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Oct. 6, 2015 — A new study shows that iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen. The only logical source for that oxygen is the earliest known ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward, according to new ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — New work demonstrates an improved three-dimensional energy storage device constructed by trapping functional nanoparticles within the walls of a foam-like structure made of nanocellulose. The foam is ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — 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, suggests that although its feet were the most ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new genus and species has been discovered on a remote, mountainous island in Indonesia. This new discovery is the third new genus described by this group of scientists since 2012, and identifies a ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — New fossils from the Aleutian Islands intensify the mystery surrounding a toothy, hippopotamus-sized mammal unique to the North Pacific. The oddball creature suction-fed shoreline vegetation, say ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — 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

Oct. 6, 2015 — Age-related macular degeneration could be treated by transplanting photoreceptors produced by the directed differentiation of stem cells, new research suggests. ARMD is a common eye problem caused by ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — 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 concluded. Its findings offer new ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to Takaaki Kajita Super-Kamiokande Collaboration University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan and Arthur B. ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Physicists have wondered in recent years if they could control how atoms interact using light. Now they know that they can, by demonstrating games of quantum billiards with unusual new ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — A team of scientists has solved a long-running mystery about the first stages of plant life on ... 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 — 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

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

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