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Location isn't everything but timing is for certain spawning fish
(National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)) The larvae of some species of reef fish appear to survive better depending on the timing of when they were spawned, according to new research from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.

Fingerprinting our sense of smell
(Weizmann Institute of Science) Weizmann Institute Scientists develop an 'olfactory fingerprint' test that may do more than just identify individuals.

New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
(University of Vermont) Vermont scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects -- before they show up in medical databases like PubMed -- by searching millions of tweets on Twitter.

Sandia's Z machine receives funding aimed at fusion energy
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) To hasten the day of low-cost, high-yield fusion reactions for energy purposes, a $3.8 million ARPA-E grant to Sandia National Labs and the U of Rochester will help smooth laser beams to increase output of a promising Sandia fusion technique called MagLIF.

Automatic bug repair
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) At the Association for Computing Machinery's Programming Language Design and Implementation this month, MIT researchers presented a new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure applications.

Computers get with the beat
(Inderscience Publishers) As yet another music streaming service comes online to rival the countless available outlets for so many different genres, a new approach to classifying music to make archiving, sorting and music discovery easier is published in the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies.

Cattle ID system shows its muzzle
(Inderscience Publishers) Researchers in Egypt are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. The system is described in the International Journal of Image Mining.

Humans across the world dance to the same beat
(University of Exeter) A new study carried out by the University of Exeter and Tokyo University of the Arts has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm, that enable coordination in social situations and encourage group bonding.

Top Catalan research centers constitute 'The Barcelona Institute of Science & Technology'
(Center for Genomic Regulation) The Barcelona Institute of Science & Technology is a new institution to pursue a joint scientific endeavor. CRG, ICIQ, ICN2,ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona come together in this new institution. It emerges as one of the leading scientific institutes in Europe, ranking fourth in the number of ERC grants awarded per volume of researchers.

Group calls for more transparency in science research, announces guidelines
(Rice University) An international group of academic leaders, journal editors and funding-agency representatives and disciplinary leaders, including Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair of Political Science and professor of statistics and psychology at Rice University, has announced guidelines to further strengthen transparency and reproducibility practices in science research reporting.

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