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Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows.<p>The findings, published in Friday's edition of the …

25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College

College isn't all fun and games (unless you want it to be.) Don't sweat it, though. Take a look at these 25 apps — they'll give you a smoother …

Age, size throw ecosystems out of whack - Futurity

RICE (US) — Experiments with two apex predators, dragonflies and diving beetles, show that changes …

Science Journal Says It'll Publish Negative Results For Free

The move is meant to combat publication bias.<p>You know that "publication bias" in research is bad. Because scientific journals prefer to publish exciting new findings, they tend to reject well done studies that don't have positive results—for example, that certain genes are not correlated with …

Glowing cockroach and social media lacewing in top 10 new species - in pictures

A glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are among the top 10 newly discovered species selected by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. A global committee of taxonomists – scientists responsible …

Macrophages let salamanders replace limbs - Futurity

MONASH U. (AUS) — Salamanders can regrow limbs thanks to their immune systems, which could …

Megapixels: A Parasitic Worm Infects An Ant

In the jungles of Belize last January, entomologist Alex Wild noticed something odd about the trap-jaw ants passing through his outdoor insect photography class: They all had shrunken heads and swollen abdomens. A day after making the observation, Wild and his students came upon an ant with a worm …

Seabird bones reveal effects of ‘big’ fishing - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Bone records show that endangered Hawaiian petrels are eating lower on …

Reversal of the black widow myth

Popular belief is that female Black Widow spiders eat male suitors after mating. New study suggests some male spiders do something similar.<p>The Black …

Saluting 'local heroes of conservation'

Under pressure: Preuss's Red Colobus monkey<p><b>"It smells like a dead body," the customs officer told me, as we opened a crate of smuggled ivory in the cargo terminal at Bangkok airport earlier this year.</b><p>The pieces of tusk were so numerous that a total of 79 elephants had been slaughtered to yield this …

Wildlife

The Most Bizarre, Surprising, and Disgusting Animal Superpowers | WIRED

So far, superheroes are only fictional. But some of their powers already exist in the world, possessed by a whole range of strange species. Some …

The unseen force that drives Ouija boards and fake bomb detectors

This week businessman James McCormick was convicted of fraud after making £50m selling fake bomb detectors to security forces in Iraq and many other …

Home : Nature Status

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Big brains, no fur, sinuses … are these clues to our ancestors' lives as 'aquatic apes'?

It is one of the most unusual evolutionary ideas ever proposed: humans are amphibious apes who lost their fur, started to walk upright and developed …

a good story conveys wonderment

<b>What's a good science story?</b><p>Something that makes me think, "Wow, that's amazing!". That is, stories about exciting new research that reveals some new …