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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Researchers uncover prehistoric art and ornaments from Indonesian ‘Ice Age’

A joint Indonesian-Australian team has unearthed a rare collection of prehistoric art and ‘jewellery’ objects from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, dating in some…
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Android apps can conspire to mine information from your smartphone

Mobile phones have increasingly become the repository for the details that drive our everyday lives. But researchers have recently discovered that the same apps…
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New species evolve faster as mountains form

Mountains, like rainforests, are hotbeds of biodiversity. But scientists aren’t sure why. For years, they’ve thought that it might be related to the new…
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When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too

A toxic environment is known to create health problems for people, but sick people can also create health problems for the environment. Around Kenya’s…
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Exposure to BPA Substitute, BPS, Multiplies Breast Cancer Cells

Bisphenol S (BPS), a substitute for the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the plastic industry, shows the potential for increasing the aggressiveness of breast…
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New indications of gradual decline of dinosaurs before the end of the cretaceous period

The gradual decline of the dinosaurs and pterosaurs presumably came before the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid and the global mass extinction at the…
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Mutant lifestyles: Researchers uncover a potent genetic element in Earth’s smallest life forms

A potent genetic element has been uncovered in Earth’s smallest life forms. A multitude of previously unidentified microorganisms possess a genetic element that enables…
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Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage

Researchers have created a new ‘spray-on’ digital memory using only an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle ink. The device, which is analogous to a…
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Neuroplasticity: Past, Present and Future

— One of Ramón y Cajal’s iconic images, showing a Purkinje neuron with its treelike structure The Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis hosts a…
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Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

Electrical stimulation was used on the spinal cord of a patient in a new study, and combined with intense physical therapy, the man intentionally…
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Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

New nanowire-coated, stretchy, multifunction fibers can be used to stimulate and monitor the spinal cord while subjects are in motion, researchers report.

Stress a common seizure trigger in epilepsy, study affirms

The relationship between stress and seizures has been well documented over the last 50 years. A recent review article looks at the stress-seizure relationship…
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