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Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/19/2017 - 22:00
A Nature Communications study, led by Germany's University of Tuebingen and published Oct. 20, demonstrated how composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar's fertilizing capabilities.

'Selfish brain' wins out when competing with muscle power, study finds

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/19/2017 - 22:00
New research on our internal trade-off when physical and mental performance are put in direct competition has found that cognition takes less of a hit, suggesting more energy is diverted to the brain than body muscle. Researchers say the findings support the 'selfish brain' theory of human evolution.

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/19/2017 - 22:00
One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.

New IOF Compendium documents osteoporosis, its management and global burden

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/19/2017 - 22:00
On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued the first edition of a comprehensive and scientifically referenced report on osteoporosis. The 'IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis' will be available in five languages, is to be periodically updated, and is intended as an authoritative reference document for all key stakeholders in the field of musculoskeletal health.

E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/19/2017 - 22:00
E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/19/2017 - 22:00
A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.

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