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New to Nature No 125: Miniopterus maghrebensis

What was once thought to be a single species of bat turns out to be a complex of similar species, including this one from north Africa<p>Many would assume that the kinds of living mammals are completely known or nearly so, but they would be wrong. Not only has the number of known mammals steadily …

Scientists find evidence of 'oceans’ at Earth's centre

In a discovery that could explain why water covers so much of our planet's surface, scientists find evidence of vast underground “oceans” trapped hundreds of miles beneath the Earth's surface<p>These huge hidden reservoirs, which may represent nearly three times the water on the world’s surface, would …

Earth Science

Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria

So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious?<p>Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately cleanable," and could therefore harbor dangerous …

Researchers unearth largest Silurian vertebrate to date—meter long Megamastax

A team of researchers working at China's Kuanti formation has unearthed the largest known example of a jawed vertebrate from the early Dvonian, …

Dinosaurs Were 'In The Middle' Of Warm-Blooded And Cold-Blooded, Scientists Say

By Will Dunham<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The hot question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals or cold blooded like reptiles, fish and amphibians finally has a good answer.<p>Dinosaurs, for eons Earth's dominant land animals until being wiped out by an asteroid 65 million years …

Why do fireflies light up?

A firefly’s familiar glow is caused by a chemical reaction. Explanation here, plus many wonderful firefly photos.<p>Fireflies are sometimes called</i> …

Nature

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Our public media colleagues over at KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, have a fascinating two-part report on the efforts of schools in the Los Angeles area to address the effects of "toxic stress" on student learning.<p>"As researchers work to solve one of the most persistent problems in public …

Real-Time Wastewater Analysis Shows What Drugs Are Being Used Where

Drugs have been found in wastewater around the world.<p>When people take drugs, they end up in the water, either unchanged or broken down into specific metabolites. Increasingly, water can be tested to gauge how much drug use is going on in an area, and a new study shows that the level of illegal …

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in food products for the first time

"Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in food products for the first time"<br>This headline is absolutely **NOT** correct!<br>I'm an undergraduate student …

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Malaria

After six years of trying, scientists have discovered a way to genetically modify mosquitoes so they produce sperm that will only conceive male …

Public Health

Proteins causing daytime sleepiness tied to bone formation, target for osteoporosis

Orexin proteins, which are blamed for spontaneous daytime sleepiness, also play a crucial role in bone formation, according to findings by UT …

12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World

As history has repeatedly shown, political systems come and go. Given our rapid technological and social advances, it's a trend we can expect to …

El Nino is ‘already here’

For the last few months, climatologists around the world have been warning that El Nino conditions may soon emerge, and now a Professor from the University of Southern Queensland says that the phenomenon is already with us.<p>El Nino is the slight warming of the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Although …

Malacanang eyes P2.6-trillion 2015 budget

MANILA - President Aquino will most likely submit his proposed national budget for 2015 to Congress after his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on …

The Tech Industry's God Complex Is Getting Out Of Control

The Greeks had a word for this, I thought, as I worked my way through Marc Andreessen’s most recent epic tweet storm.<p>The venture capitalist — who has suddenly begun treating Twitter as his own personal pulpit for delivering Silicon Valley’s version of the Sermon from the Mount — was explaining to …

'Social discovery' is not about making friends. It's about sex, narcissism, & gossip

“Social networking is what your social life looks like today, and social discovery is what your social life might look like tomorrow,” said ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas during his opening remarks at Wednesday’s Glimpse Social Discovery conference.<p>In simpler terms: Social discovery is an …

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

A tiny country with little space to spare looks to its water reservoirs to expand its use of renewable energy.<p>There isn’t much extra space in Singapore, since the entire country is smaller than New York City and fully developed. So when the government decided to install more solar power to help …

Data And Your Doctor Are Coming Together To Revolutionize Health Care

What data can tell us about how to treat patients is about to explode. Combine that revolution with the human intuition of doctors, and treatment is going to get better, more personalized, and more effective.<p>Considering your own medical data, try answering a few questions:<p>What was your blood …

UN: S Sudan children face starvation

More than 50,000 children in South Sudan face death from disease and hunger, the United Nations has warned while seeking over $1bn to support those hit by six months of civil war.<p>"The consequences could be dire: 50,000 children could die this year if they do not get assistance," UN aid chief for …

Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood – 'sublime beauty, unimaginable horror'

Justin Marozzi's new book is the first English-language history of Baghdad for nearly 80 years. The previous history was subtitled "City of Peace", a tag without a hint of irony, taking the name by which the city by the Tigris was known to its first inhabitants. Marozzi's additional subtitle – city …

Israel detains scores in West Bank as fears grow for missing teenagers

Israel's military has arrested about 80 Palestinians in the West Bank, including members of Hamas, as part of efforts to locate three teenagers believed to have been abducted in the territory while hitchhiking home.<p>Fears were growing for the teenagers, one a US citizen, after the Israeli army said …

Pope Francis: 'The Mental Structure Of Fundamentalists Is Violence In The Name Of God'

Pope Francis said a lot in his recent interview with Spanish-language magazine La Vanguardia. The interview<p><b>Here are 8 of the most powerful quotes:</b><p><b>On fundamentalism</b><p>"A fundamentalist group, although it may not kill anyone, although it may not strike anyone, is violent. The mental structure of …