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Social life in youth may impact health decades later

Social life in youth may impact health decades later

August 6, 2015

Having good social connections at age 20 can lead to improved well-being later in life, a new study suggests.

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Ancient crystals show Earth’s magnetic field switched on early

Ancient crystals show Earth’s magnetic field switched on early

August 5, 2015

To probe the origin of Earth’s magnetism, a team led by John Tarduno retrieved rock samples from the Jack Hills in Western Australia – home to some of the oldest rocks on the planet.

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Seligman’s very big plan for the very big deal

Seligman’s very big plan for the very big deal

August 4, 2015

This city has gone through a stunning loss of industrial jobs, so it’s not surprising that the photonics institute announcement dominated the news last week.

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Connections: Science Roundtable tackles photonics

Connections: Science Roundtable tackles photonics

August 3, 2015

The monthly science roundtable returns, and this month we have a timely subject: the science and application of photonics.

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Want to live a longer life? Spend more time with friends

Want to live a longer life? Spend more time with friends

August 3, 2015

Turns out, your lifespan and overall happiness might depend on the number of friends and connections you make in your 20’s.

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Earth magnetic shield is older than previously thought

Earth magnetic shield is older than previously thought

July 31, 2015

The Earth’s magnetic field, which shields the atmosphere from harmful radiation, is at least four billion years old, according to scientists.

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Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

July 30, 2015

Among more than 70,000 women followed for almost 20 years, those who were the most socially connected were about 75 percent less likely than the least-connected to die by suicide.

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Ancient huts may reveal clues to earth’s magnetic pole reversals

Ancient huts may reveal clues to earth’s magnetic pole reversals

July 28, 2015

Patches of ground where huts were burned down in southern Africa contain a key mineral that recorded the magnetic field at the time of each ritual burning.

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Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

July 28, 2015

Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense.

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NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

July 27, 2015

A $610 million research and manufacturing hub dedicated to the science of photonics — the use of light in technology — will be developed in western New York, federal and state officials said Monday, which could mean thousands of jobs for the region.

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