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Perfect focus through thick layers: Better vision for medicine?
In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, a team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings. Read more…
Another sign of global warming
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more…
The Great Hurricane of 1900
Sept. 8: The anniversary of the greatest natural disaster in American history. Read more…
A dog-cow hybrid?
That's impossible. Right? No? Maybe? Full article >>
More progress with GDF 11, anti-aging protein
Harvard researchers have shown that a protein, GDF 11, they previously demonstrated can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain and skeletal muscle function in aging mice. Full article >>
University of Pittsburgh study: Treatment stimulates regenerative muscle growth in humans
Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Full article >>
Teen elephant mothers
New study says they die younger but have bigger families.
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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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Are humans hybrids?
Many facts suggest the answer is yes. 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 >>
Palau's reefs: 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 >>
Humpback whales: Overlapping with human activities
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Full article >>
Can a rabbit produce a hybrid with a cat? 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 >>
1 American in 4 thinks Sun orbits the Earth, survey says
A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation. Full article >>
Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
An alleged case of extinction that may actually be a case of mis-identification. Full article >>
Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia
The southern right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the largest mortality event ever recorded. Full article >>
Asbestos-detector: First ever produced
The first portable, real-time asbestos detector uses laser-based light scattering technique to identify harmful fibers. Full article >>
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Diplodocus: Diet of a Jurassic age dinosaur
3-D simulations have determined the nature of the diet of the famous sauropod Diplodocus.
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Wasps in dinosaur eggs
Well-preserved fossil insect cocoons have allowed researchers in Argentina to describe how wasps bred in rotting dinosaur eggs. Full article >>