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Where Did the Missing Oil Go? New FSU Study Says Some Is Sitting on the Gulf Floor

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A new study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton finds that some 6 million to 10 million gallons of oil from the BP oil spill are buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta.

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Novel Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

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Research Led by NYU Langone Medical Center Conducted on Patients With Head Trauma Who Visited the Emergency Department

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Gender Roles: Men and Women Are Not So Different After All

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Gender is a large part of our identity that is often defined by our psychological differences as men and women. But an Iowa State University researcher says in reality men and women are more alike than we may think.

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Earlier Menopause Linked to Everyday Chemical Exposures

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Women whose bodies have high levels of chemicals found in plastics, personal-care products, common household items and the environment experience menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels of these chemicals, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are reported online Jan. 28 in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Did Genetic Links to Modern Maladies Provide Ancient Benefits?

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Researchers have discovered that genetic variations associated with some modern maladies are extremely old, predating the evolution of Neanderthals, Denisovans (another ancient hominin) and contemporary humans.

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Researchers Capture, Document First Northern Saw-Whet Owl in Arkansas

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Wildlife biologists at the University of Arkansas have captured and documented the first northern saw-whet owl in Arkansas.

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Psychopathic Violent Offenders’ Brains Can’t Understand Punishment

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Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood.

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Blind Beetles Show Extraordinary Signs of Sight

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University of Adelaide researchers have made a surprising discovery in the aquifers beneath the Western Australian desert, which challenges the traditional Darwinian view of evolution.

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Stellar Astronomers Answer Question Posed by Citizen Scientists: ‘What Are Yellowballs?’

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Citizen scientists wanted to know: What are the yellow objects on these infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope? Iowa State's Charles Kerton and others report in The Astrophysical Journal the "yellowballs" are part of the development of massive stars.

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Brain Region Vulnerable to Aging is Larger in Those with Longevity Gene Variant

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People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.