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Adolescent Drinking Damages Later Verbal Learning and Memory Performance

Adolescence is both a time of rapid neurobiological changes and of the initiation of drinking – alcohol is the most commonly used substance among students in grades eight to 12. Binge-drinking effects are particularly concerning, although it is unclear whether and how much it affects neurocognitive performance. This study looked at two questions: first, whether moderate, binge, or extreme-binge drinking in adolescence had an impact on later performance in tests of verbal learning and memory (VLM); and second, whether the amount of alcohol consumed is associated with specific changes in learning and memory during six years of adolescence.

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Battery500 Consortium to Spark EV Innovations

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The PNNL-led Battery500 consortium aims to significantly improve upon the batteries that power today’s electric vehicles by nearly tripling the specific energy in lithium batteries.

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Can Adirondack Forests Help Fight Climate Change?

Environmental studies and sciences professor Kurt Smemo and student researchers Daniel Casarella ’18 and Jen Cristiano ’18 have embarked on an ambitious, multiyear study to identify a primary factor for controlling organic-matter decomposition in forest ecosystems—processes that either capture or release carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and therefore mediate our climate system.

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WCS Chile’s Education Program for Conservation Among the Best Environmental Projects in Latin America

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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce that the WCS Chile program has been nominated for the 2016 Latinoamérica Verde Awards, an event that recognizes work to address the most critical environmental issues of the region since 2013.

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Ames Laboratory PhD Student Is Awarded Margaret Butler Fellowship

U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University PhD student Colleen Bertoni has been named this year’s recipient of the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.

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DHS S&T Working to Combat Electronic Jamming

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is working to combat electronic jamming of first responders’ radio communications systems by enhancing jamming prevention, detection and mitigation technologies.

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Salk Institute Among Top 25 North American Scientific “Stars” in Nature Index

Salk Institute ranks as one of the leading scientific “stars” in North America with high-quality output that has grown particularly fast, according to a new report by Nature Research.

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The Brain’s Super-Sensitivity to Curbs

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Humans rely on boundaries like walls and curbs for navigation, and Johns Hopkins University researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain most sensitive to even the tiniest borders.

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NYU Among Nature Index’s 2016 Rising Stars

New York University has been named among the 2016 “Rising Stars” by Nature Index, a database of research articles published in a group of 68 high-quality science journals.

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Endocrine Society Experts Concerned EU Chemical Criteria Will Not Protect Public

The European Commission’s narrow criteria for endocrine-disrupting chemicals will make it nearly impossible for scientists to meet the unrealistically high burden of proof and protect the public from dangerous chemicals, the Endocrine Society said in a response sent to the Commission today.

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Sunil Puria, Ph.D., Leading Hearing Researcher, Named Amelia Peabody Scientist at Mass. Eye and Ear

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Sunil Puria, Ph.D., recently joined Massachusetts Eye and Ear as the second Amelia Peabody Scientist in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories. Dr. Puria, an electrical engineer who trained as a postdoctoral researcher at Mass. Eye and Ear from 1991 to 1997, brings more than 20 years of experience in mathematical modeling and hearing research in both academia and industry settings back to Mass. Eye and Ear, where he will direct the OtoBiomechanics Group.

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Team Led by Texas Tech Physicists Discovers Loneliest Young Star

Alone on the cosmic road, far from any known celestial object, a young, independent star is going through a tremendous growth spurt. when a team led by Texas Tech University Department of Physics associate professor Tom Maccarone and postdoctoral researcher Chris Britt examined infrared images of the same area, they realized this object has a lot of warm dust around it, which must have been heated by an outburst. Researchers determined it likely is a young star that has been outbursting for several years.

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Water Resilience That Flows

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Researchers develop an affordable way to monitor rivers and stream flow, 24/7, using open source products.

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Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Named by UC Davis Researchers

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After more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and economically devastating cattle diseases in the Western United States has been named and genetically characterized by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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Study in Mice Suggests Stem Cells Could Ward Off Glaucoma

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An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma. That's the upshot of a study led by a Veterans Affairs and University of Iowa team.

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Voice Control in Orangutan Gives Clues to Early Human Speech

An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new research.

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Did the LIGO Gravitational Waves Originate From Primordial Black Holes?

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Binary black holes recently discovered by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration could be primordial entities that formed just after the Big Bang, report Japanese astrophysicists.

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UF/IFAS Researcher Wins Global Award for Space Life Sciences

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Robert Ferl, who researches how plants can grow in space, won the award. Specifically, Ferl was cited for conducting cutting-edge space biology research and for mentoring others in spaceflight research, pushing the boundaries of where biology can travel.