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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS NASAs Curiosity rover usually keeps its instruments firmly focused on Marss ground, zapping grit with its laser or drilling cores in bedrock. But every few days, the...
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Critics contend that building and operating the India based Neutrino Observatorywould disrupt ecology of this verdant corner of Tamil Nadu state. Design Pics/Heather Elton/Heather Elton/Newscom NEW DELHIIndias plans for a world class...
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Unfortunately for NASAs Curiosity rover, you cant call a mechanic on Mars. A NASA image above , taken 19 March and posted online yesterday , shows that one of the zig zag...
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Your inner 9 year old may be in for a shock A new study gives the longstanding dinosaur family tree an overhaul. Based on analyses of hundreds of fossils, the study strikes...
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So, how can we protect ourselves from becoming victims of pseudoscience Critical thinking is an important first step. The stronger a person’s critical thinking skills, the less likely they are to fall...
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Functional near infrared spectroscopy fNIRS , an optical imaging tool for monitoring of regional blood flow and tissue oxygenation, is being explored as a way to track the brain s response to...
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A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars...
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Structure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a study from the University of Toronto s...
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It s a claim that Colorado State University biologist Chris Funk can happily make. Funk and his collaborators, who ve spent years exploring the tropical climes of South America to...
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The Ebola virus causes a severe, often fatal illness when it infects the human body. Initially targeting cells of the immune system called macrophages, white blood cells that absorb and...
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Close State of the art sensors, such as MRIs and atomic clocks, are capable of making measurements with exquisite precision. MRI is used to image tissues deep within the human body and tells...
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Marine protected areas MPAs are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from...
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Six scientists from institutions across the United States argued that Pluto deserves to be a full planet, along with some 110 other bodies in the solar system, including Earth’s moon....
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The earliest mutations of human life have been observed by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Analysing genomes from adult cells, the scientists could look back...
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Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production. As reported online March 22,...
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Artificial intelligence has been used to discover the exact interventions needed to obtain a specific, brand new result in a living organism. Pigment cells over a tadpole s left eye became...
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Example of a modified skull, a practice assumed to be Hunnic that may have been appropriated by local farmers within the bounds of the Credit Susanne Hakenbeck Example of a...
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Close More than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research from scientists at the University...
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U.S. weapon designers may deserve a pat on the back for the sheer cleverness of an improved targeting system that is turning aging nuclear warheads into surgically precise weapons. But...
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Twenty sixteen saw a dramatic decline in the number of coal fired power stations in pre construction globally. The authors of a new study say there was a 48 fall in planned coal...