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Sep. 1, 2015 — A key mystery of the DNA replication process has been unraveled by researchers, resolving a long-standing mystery that has clouded our understanding of DNA replication, and also has important ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Unlike most mammals, mature male orangutans exhibit different facial characteristics: some develop large 'cheek pads' on their faces; other males do not. A team of researchers studied the ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Electrical engineers have demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. The new technology could offer a lower power and more ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — As astronomers continue finding new rocky planets around distant stars, high-pressure physicists are considering what the interiors of those planets might be like and how their chemistry could differ ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Carbonated beverages are associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac origin, according to new results. The study in nearly 800,000 patients suggests that limiting consumption of ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — The careful examination of fossil fragments from Panama has led Smithsonian scientists and colleagues to the discovery of a new genus and species of river dolphin that has been long extinct. The team ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A new study shows that the "runner's high" ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Physicists have used an X-ray free-electron laser -- one of two in the world -- to induce two X-ray photons to simultaneously collide with an atom, converting them into a single, higher-energy ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A new study led by a sleep researcher supports what parents have been saying for centuries: to avoid getting sick, be sure to get enough ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports scientists. This first-time evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth's mantle -- thrust by tectonic forces ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Vision researchers have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — In the world of computer gaming, bragging rights are accorded to those who can boast of blazing-fast graphics cards, the most powerful processors, the highest-resolution monitors, and the coolest ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Researchers have used computer models to show that severe tropical cyclones could hit a number of coastal cities worldwide that are widely seen as unthreatened by such powerful ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — When nocturnal insects make their high-flying journeys through the darkness of night, they may have more than an internal compass to guide them on their way. Researchers now show that Silver Y moths ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — The human eye includes an unavoidable blind spot. That's because the optic nerve that sends visual signals to the brain must pass through the retina, which creates a hole in that light-sensitive ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Researchers have developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks. These mini-tissues in a dish can be ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? According to research that traces the evolution of the ankylosaur's distinctive tail, the handle arrived first on the scene, and the knot at the end of ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Surprisingly, smaller particles colliding with large nuclei appear to produce tiny droplets of quark-gluon plasma. Recent results show that the tiny droplets behave like a liquid not the expected ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels and prescription of fewer antihypertensive medications, according to new ... read more

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