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When an empathetic partner holds a lover's hand, their heart rates and breathing rates sync and her pain subsides, new research shows. Authors say such 'interpersonal synchronization' could play a role in the analgesic impacts …
When an empathetic partner holds a lover's hand, their heart rates and breathing rates sync and her pain subsides, new …
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Almost all life on Earth is based on DNA being copied, or replicated. Now for the first time scientists have been able to watch the replication of a single DNA molecule, with some surprising findings. …
Almost all life on Earth is based on DNA being copied, or replicated. Now for the first time scientists have …
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Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by the universities …
Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions …
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In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species. Now, scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and their international collaborators want to …
In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the …
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Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why they exist. Carl Zimmer talks to a master immunologist with a controversial answer.For me, …
Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why …
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Intelligent life is more likely than black holes are to be an adaptation designed by cosmological natural selection, an evolutionist from Brunel University London speculates.  Writing in the journal Complexity, Dr Michael Price takes …
Intelligent life is more likely than black holes are to be an adaptation designed by cosmological natural selection, an evolutionist …
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Does science inspire fiction or does it work the other way around? In the case of medical technology, the long-running TV and film series Star Trek has increasingly been inspiring researchers worldwide. Two teams were …
Does science inspire fiction or does it work the other way around? In the case of medical technology, the long-running …
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Girija Kaimal, EdD, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, led a team that used fNIRS (functional near-infrared spectroscopy) technology to measure blood flow in the areas of the brain related to …
Girija Kaimal, EdD, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, led a team that used fNIRS (functional …
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For most people, it is a stretch of the imagination to understand the world in four dimensions but a new study has discovered structures in the brain with up to eleven dimensions - ground-breaking work …
For most people, it is a stretch of the imagination to understand the world in four dimensions but a new …
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On June 16 Jonathan Clarke is starting a return journey to Mars. Not the real red planet, but a simulated Martian life in the polar desert of Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic.It’s all …
On June 16 Jonathan Clarke is starting a return journey to Mars. Not the real red planet, but a simulated Martian …
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