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Can Radio Bursts Find Dark Matter?

27/08/2016 • Astrophysicists have proposed a clever new way to shed light on the...

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Rapid Screening of Anti-Cancer Compounds

27/08/2016 • There’s a new way to make tiny knotted and interlocked chemical...

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Fungi Could Wipe Out Bananas Soon

27/08/2016 • Researchers have discovered how three fungal diseases have evolved into a lethal threat to the...

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E-coli Biofuel Factories a Possibility

27/08/2016 • Laboratory-adapted E. coli that lack the features that make humans sick still grow fast...

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X-Rays Shows us how Lithium-Ion Batteries Work

27/08/2016 • Despite decades of research, scientists haven’t been able to fully understand how batteries...

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Microbial Dynamo Produces Electricity While Eating Waste

27/08/2016 • New research shows how Geobacter bacteria grow as films on electrodes and generate...

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Water Possibly Didn’t Form Gullies on Mars

27/08/2016 • Gullies on modern Mars are most likely not the result of flowing...

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Improving Computer Graphics with Quantum Mechanics

27/08/2016 • Applied scientists have developed a new way to simulate large-scale...

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Temperature and salt ‘herd’ phytoplankton

27/08/2016 • Subtle and brief differences in ocean salinity or temperature work like physical barriers...

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Jupiter’s Energy Crisis

27/08/2016 • For 40 years scientists have struggled to understand why Jupiter’s upper atmosphere is so...

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Wireless Powered Micromachines

21/08/2016 • Although it’s easy to send information through the air—think radio waves—sending power,...

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Food or Praise, Which do Dogs Prefer

21/08/2016 • Given the choice, many dogs prefer praise from their owners rather than food, according to one...

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‘Interscatter’ Contact Lenses a Breakthrough for Medicine

21/08/2016 • A new way of communicating lets devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards,...

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Solid Lithium-Ion Batteries Improve Safety

21/08/2016 • A new lithium-ion battery made entirely of solid material—no...

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Scientists Make Insomniac Worms

21/08/2016 • A trio of neuropeptides work together to help tiny roundworms fall...

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Fins Rays and Fingers are Related

21/08/2016 • In order for the descendants of fish to become creatures that could walk on land, fingers and...

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Marijuana & Sleep

20/08/2016 • Daily marijuana users report more sleep disturbance than people who use marijuana less often...

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Zooplankton Tell us Extinction has a Tipping Point

08/08/2016 • Experts say the results of a study of ancient zooplankton fossils offer a warning about mass...

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Sea Ice Bacteria is Making Mercury Worse

08/08/2016 • Scientists have discovered methylmercury—a potent neurotoxin—in...

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New Catalyst Toward Renewable Plastics

08/08/2016 • A new catalyst could make biodegradable plastics derived from renewable materials—promising...

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Adapting to Smoke May Have Let us Outlive the Neanderthals?

08/08/2016 • A genetic mutation may have helped modern humans adapt to smoke...

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How Sunflowers Move to Face the Sun

08/08/2016 • Plant biologists have discovered how sunflowers use their internal circadian clock, acting on...

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You Can’t Unlock a Phone with a Severed Finger

08/08/2016 • Last month, police asked professor Anil Jain to see if he could get past the fingerprint lock...

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Watch a Neuron Die From Concussive Impact

08/08/2016 • To learn how brain cells react to trauma, researchers are delivering concussive impacts to...

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Humans Causing New species to Evolve

23/07/2016 • Species across the world are rapidly going extinct due to human activities, but humans are...

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Forests Might Not Be Able to Save Us

23/07/2016 • Forests take up 25 to 30 percent of human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide—a strong...

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Scientist on a Mission to 3D Scan Every Fish

23/07/2016 • Nearly 25,000 species of fish live on our planet, and biologist Adam...

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New Research Splits Brain’s Cortex into 180 Regions

23/07/2016 • A detailed new map lays out the landscape of the cerebral...

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Huge Asteroid Gave the Moon its Right Eye

23/07/2016 • Around 3.8 billion years ago, an asteroid more than 150 miles across, roughly equal to the...

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4 Stages of Cognition Can Help us Solve Math

23/07/2016 • A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they solve challenging...

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