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Just one brain region controls appetite

Researchers believe they have identified in mice models a brain region in the amygdala, the brain’s emotional hub, that regulates appetite suppression and activation. The team found the neurocircuitry controlling...

Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does...

Exactly how fast is the universe expanding?

Scientists are still not completely sure, but a Princeton-led team of astrophysicists has used the neutron star merger detected in 2017 to come up with a more precise value...

Nintendo plans to take Switch production out of China because of the trade war

The video game company Nintendo plans to relocate to Vietnam the part of the production of its Switch console that takes place in China to prevent the commercial war...

Are forests our best weapon against climate change?

Around 0.9 billion hectares—roughly 3.5 million square miles—of land worldwide would be suitable for forest restoration, which could ultimately capture two-thirds of human-made carbon emissions, say researchers. In the journal...

Life is tough but so are worms — thanks to mom

DURHAM, N.C. -- Numerous studies show that the legacy of hardship can be passed from one generation to the next. The...

Huawei’s crisis plunges sales and benefits competitors

The trade war between China and the United States has put the Asian company Huawei in check. The measures taken by Donald Trump to stop the Chinese giant's rapid...

What if depression were the real epidemic of the 21st century in Europe?

Across the EU, 14% of young adults are at risk of depression, and 4% of young people aged 15-24 suffer from chronic depression. Young women are more likely to...

Non profit credit counseling may reduce rampant household debt in the United States

By the end of fourth quarter 2018, total household debt in the United States reached a new high of $13.54 trillion. A new Economic Inquiry study found that nonprofit...

How to replace rare elements in electronics?

Researchers have devised a way to make materials for electronics and lighting from cheaper, more abundant elements. The new compounds can also be “tuned” to efficiently harvest electrical energy from...
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EA and Konami fight for the stars: ‘PES’ steals Juventus from ‘FIFA’.

Football is a sport, but today it is fundamentally a business. Football and money live a constant idyll. So those responsible for this sport do...

The best tools for a home woodworking shop

Setting up a home woodworking shop is a great way to continue this hobby.  However, to get the most out of your home woodworking...

Sea urchins aren’t just ‘bad guys’

Sea urchins play a more complex role in their ecosystems than previously believed, report researchers. Urchins have gotten a bad rap on the Pacific coast....

Why planting a flag on the moon was so hard

When Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the United States flag on the moon 50 years ago on July 20, 1969,...

Quantum control with light paves way for ultra-fast computers

Terahertz light can control some of the essential quantum properties of superconducting states, report researchers. Jigang Wang patiently explains his latest discovery in quantum control...

Joshua trees facing extinction

They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won't survive much past this...

The impact of insurance fraud in the US

Lauded by some as a ‘victimless crime’, the impact of insurance fraud in the US tells us that, in reality, it is far from...

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