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New research in Science Advances is uncovering the vital role that Precambrian-eon microbes may have played in two of the early Earth's biggest mysteries. University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers, and collaborators from the universities of Alberta, Tübingen, Autònoma...
Biodiversity across the globe could be in a worse state than previously thought as current biodiversity assessments fail to take into account the long-lasting impact of abrupt land changes, a new study has warned. The study by PhD graduate...
A Columbia University study in fruit flies has identified serotonin as a chemical that triggers the body's startle response, the automatic deer-in-the-headlights reflex that freezes the body momentarily in response to a potential threat. Today's study reveals that...
The world’s insects are headed down the path of extinction with more than 40 per cent of insect species in decline according to the first global scientific review, published in early 2019. Intensive agriculture is the main driver, particularly...
Researchers revealed that the newly discovered black hole has a mass 70 times greater than the mass of the sun. The discovery of the huge black hole named LB-1 by the Chinese-led team that discovered it has toppled that assumption. Professor...
Children's average daily time spent watching television or using a computer or mobile device increased from 53 minutes at age 12 months to more than 150 minutes at 3 years, according to an analysis by researchers at the...
For decades, scientists have speculated about the origin of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from celestial regions that host black holes and neutron stars -- the most mysterious objects in the universe. Astrophysicists believe that this high-energy radiation -- which...
Over the course of several months, researchers in Israel created Escherichia coli strains that consume CO2 for energy instead of organic compounds. This achievement in synthetic biology highlights the incredible plasticity of bacterial metabolism and could provide the...
Some of the same mutations allowing humans to fend off deadly infections also make us more prone to certain inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn's disease. In a Review published November 27 in the journal Trends in...
An international team of paleontologists discovered the oldest known ancestor of the comma shrimp, a species that is still abundant today, in a cache of 90-million-year-old fossils in South America. The hundreds of exceptionally well-preserved specimens at the site...

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