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Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication – ScienceBlog.com

The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil is something of a mystery. It was thought to be quite solitary, with little social structure that would require communication. But Laura May Collado, a biologist at the University of Vermont, and her colleagues have … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan’s Rules for Eating | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

When asked about the biggest misperception around healthy eating, Michael Pollan answers almost immediately: “It’s much simpler than people think.” “We have done an amazing job in this society of complicating what for every other animal is a pretty straightforward … Continue reading

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Gut microbiota may be the reason why cancer immunotherapy works for some but not all

2nd April 2019 by Danielle Bengsch Scientists found 11 bacterial strains and a link to a cellular process in mice that influences whether their immune system fights melanoma. A group of 40 clinicians, computer scientists and microbiome experts say they’ve found … Continue reading

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This Ancient ‘Warg’ Was Scarier Than a Tolkien Beast, Terrorized Kenya 22 Million Years Ago

This hypercarnivore was larger than a modern polar bear, the largest land-based carnivore alive today. n the “Lord of the Rings” series, author J.R.R. Tolkien invented the fantastical “warg,” a wolf-like beast with sharp teeth that lived in the Misty … Continue reading

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Should Computers Run the World? – with Hannah Fry

Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. She lifts the lid on their inner workings, to demonstrate their power, expose their limitations, and examine whether … Continue reading

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This Is What Exercise Does to Your Brain

Scientists are getting closer to understanding why exercise makes us feel good. (It’s more than endorphins.) If exercise were a drug, we would say its benefits were too good to be true. Not only does it keep us healthy and help … Continue reading

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World’s First 3D-Printed Heart Made Of Human Cells Marks A Medical Breakthrough – DesignTAXI.com

Hopefully, heart transplants will be able to be performed without donors in the future. Israeli researches have produced the “world’s first printed heart” out of human tissue. The breakthrough will hopefully make it possible for full transplants to be performed … Continue reading

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The surprising decline in violence

Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.

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Have you ever seen an atom?

Scientists at the University of California Los Angeles have found a way to create stunningly detailed 3D reconstructing of platinum nanoparticles at an atomic scale. These are being used to study tiny structural irregularities called dislocations.

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A Local Disappearance

April 12, 2019 by Samuel Illingworth   Your recent absences have become More pronounced; The late spring evenings are no longer Alive with the industry of your approach, And the flowers in the hanging baskets On the high street fidget … Continue reading

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