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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015 — Dinosaurs grew as fast as your average living mammal, according to a new research article. The article is a re-analysis of a widely publicized 2014 Science paper on dinosaur metabolism and growth ... read more

May 28, 2015 — For the hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 -- November 30, NOAA is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of 6 to 11 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 3 to 6 could ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research. The study shows that essential Y genes are rescued by relocating to other chromosomes, and it ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Using ultrashort laser pulses, scientists have demonstrated the emission of extreme ultraviolet radiation from thin dielectric films and have investigated the underlying mechanisms. The experiments ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than expected impact on honey bee colonies, which have been undergoing mysterious declines worldwide for the past decade, researchers have discovered. ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Engineers have devised a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver, by enlisting help from probiotics -- beneficial bacteria similar to those found in yogurt. Using a harmless strain of ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient -- as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Is it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out what you will choose to do next? Researchers can now say yes, and have published a description of how this ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Physicists have taken an interest in quantum magnetic ordering, which is believed to be intimately related to high-temperature superconductivity and also has significance in other massively connected ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured. ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Breast cancer is a disease that commonly spreads to other areas of the body; the most common site for the disease to spread is the bone. Leading scientists have identified a possible key to ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Physicists and mathematicians have made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics by explaining how spacetime emerges from quantum entanglement in a more fundamental ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Scientists studying ultrafast physics have solved a mystery of quantum mechanics, and found that quantum tunneling is an instantaneous ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A new relative joins 'Lucy' on the human family tree. Scientists have discovered a 3.3 to 3.5 million-year-old new human ancestor species. Upper and lower jaw fossils recovered from the ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires -- but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged. ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades a new study implies. The change to the new set of climatic conditions is associated with a cooling of ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Cannabis plus alcohol is one of the most frequently detected drug combinations in car accidents, yet the interaction of these two compounds is still poorly understood. A study shows for the first ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The DNA encoding all life on Earth is made of four building blocks called nucleotides, commonly known as 'letters,' that line up in pairs and twist into a double helix. Now, two groups of ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others. Researchers used pond snails to investigate learning and memory. They found that if an individual is good at forming memories about food they ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Astronomers have for the first time predicted the occurrence of aurorae visible to the naked eye on a planet other than ... read more

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