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They are nothing like as big, however. The largest down south, Lake Vostok, is 250km long. The biggest subglacial lake in Greenland is just 6km long. Extensive areas of water...
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Throughout life s history on earth, biological diversity has gone through ebbs and flows periods of rapid evolution and of dramatic extinctions. We know this, at least in part,...
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Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline and new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees may be a major culprit. advertisement Several of the viruses associated...
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Researchers suggest a possible cell based therapy to stimulate lung development in fragile premature infants who suffer from a rare condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD , which in the most severe cases...
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A social media campaign called #ShowYourStripes is flooding the climate science community with beautiful blue and red striped barcodelike images, each of which represents more than a century of temperature...
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Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets according to...
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In a recent mixed method study, researchers from the University of Waterloo surveyed 478 undergraduates and 36 instructors on their perception of technology use in class. The survey found that nine...
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma like inflammation of the airways. Their results, which are published in...
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Archaeologists working in two Italian caves have discovered some of the earliest known examples of ancient humans using an adhesive on their stone tools an important technological advance called...
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The fact that humans are chubbier than chimpanzees isn t news to scientists. But new evidence could help explain how we got that way. Despite having nearly identical DNA sequences,...
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When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin have...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden wants to develop new, small nuclear reactors. Sen. Elizabeth Warren D Mass. wants to use the militarys gargantuan purchasing power to spur a clean energy boom. Washington...
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As animals explore their environment, they learn to master it. By discovering what sounds tend to precede predatorial attack, for example, or what smells predict dinner, they develop a kind...
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The high profile patent fight over who invented a key feature of the genome editorCRISPRhas been resurrected. The 3 year old battle, which a U.S. appeals court appeared to have put to rest...
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Climbing to the top of the Urucum plateau, a shock of rust red land thrust 1 kilometer above the Brazilian savanna, is a journey into Earth s deep past. Despite the...
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Successful rodent chimera experiments, such as this mouse embryo harboring rat heart cells red , have been hard to re create with human cells. SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES The perpetual shortage...
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Solving a problem that a conventional computer cannotso called quantum supremacyis one well publicized metric. Its a Hello world project that shows your quantum computer works, says John Martinis, a physicist in...
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PROVIDENCETrue to their name, stick insects are famous for their spindly legs and lithe brown or green bodies that let them blend in with their environments. Males are typically much...
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About the size of a toaster, the device is said to have 50 times the stability of existing space clocks, such as those flown in GPS satellites. If the technology...
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Psychologists at Indiana University who study how people pick their spouses have turned their attention to another important relationship choosing a canine companion. advertisement Their work, published in the journal...