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That morning cup of coffee that you rely on to get you awake and on the move may be doing more for you than you realized. Previous research has led to the conclusion that consuming moderate amounts of coffee can help cardiovascular health. Although the connection between coffee and improvements in heart health were made,...

According to the result of a 30-year study making headlines in numerous science news publications, people may have even more reason to make nuts a part of their daily diets. Various types of nuts are already known to have health benefits, thanks to the anti-oxidants that they contain. Now, according to a science article in...

Source:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25004942 Imagine coming inside from the torrential rains of a thunderstorm, your face and hair dripping wet, but your clothes are bone dry.  And you didn’t need to shake your umbrella off at the door: it also hasn’t a drop of rain on it either! Those are two of the applications being dreamt-up by a team...

Doctors are being advised to use greater caution when prescribing antibiotics to kids with symptoms that may be indicative of a viral infection instead of a bacterial one. Although there have been warnings against giving in to patients’ wishes for antibiotics, even when their doctor doubted the potential for helping, such as with cases of...

Even those who don’t have science careers are painfully aware that the recent government shutdown had a huge impact on research and those who have science jobs in a number of different fields. Just last month, the Green Bank telescope, the largest radio telescope in the world, stopped moving. As a result, the research being...

Over time, advancements in technology have allowed for smaller and smaller electronic devices. A new discovery has led to the production of the smallest FM radio transmitter in the world. Researchers at Columbia, led by James Hone, a mechanical engineering professor, and Kenneth Shepard, an electrical engineering professor, used graphene to develop a nano-mechanical system...

Solar energy continues to grow as a valuable resource amid concerns over a depleting fuel supply and the decline in the earth’s environment. Although improvements in how solar energy is collected and used have been implemented, solar is still a long way from being our primary source of energy. Thanks to the discovery of researchers...

The bacterium staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA, has been deemed a “superbug” because of its resistance to antibiotics. Affecting 1 million Americans every year, MRSA causes serious infections of the bone, heart, and implanted medical devices. Due to the inability of the bacterium to be effectively treated and the seriousness of the deep-seated...

An article reporting the results of a study focusing on how the brain works made science news this month, when researchers found that the human brain has the capacity to process and understand things that we see, without being consciously aware of them. The article was printed in the science journal Psychological Science, detailing how...

Source: https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933 http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.4691 It is ironic that two of Albert Einstein’s most famous works – the respective theories of general relativity and special relativity – have been prisoner to a seemingly irreconcilable difference in the century since they were each postulated.  The problem is time.  Or, rather, how each model approaches and is affected by the concept...