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Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers have discovered stages of cervical elongation in the giraffe family, revealing details about the evolutionary transformation of the neck within extinct species of the ... read more

Oct. 6, 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

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have found that activating the pleasure and reward receptors in the brain could provide the 'reward' of dangerous drugs without having to consume those ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists have calculated that millions of tons of hydrocarbons are produced annually by photosynthetic bacteria in the world's ... read more

Oct. 5, 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

Oct. 5, 2015 — In 1986, after a fire and explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant released radioactive particles into the air, thousands of people left the area, never to return. Now, researchers have found ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — 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 ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Studying the 'gut-brain axis,' researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder anorexia ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Major volcanic eruptions can have a significant effect on the flow of the biggest rivers around the world, research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists sought to better understand how ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Thirty-one percent of cactus species are threatened with extinction, according to the first comprehensive, global assessment of the species group. This places cacti among the most threatened ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — 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

Oct. 5, 2015 — 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

Oct. 4, 2015 — 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

Oct. 5, 2015 — A series of experiments has created the tiniest drops of quark-gluon plasma ever made, scientists ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Research into a vast bone bed in western Montana has yielded the most complete life history of any dinosaur ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Researchers have created the first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding, a potentially huge advancement in trauma ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — As the largest animals to have ever lived on Earth, blue whales maintain their enormous body size through efficient foraging strategies that optimize the energy they gain from the krill they eat, ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — A drug now being used to treat cancer might make it easier to learn a language, sharpen memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons ... read more

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