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Scientists quarrel over a fossil that could solve a central mystery of bird evolution
New study challenges assumptions about domestication
Study suggests that stiffening arteries and burst blood vessels slow down older brains
"Atlas of Vertebrate Decay" captures creatures at their most putrefying, and could be a boon to fossil hunters
Researchers peer through the quantum weirdness
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The effects of being trapped persist long after emancipation
Researchers identify key molecule in our desire to scratch
Yes, your head is supposed to hurt
Teeth reveal weaning behavior in humans, monkeys, and even Neandertals
Researchers sequence genome of organism that ravaged the Irish potatoes in 19th century
Viruses in mucus may be important line of defense against disease
Study of penguin look-alike reveals advantages to being a ground-based bird
Newer shots are safer, but not as effective as older ones
New hunting technique allowed killing at a safe distance
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Study shows that electrical brain stimulation speeds mathematical learning
Discovery may change how geologists reconstruct past climate
Deforestation in Amazon reduces electricity from hydropower dams by up to 40%
Key evolutionary event eventually gave rise to human beings
Loss of genetic diversity may doom some of the cats and birds
Classic analysis of wedge-like plumes not the whole story, two physicists argue
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Bacteria may prevent the insects from transmitting the disease to humans
Pumping young blood into old mice erases years of age-related heart disease
Soaring cost estimates are jeopardizing the U.S. contribution to ITER, the massive international fusion energy project.
Researchers have harnessed the chemical degradation of fossil DNA to determine methylation patterns that may reveal which genes were turned on, or off, in ancient human species.
A new find from NASA's Kepler orbiting observatory is the first Earth-sized planet to be detected in the habitable zone of a star.
A chimeric mouse with a humanized liver offers a novel window into drug toxicity.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, on mitigating emissions, finds a few glimmers of hope amid gloomy projections.
Jennifer Francis has made waves linking the melting Arctic to extreme weather around the world. But a storm of criticism has forced the climate scientist to defend her hypothesis.
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