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Apr. 4, 2017 — New research carried out online has found that 59% of 28,113 respondents preferred to eat chocolate rabbits starting with the ears, 33% indicated that they had no starting point preference, and 4% ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Researchers have created an artificial synapse capable of learning autonomously. They were also able to model the device, which is essential for developing more complex ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — A new study finds that a noninvasive electromagnetic brain stimulation technique helps obese people lose weight, partly by changing the composition of their intestinal bacteria -- the so-called gut ... read more

Technique for 'Three-Parent Baby' Revealed

Apr. 3, 2017 — Details of a pioneering IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) have been published, giving hope to those families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders that they may be able ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — The cognitive abilities of Neanderthals are debated, but a raven bone fragment found at the Zaskalnaya VI (ZSK) site in Crimea features two notches that may have been made by Neanderthals ... read more

Best-Looking Politicians Lean Right, Best-Looking Scholars Lean Left

Mar. 29, 2017 — In politics, Right-leaning politicians are in general physically more attractive, but in academia it is the other way around. A new study argues that Right-leaning politicians are more highly ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand has now been developed by researchers. It could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in ... read more

Researchers Turn Urine Into Research Tools

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have developed a breakthrough technique to harvest cells directly from urine, and grow them into durable, clinically relevant stem cells to study Down ... read more

Entrepreneurs Love Their Companies Like Parents Love Their Children

Mar. 28, 2017 — Love is a major motivator both for parents and entrepreneurs, research shows. A multidisciplinary study asks whether entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children. The study ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new method that can be used to construct custom hybrid structures using DNA and proteins. The method opens new opportunities for fundamental research in cell biology and ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Scientists have created a new technique that simplifies the production of human brain and muscle cells -- allowing millions of functional cells to be generated in just a few days. The results open ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues and organs: how to establish a vascular system that delivers ... read more

Research Reveals How Family History Can Affect Your Memory of Hangovers

Mar. 20, 2017 — People with a family history of alcoholism are already known to be at a greater risk of developing a drinking problem, but new research has found they are also more likely to hold onto the painful ... read more

Can Quantum Theory Explain Why Jokes Are Funny?

Mar. 17, 2017 — Researchers are taking the first steps towards of a quantum theory model of humor, to explain what really happens on the cognitive level in the moment when we 'get the ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Researchers have developed a technology that can remotely control an animal's movement with human ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration (WBV) can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, according to a new study. WBV consists of a person ... read more

Awesome Still Massively Popular but Say Goodbye to Tar-Rah Matey

Mar. 13, 2017 — The need to communicate with a wider-world coupled with a move away from the cosy, close-knit communities of the 90s has dramatically changed the way British people speak over the last two decades, ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Research reveals likelihood of finding and identifying Mary Jane Kelly -- and using DNA to determine her true ... read more

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