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Evolution of Human Generosity

Recently, a team of scientists at UC Santa Barbara conducted a series of computer simulations designed to test whether it was....

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Do Endurance Athletes Have a Genetic Edge?

Physiologist Tejvir Khurana of the University of Pennsylvania and his colleagues believe they have linked the absence of Gene IL-15Ra to athletic endurance....

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New Way to Store Sun's Heat: Modified Carbon Nanotubes Can Store Solar Energy Indefinitely, Then Be Recharged by Exposure to the Sun

A novel application of carbon nanotubes, developed by MIT researchers, shows promise as an innovative approach to storing solar energy for use whenever it's needed.

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Experts Baffled by Mysterious Underground Chambers

There are more than 700 curious tunnel networks in Bavaria, but their purpose remains a mystery. Were they built as graves for the souls of the dead....

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Epigenetic 'Memory' Key to Nature Versus Nurture

Researchers at the John Innes Centre have made a discovery, reported this evening (24 July) in Nature, that explains how an organism....

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Girls Sweep Googles First Science Fair

An inspiring report of three American girls who won Google’s first Science Fair, with amazing projects and discoveries.

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Space-Time Cloak Possible, Could Make Events Disappear?

It's no illusion: Science has found a way to make not just objects but entire events disappear, experts say.

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BPA-Exposed Male Deer Mice Are Demasculinized and Undesirable to Females, New Study Finds

The latest research from the University of Missouri shows that BPA causes male deer mice to become demasculinized and....

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Scientist Fund Raise for Research Online

In May of 2010, biologists Jennifer Calkins and Jennifer Gee at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA wanted to begin collecting data about....

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Neural Signature of 'Mental Time Travel': Memories Formed in the Same Context Become Linked, Evidence Shows

Neural Signature of 'Mental Time Travel': Memories Formed in the Same Context Become Linked, Evidence Shows

Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University....

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