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New bunch of galaxy clusters may be farthest yet


Researchers have created a catalog of around 200 candidate galaxy clusters that may include some of the most distant clusters ever found.

Are we made of atoms from distant galaxies?

New research suggests that up to half of the matter in the Milky Way may come from galaxies far, far away.

Robotic ‘exosuit’ fixes stride after stroke


Researchers have created a soft, lightweight bionic walking aid that straps to the leg and can be worn anywhere to help people recovering from a stroke walk faster, farther, and more safely.

Reusable filter clears 99% of metals from water


Researchers have created a filter comprised of carbon nanotubes immobilized in a tuft of quartz fiber that can remove toxic heavy metals from water.

One gene’s mutations cause seizures in babies

Researchers are closer to understanding how a gene known as GNAO1 causes two rare diseases that lead to seizures or involuntary movements in babies and the transformations the gene can take on.

Using biochar on farms may cut health costs


Widespread use of biochar made from recycled waste in farming could both enhance crop growth and reduce health care costs by clearing the air of pollutants, new research suggests.

‘Rust’ could be the real Alzheimer’s trigger

Cleaning out “rust” from the brain could be a way to slow and even prevent Alzheimer’s, say researchers.

Class teaches Navy to navigate by the stars again


For the first time in nearly 20 years, more than 1,200 midshipmen enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps are learning to navigate by the stars with help from a free online program.

In Arizona, monsoons are fewer but more furious

Central and southwestern Arizona get fewer monsoon storms—but those they get bring heavier rain and stronger winds than storms from 60 years ago.

Managers often clueless about unhappy customers

New research suggests that senior managers at some of the top corporations in the world often fail to understand the feedback and expectations of their customers, despite spending millions gathering data related to customer satisfaction.

‘Back to normal’ isn’t easy for young cancer survivors

Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but new research finds that younger survivors may find that difficult for as long as two years after their diagnosis.

Zebrafish inspire retina regeneration in mice


Scientists have successfully regenerated cells in the retina of adult mice, raising the hope that it may one day be possible to repair retinas damaged by eye diseases or trauma.

Knee shot means less morphine after surgery

A new study recommends an alternative method of pain relief for patients undergoing knee replacement surgery.

Catalyst can split water into atoms for less


Scientists have created a single catalyst that could simplify the process of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce clean energy.

Access to health care has declined in Afghanistan

Vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, including people with disabilities, cite a growing rate of insufficient access to quality health care, a new study finds.

Cannabis risk awaits young teens with depression

Young people with chronic or severe depression face an elevated risk of developing a problem with cannabis by the time they reach 18, research suggests.

To fight inequality at school, work with parents

Partnering with parents and giving families a greater hand in decision-making could be a way for schools to dismantle race- and class-based power structures, the author of a new paper suggests.

How to talk to yourself to control emotions

During stressful times, talking to yourself in the third person—silently—could help you control your emotions.

Dark matter may be ‘cold,’ not ‘fuzzy’


New research on the nature of dark matter casts doubt on a relatively new theory called “fuzzy dark matter,” and instead lend credence to a different model called “cold dark matter.” Dark matter is the aptly named unseen material that makes up the bulk of matter in our universe.

How should we judge policing tactics?

A new article outlines a “formal model of optimal policing” that can be used to resolve tensions between public safety and community trust—and can also help the public keep both in mind.


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