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Rediscovering Venus to find faraway earthsRediscovering Venus to find faraway earths

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New 3-D display technology promises greater energy efficiencyNew 3-D display technology promises greater energy efficiency

Researchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiberResearchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber

Structure of an iron-transport protein revealedStructure of an iron-transport protein revealed

First step: From human cells to tissue-engineered esophagusFirst step: From human cells to tissue-engineered esophagus

Magnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny waysMagnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny ways

Lift weights, improve your memoryLift weights, improve your memory

Spiders: Survival of the fittest groupSpiders: Survival of the fittest group

Autophagy helps fast track stem cell activationAutophagy helps fast track stem cell activation

Myelin vital for learning new practical skillsMyelin vital for learning new practical skills

More physical activity improved school performanceMore physical activity improved school performance

Engineering new vehicle powertrainsEngineering new vehicle powertrains

Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red foxAround the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox

Active aging is much more than exerciseActive aging is much more than exercise

Study: New device can slow, reverse heart failureStudy: New device can slow, reverse heart failure

Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intoleranceGut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance

Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networksRecreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks

Laying the groundwork for data-driven scienceLaying the groundwork for data-driven science

Hold on, tiger momHold on, tiger mom

Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesNature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

Missing piece found to help solve concussion puzzleMissing piece found to help solve concussion puzzle

Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

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Fossils cast doubt on climate-change projections on habitats (11/28/2014)

Fossils cast doubt on climate-change projections on habitatsLeave it to long-dead short-tailed shrew and flying squirrels to outfox climate-modelers trying to predict future habitats. ...> Full Article


Ancient New Zealand 'Dawn Whale' identified by Otago researchers (11/27/2014)

Ancient New Zealand 'Dawn Whale' identified by Otago researchersUniversity of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of fossil baleen whales and two species within it. ...> Full Article


Evolutionary constraints revealed in diversity of fish skulls (11/26/2014)

In the aquatic environment, suction feeding is far more common than biting as a way to capture prey. A new study shows that the evolution of biting behavior in eels led to a remarkable diversification of skull shapes, indicating that the skull shapes of most fish are limited by the structural requirements for suction feeding. ...> Full Article


Too many people, not enough water: Now and 2,700 years ago (11/25/2014)

Too many people, not enough water: Now and 2,700 years agoDrought and overpopulation helped destroy Assyrian Empire, study says. Researchers see parallels with modern Syria and Iraq, and caution other regions also facing weather stresses. ...> Full Article


Archaeologists discover remains of Ice Age infants in Alaska (11/24/2014)

Archaeologists discover remains of Ice Age infants in AlaskaThe remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, represent the youngest human remains ever found in northern North America, according to a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...> Full Article


A/C came standard on armored dinosaur models (11/23/2014)

A new study shows that armor-plated dinosaurs (ankylosaurs) had the capacity to modify the temperature of the air they breathed in an exceptional way: by using their long, winding nasal passages as heat transfer devices. ...> Full Article


Tricky take-off kept pterodactyls grounded (11/22/2014)

Tricky take-off kept pterodactyls groundedA new study, which teamed cutting-edge engineering techniques with paleontology, has found that take-off capacity may have determined body size limits in extinct flying reptiles. ...> Full Article


Population boom, droughts contributed to collapse of ancient Assyrian Empire (11/22/2014)

There's more to the decline of the once mighty ancient Assyrian Empire than just civil wars and political unrest. Archaeological, historical, and paleoclimatic evidence suggests that climatic factors and population growth might also have come into play. This is the opinion of Adam Schneider of the University of California-San Diego in the US, and Selim Adali of the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Turkey, published in Springer's journal Climatic Change. ...> Full Article


Taking a deeper look at 'ancient wing' (11/21/2014)

Taking a deeper look at 'ancient wing'In order to determine the feather color of ancient organisms such as Archaeopteryx, microscopic melanin-containing structures called melanosomes have been compared in a variety of living and fossil birds. However, might there be another explanation for the presence of these structures? This research uses scanning electron microscopy and high-sensitivity molecular techniques to respond to alternative interpretations and shed light -- and color -- on Jurassic feathers. ...> Full Article


African diamond mine reveals dinosaur and large mammal tracks (11/21/2014)

Unexpectedly one of the largest diamond mines in Africa, Catoca in Angola, holds 118 million year old dinosaur, crocodile and large mammal tracks. The mammal tracks show a raccoon-sized animal, during a time when most were no larger than a rat. ...> Full Article


Exquisite ancient horse fossil preserves uterus with unborn foal (11/20/2014)

A specimen of the ancient horse Eurohippus messelensis has been discovered in Germany that preserves a fetus as well as parts of the uterus and associated tissues. It demonstrates that reproduction in early horses was very similar to that of modern horses, despite great differences in size and structure. ...> Full Article


Madagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolution (11/20/2014)

Madagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolutionThe surprise discovery of the fossilized skull of a 66- to 70-million-year-old, groundhog-like creature on Madagascar has led to new analyses of the lifestyle of the largest known mammal of its time by a team of specialists including biologist Elizabeth Dumont at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an expert in jaw structure and bite mechanics. ...> Full Article


First amphibious ichthyosaur discovered, filling evolutionary gap (11/19/2014)

The first fossil of an amphibious ichthyosaur has been discovered in China by a team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis. The fossil represents a missing stage in the evolution of ichthyosaurs, marine reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs about 250 million years ago. ...> Full Article


Digital dinosaurs: New research employs high-end technology to restore dinosaur fossil (11/18/2014)

Digital dinosaurs: New research employs high-end technology to restore dinosaur fossilAn international team of scientists employed high-resolution X-ray computed tomography and digital visualization techniques to restore a rare dinosaur fossil. The focus of the study was the skull of Erlikosaurus andrewsi, a 3-4 meter large herbivorous dinosaur called a therizinosaur, which lived more than 90 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period in what is now Mongolia. ...> Full Article


Tell-tales of war: Traditional stories highlight how ancient women survived (11/17/2014)

Through the ages, women have suffered greatly because of wars. Consequently, to protect themselves and their offspring, our female ancestors may have evolved specific survival. These findings, based on the comprehensive analysis of traditional stories from across the world, are published in Springer's journal Human Nature. The work is of interest because research to date has focused on the problems warfare poses for men, and how these problems shaped human male cognition. ...> Full Article

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Fossils cast doubt on climate-change projections on habitatsFossils cast doubt on climate-change projections on habitats

Ancient New Zealand 'Dawn Whale' identified by Otago researchersAncient New Zealand 'Dawn Whale' identified by Otago researchers

Evolutionary constraints revealed in diversity of fish skulls

Too many people, not enough water: Now and 2,700 years agoToo many people, not enough water: Now and 2,700 years ago

Archaeologists discover remains of Ice Age infants in AlaskaArchaeologists discover remains of Ice Age infants in Alaska

A/C came standard on armored dinosaur models

Tricky take-off kept pterodactyls groundedTricky take-off kept pterodactyls grounded

Population boom, droughts contributed to collapse of ancient Assyrian Empire

Taking a deeper look at 'ancient wing'Taking a deeper look at 'ancient wing'

African diamond mine reveals dinosaur and large mammal tracks

Exquisite ancient horse fossil preserves uterus with unborn foal

Madagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolutionMadagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolution

First amphibious ichthyosaur discovered, filling evolutionary gap

Digital dinosaurs: New research employs high-end technology to restore dinosaur fossilDigital dinosaurs: New research employs high-end technology to restore dinosaur fossil

Tell-tales of war: Traditional stories highlight how ancient women survived



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