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Mar. 21, 2019 — The world's smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear's facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates' supremacy at this subtle form of communication. It is the ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a way to make a robot composed of many loosely coupled components, or 'particles.' Unlike swarm or modular robots, each component is simple, ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Researchers have designed self-assembling DNA molecules with unprecedented ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Meadows adjacent to high-intensity agricultural areas are home to less than half the number of butterfly species than areas in nature preserves. The number of individuals is even down to one-third of ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Researchers have a new explanation for why those endless days of childhood seemed to last so much longer than they do now -- physics. According to the theory, the apparent temporal discrepancy can be ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Research suggests that 'rogue' waves are occurring less often, but becoming more extreme. Scientists have, for the first time, used long-term data from a wide expanse of ocean to ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models can't explain this ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — New research is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Natural selection predicts that mutualisms -- interactions between members of different species that benefit both parties -- should fall apart. Individuals that gain from the cooperation of others ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Astronomers have discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early spectral data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The first data received from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft in orbit of asteroid Ryugu helps space scientists explore conditions in the early solar system. The space probe gathered vast amounts of images ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Astronomers have found a runaway pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 2.5 million miles an hour -- so fast it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just 6 ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The bird's trek between its breeding grounds in the central and western boreal forest of North America and its winter home in the Amazon Basin is one of the longest songbird migrations recorded. ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — An international team has analyzed eight prehistoric individuals, including the first genome-wide data from a 15,000-year-old Anatolian hunter-gatherer, and found that the first Anatolian farmers ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — New research shows that a critical piece of the butterfly's annual cycle was missing -- the fall ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Women who shared their mother's womb with a male twin are less likely to graduate from high school or college, have earned less by their early 30s, and have lower fertility and marriage rates ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A team has now developed a way to harness seawater -- Earth's most ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Low levels of amyloid-beta and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease, in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study. These findings ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Scientists have discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use those electrons -- using a material that can serve dual roles in electronics, where historically multiple materials have been ... read more

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