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October 8, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015 — Climate change is causing more than just warmer oceans and erratic weather. According to scientists, it also has the capacity to alter the shape of the ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — As easy as it might seem, seeking new species among cultivated plants could be actually quite tricky. While looking into the undescribed orchid, known at the market as 'Big Pink', ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Scientists have recorded measurements of X-rays of energies up to 10 MeV caused by electrons accelerated in the intense electric fields inside a ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Many bachelor mammals, including lions, mountain gorillas, monkeys, and mice, attack and kill the offspring of other males--a form of infanticide--yet display parental behavior once they themselves ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Researchers in Malaysia have succeeded in carrying out a research on developing a reproductive technology for saltwater crocodiles. The study aimed at developing a breeding technology such as ... read more

Could 'The Martian's' Scientist Survive on Potatoes Alone?

Sep. 29, 2015 — In the movie "The Martian," the main character is stranded on Mars and must rely on his own super-science knowledge to survive. Because the crew had packed some potatoes for a Thanksgiving ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Brain scientists didn't just study how recognition of familiarity and novelty arise in the mammalian brain, they actually took control, inducing rats to behave as if images they'd seen ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Can portabella mushrooms stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time? Researchers think so. They have created a new type of lithium-ion battery anode using portabella mushrooms, which are ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A 20-million-year-old flea, entombed in amber with tiny bacteria attached to it, provides what researchers believe may be the oldest evidence on Earth of a dreaded and historic killer -- an ancient ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Land snails vary between 1 mm and 20 cm in terms of the largest diameter of their shells. However, they very rarely reach shell diameters smaller than 1 mm. An international team, led by Dr. Barna ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them, according to ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Climate-related changes in flower diversity have resulted in a decrease in the length of alpine bumble bees' tongues, a new study reports, leaving these insects poorly suited to feed from and ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A team of researchers has demonstrated new techniques that bring lasers as lighting rods closer to reality. When a powerful laser beam shoots through the air, it ionizes the molecules, leaving a thin ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A 9,000-year-old case of human decapitation has been found in the rock shelter of Lapa do Santo in ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — As if life wasn't hard enough during the last Ice Age, a new study has found Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards. Researchers working in Central ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — When did the enamel that covers our teeth evolve? And where in the body did this tissue first appear? In a new study, researchers combined data from two very different research fields -- paleontology ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers are looking at flint flakes to study laterality in Palaeolithic humans, in other words, which hand they used to fashion their artefacts. Laterality is the preference of human beings for ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A new underwater stimulation system has been designed to study electrical activity in certain aquatic animals. Though common in studies of land animals and insects, the form of electrical ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Bugs are winning out, and that's a good thing according to NASA's Human Research Program. As part of NASA's One-Year Mission, researchers are studying how microbes living on ... read more

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