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Sunday, December 21, 2014

ScienceDaily: Most Popular News

ScienceDaily: Most Popular News

New species found in the deepest trench on Earth

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 01:05 AM PST

Researchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The expedition set many new records, including the deepest rock samples ever collected and the discovery of new fish species at the greatest depths ever recorded.

Quantum physics just got less complicated: Wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty are same thing

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 05:51 AM PST

Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has demonstrated that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct are different manifestations of the same thing.

Being humble: Research shows E.B. White was right in Charlotte's Web

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 06:01 PM PST

Psychologists conducted a bottom-up exploration of what it really means to be humble. They found that people see a unique dimension of humility akin to a love of learning.

A clear, molecular view of how human color vision evolved

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 06:01 PM PST

Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to see all the colors in a rainbow. Now, after more than two decades of painstaking research, scientists have finished a detailed and complete picture of the evolution of human color vision.

Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health, stroke risk

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 06:00 PM PST

Struggling to stand on one leg for less than 20 seconds was linked to an increased risk for stroke, small blood vessel damage in the brain, and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people, a study has shown. One-legged standing time may be a simple test used to measure early signs of abnormalities in the brain associated with cognitive decline, cerebral small vessel disease and stroke.

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