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Dogs and Wolves Have a Sense of Fair Play

Researchers have found that dogs and wolves have a sense of fair play that, in dogs at least, predates domestication. Thus, it's not a trait that dogs...

Published: 2017-06-11 02:54 0

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Saving Self-Driving Cars From Traffic Jams

It's likely that in the future, more and more self-driving cars will be cruising the streets. Thus, it's logical to assume that these cars of the futu...

Published: 2017-06-11 00:34 0

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Mother Bear Cuts Off Access to Dracula's Castle

Poenari Castle, better known as Dracula's castle, has something potentially more terrifying than the famous vampire. A female brown bear protecting he...

Published: 2017-06-10 20:29 0

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Eating Softshell Turtles is Likely Spreading Cholera in China

Softshell turtles, a delicacy in China, may have something to do with potentially deadly cholera outbreaks in the country. The cholera pathogen Vibr...

Published: 2017-06-10 18:42 0

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Failed and Dead Stars: Scientists Discover a Rare Binary System

Astronomers have come across something of a rare find: a binary system consisting of a failed star and a dead star. Failed stars are more commonly kn...

Published: 2017-06-10 08:13 0

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The Mystery of the Walking Fish

Video footage of a walking fish has scientists scratching their heads and scrambling for answers. Emeric Benhalassa was on a night dive in Bali, Indo...

Published: 2017-06-10 02:57 0

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Discovery of the Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Rewrites Human History

The oldest Homo sapiens fossils yet will make us rethink everything we thought we knew about the origin of our species. An archaeological site in Mor...

Published: 2017-06-08 09:13 0

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Astronomers Discover the Hottest Planet Yet

The hottest planet we know of to date is nearly thrice the size of Jupiter and even hotter than many stars. Thus, to call this celestial body a “plane...

Published: 2017-06-08 06:43 0

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Shape-Shifting Food That's Both Entertaining and Practical

From 2D to 3D[Photo by Michael Indresano Photography] A team of MIT researchers created shape-shifting food that can transform upon immersion in wate...

Published: 2017-06-05 21:11 0

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Gene Therapy Can Switch Off Asthma and Other Severe Allergies

Gene therapy can give you lifelong protection against the worst of your allergies. This treatment relies mainly on the immune response that gives ri...

Published: 2017-06-04 08:55 0

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Faceless Fish Reappears After a Hundred Years

A faceless fish that made its appearance only once over a hundred years ago has reappeared off the east coast of Australia. Apparently, researchers w...

Published: 2017-06-04 05:53 0

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Airbnb Hosts are More Likely to Discriminate Against People With Disabilities

How welcome will you be at Airbnb's listings? Researchers have found that Airbnb hosts are more likely to turn people with disabilities away. This h...

Published: 2017-06-04 03:54 0

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The Weird Trees That Lean Toward the Equator

There are weird trees all over the globe, but the Cook pine tree is certainly something else. Trees aren't strangers to strangeness. Strange trees p...

Published: 2017-06-04 00:41 0

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Citizen Scientists Discover a Nearby Brown Dwarf

Thanks to a new citizen science tool, citizen scientists were able to pinpoint something that professional scientists missed. It turns out that a col...

Published: 2017-06-03 21:05 0

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Artificial Intelligence May be Unbeatable by 2060, Experts Say

There's a 50% chance that we won't be able to beat artificial intelligence (AI) at anything anymore in 45 years. A survey of 352 AI researchers and e...

Published: 2017-06-03 18:22 0

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Are These Greek Villagers Genetically Immune to Cardiovascular Disease?

Something in the genetic makeup of Greek villagers protects them from cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is rare in two remote villages on the Gre...

Published: 2017-06-02 19:04 0

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Space Travel May Do Interesting Things to Bacteria

Scientists have found that certain types of bacteria seem to be a little too well-suited for space travel. This can pose some danger to astronauts, wh...

Published: 2017-06-01 07:37 0

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Workplace Air Quality Contributes to Job Performance

How does air quality at the office affect productivity?[Photo by Benjamin Child] Good workplace air quality can help employees improve their producti...

Published: 2017-06-01 02:43 0

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Is the Antikythera Mechanism an Ancient Computer?

One of the gears of the mechanism[Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images] The Antikythera mechanism has been the stuff of a lot of theories—some...

Published: 2017-05-31 10:07 0

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Are Scientists Making Animal Trafficking Worse?

The Chinese cave gecko is an endangered species that has become popular among poachers.[Photo by Eugene Shanhizy] Animal trafficking of endangered sp...

Published: 2017-05-28 08:22 0

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Google AI AlphaGo Retires After Beating World No. 1

After reaching the pinnacle of success this week, the Google AI AlphaGo is now retiring. AlphaGo beat the world champion of Go, an ancient Chinese bo...

Published: 2017-05-28 06:52 0

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Why We Should Keep Great White Sharks Out of Captivity

Though other kinds of sharks and marine life can take to life in captivity quite well, great white sharks can't for a number of reasons. Aquariums ar...

Published: 2017-05-28 05:16 0

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Parents' Tech Obsession and Badly-Behaved Kids

Parents with a tech obsession may be raising children that frequently display negative behavior. There are a lot of reasons why children may behave b...

Published: 2017-05-28 03:20 0

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Critically Endangered Species Only Has Three Individuals Left

There are only three Yangtze giant softshell turtles, a critically endangered species, left in the world. The Yangtze giant softshell turtle is the l...

Published: 2017-05-27 22:47 0

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Learning to Read Can Transform the Adult Brain

Learning to read as an adult can have remarkable effects on the brain, even on the parts that have nothing to do with reading. Neuroplasticity refers...

Published: 2017-05-27 20:27 0

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Learning to Read Can Transform the Adult Brain

Learning to read as an adult can have remarkable effects on the brain, even on the parts that have nothing to do with reading. Neuroplasticity refers...

Published: 2017-05-27 20:27 0

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Was Early Earth Shaped Like a Donut?

Did Earth once look like a donut?[Photo by Thomas Kelley] Early Earth wasn't so much a planet as a donut-shaped formation of vaporized rock called sy...

Published: 2017-05-27 05:48 0

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This Monkey Mafia is Running a Ransom Racket

A monkey mafia composed of long-tailed macaques has claimed an Indonesian temple as their territory. Macaques at Uluwatu Temple on the island of Bal...

Published: 2017-05-27 01:14 0

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Why We Should Leave Baby Seals Alone

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns beachgoers against approaching baby seals for photographs. It's that time of the yea...

Published: 2017-05-26 23:15 0

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Moral Dilemmas in the Digital Age

Researchers have determined how smartphones and PCs impact our judgment when dealing with moral dilemmas. Smartphone users are more likely to be more...

Published: 2017-05-26 21:35 0

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