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Nature & Evolution

Meet Sao Tome Grosbeak, World’s Largest Canary | Biology

A critically endangered bird species called the São Tomé grosbeak is the world’s largest canary, 50% heavier than the next largest species, according...

New Species of Amazon Parrot Discovered in Mexico | Biology

A new species of parrot has been discovered in the tropical forests of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Male (right) and female paratypes of the...

Physics & Space

World’s First Quantum-Enabled Satellite Sets Distance Record for Quantum Entanglement | Physics

Chinese researchers have successfully demonstrated satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs to two locations...

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Views Curiosity Climbing Mount Sharp | Space Exploration

Using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera — the most powerful camera...

Hubble Spots Massive, ‘Dead’ Disk Galaxy in Early Universe | Astronomy

Using a powerful astronomical technique called gravitational lensing, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope made...

Researchers Uncover Origins of Solar Spicules | Astronomy

A team of solar physicists from the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, University of...

Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals — ScienceDaily

Whether or not society shakes its addiction to oil and gasoline will depend on...

Technology

New video camera captures 5 trillion frames every second

View the videoA new video camera, the fastest by far, has set a staggering...

New pelvic exoskeleton stops people from taking tumbles

View the videoA wearable robot could prevent future falls among those prone to stumbles.The...

Edible food packaging made from milk proteins (video)

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Louisiana Tech University uses underground radar to locate post-Katrina damage

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Stanford scientists combine satellite data and machine learning to map poverty

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African farmers’ kids conquer the marshmallow test

Children of Nso farmers in Cameroon know how to master the marshmallow test, which has tempted away the self-control of Western kids for...

Dog brains process both what we say and how we say it

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UBC research could help local governments plan together

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Music at work increases cooperation, teamwork

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Health

Scientists spy on the secret inner life of bacteria

View slideshowOn the surface, bacteria may appear bland. But there’s more going on inside than meets the eye, new research is revealing.For many...

Bones make hormones that communicate with the brain and other organs

Long typecast as the strong silent type, bones are speaking up.In addition to providing structural support, the skeleton is a versatile conversationalist. Bones...

Scientists Discover First Genes for Insomnia | Genetics

Researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and elsewhere have identified seven risk genes for insomnia. Insomnia is one of the most common health problems. Image...

Researchers Sequence Genome of Mojave Desert Tortoise | Genetics

An Arizona State University-led team of scientists has sequenced the genome of the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), a long-lived species native to...

Electric fans may exacerbate heat issues for seniors, study finds

Related images(click to enlarge) UT Southwestern Medical Center Using electric fans to relieve...