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April 24, 2017

Apr. 7, 2017 — Humans are able to interpret the behavior of others by attributing mental states to them (and to themselves). By adopting the perspectives of other persons, they can assume their emotions, needs and ... read more

'What Do Old Books Smell Like?' Preserving Smells as Important Cultural Heritage

Apr. 7, 2017 — A 'Historic Book Odour Wheel' has been developed to document and archive the aroma associated with old books. Researchers created the wheel as part of an experiment in which they asked ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Combining theory with experiment, scientists are trying to understand how life can arise from non-life. Researchers are conducting experiments to test the idea that lifelike chemical reactions might ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Biologists have discovered that communities of bacteria have been employing a social timesharing strategy for millions of years. The team found that bacteria faced with limited nutrients will enter ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are famous for engaging in complex behavior, from unlocking an aquarium tank and escaping to instantaneous skin camouflage to hide from predators. A new study suggests ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Synthetic biologists have engineered gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis in mice. The research points the way to new experiments for studying how gut bacteria and human hosts interact at a ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Two monkeys grooming each other about 20-30 million years ago may have helped produce a remarkable new find - the first fossilized red blood cells from a mammal, preserved so perfectly in amber that ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Researchers have obtained an unprecedented view of the 'ballistic' weaponry of planktonic microbes, including one that can fire projectiles as if wielding a Gatling ... 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

Apr. 3, 2017 — A new scientific study of medieval human bones, excavated from a deserted English village, suggests the corpses they came from were burnt and mutilated. Researchers believe this was carried out by ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world's oceans. Now, an organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — A team of researchers has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur -- the most popular of the prehistoric creatures. After the fossils were pulled out of the muddy banks of a Montana river, the ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — While studying scavenger behavior in Utah's Great Basin Desert, biologists observed an American badger do something that no other scientists had documented before: bury an entire calf carcass by ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish are only about two inches long, these 'fangs' ... 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

Mar. 29, 2017 — Male domestic fowl are less aggressive towards related males than to unrelated males when competing for copulations, according to a new study. This finding suggests that domestic fowl can recognize ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — The rescue of 11 Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) from a mud hole inside the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia, on 24th March 2017 avoided a tragedy for wildlife ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Many ant species live in often highly specific symbiotic relationships with plants from which both partners benefit. Researchers now reveal that such selective interactions can break down over the ... 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

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