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Marine Reptile’s Weird Body Armor a Sign of Life’s Great Recovery

Nothing opens up the possibility for evolutionary oddballs to emerge quite like a mass extinction. The worst such catastrophe – the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, about 252 million years ago – so dramatically cut back the world’s biodiversity that the relatively few survivors stepped into an …

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Maths and physics seen as 'irrelevant' and too 'male'

Perceptions that maths and physics are niche and male dominated are putting students off studying them at A level, says Elizabeth Truss MP, who is backing a new campaign to address the "broken pipeline" from GCSE<p>‘Male’, ‘boring’ and ‘irrelevant’ – these were the key words that came out of a focus …

Education

Proteins Could Form The Heart Of New Electronic Gadgets

How protein switches might work in chemical detectors and other electronics<p>Wonder if it will catch on. A new paper, posted on the database arXiv, introduces a name for a new field of research: proteotronics, or the study and development of electronic circuits with proteins as a plug-in …

Protein

Mysterious Kawasaki Disease May Be Carried By The Wind

The researchers say it could be caused by a type of fungal toxin.<p>Kawasaki disease afflicts about 12,000 children per year in Japan. It causes rash and a swollen tongue, and often a high fever. When severe and untreated it can cause swelling of the arteries, which can lead to aneurysms and heart …

Disease

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Snake Species That Went Missing For 78 Years Is Found

A species of snake that was thought to have gone missing for nearly 80 years — or never to have existed in the first place — has been found.<p>The Clarion nightsnake, named for the island it inhabits off Mexico's Pacific coast, had been identified only once, back in 1936 by naturalist William Beebe.<p>He …

Archaeopteryx: X-rays shine new light on mystery 'bird'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1078000/1078313_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524724731_19a3aa11492dd6e3facc632f96a21dbc<p><b>Is it a bird? Is it a dinosaur? Or something in between?</b><p>The feathered limbs of <i>Archaeopteryx</i> have fascinated palaeontologists ever since Charles …

Paleontology

10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics

The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most …