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Transiting exoplanet with longest known yearTransiting exoplanet with longest known year

The birth of topological spintronicsThe birth of topological spintronics

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Healing the heart with fatHealing the heart with fat

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The electric slide dance of DNA knotsThe electric slide dance of DNA knots

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Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

A crystal wedding in the nanocosmosA crystal wedding in the nanocosmos

New research: When it hurts to think we were made for each otherNew research: When it hurts to think we were made for each other

Mixed genes mix up the migrations of hybrid birdsMixed genes mix up the migrations of hybrid birds

The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flintThe economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flint

Law of physics governs airplane evolutionLaw of physics governs airplane evolution

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Brain waves show learning to read does not end in 4th grade, contrary to popular theory

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explainedThe bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

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Less exercise, not more calories, responsible for expanding waistlinesLess exercise, not more calories, responsible for expanding waistlines

High earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubblesHigh earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubbles

Platonic solids generate their 4-dimensional analoguesPlatonic solids generate their 4-dimensional analogues

A healthy lifestyle adds years to lifeA healthy lifestyle adds years to life

Study of animal urination could lead to better-engineered productsStudy of animal urination could lead to better-engineered products

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?

Strict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of wormsStrict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of worms

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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New planthopper species found in southern Spain (8/1/2014)

New planthopper species found in southern SpainNot much is known about the genus of planthopper known as Conosimus, which now includes six species after a new one was recently discovered in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula in the Spanish city of Jaen. A description of it appears in the open-access Journal of Insect Science. ...> Full Article


Meerkats' sinister side is secret to their success, study shows (8/1/2014)

The darker side of meerkats -- which sees them prevent their daughters from breeding, and kill their grandchildren -- is explained in a new study. ...> Full Article


Dog jealousy: Study suggests primordial origins for the 'green-eyed monster' (8/1/2014)

Dog jealousy: Study suggests primordial origins for the 'green-eyed monster'Dogs exhibit jealous behaviors. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs supports the view that there may be a more basic form of jealousy, which evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers. ...> Full Article


Revealed: The mystery behind starling flocks (7/31/2014)

Revealed: The mystery behind starling flocksThe mystery behind the movements of flocking starlings could be explained by the areas of light and dark created as they fly, new research suggests. ...> Full Article


Four new species of tuco-tucos identified from Bolivia (7/30/2014)

Four new species of  tuco-tucos identified from BoliviaA research team led by Scott Gardner of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have identified four new species of Ctenomys, a genus of gopher-like mammals found throughout much of South America. The burrowing rodents are commonly called tuco-tucos. ...> Full Article


It takes two to court (7/30/2014)

It takes two to courtResearchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, have identified the functions of two classes of pheromone receptors, and found pheromones crucial to triggering the mating process in mice. ...> Full Article


Study led by indigenous people uncovers grizzly bear 'highway' (7/29/2014)

Study led by indigenous people uncovers grizzly bear 'highway'A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America. Using non-invasive DNA analysis, the authors describe a grizzly bear 'highway,' identifying nearly 60 individual bears, many who travelled hundreds of miles from surrounding areas to feed on autumn-spawning salmon in the Koeye River. ...> Full Article


Best for bees to be stay-at-homes (7/28/2014)

Bees born in the local area manage better than bees imported from elsewhere. ...> Full Article


Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches (7/27/2014)

Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroachesUsing spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and environmentally responsible way. ...> Full Article


Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later (7/27/2014)

Social animals often develop relationships with other group members to reduce aggression and gain access to scarce resources. In wild chacma baboons the strategy for grooming activities shows a certain pattern across the day. The results are just published in the scientific journal Biology Letters. ...> Full Article


For bees and flowers, tongue size matters (7/26/2014)

When it comes to bee tongues, length is proportional to the size of the bee, but heritage sets the proportion. Estimating this hard to measure trait helps scientists understand bee species' resiliency to change. Ecologists will report on this and other pollination research news at the Ecological Society of America's 2014 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Cal., August 10-15. ...> Full Article


Birdsongs automatically decoded by computer scientists (7/26/2014)

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike. ...> Full Article


Whale shark fringe migration (7/25/2014)

At the fringe of the whale shark range, the volcanic Azore islands may play an increasing role for the north Atlantic population as sea surface temperatures rise. ...> Full Article


Scorpions are master architects, according to new research (7/24/2014)

Scorpions are master architects, according to new researchThe researchers found that the burrows followed a very sophisticated design, beginning with a short, vertical entrance shaft that flattened out a few centimeters below the surface into a horizontal platform. The burrows then turn sharply downwards, descending further below ground to form a dead-end chamber. This cool, humid chamber, where evaporation water loss is minimal, provides a refuge for the scorpions to rest during the heat of the day. ...> Full Article


Odor communication in wild gorillas (7/23/2014)

Odor communication in wild gorillasSilverback gorillas appear to use odor as a form of communication to other gorillas. ...> Full Article

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New planthopper species found in southern SpainNew planthopper species found in southern Spain

Meerkats' sinister side is secret to their success, study shows

Dog jealousy: Study suggests primordial origins for the 'green-eyed monster'Dog jealousy: Study suggests primordial origins for the 'green-eyed monster'

Revealed: The mystery behind starling flocksRevealed: The mystery behind starling flocks

Four new species of  tuco-tucos identified from BoliviaFour new species of tuco-tucos identified from Bolivia

It takes two to courtIt takes two to court

Study led by indigenous people uncovers grizzly bear 'highway'Study led by indigenous people uncovers grizzly bear 'highway'

Best for bees to be stay-at-homes

Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroachesPotent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches

Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later

For bees and flowers, tongue size matters

Birdsongs automatically decoded by computer scientists

Whale shark fringe migration

Scorpions are master architects, according to new researchScorpions are master architects, according to new research

Odor communication in wild gorillasOdor communication in wild gorillas



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