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Writing in Current Biology journal, researchers suggest the deadly bacterium entered Europe with a mass migration of people from further east. They screened more than 500 ancient skeletal samples and...
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When marine biologist Sarah Fortune spotted bowhead whales rolling onto their backs in coastal waters near Canadas Baffin Island several summers ago, she was baffled. The Ph.D. student at the...
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Rare forms of atoms, like carbon 13, carbon 14, and nitrogen 15, have long been used to figure out the ages of ancient artifacts and probe the nuances of prehistoric food chains. The...
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Neutrinos interact so weakly with matter than a single one can pass through a light year 10 trillion km of lead without hitting an atom. The results come from the IceCube...
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Few people have inspected the canyons and craters of Mars like Alfred McEwen, a planetary geologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Hes the principal investigator for the high resolution...
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CLEVELAND, OHIOIn an underdog city, at an underdog NASA lab, researchers are thinking hard about an undeservedly neglected planet. Venus is Earth s cousin, closest in composition and size, but...
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The Chancellor added that the government was investing in artificial intelligence and driverless cars. The president of the UK s Royal Society Venki Ramakrishnan welcomed the Chancellor s approach to...
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Ever wondered how the Thanksgiving turkey gets its golden brown color and rich roasted flavor The answer is science. Chemical reactions and physical transformations are key to any dish, from mashed...
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Left handed athletes do better in sports because players are not as used to how they pitch the ball or throw a punch. At least thats been the common thinking. But...
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By expressing these genes in embryo alligator skin, the researchers caused the reptiles scales to change in a way that may be similar to how the earliest feathers evolved....
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The project is run with the help of The Royal Society and The Royal Society of Edinburgh. In a rare interview, Lord Justice Hughes said he was convinced that the...
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More than 70, 000 of the world s most precious seeds have been sent from the UK s Millennium Seed Bank to the Middle East, in its largest export to date....
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An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science, a study has shown. Discovered on 19 October, the object s...
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A push by lawmakers in Congress to open parts of Alaskas vast Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling is rekindling a fierce, decades old conservation battle. A major point of...
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A century after they were discovered killing bacteria in the feces of World War I soldiers, the viruses known as bacteriophages, or simply phages, are drawing new attention for the...
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They probed Randox Testing Services in Manchester after two men were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in February. BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said it...
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Partins move was announced on Friday, along with several other departmental staff changes, in an internal memo from the acting assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and...
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The spectacular wandering albatrosses in Sunday s Blue Planet programme on the BBC have suffered a major decline in numbers over the past three decades. New research suggests breeding pairs...
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Californias Mono Lake is three times saltierand much more alkalinethan the ocean, making it inhospitable for most life. Yet the tiny alkali fly Ephydra hians, pictured thrives on its surface....
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After promising a major new investment in science last year, the U.K. government is planning another significant increase in spending. A year ago, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a boost...