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Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

Jan. 30, 2017 – A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram. Theoretical physicists and astrophysicists, investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (the ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang), have found there is substantial evidence supporting a […]

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Andean Bears Widespread in Peru’s Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

New York (January 26, 2017) – A recent wildlife survey led by SERNANP (Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado) and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in Peru has confirmed that the world-famous site is also home to a biologically important and iconic species: the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus). […]

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Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

SAN ANTONIO, TX, Jan. 21, 2017 – Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people to resist scientific messages. Using surveys, experiments, observational studies and meta-analyses, the researchers capture an emerging theoretical frontier with an eye to making science communication efforts smarter and more […]

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SF State astronomer searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

January 20, 2017 – Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It’s also the driving force behind San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane’s research into exoplanets — planets that exist outside Earth’s solar system. As […]

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NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

January 18, 2017 – Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean. This makes 2016 the third year in […]

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Arabica Coffee Genome Sequenced

Freshly roasted coffee at Good Land Organics in Goleta, Calif., on Dec. 15, 2016. January 13, 2017 – The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, was released today by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Funding for the sequencing was provided by […]

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National Academies: Health Effects of Marijuana and Cannabis-Derived Products Presented in New Report

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 – A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of scientific research published since 1999 about what is known about the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products – such as marijuana and active chemical compounds known as cannabinoids – ranging from their […]

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Findings Showing Roundup Causes Disease Puts Glyphosate Back Under the Spotlight

BRUSSELS, Jan. 10, 2017 – A study published today shows that low levels of exposure to the weed killer Roundup over a long period of time can cause liver disease in rats. The findings are likely to bring further public attention to the Roundup’s controversial active ingredient, glyphosate. The peer-reviewed paper is published in Scientific […]