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Surprise discovery of Europe’s first cave fish

Researchers have discovered the first European cave fish. A hobby cave diver first sighted the fish, a loach in the genus Barbatula, living in…
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Tiny black holes enable a new type of photodetector for high speed data

Tiny ‘black holes’ on a silicon wafer make for a new type of photodetector that could move more data at lower cost around the…
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Ladies, this is why fertility declines with age

Researchers have discovered a possible new explanation for female infertility. Thanks to cutting-edge microscopy techniques, they observed for the first time a specific defect…
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Photonic crystal and nanowire combo advances ‘photonic integration’

While bigger nanowires can improve light confinement and performance, it increases both energy consumption and device footprint — both of which are considered ‘fatal’…
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Magnetic brain stimulation causes weight loss by making gut bacteria healthier

A new study finds that a noninvasive electromagnetic brain stimulation technique helps obese people lose weight, partly by changing the composition of their intestinal…
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Robot epigenetics: Adding complexity to embodied robot evolution

For the first time, researchers in the field of evolutionary robotics have used physically embodied robots to study epigenetic effects on robot evolution. The…
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Here’s one secret to successful schools that costs nothing

Most factors that help make schools successful cost lots of money — think teachers, technology and textbooks. But a new study suggests one factor…
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Real-world massage is effective treatment for low back pain, study shows

Real-world massage therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain, researchers found in a first study of its kind.

How melanoma tumors form

Researchers have documented in continuous, real time how melanoma cells form tumors. The team report the process is similar to that of breast cancer…
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Rock exposed in World War I trenches offers new fossil find

An unusual fossil find is giving scientists new ideas about how some of the earliest animals on Earth came to dominate the world’s oceans.

Early life antibiotic use linked to inflammatory gut diseases in adulthood

A new research report involving mice shows that antibiotic use very early in life that alters the normal development/growth of gut bacteria, may contribute…
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Close connection between deep currents and climate

The Labrador Sea in the northwestern Atlantic is one of the key regions of the global ocean circulation. Scientists have been operating an array…
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