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March 1, 2017

One of the highest-resolution maps of dark matter ever created has now been revealed, offering a detailed case for the existence of cold dark matter -- sluggish particles that comprise the bulk of ... read more
Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on ... read more
Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, 'Tatooine-like' system has been found for the first time, report ... read more
Researchers have found that dogs and 2-year-old children show similar patterns in social intelligence, much more so than human children and one of their closest relatives: chimpanzees. The research ... read more
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Health News
March 1, 2017

Past research has revealed that our brains synchronize when listening to the same idea or story. Now, biomedical engineers have developed a tool to better understand this ... read more
The last Neanderthal died 40,000 years ago, but much of their genome lives on, in bits and pieces, through modern humans. The impact of Neanderthals' genetic contribution has been uncertain. ... read more
It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions -- one inherited from mom and one from dad -- is treated the same. A new study shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the brain to ... read more
A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo, report ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
March 1, 2017

When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole heaved out a jet of particle-infused energy that raced through space at nearly the speed of ... read more
Planets are thought to form in the disks of dust and gas found around young stars. But astronomers have struggled to assemble a complete theory of ... read more
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
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Environment News
March 1, 2017

The night vision of frogs and toads appears to be superior to that of all other animals. They have the ability to see color even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything at all, ... read more
Seawater cycles throughout Earth's interior down to 2,900km, much deeper than previously thought, reopening questions about how the atmosphere and oceans ... read more
Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the US in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes ... read more
Fossil hunters have found part of an ancient primate jawbone related to lemurs -- the primitive primate group distantly connected to monkeys, apes and humans, a researcher reports. Scientists named ... read more
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Society/Education News
March 1, 2017

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
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
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