- Phase-sensitive optical data transmission: a new frontier
- Bullied children three times more likely to self harm
- Abnormal Levels of Uric Acid in Teens Linked to High Blood Pressure
- Scientists Identify Brain Circuitry Associated with Addictive, Depressive Behaviors
- 24 new species of lizards discovered on Caribbean islands are close to extinction
- Pacific Islands May Become Refuge for Corals in a Warming Climate, Study Finds
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 07:40 AM PDT
Fibre-optic cables are becoming the backbone of the Internet, from the main trunk lines between cities, countries and continents to the network of cables running from telephone central offices to individual homes and mobile phone base stations. A pioneering approach to data transmission, supported by EU funding, promises to increase the capacity, range and efficiency of fibre-optic networks.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 07:09 AM PDT
New research finds that children who are bullied in childhood are up to three times more likely to self harm up by the age of 12. The study, from researchers at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) was published on bmj.com.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:55 AM PDT
Teens with high levels of uric acid appear to be at increased risk for high blood pressure, according to results of research from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:42 AM PDT
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement, but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease — and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:19 AM PDT
In a single new scientific publication, 24 new species of lizards known as skinks, all from islands in the Caribbean, have been discovered and scientifically named. According to Blair Hedges, a professor of biology at Penn State University and the leader of the research team, half of the newly added skink species already may be extinct or close to extinction, and all of the others on the Caribbean islands are threatened with extinction.
Posted: 29 Apr 2012 08:17 PM PDT
Scientists have predicted that ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. But a new study shows that climate change could cause ocean currents to operate in a surprising way and mitigate the warming near a handful of islands right on the equator. As a result these Pacific islands may become isolated refuges for corals and fish.
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