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May 20, 2019

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Engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. ... read more

Toy Transformers and Real-Life Whales Inspire Biohybrid Robot

Researchers create a remote-controlled soft robot that can transform itself to conduct targeted drug delivery against cancer ... read more
While volcanic, igneous rock predominates on Mars, virtually the entire Earth fossil record comes from sedimentary rocks. ... read more
Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic ... read more
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Researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery -- all without cutting ... read more

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

A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. Researchers borrowed molecules from the immune system ... read more

The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps made from birch bark ... read more

In a new study, researchers found that female guppies often choose a mate that physically stands out from the rest of the pack because of a common type of learning called habituation. Through ... read more

Research data on bird sightings finds that 56 different parrot species have been spotted in 43 states, and 25 of those species are now breeding in the wild in 23 different ... read more

When Does Clean Eating Become an Unhealthy Obsession?

Researchers say those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession ... read more

Traces of Crawling in Italian Cave Give Clues to Ancient Humans' Social Behavior

Using multiple methods of analysis, researchers have identified the movements of a group of humans as they explored an Italian cave system during the late Stone ... read more

A New Sensor for Light, Heat and Touch

Inspired by the behavior of natural skin, researchers have developed a sensor that will be suitable for use with electronic skin. It can measure changes in body temperature, and react to both ... read more

Parents Unknown: Mysterious Larvae Found in Panama's Two Oceans

Animals in hard-to-reach places, especially strange, 'unattractive,' animals, may completely escape our attention. We don't know what their role is in the environment. In fact, we ... read more

Researchers have discovered that Pseudomonas bacteria can detect the speed (shear rate) of flow regardless of the force. By linking the flow-detecting gene to one responsible for illumination, they ... read more

Underwater Power Generation

Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction ... read more

A new analysis suggests that the moon is actively shrinking and producing moonquakes along thousands of cliffs called thrust faults spread over the moon's surface. The faults are likely the ... read more

Optical Security: Tunable-Resonator Upconverted Emission Color Printing

Scientists have demonstrated a new optical security element that not only combines microprints with invisible inks, but also makes them ... read more

The smallest pixels yet created -- a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold -- could be used for new types of large-scale ... read more

Studying microscopic worms, scientists have identified a brain circuit that drives repetitive behavior -- providing potential clues for understanding some human psychiatric ... read more

Inspired by a Soft Body of a Leech: A Wall-Climbing Robot

Scientists have successfully developed a leech-shaped robot, 'LEeCH,' which can climb vertical walls. LEeCH is capable of elongating and bending its body without any constraints; just like ... read more

A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical ... read more

Peering Into the Past, Scientists Discover Bacteria Transformed a Viral Threat to Survive

A study reports the first known evidence of bacteria stealing genetic material from their own worst enemy, bacteriophages, and transforming it to ... read more

Scientists have found that on the desolate Antarctic peninsula, nitrogen-rich poop from colonies of penguins and seals enriches the soil so well that it helps create biodiversity hotspots throughout ... read more

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