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Top Science News
February 27, 2017

Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the ... read more
A special structure for storing energy known as a supercapacitor has been constructed in a plant for the first time. The plant, a rose, can be charged and discharged hundreds of ... read more
An archaeologist found a jade pendant once belonging to an ancient Maya king in what we think of as the provinces of that world. Why was it buried? And might its inscriptions change our understanding ... read more
If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might -- and others might think so, too. New research has found that people appear to be better ... read more
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Health News
February 27, 2017

The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug ... read more
A new study suggests that music -- and specifically infant-directed song -- evolved as a way for parents to signal to children that their needs are being met, while still freeing up parents to ... read more
In a study on mice and another study on human pancreatic cells, researchers discover that a scientifically designed fasting diet can trigger the generation of new pancreatic cells to replace ... read more
Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030 – and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to new ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
February 27, 2017

Researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source. Having found a catalyst that can do this important ... read more
Telescopes, the workhorse instruments of astronomy, are limited by the size of the mirror or lens they use. Using 'neural nets', a form of artificial intelligence, a group of Swiss researchers now ... read more
A new organic artificial synapse could support computers that better recreate the way the human brain processes information. It could also lead to improvements in brain-machine ... read more
Bots appear to behave differently in culturally distinct online environments. A new paper says the findings are a warning to those using artificial ... read more
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Environment News
February 27, 2017

A study of tiny mineral 'inclusions' within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond ... read more
Paleoamericans share a last common ancestor with modern native South Americans outside, rather than inside, the Americas and new findings underscore the importance of looking at both genetic and ... read more
Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning ... read more
Despite a plethora of exceptionally preserved trilobites, trilobite reproduction has remained a mystery. No previously described trilobite has had unambiguous eggs or genitalia preserved. A new study ... read more
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Society/Education News
February 27, 2017

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while ... read more
Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the "right-brain" myth -- a new study suggests it's how well the ... read more
Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water, hydraulic fracturing fluids and other substances, according to a new study. The ... read more
Antibiotics are illegally available without prescription on 45 per cent of online pharmacy websites surveyed, scientists have ... read more
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