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In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

Astronomers have detected a chemical in Venus’ atmosphere that signifies life on Earth. Could it mean the same on Venus?

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Here's The Real Science on What Happens in Your Body When You Drink Too Much


With the holiday season well underway and New Year's Eve approaching, you might find yourself drinking more alcohol than usual.

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Plants 'Talk' To Each Other When A Threat Is Nearby, Study Finds

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that plants can indeed communicate among each other to warn of nearby threats and pests.

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WATCH: Men Zoom Past Female Runner In World Athletics Championships Mixed Relay | The Daily Wire

Over the weekend, history was made at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha for its inclusion of the gender-mixed 4×400-meter relay.  As noted by The Telegraph, nations pack their teams with two male and two female runners each. Nearly all p

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No, Evolution Is Not Always Dog-Eat-Dog

Violence has been the sire of all the world’s values,” wrote poet Robinson Jeffers in 1940. “What but the wolf’s tooth whittled…

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Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun | Popular Science

The moon is a barren place, but every so often humanity sends it some visitors. Most recently, the dusty rock received a rather large delegation of Earth’s toughest living critters.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Human-sized penguin discovered in Waipara

The fossilised bones of Crossvallia waiparensis were found by amateur palaeontologist Leigh Love at the Waipara Greensand fossil site in North Canterbury last year.

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Why plants don’t die from cancer

Humans and other mammals and birds would have been killed many times over by Chernobyl's radiation that plants in the most contaminated areas received. So why is plant life so resilient to radiation and nuclear disaster?

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What a Year in Space Did to Scott Kelly

An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.

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Newly-discovered Starry Dwarf Frog is the size of a thumbnail

Scientists just found a new species of frog in India that's the sole member of a mysterious ancient lineage.

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Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering -- ScienceDaily

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers discovered through neuroimaging.

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In Their Own Words: Parents of 5 Kids Who Think They’re Trans Speak

"Where did she get the idea she was transgender? From a school presentation—at a school where more than 5 percent of the student body called themselves trans or nonbinary."

Pets & Animals | Animals

The film debut of the Antarctica “headless chicken monster,” a rare sea cucumber — Quartz

Scientists accidentally discovered a deep-sea swimming cucumber in the waters off Australia during a marine conservation project.

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What happens if someone catches the Loch Ness Monster? - BBC News

Scottish Natural Heritage said it would "dust off" a document prepared almost 20 years ago for such an event.

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500 million-year-old claw-faced sea monster was a killing machine | Fox News

if you could dip your head into the oceans of Earth as they appeared 500 million years ago, you might see what looked like a spiny, disembodied claw cruising through the depths while trying to stuff an unfortunate piece of prey into its circular, fang-fil

Psychology | Personality

How Useful Is Fear? - The Atlantic

Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Pigeons Resist Misguided Leaders - NYTimes.com

When a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.

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Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking...

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Epstein-Barr virus linked to seven serious diseases

A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children's reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—best known for causing mononucleosis—also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases.

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Advanced microscope shows cells at work in incredible 3D detail

For the first time, scientists have peered into living cells and created videos showing how they function with unprecedented 3D detail. Using a special microsco...

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Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals - The New York Times

Getting on the endangered list issued by the Zoological Society of London isn’t actually about looks. Creatures have to be evolutionarily distinctive, not just weird.

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No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13: study

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Snailfish caught on camera in the Mariana Trench

A snailfish was filmed swimming more than 26,000 feet below the surface. It's the deepest-dwelling fish ever recorded.

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New dinosaurs are being discovered in record numbers, and it’s changing everything we thought we knew – BGR

Every kid grows up loving dinosaurs. As we grow older we listen to science teachers explain how dinosaurs lived and died, we watch documentaries about the age when reptiles ruled the land, and by the time we reach adulthood most of us like to think we hav

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Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.

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New marsupial lion species discovered

AUSTRALIAN researchers have discovered a new species of extinct marsupial lion that once roamed the continent.

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Even more evidence points to alien life on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Scientists have discovered that a subsurface ocean on Enceladus could have existed for billions of years, providing plenty of time for microbial alien life to emerge and evolve. One of Saturn’s icy moons, Enceladus is considered one of the best bets f

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NASA Twin Study: Year in Space Changed Scott Kelly All the Way to His DNA

In the space agency’s Twins Study—which investigates the effects of space travel on human health—researchers found that being in space encourages methylation, which is the biological process of switching genes on and off. “Some of the most exciti

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What elephants teach us about cancer prevention

Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.

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Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were recognized for research into the cellular mechanisms controlling the body’s 24-hour cycle.

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NASA’s Hubble Detects Signs of Water on Potentially Habitable TRAPPIST-1 Planets

Several of the planets orbiting a nearby star may harbor “substantial amounts” of water, astronomers say, including three planets situated in a habitable part of the star’s solar system. The star—called TRAPPIST-1—is an ultracool dwarf star 40 l

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Biggest Ocean Sunfish Found in New Zealand Is the First Species of Its Kind Discovered in 130 Years

Updated | Marianne Nyegaard, a postdoctoral student at Australia’s Murdoch University, had been searching for evidence of a fourth ocean sunfish species for nearly five years. In 2014, the researcher finally found one washed up on the shore in New Zeala

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The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, the human...

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Why Do We Have Blood Types?

When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types – a biological mark of distinction.

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These fisherman caught a manta ray on camera that’s so big, it’s making us wonder if the Loch Ness Monster might be

If you’re not familiar with manta rays, they’re super cool sea creatures who look like a cross between a shark and an…

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Surprise! Giraffes fall under 4 species, not one

For centuries, scientists believed all giraffes fall under one species.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are | Science and Nonduality

by Mark Wolynn Traumas Lost and Found The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to...

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Intelligent Alien Life Almost Certainly Existed Somewhere Else, Study Says

New calculations based on NASA data find that humans are probably not alone in the universe.

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Scientists Have Grown ‘Dinosaur Legs’ On A Chicken For The Very First Time

Genetic scientists have successfully grown ‘dinosaur legs’ on chicken embryos for the very time. “These studies are not aimed at producing dinosaurs for commercial or non-scientific purposes, as in the Jurassic Park series,” the s

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Fish-eating spider dolomedes briangreenei discovered | BGR

Well hello there, friend! Who's a cute little aquatic arachnid? Yes, the creature you see above is a spider that can actually surf on top of waves and hunt for a wide variety of animals including not only insects but also fish and toads.

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Here's what happens to your body in space - Business Insider

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly just spent a year in space. Here's what it did to his body.

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Divers capture fascinating footage of a giant squid in Japan

A massive (technically "giant") squid was found swimming among the boats in Toyama Bay, Japan, earlier this week, and some very brave humans jumped in the water to get these stunning views of the beast.

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How a swarm of honeybees cook a giant hornet alive - Vox

The little Japanese honeybee and the Japanese giant hornet are the David and Goliath of nature.

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Novel support for brain science theory with deep Brown roots

After University of Chicago neuroscientists analyzed data from David Sheinberg at Brown, they produced a new paper in Nature Neuroscience that offers novel support for a theory proposed at Brown in 1982

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Floating Ant Islands Seen After Floods In South Carolina

As South Carolina recovers from heavy rain and flooding, one insect is showing off its clever strategy for survival.

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'Living fossil' fish sports a lung

The coelacanth, an elusive deep-sea dweller long thought extinct, had another item added Tuesday to an already-long list of unusual physical traits: an obsolete lung lurking in its abdomen. Similar to the human appendix, the organ was lik

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Natural defense against HIV discovered

Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection.

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Researchers erase memories in mice with a beam of light

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with member affiliations to several institutions in the U.S. and Japan has developed a new device that allowed them to alter the spines on a neural dendrite in a mouse brain that was first modified naturally by an

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Frankenvirus emerges from Siberia's frozen wasteland

Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken dangerous microscopic pathogens. Reporting this week in the flagship journal of the US N

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Genes Confirm: Octopuses Are Brainy and Weird

Octopuses are known to be brainiacs — they can mimic flounder in a flash, unscrew themselves out of a sealed jar and even use coconut shells to build a mobile home. Determining how octopuses' brains and bodies evolved "represents

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What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.

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Amazing footage of sharks swimming in boiling water around a volcano is completely baffling scientists

Brennan Phillips and some colleagues were recently on an expedition to Kavachi volcano, an active...

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Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for disea

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Here’s how big the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park would be in real life

Jack Horner — the paleontologist who's served as technical advisor on all of the Jurassic Park...

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Why Do Our Voices Sound Different to Us Than to Other People?

For many of us, there are few things more painful than hearing a recording of our own voices.

Health & Fitness | Health

BBC - Future - What’s the prime of your life?

Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead? Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.

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Here's why some scientists are convinced there's life on Mars

Mars is no Earth. Our planet is swaddled in a nice atmospheric blanket that protects us from...

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.

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'Extinct' No Longer? Brontosaurus May Make a Comeback

The Brontosaurus is back. Because A. excelsus was famously first known as Brontosaurus until 1903, the species would revert back to that original name and become Brontosaurus once again. It's a proposal that excites some paleontologists and leaves ot

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Researchers just recently photographed this extremely cute, endangered mammal for the first time in 20 years

This furry ball of cuteness is an endangered mammal closely related to rabbits and hares. The species was first discovered in 1983 and individuals have rarely been seen since.

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NASA scientist says this is where we'll likely find alien life first

Take a good look at all of the planets and the most-prominent moons in our solar system and ask yourself which one is most ideal for life. Would Earth be your first pick?