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Top Science News
February 28, 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
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
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
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Health News
February 28, 2017

A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo, report ... read more
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
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Physical/Tech News
February 28, 2017

Scientists have discovered the magnetism of electrons in three layers of graphene. This study reveals a new kind of magnet and provides insight on how electronic devices using graphene could be made ... read more
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
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Environment News
February 28, 2017

A study has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our ... read more
The mystery that is the origin of flowering plants has been partially solved thanks to a team of scientists. Their discovery sheds light on a ... read more
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
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Society/Education News
February 28, 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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