temperature around 460° Celsius. But if Venus...

    08/26/2016 - 11:25 Planetary Science
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    Clean inside those bagpipes — and trumpets and clarinets

    Bagpipe lung
    \BAGpīp ləng\ n.

    An inflammatory lung disease caused by regular inhalation of fungi living inside bagpipes.

    In 2014, a 61-year-old man died after seven years of a mysterious illness that left him breathless, with a dry cough.

    Doctors diagnosed him with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a rare disease caused by breathing in particles that...

    08/26/2016 - 07:00 Health, Fungi
  • Context

    Visits to Proxima Centauri’s planet are probably millennia away

    If you’d like to vacation at the newly found planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, you might want to reconsider. It’s nearby astronomically — a mere 4.2 light-years away — but still too far away for any plausible transportation technology to reach within the current millennium.

    In fact, it’s a pretty safe bet the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series before any human steps foot on Earth’s...

    08/25/2016 - 15:00 Planetary Science
  • News

    Cool nerve cells help mice beat heat

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    Scientists have identified the “refrigerator” nerve cells that hum along in the brains of mice and keep the body cool. These cells kick on to drastically cool mice’s bodies and may prevent high fevers, scientists report online August 25 in Science.

    The results...

    08/25/2016 - 14:11 Neuroscience, Health
  • News

    Wave-thumping ‘weather bomb’ storms send elusive S waves through Earth

    How the seafloor quivers under an intense storm called a “weather bomb” could help reveal Earth’s innermost secrets.

    Using a network of seismic sensors, researchers in Japan detected a rare type of deep-Earth tremor originating from a rapidly strengthening cyclone over the North Atlantic Ocean. Tracking how these...

    08/25/2016 - 14:00 Earth, Oceans, Climate
  • Science Ticker

    Genes help snub-nosed monkeys live the high life

    A few genes may have put black snub-nosed monkeys on top of the world.

    Black, or Yunnan, snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) live in high-altitude forests on a small slice of the Tibetan plateau. At 3,400 to 4,600 meters above sea level, the monkeys reside at higher elevations than any other nonhuman primate.

    A genetic study of DNA from four of the five remaining...

    08/25/2016 - 12:30 Genetics, Animals
  • News

    Lyme bacteria swap ‘catch bonds’ to navigate blood vessels

    To zip through the bloodstream and spread infection throughout the body, the bacteria that cause Lyme disease take a cue from the white blood cells trying to attack them. Both use specialized bonds to stick to the cells lining blood vessels and move along at their own pace, biologist Tara Moriarty and colleagues...

    08/25/2016 - 12:01 Cells, Biophysics
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    Computers refine epilepsy treatment

    Site of seizures may be spotted with computer  Severe epilepsy that does not respond well to drugs may be attacked by computers in combination with surgery.… The...

    08/25/2016 - 11:00 Neuroscience, Health
  • News in Brief

    Thank (or blame) your genes for ability to handle java jolt

    Coffee consumption may be in the genes.

    Activity of a gene that lowers levels of caffeine-degrading enzymes in the liver is associated with how much coffee people drink, researchers say August 25 in Scientific Reports. The more active the gene, called PDSS2, the less coffee people drank.

    Researchers tracked the coffee-drinking habits of 1,207 people in remote...

    08/25/2016 - 09:00 Genetics
  • News in Brief

    Warm-up benefit could explain morning birdsong

    WASHINGTON — Vocally warming up puts more dazzle into a bird’s singing for the day, a new test shows, perhaps helping to explain widespread outbursts of birdsong at dawn.

    Males of Puerto Rico’s Adelaide’s warblers (Setophaga adelaidae) start trilling through their repertoires of 30 or so songs while it’s still pitch black. Tracking the songs of individual males...

    08/25/2016 - 06:00 Animals, Evolution