Biology

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

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Italian fishermen blame dolphins for stealing their fish and squid

They may be among the most appealing of marine mammals, but dolphins are being blamed by Italian fishermen for eating too many fish and wrecking their livelihoods.<p>In the azure waters off Sicily, fishing crews say they have seen a drastic reduction in the number of fish and squid they are able to …

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New findings about dinosaurs go against 130 years of science

The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten — and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature, hint that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern, and …

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Quantum computing

Quantum computers are big news, each week brings reports of fresh advances in stability and power. But for many people, the quantum world is …

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Researchers create self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell

While the cell was exposed to sunlight, an initial dose of "food" was added to the chamber to stimulate growth of the heterotrophic bacteria. Through …

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If You Want to Live Longer Get a Dog

Source: Racchlo photo - Creative Commons License<p>Our health-conscious society is always looking for ways to improve our longevity. The usual …

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What Dung Beetles Can Teach Us About Sexual Difference

Picture a lion: The male has a luxuriant mane, the female doesn’t. This is a classic example of what biologists call sexual dimorphism—the two sexes …

Genetics

Earth - How the Tasmanian devil has responded to infectious cancers

The name "Tasmanian devil" may bring up images of cartoon tornados and scattered debris. The Warner Brothers character Taz was portrayed as dim-witted, destructive and wacky. But real Tasmanian devils are anything but.<p>"They all have very unique personalities," says Abram Tompkins, supervisor at …

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Bedbugs beware: New research may beat back bedbug epidemic

A new biopesticide developed by Penn State scientists has the potential to turn the bedbug control market on its ear, thanks to a robust …

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Biologists say wolf spiders have a wider range of personality than once believed

Charming might not be the best way to describe a spider, but researchers at the University of Cincinnati are finding a wide spectrum of personality …

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We Just Found a New Frog in Ecuador It is Spectacular

Biologists studying a threatened species of South American rain frog ended up discovering an entirely different species of rain frog, and presumably …

Inverse

Why would beetles want to look, act and smell like army ants? To eat them, of course

Army ant colonies are home to a treasure trove of raided food and helpless juveniles that other insects would love to feed on. But one does not simply walk into an army ant colony and start eating.<p>Ill-prepared intruders would face swarms of aggressive ants eager to defend their nest. That’s why …

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Protein discovery points to potential blood test for all cancers

Developing a blood test that can detect cancer has been a major area of research for scientists in recent years. Early detection is key in helping …

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The One Habit That Puts a Lot of Science Research Into Question

Mice have been integral to uncovering some major modern scientific mysteries, ranging from PTSD, cocaine addiction, aging reversal, and more.<p>But a …

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After 130 Years, We Might Have to Completely Redraw the Dinosaur Family Tree

We're in for a major shake-up.<p>Scientists are claiming that the classification of two major dinosaur groups has been wrong for over a century, and if …

Science Alert

DIY robotics kit gives STEM students tools to automate biology and chemistry experiments

Bioengineers combined a Lego Mindstorms system (left) with a motorized pipette (center) for dropping fluids, allowing for simple experiments like …

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We might have to completely redraw the dinosaur family tree

Normally the dinosaurian world is rocked by a new fossil -– the biggest, fastest, or toothiest. But the latest dinosaur research threatens to change …

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Why sperm need to go backwards to reach the egg

A sperm's tail creates a rhythm that pushes the sperm forward, but also pulls the head backwards and sideways. It looks "jerky" but works well.

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The evolutionary and phylogeographic history of woolly mammoths: a comprehensive mitogenomic analysis

Article |<p>Open<p>Dan Chang<br>• , Michael Knapp<br>• , Jacob Enk<br>• , Sebastian Lippold<br>• , Martin Kircher<br>• , Adrian Lister<br>• , Ross D. E. MacPhee<br>• , Christopher Widga<br>• , Paul …

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Carleton prof finds evolutionary clues in nature's 'bloopers'

'They actually tell us a lot about the way evolution works,' says Andrew Simons<p>Nature is full of wonders, but it's not perfect.<p>That's where Andrew …

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Table of contents : Nature Chemical Biology

Current issue<p>ISSUE<p>Previous<p>April 2017, Volume 13No4pp339-450<p>Commentary<br>• Research Highlights<br>• News and Views<br>• Review<br>• Brief Communications<br>• Articles<p>About the …

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Biopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance in bedbugs

A fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide …

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Could we trick the brain to stop tinnitus?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tinnitus is the perception of sound (for example ringing, buzzing, whooshing or humming) in the absence of any external sound source.<p>Tinnitus can be constant or intermittent, steady or pulsating. It might be perceived in one ear or both, or in the middle of the head. Some people may even …

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After the epigenome: The epitranscriptome

After genetics, and epigenetics, the epitranscriptome might offer new answers to some diseases<p>Our genome is made up of 6,000 million pieces of DNA …

Genetics

Is Anyone Going to Save the Endangered Killer Whales in Puget Sound Before It's Too Late?

Is Anyone Going to Save the Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales in Puget Sound Before It's Too Late? by Christopher FrizzelleIn September of …

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Why your diet may be bad for your gut bacteria

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ microbes, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

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What Do Your Sexual Fantasies Say About You?

When faced with the question “What turns you on?” almost all of us have the same answer: I’m turned on by someone who’s smart, funny, well dressed, creative, successful, <i>blah blah blah</i>. And sure, all of those things are stimulating, but that’s only half the story—frankly, the really boring half. But …

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Mexico-sized algae bloom in the Arabian Sea connected to climate change

Talk of climate change probably evokes images of rising sea levels or hotter temperatures, but what about algae blooms? Scientists have made a direct …

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Is the Brain More Powerful Than We Thought? Here Comes the Science

If you’ve ever played around with an old music amplifier, you probably know what a firing neuron sounds like.<p>A sudden burst of static? Check. A rapid …

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New Alzheimer's test can predict age when disease will appear

Test based on 31 genetic markers could be used to calculate any individual’s yearly risk for onset of disease<p>Scientists have developed a new genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk that can be used to predict the age at which a person will develop the disease.<p>A high score on the test, which is based on …

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