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New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost -- no public health ...
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that ...
Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than ...
Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study ...
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Average Body Temperature Among Healthy Adults Declined Over the Past Two Decades

In the nearly two centuries since German physician Carl Wunderlich established 98.6°F as the standard 'normal' body temperature, it has been used by parents and doctors alike as the ...

Using a Volcano's Eruption 'Memory' to Forecast Dangerous Follow-on Explosions

Stromboli, the 'lighthouse of the Mediterranean', is known for its low-energy but persistent explosive eruptions, behaviour that is known scientifically as Strombolian activity. ...

Researchers Map Genomes of Agricultural 'Monsters'

Biologists are unlocking the genomes of creepy agricultural pests like screwworms that feast on livestock from the inside out and thrips that transmit viruses to ...

Astronomers Discover Activity on Distant Planetary Object

A team of astronomers, earlier this year announced their discovery of activity emanating from Centaur 2014 OG392, a planetary object first found in 2014. As a result of the team's discovery, the ...

Artificial Intelligence-Based Algorithm for the Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

In a recent study, scientists employed machine-learning algorithms to classify fMRI ...

Secrets of 'Smasher Shrimp' Property Ladder Revealed

Mantis shrimps carefully survey burrows before trying to evict rivals, new research ...

Paracetamol Poisonings Up

In 2003, the painkiller paracetamol became available in Switzerland in tablets with a higher dose of the active ingredient. This correlates with an increase in cases of paracetamol poisoning in the ...

Genetic Analysis System Yields New Insights Into Bacterial Pneumonia

A team of infectious disease researchers has developed a new method to identify virulence genes in Streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia. Using this technique in a mouse ...

Device Takes Us Closer to High-Performing Wearable and Eco-Disposable AI Electronics

Engineers have unveiled a device with unique functionality that could signal the dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics, including next-generation wearables and eco-disposable ...

Weak Equivalence Principle Violated in Gravitational Waves

New research proves theoretically that the Weak Equivalence Principle can be violated by quantum particles in gravitational waves - the ripples in spacetime caused by colossal events such as merging ...

Climate Change Drives Plants to Extinction in the Black Forest in Germany

Climate change is leaving its mark on the bog complexes of the German Black Forest. Due to rising temperatures and longer dry periods, two plant species have gone extinct over the last 40 years. The ...

An Artificial Cell on a Chip

Researchers have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells. Using microfluidic technology, they produce miniature polymeric reaction containers ...

Specific and Rapid Expansion of Blood Vessels

Upon a heart infarct or stroke, rapid restoration of blood flow, and oxygen delivery to the hypo perfused regions is of eminent importance to prevent further damage to heart or brain. Arterial ...

Estrogenic and Anti-Estrogenic Effects of PFASs Could Depend on the Presence of Estrogen

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have received intense scrutiny in recent years because of their persistence in the environment and potential endocrine-disrupting effects. However, their estrogenic ...

Mountain Gorillas Are Good Neighbors Up to a Point

Mountain gorilla groups are friendly to familiar neighbors - provided they stay out of 'core' parts of their territory - new research ...

How Computer Scientists and Marketers Can Create a Better CX With AI

A failure to incorporate behavioral insight into technological developments may undermine consumers' experiences with ...

Coral Researchers Find Link Between Bacterial Genus and Disease Susceptibility

Corals that appear healthy are more prone to getting sick when they're home to too many parasitic bacteria, new research ...

Soil-Powered Fuel Cell Promises Cheap, Sustainable Water Purification

Soil microbial fuel cells proven to be capable of creating energy to filter a person's daily drinking water in Brazil ...

Reforestation Plans in Africa Could Go Awry

An international team publishes the findings of a study on the biogeographical history of sub-Saharan ...

Renewable Energy Targets Can Undermine Sustainable Intentions

Renewable energy targets (RETs) may be too blunt a tool for ensuring a sustainable future, according to new ...

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