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Traffic noise reduces wild owls’ foraging efficiency
27-September-2016

A team of researchers has found that traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent. The team’s world-first study examined how different levels of such noise affect the hunting efficiency of these nocturnal predators, which employ a keen auditory sense to locate prey in the darkness.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Groundbreaking Study Sheds Light on Treating Cancer
26-September-2016

The work by Prof. Tae-Hyuk Kwon (School of Natural Science) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea has presented a new cancer treatment that uses red lights to target and kill cancer cells alternatively without surgery.

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Contact: UNIST Public Relations Team Institution: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) Category: Science
 
A blue stoplight to prevent runaway photosynthesis
26-September-2016

An international team including researchers in France and Japan, using the green alga Chlamydomonas as a model, found a switch that triggers the suppression mechanism to prevent runaway photosynthesis. The switch is a blue light photoreceptor protein called phototropin. The research has been published in the September 22 issue of Nature.

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Contact: Tomoko Kurata Institution: National Institute for Basic Biology Category: Science
 
Balancing the Sacred and the Secular
26-September-2016

Researchers from Singapore Management University, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading social and cultural geographers, study the complexities that surround a society’s religious spaces and practices.

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Contact: Office of Research Institution: Singapore Management University Category: Culture
 
Agents of Change
26-September-2016

People are influenced by their family, friends, colleagues and even strangers. This social sway can be measured by science, say researchers from Singapore Management University.

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Contact: Office of Research Institution: Singapore Management University Category: People
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