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Increase in atmospheric moisture tied to human activities

Observations and climate model results confirm that human-induced warming of the planet is having a pronounced effect on the atmosphere`s total moisture content. Those are the findings of a new study appearing in the Sept. 17 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Pacific angel shark pup born at aquarium (AP)

AP - A city aquarium has announced what it has called the first-ever birth in captivity of a Pacific angel shark, a sand-burrowing species resembling a ray or a skate that lives along the West Coast.

Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Study Shows The Power Of Attraction

Whether we are seeking a mate or sizing up a potential rival, good-looking people capture our attention nearly instantaneously and render us temporarily helpless to turn our eyes away from them, according to a new study. Single folks ogled the opposite sex, of course, but those in committed relationships also checked people out, with one major difference: They were more interested in beautiful...

New Study Refutes Belief That Black Men Have More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A new study of prostate cancer tumors from Caucasian and African-American men has shown no evidence that the cancer is more aggressive in black men. According to the researcher, the belief that black men's tumors are more aggressive is based on studies that failed to match patients properly and used only indirect means to measure tumor aggressiveness.

Experts: Sea lice deadly to wild salmon (AP)

AP - Eighteen prominent scientists and researchers say there is no question that sea lice from fish farms are lethal to wild salmon, no evidence to the contrary and a need for greater protection.

Accepted Notion Of Neutron's Electrical Properties Overturned By New Research

For two generations of physicists, it has been a standard belief that the neutron, an electrically neutral elementary particle and a primary component of an atom, actually carries a positive charge at its center and an offsetting negative charge at its outer edge. But new research finds the neutron actually carries a negative charge at its center and outer edge, with a positive charge in between.

Leading-edge Body Sensor Could Help Produce Sporting Champions

A revolutionary unobtrusive sensor that collects and immediately transmits data from the human body could boost an athlete's sporting success in future. Cufflink-sized and clipped behind the wearer's ear, the sensor is unique in two key respects. First, it does not hinder performance, yet can gather unprecedentedly wide-ranging and useful data about posture, stride length, step frequency,...

Tracking Down Builders Of Homemade Bombs

Researchers have developed of a portable device to help track down builders of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) -- those homemade fertilizer bombs that have wreaked such havoc in terrorist attacks around the world. The researchers point out that IEDs have become a mainstay weapon for terrorists, resulting in an urgent need for new technology to identify and eliminate the sources of the...

Women More Depressed And Men More Impulsive With Reduced Serotonin Functioning

Women and men appear to respond differently to the same biochemical manipulation. Major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders, and it is also one of the most studied. A new study shows important sex and genetic differences in the way that men and women react to reductions in serotonin function, specifically in terms of their mood and impulsivity.