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Mosquitoes wing it: New research shows how

The unique mechanisms involved in mosquito flight have been shared for the first time in a new collaboration, which could inform future aerodynamic innovations,…
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Finding faces in a crowd: Context is key when looking for small things in images

Spotting a face in a crowd, or recognizing any small or distant object within a large image, is a major challenge for computer vision…
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What happens in the living cell?

The plasma membrane serves as a major hub for signal cascades to control crucial cellular processes. But it is a fluid medium, which makes…
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Medication history for patients on blood thinners is critical to EMS

One change to field triage guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) responding to older adults with head trauma could make a ‘clinically important improvement…
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Brain’s ‘GPS’ does a lot more than just navigate

The part of the brain that creates mental maps of one’s environment plays a much broader role in memory and learning than was previously…
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New dinosaur species sheds light on evolution, provides facial makeover for tyrannosaurs

Scientists have discovered a new relative of T. rex that is the geologically youngest species of the lineage called Daspletosaurus, the ‘frightful lizards’. The…
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Blind tadpoles learn visually with eyes grafted onto tail, neurotransmitter drug treatment

Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that…
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Bad cold? If you’re lonely, it may feel worse

A new study showed people who feel lonely are likely to report more severe symptoms from the common cold.

Modern alchemy creates luminescent iron molecules

Scientists have made the first iron-based molecule capable of emitting light. This could contribute to the development of affordable and environmentally friendly materials for…
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Nanomagnets for future data storage

A new method for depositing single magnetizable atoms onto a surface has been developed by scientists. This is especially interesting for the development of…
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Study: Parents’ educational and income levels (not breastfeeding per se) account for the brain development gains in breastfed children

Study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding (CNN): “While the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants…
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Climate change’s toll on mental health

When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate…
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