English Edition. September 1, 2015  Updated: 29 min ago
    Researchers identified a sensor that detects the Earth’s magnetic field in nerve cells of tiny worms.
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    A protein previously linked to acute symptoms following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), may also be responsible for long-term complications that can result from TBI, according to a new research.
    Dietary restriction has been shown in a variety of animal models to have many health benefits. Fasting, in which food isn’t consumed (but water is), represents the extreme form of restriction. Previous studies in animals and people suggested that periodic cycles of fasting may improve certain metabolic and immune functions.
    Carrying a gene variant that affects the release of a specific brain protein may put one at greater risk of developing an alcohol use disorder, according to the results of a recent animal study.
    Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, created a remote controlled, next-generation tissue implant that allows neuroscientists to inject drugs and shine lights on neurons deep inside the brains of mice.
    Researchers developed a noninvasive method to detect both early- and late-stage pancreatic cancer. If the findings are confirmed in a larger group, they could lead to routine tests that catch pancreatic tumors early and boost survival rates.
    Researchers have developed a “placenta-on-a-chip” to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was designed to imitate, on a micro-level, the structure and function of the placenta and model the transfer of nutrients from mother to fetus.
    Spider-like cells inside the brain, spinal cord and eye hunt for invaders, capturing and then devouring them. These cells, called microglia, often play a beneficial role by helping to clear trash and protect the central nervous system against infection. But a new study shows that they also accelerate damage wrought by blinding eye disorders, such as retinitis pigmentosa.
    CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced that researchers discovered a remarkable class of particles known as pentaquarks that could reshape scientists' understanding about the properties of matter.
    Though they occupy a small fraction of Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane emitted into the atmosphere. New research identifies an unexpected process that acts as a key gatekeeper in regulating methane emissions from these freshwater environments.
    Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks are visible on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys.
    Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star.
    NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found a target unlike anything it has studied before -- bedrock with surprisingly high levels of silica. Silica is a rock-forming compound containing silicon and oxygen, commonly found on Earth as quartz.
    A newly discovered mountain range lies near the southwestern margin of Pluto’s Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain.
    This photograph was from the International Space Station (ISS) taken at 08:44 UTC on August 5, 2015, as Typhoon Soudelor advanced on Taiwan.
    The Gallows is an American found footage horror film written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. The film stars Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Alexis Schneider and Price T. Morgan. Genre: Horror, Thriller. Release: 2015
    Ricki and the Flash is an American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Diablo Cody, about a woman who gave up/left her family to become a rock star and then gets a chance to get everything back where it was. The film stars Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield, Audra McDonald, and Ben Platt. Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music. Release: 2015
    Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" is a 2015 American action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series and was preceded by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Release: 2015
    The Price of Fame is a 2014 French comedy-drama film written and directed by Xavier Beauvois with an original score by composer Michel Legrand. The film was inspired by the true story about two marginalized immigrants who dug up Charlie Chaplin's coffin for ransom money in the 1970s. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Release: 2014
    Wild Tales is a 2014 Argentine-Spanish black comedy film written and directed by Damián Szifron and starring an ensemble cast consisting of Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, and Darío Grandinetti. Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller. Release: 2014
    She's Funny That Way is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and co-written with Louise Stratten. Genre: Comedy. Release: 2014
    A Second Chance is is a Danish thriller film directed by Susanne Bier. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Release: 2014
    Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film and a prequel/spin-off to Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family. Release: 2015
    Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family. Release: 2015
    Politics
    Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks
    VIENNA/MUNICH (Reuters) - Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU.
    Asked about Trump, China says U.S. people want good ties
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China understands people in the United States have the right to say what they want, but most want good relations with China, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, apparently dismissing repeated attacks by billionaire Donald Trump as "disturbances".
    Satellite images show Islamic State destroyed major temple at Palmyra: U.N.
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the main building of a Roman-era temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a United Nations agency said, after activists said the hardline Islamic State group had targeted it.
    Business
    Oil falls 3 percent on weak China factory data
    LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday after official data showed China's giant manufacturing sector, the engine powering the world's biggest energy consumer, contracted at the fastest pace in three years.
    China jitters send stocks tumbling
    LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks and commodity prices tumbled on Tuesday, as poor Chinese data saw fears about its economic health intensify.
    Spain is best example that Europe is doing things right: Schaeuble
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday that Spain's economic development showed that the euro zone was tackling its crisis well.
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