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The 165-million-year-old fossil of Microdocodon gracilis, a tiny, shrew-like animal, shows the earliest example of modern hyoid bones in mammal evolution. The hyoid bones link the back of the mouth, or pharynx, to the openings of the esophagus and...
A molecular "trick" that kept our ancient ancestors from starving may now be contributing to the obesity epidemic, a new study finds. In starvation times, researchers say, animals were more likely to survive if they could hoard and stretch...
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by a group of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, that possibility might not be far out of reach. The group describes the technology in Applied Physics...
A group of scientists led by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons has achieved the first two-qubit gate between atom qubits in silicon -- a major milestone on the team's quest to build an atom-scale quantum...
Every year, robots get more and more life-like. Solar-powered bees fly on lithe wings, humanoids stick backflips, and teams of soccer bots strategize how to dribble, pass, and score. And, the more researchers discover about how living creatures...
Low doses of radiation equivalent to three CT scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-capable cells a competitive advantage over normal cells in healthy tissue, scientists have discovered. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of...
The ice sheet covering West Antarctica is at risk of sliding off into the ocean. While further ice-sheet destabilisation in other parts of the continent may be limited by a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the slow, yet...
The world is filled with millions upon millions of distinct smells, but how mammals' brains evolved to tell them apart is something of a mystery. Now, two neuroscientists from the Salk Institute and UC San Diego have discovered that...
Through behavioral experiments and real-time recording of the female mosquito brain, a team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Washington, has discovered how the mosquito brain integrates signals from two of its sensory systems --...
University of Calgary researchers are the first to discover a previously unidentified cell population in the pericardial fluid found inside the sac around the heart. The discovery could lead to new treatments for patients with injured hearts. The...

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