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NASA maps inner Milky Way, sees cosmic ‘candy cane’ — ScienceDaily

A feature resembling a candy cane appears at the center of this colorful composite image of our Milky Way galaxy’s central zone. But this is…

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Blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought — ScienceDaily

Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought — according to University of Manchester scientists….

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Distant Milky Way-like galaxies reveal star formation history of the universe — ScienceDaily

A new radio image is covered with dots, each of which is a distant galaxy. The brightest spots are galaxies that are powered by supermassive…

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Forgetfulness might depend on time of day — ScienceDaily

Can’t remember something? Try waiting until later in the day. Researchers identified a gene in mice that seems to influence memory recall at different times…

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Findings do not link similar contact with cats to either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder — ScienceDaily

Ever since humans domesticated the dog, the faithful, obedient and protective animal has provided its owner with companionship and emotional well-being. Now, a study from…

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Researchers determine age for last known settlement by a direct ancestor to modern humans — ScienceDaily

Homo erectus, one of modern humans’ direct ancestors, was a wandering bunch. After the species dispersed from Africa about two million years ago, it colonized…

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Grain traits traced to ‘dark matter’ of rice genome — ScienceDaily

Domesticated rice has fatter seed grains with higher starch content than its wild rice relatives — the result of many generations of preferential seed sorting…

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Engineers calculate the ultimate potential of next-generation solar panels — ScienceDaily

Most of today’s solar panels capture sunlight and convert it to electricity only from the side facing the sky. If the dark underside of a…

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Birds’ seasonal migrations shift earlier as climate changes — ScienceDaily

In what the authors believe is one of the first studies to examine climate change impact on the timing of bird migration on a continental…

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Feeding strategy strongly influences their size cap, but all whales depend on rich ocean resources to be big — ScienceDaily

At 100 feet long and weighing more than 100 tons, blue whales are the largest creatures to have evolved on the planet. Other whales, like…

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