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Scientists discover how mosquito brains integrate diverse sensory cues to find a host — ScienceDaily

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…

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Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world’s smallest ant — ScienceDaily

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms…

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Jurassic fossil shows how early mammals could swallow like their modern descendants — ScienceDaily

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…

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New research in mice helps to understand the risks around exposure to low doses of radiation, such as CT scans and X-rays — ScienceDaily

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,…

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By keeping the brain in sync, these long-hypothesized but never-found neurons help rodents to detect subtle sensations — ScienceDaily

By measuring the fast electrical spikes of individual neurons in the touch region of the brain, Brown University neuroscientists have discovered a new type of…

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Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot — ScienceDaily

Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa…

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Research corrects decades of data and suggests that ocean warming occurred in a much more homogenous way — ScienceDaily

Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the…

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Aquilarhinus palimentus, or ‘shovel-chinned eagle nose’, is a new species of primitive hadrosaurid that lived 80 million years ago in Texas — ScienceDaily

The most complete skull of a duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park, Texas, is revealed in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology as a new…

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Joshua trees facing extinction — ScienceDaily

They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won’t survive much past this century….

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Vast majority of dietary supplements don’t improve heart health or put off death, study finds — ScienceDaily

In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that almost…

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