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A molecule-making machine
New invention by University of Illinois chemists is like a 3-D printer at the molecular level Read more …
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and human origins
Analysis of mtDNA-related data suggests humans are derived from an ancient cross involving a female chimpanzee. Read more …
Woman undergoes uterus transplant, has baby
A Swedish woman is the first in the world to successfully deliver a child from a transplanted uterus. Read more …
California bans plastic bags
Score one for the environment: California has banned single-use bags, the kind given out in grocery stores. Read more...
Global warming hits Australia
Climate detectives reveal handprint of human caused climate change. Read more...
New anthracothere commemorates a rock star's lips. Read more...
Perfect focus through thick layers: Better vision for medicine?
In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, published today in the Optical Society's new journal Optica, a team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings. Read more…
A dog-cow hybrid?
That's impossible. Right? No? Maybe? Full article >>
Teen elephant mothers
New study says they die younger but have bigger families. Full article >>
New hope against glioblastoma: Anti-psychotic medications
Researchers have discovered FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs have tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. Full article >>
Are humans hybrids?
Many facts suggest the answer is yes. Full article >>
Sea turtles: Legal harvest tops 42,000 a year
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of sea turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries. Full article >>
Palau's reefs: Surprisingly resistant to acid water
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Full article >>
Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
An alleged case of extinction that may actually be a case of mis-identification.
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Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia
Right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the largest mortality event ever recorded.
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New tuberculosis test: Detects resistant strains
A new tuberculosis test has been developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators. The portable device provides rapid, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis and other bacterial infections. Full article >>
Newly discovered dinosaur is largest known. Read more …
3D x-ray film: Rapid movements in real time
Scientists have developed a new technique that records 3D X-ray films showing the internal movements of organisms on a tiny precise scale.
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Lou Gehrig's Disease: A cure?
A study led by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researchers has revealed how ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is transmitted from cell to cell, and suggests the spread of the disease can be blocked. Full article >>
Plaque: A microbial Pompeii
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of thousand-year-old skeletons. Full article >>
A virtual tour of Lascaux
You can now view the many prehistoric and beautiful paintings of Lascaux Cave and never get out of your chair. Full article >>
A new predator expanding its range
The coywolf, also known as the Red Wolf or Eastern Coyote, is more aggressive than a coyote and more adaptable than a wolf. And now it's moving into big eastern cities like Toronto and New York. Full article >>
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