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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Feb. 12, 2016 — A team of paleontologists has identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — A new imaging device has been developed that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers, with no need for lenses or a protective housing. The fibers are connected to an array of photosensors at one ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast south American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research. The ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — People who feel older than their peers are more likely to be hospitalized as they age, regardless of their actual age or other demographic factors, according to ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — When carbon dioxide is stored underground in a process known as geological sequestration, it can find multiple escape pathways due to chemical reactions between carbon dioxide, water, rocks and ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Researchers have made a breakthrough in our understanding of graphene's basic properties, observing for the first time electrons in a metal behaving like a fluid. This research could lead to ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Scientists have modified a plant gene that normally fights bacterial infection to confer resistance to a virus. The method is the first time a plant's innate defense system has been altered to ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — After the age of nine months, the development of the infant gut microbiota is driven by the transition to family foods, not maternal obesity, according to results from a new study. The gut microbiota ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Using a special high-pressure chamber, scientists have discovered two new iron oxides in experiments at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities. The discovery points to a huge, ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, seen in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbors a dark secret. At its heart ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — By genetically reprogramming the most common type of cell in mammalian connective tissue, researchers have generated master heart cells -- primitive progenitors that form the developing heart. The ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Smile! It makes everyone in the room feel better because they, consciously or unconsciously, are smiling with you. Growing evidence shows that an instinct for facial mimicry allows us to empathize ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat, suggests new research. The study, carried out in yeast -- which can be used to model some of the body's fundamental processes -- ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV. A discovery has brought us one step closer to this becoming a ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — A new, more computationally efficient way to process data from the Global Positioning System (GPS) has been developed to enhance location accuracy from the meter-level down to a few ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — New high-speed videos captured researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then breaks apart in long filaments that destabilize, and finally disperses as a ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Understanding the complex geological processes that form supervolcanoes could ultimately help geologists determine what triggers their eruptions. A new study using an advanced computer model casts ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — The age at which an adolescent begins using marijuana may affect typical brain development, according to researchers. Scientists describe how marijuana use, and the age at which use is initiated, may ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Beliefs about all-knowing, punishing gods -- a defining feature of religions ranging from Christianity to Hinduism -- may have played a key role in expanding co-operation among far-flung peoples and ... read more

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