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Top Science News
October 25, 2016

A new publication on the bird-like dinosaur Avimimus, from the late-Cretaceous suggests they were gregarious, social animals -- evidence that flies in the face of the long-held mysticism surrounding ... read more
Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the symbolic and significant milestone of 400 parts per million for the first time in 2015 and surged again to new records ... read more
One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the tree of life. The ... read more
Scientists and engineers recently made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in an Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Plasma ... read more
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Health News
October 25, 2016

New AAP guidelines say parents not only need to pay attention to the amount of time children spend on digital media -- but also how, when and where they use ... read more
We might not think of our circadian clock until we are jetlagged, but scientists continue to puzzle over what drives our biological timepiece. Now, a study has found that variations in surrounding ... read more
Thousands of new immune system signals have been uncovered with potential implications for immunotherapy, autoimmune diseases and vaccine ... read more
Dozens of dangerous gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices, like smartphones and tablets, according to a new ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
October 25, 2016

As the search for a hypothetical, unseen planet far, far beyond Neptune's orbit continues, new research provides additional support for the possible existence of such a world and narrows the range of ... read more
Engineers are developing cheap, energy-efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles from silicon in diatomaceous earth. The research could lead to the development of ultra-high capacity ... read more
Droplets in space can grow freakishly large and bounce off nonwetting surfaces in truly unearthly ways. Astronauts frequently encounter huge droplets, and Scott Kelly recently demonstrated their ... read more
A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk -- a ... read more
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Environment News
October 25, 2016

Snakes lost their limbs over 100 million years ago, but scientists have struggled to identify the genetic changes involved. A new paper sheds some light on the process, describing a stretch of DNA ... read more
Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations such as Neanderthals and Denisovans were likely more complex than previously thought, involving interbreeding within ... read more
Testosterone. It’s often lauded as the hormone that makes males bigger, bolder, stronger. Now a pair of studies has identified one group of animals, the meerkats of the southern tip of Africa, in ... read more
Wolves in Canada, lions in the Serengeti or fishermen in the Southern Ocean, either hunt alone keeping the spoils to themselves or in packs sharing the bounty with others. Deciding whether to tell ... read more
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Society/Education News
October 25, 2016

Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, the simple addition of formaldehyde ... read more
Annual healthcare costs and lost earnings in the United States from low-level but daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly found in plastic ... read more
A new study is among the first to look at why women are more represented in some STEM fields than others. Their conclusion: a masculine culture is ... read more
More aridity is sending thousands of square miles up in flames, report investigators. According to the study, since 1984 heightened temperatures and resulting aridity have caused fires to spread ... read more
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