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  1. Two gut bacteria metabolites, known as secondary bile acids, could help reduce intestinal inflammation

    New Stanford University research has homed in on two specific gut bacteria-produced metabolites that may protect against the intestinal inflammation associated with

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  2. Researchers have discovered a previously-unknown condition where alcohol is brewed in the human bladder

    Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh are reporting a bizarre case of a woman who urinates alcohol. The medical mystery confounded scientists when the woman showed none

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  3. Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are much more heavily polluting than private car trips, a new study has found

    As ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have surged in popularity in the past decade, so too has the emissions arising from the transportation sector,

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  4. The trio of LSD overdose case studies reveal unusual examples of high doses leading to positive outcomes

    A new article in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs describes three cases of accidental high LSD overdoses resulting in strangely positive outcomes, including

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  5. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault has received a major a new deposit of seeds from several hundred plant species. In a formal ceremony on February 25, 2020, hosted by the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and attended by international dignitaries,

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  6. The VitalPatch heart failure-monitoring device

    Heart failure isn't necessarily something that happens all at once, but is instead an ongoing condition that has to be monitored. A new wearable device is designed to help, by preemptively detecting changes that could

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  7. A simplified version of the kit, in which a single antibiotic disc takes the place of the four rectangles

    The treatment of infections can be challenging, as it takes some time to determine if harmful bacteria are even present, and to then figure out which antibiotic would work best. A

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  8. The road, part of which is seen from above in this image, may have been created as two great ancient powers prepared to square off against one another

    Archaeologists have used laser technology to map a 100-km (62-mile) Maya stone road that could have been built 1,300 years ago to help with the

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  9. The mouthwash-activating Lumoral mouthpiece, which emits both red and blue light

    For many cavity-prone people, tooth-brushing often just isn't enough. It was with such folks in mind that a new mouthwash-based system was recently developed, which reportedly

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  10. This early build from Look Mum No Computer gives a rare look at one of synth tinkerer Sam Battle's earliest hacks

    He's transformed an old bike into a rolling synth, smashed up a microwave to make a sparky drum, and more recently turned a games console into a music machine. Now Sam Battle of Look Mum No

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  11. The Mate Xs features a newly developed mechanical hinge made up of over a hundred interlocking components

    A year after entering the foldable phone arena with the Mate X, Huawei has announced the next flavor. The Mate Xs looks pretty much the same as before but gains a faster processor

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  12. The Hydroelectric sculpture gallery would produce electricity for around 200 homes

    Margot Krasojević has unveiled a new conceptual work, and as we've come to expect from the architect, it's thought-provoking, abstract, and ambitious. The proposal envisions a coastal

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  13. 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton

    Now firmly entrenched behind only Pebble Beach as the largest single collectible car celebration in America, Amelia Island is a concours event of the highest order, and in the monied environs

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  14. The geodesic cabins are built on a slightly raised timber platform, reducing their footprint on the landscape

    French architectural firm FUGU, which specializes in creating unique Alpine structures, has revealed a series of geodesic cabins that are energy-efficient and designed for adventure lovers.

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  15. Air New Zealand is preparing to equip one of its Q300 passenger planes with hardware for environmental monitoring

    NASA and Air New Zealand have entered a first-of-a-kind agreement that will see the carrier equip one of its Q300 aircraft with special receivers to gather data for

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