Category: Science

Category: Science

The octopus' brain and the human brain share the same 'jumping genes'

The octopus' brain and the human brain share the same 'jumping genes'

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The octopus is an exceptional organism with an extremely complex brain and cognitive abilities that are unique among invertebrates. So much so that in some ways it has more in common with vertebrates than
Giant bacteria found in Guadeloupe mangroves challenge traditional concepts

Giant bacteria found in Guadeloupe mangroves challenge traditional concepts

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At first glance, the slightly murky waters in the tube look like a scoop of stormwater, complete with leaves, debris, and even lighter threads in the mix. But in the Petri dish, the thin vermicelli-like
What did Megalodon eat? Anything it wanted — including other predators.

What did Megalodon eat? Anything it wanted — including other predators.

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New Princeton research shows that prehistoric megatooth sharks — the biggest sharks that ever lived — were apex predators at the highest level ever measured. Megatooth sharks get their name
Robotic lightning bugs take flight

Robotic lightning bugs take flight

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Fireflies that light up dusky backyards on warm summer evenings use their luminescence for communication — to attract a mate, ward off predators, or lure prey. These glimmering bugs also sparked
Once seen as fleeting, a new solar tech proves its lasting power

Once seen as fleeting, a new solar tech proves its lasting power

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Princeton Engineering researchers have developed the first perovskite solar cell with a commercially viable lifetime, marking a major milestone for an emerging class of renewable energy technology. The
Engineers create single-step, all-in-one 3D printing method to make robotic materials

Engineers create single-step, all-in-one 3D printing method to make robotic materials

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A team of UCLA engineers and their colleagues have developed a new design strategy and 3D printing technique to build robots in one single step. A study that outlined the advance, along with the construction
Newly documented population of polar bears in Southeast Greenland sheds light on the species' future in a warming Arctic

Newly documented population of polar bears in Southeast Greenland sheds light on the species' future in a warming Arctic

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Scientists have documented a previously unknown subpopulation of polar bears living in Southeast Greenland. The polar bears survive with limited access to sea ice by hunting from freshwater ice that pours
Biochemistry researchers repair and regenerate heart muscle cells

Biochemistry researchers repair and regenerate heart muscle cells

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Researchers at the University of Houston are reporting a first-of-its-kind technology that not only repairs heart muscle cells in mice but also regenerates them following a heart attack, or myocardial
Watching the death of a rare giant star

Watching the death of a rare giant star

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A University of Arizona-led team of astronomers has created a detailed, three-dimensional image of a dying hypergiant star. The team, led by UArizona researchers Ambesh Singh and Lucy Ziurys, traced the
To find a planet, look for the signatures of planet formation

To find a planet, look for the signatures of planet formation

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Finding forming planets is a tough but important job for astronomers: Only three planets have ever been discovered caught in the process of forming, and the most recent of these was found just weeks ago. Evan
No signs (yet) of life on Venus

No signs (yet) of life on Venus

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The unusual behaviour of sulphur in Venus’ atmosphere cannot be explained by an ‘aerial’ form of extra-terrestrial life, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of
Wandering star disrupts stellar nursery

Wandering star disrupts stellar nursery

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From a zoomed out, distant view, star-forming cloud L483 appears normal. But when a Northwestern University-led team of astrophysicists zoomed in closer and closer, things became weirder and weirder. As
Scientists release first analysis of rocks plucked from speeding asteroid

Scientists release first analysis of rocks plucked from speeding asteroid

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After a six-year journey, a plucky spacecraft called Hayabusa2 zinged back into Earth’s atmosphere in late 2020 and landed deep in the Australian outback. When researchers from the Japanese space
Astronomers may have detected a 'dark' free-floating black hole

Astronomers may have detected a 'dark' free-floating black hole

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Black holes, by their nature, are invisible unless part of a stellar binary or surrounded by an accretion disk. Most stellar-sized black holes aren’t, but astronomers have been searching for them
The Earth moves far under our feet: A new study shows the inner core oscillates

The Earth moves far under our feet: A new study shows the inner core oscillates

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USC scientists have found evidence that the Earth’s inner core oscillates, contradicting previously accepted models that suggested it consistently rotates at a faster rate than the planet’s
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