Science of the Month - November

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Biology

A new study shows that analyzing protein-coding DNA may give insight into mutations that cause genetic diseases. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-catalog-human-genetic-variation-could-improve-diagnosis?tgt=nrNihalBiology

 

Chemistry

Research at John Hopkins University reveals that the process of diamond formation is more common than once thought. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151103140444.htm

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Physics and Astronomy

NASA detects a powerful gamma-ray pulsar outside of the Milky Way. http://news.discovery.com/space/galaxies/extragalactic-pulsar-discovery-is-a-gamma-ray-monster-151112.htm

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Health and Medicine

Excessive use of antibiotics in raising farm animals may be increasing the risk of drug-resistant bacteria exposure for children. http://www.livescience.com/52805-drug-resistant-bacteria-childrens-infections.html

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Mind and Brain

Brain training may not have significant effect on cognition, but may be able to alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. http://www.medicaldaily.com/pulse/can-you-train-your-brain-cognitive-training-claims-improve-brain-function-prevent-361426NihalMind

 

Math and Technology

New software developed at the University of Rochester has shown better abilities to identify emotions in speech than humans. https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28490-software-better-than-humans-at-guessing-how-you-feel-from-speech/

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Earth and Climate

Adverse effects caused by manmade climate change may soon be experienced by human societies. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34800829NihalEarth

 

Evolution

New discoveries in South Africa reveals information on an extinction event that occurred more than 250 million years ago. http://phys.org/news/2015-11-long-held-assumptions-ancient-mass-extinction.htmlNihalEvolution

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