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When environmental temperatures drop to uncomfortable and even dangerous levels, receptor proteins within the sensory nerves in the skin perceive the change, and they relay that information to the brain. This is true for organisms from humans all the way down to the tiny, millimeter-long worms that researchers study in Xu’s lab: the model system Caenorhabditis elegans.

How humans (as all animals) actually sense cold

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A newly identified receptor protein lets animals, from worms to humans, sense cold temperatures, researchers report. “Clearly, nerves in the skin can sense cold, but no one has been able...
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Mouse brains don’t form Alzheimer’s plaques at all when microglia is removed

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A new way to forestall Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. Researchers found that when they removed brain immune...
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Can help this technology to recognise where a volcano will erupt?

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Most of the times you see the eruption of a volcano on TV or the internet, the magma shoots right out of its top. However, it is not so...
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Cockroaches are the best model for moving robots

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A cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots gets its inspiration from the superb scurrying skills of cockroaches. Normally, understanding how insects’ or robots’ moving parts coordinate...

Podcasts and reading stimulate the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain

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Listening to a book likely stimulates the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain as reading it, new research shows. Neuroscientists created interactive maps that can predict where different...
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Team cracks mystery of Dead Sea summer ‘snow’

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New research may solve the mystery behind the the Dead Sea’s salt crystal “snowfall.” It’s summertime at the Dead Sea, and for locals and visitors enjoying the large saltwater lake...
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Is dark matter older than the Big Bang?

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Dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang, according to a new study. Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe’s mass, is one of...
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Massive wildfire cloud sheds light on nuclear war’s impact

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In August 2017, extreme wildfires in British Columbia, Canada pumped so much smoke into the upper atmosphere that an enormous cloud circled most of the Northern Hemisphere, according to...

Next antibiotic may come from dirt bacteria

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New insight about a broad spectrum antibiotic agent, obafluorin, made from a fluorescent strain of soil bacteria might offer a powerful antidote to antibiotic resistance, researchers say. Understanding how antibiotic...

Pulsating star changes brightness every 5 minutes

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A new class of pulsating star varies in brightness every five minutes, researchers report. Scientists can tell a lot about a star by the light it gives off. The color,...
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Massive hack on Twitter

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Twitter confirms hacking of millions of accounts: change your password and these security settings Twitter has confirmed an attack revealing the identity and data of...
How to Turn Getting Better Sleep Into a Fun Game With Technology

Getting better sleep

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How to Turn Getting Better Sleep Into a Fun Game With Technology There is no one in this world who doesn't want to get better...
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Minecraft bans blockchain

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Minecraft says NO to NFTs and bans blockchain technology in Minecraft client Minecraft refuses NFTs outright: it doesn't consider them fun and bans blockchain technology...
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God of War: Ragnarok launch trailer

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God of War: Ragnarok launches with a cinematic trailer and introduces special editions For several weeks there have been rumors about the release date of...
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How to Get Started Using an Analytics Cloud Platform

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A cloud analytics platform is an excellent tool for quickly and easily analyzing data. It can run reports, perform data analysis, and develop models....
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Today is the anniversary of a launch that would change the world Today, exactly 15 years ago, Apple launched the original iPhone in the United...
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The Most Popular Programming Languages ​​for Mobile Applications

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Becoming a mobile app developer in 2022 is much easier compared to 10 years ago. Today, the resources are plentiful, and languages have evolved...

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