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3 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Elephants have evolved the most discerning nose of any mammal

According to a new study published Tuesday in Genome Research, African elephants may best humans, mice and even dogs on the measure of olfactory receptor genes.

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Related Topix: Science

7 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Clear and clean, bubble wrap is well-suited to serve as an array of tiny test tubes.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Science

8 hrs ago | KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Prosecutor wants to shut down Eldon smoke shop as nuisance

Despite a federal grand jury indictment and repeated efforts by local law enforcement to shut it down, an Eldon business continues to break the law by selling synthetic drugs closely related chemically to marijuana, according to Miller County Prosecutor Matt Howard.

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Related Topix: Eldon, MO, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Miller County, MO, Science

8 hrs ago | Science Daily

First total synthesis of madangamine D, a molecule of biomedical interest

Madangamines are a group of polycyclic alkaloids from marine sponges which have biomedical interest due to their cytotoxic activity.

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11 hrs ago | University of Kansas

Medicinal chemistry researcher receives fellowship

Barbara Timmermann, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacognosy , a distinction awarded to fewer than 5 percent of this professional organization's members.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

11 hrs ago | University of Kansas

Medicinal chemistry researcher receives fellowship

Barbara Timmermann, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacognosy , a distinction awarded to fewer than 5 percent of this professional organization's members.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, University of Kansas Medical Center

15 hrs ago | R & D

The stability of gold clusters: Every ligand counts

By colliding ultra-small gold particles with a surface and analyzing the resulting fragments, a trio of scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered how and why the particles break.

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17 hrs ago | Medical News

Study shows inactivation of p53 protein promotes cancer progression

Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Barcelona have discovered the interaction between HERC2 proteins with another protein called p53 that is inactivated in more than half of human tumors.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Health

21 hrs ago | Philly.com

Dominic Roberti, chemistry professor

Dominic M. Roberti, 81, of Bryn Mawr, a chemistry professor and longtime cancer survivor who helped others face lives as cancer patients, died Tuesday, July 15, of a heart attack at his home.

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Related Topix: Science, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

21 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Paul Mitchell has lead in 4th Congressional District's GOP primary

John Moolenaar , Paul Mitchell and Peter Konetchy are candidates in the Republican primary race for the 4th Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US News, Roscommon, MI, Michigan State University, US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Dave Camp, Republican, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Union-Recorder

Summer Reading Club experiments and explores

The Summer Reading Club at the Twin Lakes Library System finished a science-themed journey this week.

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Related Topix: Milledgeville, GA, Baldwin County, GA, Family, Kids, Science, Griffin, GA, Spalding County, GA

Science Daily

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues

Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Science

EurekAlert!

Syracuse University chemist to use NSF grant to study materials chemistry, nanoscience

Mathew M. Maye, associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Related Topix: Science, Syracuse University, Science / Technology, Nanotechnology

OhNoTheyDidnt

Arrow's Andrew Kreisberg Explains Olicity and Felicity's Chemistry With Ray Palmer

During a recent interview with TV Guide, Arrow Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg said that the relationship between Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak is part of a big, central idea playing out during Season Three about whether or not Oliver can truly live a normal life while still operating as Arrow.

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Related Topix: Arrow, Entertainment, Television, Science, Everwood, Drama

Science Daily

Chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

The yield so far is small, but chemists have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that could find use in electronics and alternative energy devices.

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Related Topix: Science, Alternative Energy, Energy, University of Oregon

Eurogamer

Brilliant chemistry puzzler Sokobond hits Steam today

Sokobond, a beautiful and minimalist game that will teach you wonderful things about science, will launch on Steam tonight at 6pm BST.

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Capital Soup

FAMU Professors Awarded 100K National Science Foundation Grant

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research to fund a project entitled "EAGER: Magnetic Interrogation of Mesoscale Materials."

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Science, Florida State University

Philly.com

Contaminants in water affect Gloucester County families

The white, office-style water dispenser in the corner of the kitchen says quite a bit about the unwanted lifestyle changes underway in the Minix household in West Deptford.

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Related Topix: Gloucester County, NJ, Deptford, NJ, Home Gardening, Home, Mickleton, NJ, Paulsboro, NJ, Science

Sun Jul 20, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Sam Asano's Let's Invent: Beware of naysayers

I wrote last week that inventors need intuition: Its number one function is to support an inventor's ego-wearing battle against the world full of naysayers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Science

EurekAlert!

New method for extracting radioactive elements from air and water

Gases such as radon, xenon and krypton all occur naturally in the air but in minute quantities - typically less than one part per million.

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