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Health

Drug discount cards could actually cost patients more

Brand discount cards have become a popular way for patients to reduce out-of-pocket spending on drugs; however, controversy exists over their potential to increase insurers’ costs.

16 Nov 2019 Canadian Medical Association Journal

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Winds of Change: Scope, causes and implications for wind energy of a reversal in global terrestrial stilling

Wind energy is a rapidly developing alternative to conventional fossil fuels.

18 Nov 2019

Large storage potential in future ice-free glacier basins

13 Nov 2019

Hurricanes have become bigger and more destructive for USA; new study from the Niels Bohr Institute

11 Nov 2019

Nitrous oxide emissions set to rise in the Pacific Ocean

11 Nov 2019

Scientists find eternal Nile to be more ancient than previously thought

11 Nov 2019

#space

The first global geologic map of Titan completed

Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface.

19 Nov 2019

How to observe a ‘black hole symphony’ using gravitational wave astronomy

Shrouded in mystery since their discovery, the phenomenon of black holes continues to be one of the most mind-boggling enigmas in our universe.

18 Nov 2019

Milky Way’s big black hole hurls star to infinity and beyond

An international study has discovered a star travelling at more than six million km/h through the Milky Way after being flung from the centre of our galaxy by a supermassive black hole.

13 Nov 2019

#technology

Ironclad climate protection

The metal industry and materials science have numerous possibilities to make metallic materials more climate-friendly.

13 Nov 2019

New approach needed for defining AI standards in cybersecurity, say Oxford academics

11 Nov 2019

Three-dimensional printing of multicomponent glasses using phase-separating resins

11 Nov 2019

Free Internet access should be a basic human right

11 Nov 2019

#health

A step in a new direction

New Krembil study changes our understanding of how the brain directs the body to walk.

19 Nov 2019

Tiny filters help detect cancerous blood cells

19 Nov 2019

Malaria discovery could lead to better HIV and lupus treatments

19 Nov 2019

Tracking inheritance of human mitochondrial DNA

18 Nov 2019

Comparative genetic architectures of schizophrenia in East Asian and European populations

18 Nov 2019

#physics

A remote control for everything small

Atoms, molecules or even living cells can be manipulated with light beams. At TU Wien a method was developed to revolutionize such "optical tweezers".

18 Nov 2019

A four-way switch promises greater tunability of layered materials

The newly discovered phase couples with a known phase to enable unique control over material properties--an advance that paves the way to eventual manipulation of electrical conduction in two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene.

18 Nov 2019

Hot electrons harvested without tricks

The results showed that hot electrons from the perovskite semiconductor were readily absorbed by the bphen.

15 Nov 2019

New laser opens up large, underused region of the electromagnetic spectrum

Researchers have developed a compact, room temperature, widely tunable terahertz laser.

14 Nov 2019

#archaeology

Early DNA lineages shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

Early DNA lineages from Finland shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population.

15 Nov 2019

Lichens are way younger than scientists thought

Four hundred and eighty-five million years ago, Earth was very different from what we see today.

15 Nov 2019

Climate change influenced rise and fall of Northern Iraq’s Neo-Assyrian Empire

13 Nov 2019

Ancient Egyptians gathered birds from the wild for sacrifice and mummification

13 Nov 2019

#othersciences

Inactivity linked to teen suicide risk in developing countries

14 Nov 2019

Stretchable, degradable semiconductors

13 Nov 2019

Farmers face unexpected challenges as they navigate modern life on the land

10 Nov 2019

Enjoyment of pop music classics linked to combination of uncertainty and surprise

7 Nov 2019

Higher earning “elite” political lobbyists overstate their own achievements, study shows

7 Nov 2019

Learning is optimized when we fail 15% of the time

5 Nov 2019

Scientists develop strategy to stabilize single atoms with ionic liquid as electronic stabilizer

4 Nov 2019