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Sep. 1, 2015 — A 39-year-old man who had had been completely paralyzed for four years was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in a robotic device during five days of training ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — A new study links being born premature with low wages. Researchers have identified a link between being born preterm and decreased intelligence, reading and in particular mathematical ability and ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — At the bottom of a frigid Antarctic lake, a thin layer of green slime is generating a little oasis of oxygen, a team of researchers has found. It's the first modern replica discovered of ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Scientists developed a new way to produce images from echolocation, uncovering a new set of cues available to bats and a new phenomenon of 'acoustic camouflage' available to ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A new study reveals exactly how the venom's toxin -- ... read more

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 — 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

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