Category: Science

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staffJuly 20, 2017

Similar genes in dogs, humans linked with gregariousness

New research suggests changes to a common set of genes underly hyper-social behavior among dogs and humans. Scientists found unique ...

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staffJuly 18, 2017

Great Plains to see more dust storms in second half of the 21st century

Climate change will bring more dust storms to the Great Plains in the latter half of the 21st century, according ...

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staffJuly 17, 2017

To avoid getting eaten, spiders walk like ants

Most humans have a much greater fear of spiders than they do of ants. But for insect predators, ants are ...

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staffJuly 15, 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani maths genius dies

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the US. The 40-year-old ...

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staffJuly 12, 2017

China teleports quantum information to space, a first

For the first time, scientists in China have successfully teleported a photon to space using quantum entanglement — the coupling ...

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staffJuly 12, 2017

Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica. The giant block is estimated to cover ...

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staffJuly 12, 2017

Study: Drug reverses memory failure in brain injury patients

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have used an experimental drug on mice to reverse impairments from traumatic ...

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staffJuly 8, 2017

Hubble captures image of ‘hidden galaxy’

The Hubble Space Telescope captured the IC 342, a challenging space target due to its thick glowing gas, dark, bright ...

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staffJuly 7, 2017

Birds’ migration genes are altered by geography

New research shows birds of the same species, but with different migration patterns, feature slightly different genomes. Willow warblers born ...

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staffJuly 4, 2017

‘Perfect storm’ of oceanic conditions triggered Great Barrier Reef bleaching

The perfect combination of factors conspired to trigger widespread bleaching on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 2016. In a new ...