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Top Science News
May 21, 2019

New research finds that bonobo mothers take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. This way bonobo mothers increase their sons' chance of fatherhood ... read more
Synthetic biologists have hacked bacterial sensing with a plug-and-play system that could be used to mix-and-match tens of thousands of sensory inputs and genetic ... read more
Computer simulations provide compelling evidence that an insulating layer of gas hydrates could keep a subsurface ocean from freezing beneath Pluto's icy ... read more
The stark difference between the Moon's heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the Earth-facing nearside has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, new evidence about the Moon's ... read more
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Health News
May 21, 2019

Neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that helps break complex decisions down into smaller pieces. The study sheds light on how the brain reasons about probable causes of failure after a ... read more
Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, ... read more
Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according to a new ... read more
People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a new study. The difference occurred even though ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
May 21, 2019

Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do -- take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill ... read more
Our brains have a remarkable knack for picking out individual voices in a noisy environment, like a crowded coffee shop or a busy city street. This ... read more
A new invention uses magnets to record computer data which consume virtually zero energy, solving the dilemma of how to create faster data processing ... read more
A team of scientists has created a bowl-shaped electrode with 'hot edges' which can efficiently convert carbon dioxide from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals, helping combat the climate ... read more
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Environment News
May 21, 2019

Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new ... read more
Researchers have uncovered a specialized population of skin cells that coordinate tail regeneration in frogs. These 'Regeneration-Organizing Cells' help to explain one of the great mysteries of ... read more
In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new ... read more
Bedbugs -- some of the most unwanted human bed-mates -- have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time as ... read more
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Society/Education News
May 21, 2019

A survey of plastic pollution on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory's beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic debris. The study estimated ... read more
As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread disruption of road networks. ... read more
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on ... read more
Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, according to a new ... read more
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