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New Evidence From Ancient Amber Shows Dinosaurs Were Plagued by Ticks

New research on 100 million year-old amber with ticks preserved inside indicates these tiny, annoying critters have been around for a long time—and that dinosaurs were among their hosts. Source: New Evidence From Ancient Amber Shows Dinosaurs Were Plagued by … Continue reading

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Anesthetics have the same effects on plants as they have on animals and humans – ScienceBlog.com

A new study published in Annals of Botany shows that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are … Read more Source: Anesthetics have the same effects on plants as they have on … Continue reading

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Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years. Source: Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

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Scientists are slowly unlocking the secrets of the Earth’s mysterious hum

Sometimes waves sloshing in opposite directions intersect sending vibrations deep down into Earth s crust It’s a low, ceaseless droning of unclear origin that rolls imperceptibly beneath our feet, impossible to hear with human ears. A researcher once described it … Continue reading

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How the brain keeps time – ScienceBlog.com

Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a baseball bat, and many other activities. Neuroscientists have come up with several models of how … Read more Source: How the brain keeps time – ScienceBlog.com

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How we’re creating ‘super plants’ to help humanity – BBC FutureNow

From fire-proof forests to famine-stopping ‘bananas on steroids’, scientists are juicing up nature’s bounty to solve the 21st Century’s problems. Source: How we’re creating ‘super plants’ to help humanity

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Small but distinct differences among species mark evolution of human brain – ScienceBlog.com

The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain, the primary organ that gives our species its identity. However, … Read more Source: Small but distinct differences among species mark evolution of human brain … Continue reading

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The Higgs Boson Explained

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Boston Dynamics has a new robot dog, and this one might be its creepiest yet — BGR

When it comes to creepy robots, it’s impossible to compete with Boston Dynamics. The company, which was famously bought then sold by Google, has always had a knack for making bots with unsettlingly realistic movements, and it just teased its … Continue reading

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The Right Chemistry: Hunter-gatherer diet seems to keep Hadza healthy | Montreal Gazette

Baobab fruit and porcupine aren’t likely to show up in supermarkets, but there are ways to increase the diversity of our gut bacteria. Source: The Right Chemistry: Hunter-gatherer diet seems to keep Hadza healthy | Montreal Gazette

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