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'Cyclops' beetles hint at solution to 'chicken-and-egg' problem in novel trait evolution - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Beetles with cyclops eyes have given Indiana University scientists insight into how new traits may evolve through the recruitment …

Like Humans, Chimps Reward Cooperation and Punish Freeloaders

Although humans love the playful ways and toothy grins of chimpanzees, our primate cousins have the reputation of being competitive, churlish and, at …

Psychology

Sleep makes relearning faster and longer-lasting

Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you've forgotten, even six months later, …

Sleep

Why is the water so green around southern B.C.?

If you've noticed the waters off the shores of southern B.C. looking greener than usual, give yourself a pat on the back for being attuned to the …

Pacific Northwest

Iron found in fossils suggests supernova role in mass dying

The peak concentration occurred about 2.2 million years ago, the same time our early human ancestors, Homo habilis, were chipping tools from stone. …

Universe

'Artificial atom' created in graphene: Scientists have created tiny quantum dots in graphene

Scientists have created tiny quantum dots in graphene<p>When they are confined to a small space, the behavior of electrons can only be explained by …

Hunt For Alien Life: New ‘Goldilocks’ Factor May Narrow Search For Habitable Planets

In our search for life as we know it on planets beyond our solar system, the first thing astronomers look for is whether the planet lies in the …