Top Science News
October 7, 2015

Scientists investigating human and chimpanzee locomotion have uncovered unexpected similarities in the way the two species use their upper body during two-legged ... read more
A new discovery documents the intricate arrangement of the muscles and ligaments that controlled the main feathers of the wing of an ancient bird, supporting the notion that at least some of the most ... read more
A new study on Homo naledi, the extinct human relative whose remains were discovered in a South African cave and introduced to the world last month, ... read more
When researchers captured Eurasian reed warblers along the Russian coast during their spring migrations and flew them 1,000 kilometers east to Zvenigorod, the birds weren't fazed; they simply ... read more
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Health News
October 7, 2015

Using data from both humans and nonhuman primates, neuroscientists have found that neuron firing patterns in the IT cortex correlate strongly with success in object-recognition ... read more
The part of the brain responsible for seeing is more powerful than previously believed. In fact, the visual cortex can essentially make decisions just like the brain's traditional 'higher level' ... read more
Studying the 'gut-brain axis,' researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder anorexia ... read more
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi ?mura for their discoveries ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
October 7, 2015

A series of experiments has created the tiniest drops of quark-gluon plasma ever made, scientists ... read more
A team of engineers has built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time, making calculations between two qubits of information possible -- and thereby clearing the final hurdle to making ... read more
The world's first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently has been developed by material scientists. The device, which makes use of materials used in CDs and DVDs, could help ... read more
What are the properties of the vacuum, the absolute nothingness? So far, physicists have assumed that it is impossible to directly access the characteristics of the ground state of empty space. Now, ... read more
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Environment News
October 7, 2015

New fossils from the Aleutian Islands intensify the mystery surrounding a toothy, hippopotamus-sized mammal unique to the North Pacific. The oddball ... read more
What do killer whales, polar bears and humans have in common? They are adaptable predators with the ability to select new prey when their favourite food is in low supply. But this change can disrupt ... read more
Fish and birds, when moving in groups, could use two 'gears' -- one slow and another fast -- in ways that conserve energy, a team of researchers has ... read more
A team of scientists has solved a long-running mystery about the first stages of plant life on ... read more
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Society/Education News
October 7, 2015

Thirty-one percent of cactus species are threatened with extinction, according to the first comprehensive, global assessment of the species group. ... read more
In a new study, a mathematical economist has demonstrated a connection between long-term income increases and personal satisfaction. Overtime also affects personal levels of happiness -- but in a ... read more
Across the country, many employees are seated at desks for the majority of an eight-hour workday. As technology creates an increase in sedentary ... read more
It is possible to identify an individual's ancestral background based on his or her fingerprint characteristics, new research shows -- a discovery with significant applications for law enforcement ... read more
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