Biology
Genomic features that make plants good candidates for domestication  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 minutes
New research details how the process of domestication affected the genomes of corn and soybeans. The study looked at sections of crop genomes and compared them to the genomes of... more
Scientists reproduce complete copy of 'anti-tumor antibiotic'  SCIENCE DAILY · 50 minutes
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant bacteria, and have reproduced... more
New discovery in how mammals sense the cold could lead to new pain relief drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 50 minutes
Researchers have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron... more
Freshwater fish species richness has increased in Ohio River Basin since '60s  SCIENCE DAILY · 50 minutes
The taxonomic and trophic composition of freshwater fishes in the Ohio River Basin has changed significantly in recent decades, possibly due to environmental modifications... more
Revealed: The secret superpower that makes C. difficile so deadly  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria -- and possibly others like it -- cause severe disease. more
Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. While it has no demonstrably negative effect on honeybees, it disrupts the growth of bumblebees... more
Plant signals trigger remarkable bacterial transformation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Cycad plant roots release signals into the soil that triggers the transformation of bacteria into its motile form, helping them move to the plant roots and establish a symbiotic partnership. more
Research sheds light on genomic features that make plants good candidates for domestication  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
New research published this week identifies the genomic features that might have made domestication possible for corn and soybeans, two of the... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food -- a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts. Indeed,... more
A new way to 'freeze' cells promises to transform the common cell-freezing practice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Researchers in Japan have demonstrated preserving frozen animal cells without a cryoprotectant agent, relying instead on ultrarapid cooling. more
Study merges big data and zebrafish biology to reveal mechanisms of human disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, investigators have discovered a link between vascular biology... more
Geography study finds hot days lead to wildfires  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Geography researchers found that temperature was a better predictor of wildfire than humidity, rainfall, moisture content of the vegetation and soil and other weather factors. more
Three-antibiotic cocktail clears 'persister' Lyme bacteria in mouse study  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
A new study found that a slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria caused severe symptoms in a mouse model. The slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria, according to the researchers,... more
Some women could be more susceptible to PTSD than others, according to new study  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological... more
Exposing cancer's metabolic addictions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Researchers describe a new set of 'rules' that predict how the tissue of origin influences critical aspects of the genetic makeup of tumors, with potentially important therapeutic implications. more
Vast diversity of ocean microbes revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Advanced molecular techniques have revealed the diversity of a little-understood group of ocean microbes called protists, according to a new publication. The project analyzed samples collected by the global Tara Oceans expedition, documenting genomes that will... more
Classroom crowdscience: Students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, a systems biologist used his graduate course... more
Scientists crack chemical code of incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic'  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant... more
Major deep carbon sink linked to microbes found near volcano chains  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Up to about 19% more carbon dioxide than previously believed is removed naturally and stored underground between coastal trenches and inland chains of volcanoes, keeping the... more
Freshwater fish species richness has increased in Ohio River Basin since '60s  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The taxonomic and trophic composition of freshwater fishes in the Ohio River Basin has changed significantly in recent decades, possibly due to environmental modifications... more
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find... more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish... more
Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that's widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones... more
First maps of two melatonin receptors essential for sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser to create the first detailed maps of two melatonin receptors that tell our bodies when to go to sleep or wake... more
What the vibrant pigments of bird feathers can teach us about how evolution works  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Biologists show that evolution is driven by dependency on other species within ecological communities - testing a long-held idea of... more
Newly discovered Ebolavirus may not cause severe disease in humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have provided evidence that a newly discovered Ebolavirus may not be as deadly as other species to humans. more
Myelination deficits cause abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that gene deletion or deficiency in neurons is responsible for the abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome, a rare disorder... more
Sientists crack chemical code of incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic'  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant... more
Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
New research from the University of Sydney has found the severity of febrile seizures following vaccination is no different to febrile seizures from another cause, such as from a virus,... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food—a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts, according to Rutgers-led... more
What the vibrant pigments of bird feathers can teach us about how evolution works  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A University of Arizona-led research team has shown that evolution is driven by species interaction within a community. more
Researchers reveal how bacteria can adapt to resist treatment by antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
New research shows that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when they are exposed to antibiotics. The new knowledge... more
Multiple myeloma: DNA rearrangement may predict poor outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
In multiple myeloma, Ig lambda translocations may indicate poor outcomes and resistance to immunomodulatory drugs such as lenalidomide. more
Integrator complex proteins are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
A study by Duke-NUS Medical School has found that members of the multiprotein 'Integrator complex', known for its role in... more
RUNX represses Pmp22 to drive neurofibromagenesis  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are predisposed to develop neurofibromas, but the underlying molecular mechanisms of neurofibromagenesis are not fully understood. We showed dual genetic deletion of Runx1 and Runx3 in Schwann cells (SCs) and... more
An aerobic eukaryotic parasite with functional mitochondria that likely lacks a mitochondrial genome  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Dinoflagellates are microbial eukaryotes that have exceptionally large nuclear genomes; however, their organelle genomes are small and fragmented and contain fewer genes... more
Exceptional preservation of mid-Cretaceous marine arthropods and the evolution of novel forms via heterochrony  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Evolutionary origins of novel forms are often obscure because early and transitional fossils tend to be rare, poorly preserved, or... more
Evolution of metabolic novelty: A trichome-expressed invertase creates specialized metabolic diversity in wild tomato  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Plants produce a myriad of taxonomically restricted specialized metabolites. This diversity—and our ability to correlate genotype with phenotype—makes the evolution... more
PRC2 recruitment and H3K27me3 deposition at FLC require FCA binding of COOLAIR  Science Magazine · 7 hours
The cold-induced antisense transcript COOLAIR represses FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) transcription with increased H3K27me3 and decreased H3K36me3 levels in response to cold temperatures. However,... more
[Editors' Choice] A vaccine to kiss EBV goodbye  Science Magazine · 7 hours
A nanoparticle Epstein-Barr virus glycoprotein gH/gL vaccine elicits antibodies that mediate cell type–independent protection from infection. more
Meet Callichimaera perplexa, the platypus of crabs  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
The crab family just got a bunch of new cousins—including a 95-million-year-old chimera species that will force scientists to rethink the definition of a crab. more
Tomato, tomat-oh!—understanding evolution to reduce pesticide use  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Although pesticides are a standard part of crop production, Michigan State University researchers believe pesticide use could be reduced by taking cues from wild plants. more
Veritable powerhouses—even without DNA  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Whether human beings or animals, plants or algae: the cells of most life forms contain special structures that are responsible for energy production. Referred to as mitochondria, they normally have their own genetic material, in addition to that found in... more
'Beautiful Nightmare' Crab Sported Lobster Shell, Shrimp Mouth and Soccer Ball Eyes  LIVE SCIENCE · 8 hours
An ancient crab that lived during the dinosaur age was so strange, paleontologists are calling it the platypus of the crab world. more
Recall: Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
A Georgia company has recalled nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible contamination with bacteria that can cause food poisoning more
Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the US were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research. more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. more
Researchers create the first maps of two melatonin receptors essential for sleep  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps... more
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find... more
Migrating bats use the setting sun  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Bats weighing no more than 6 grams, migrating over a thousand miles from the Baltic to Britain, could be the key to revealing how migrating mammals navigate. more
Fluorescence probe shows the distribution of active lithium species on lithium metal anodes  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Batteries with metallic lithium anodes offer enhanced efficiency compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries because of their higher capacity. However, safety concerns and... more
Study reveals vast diversity of ocean microbes  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Advanced molecular techniques have revealed the diversity of a little-understood group of ocean microbes called protists, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports. The project analyzed samples collected by the global Tara Oceans... more
Changes in rainfall and temperatures have already impacted water quality  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Changes in temperature and precipitation have already impacted the amount of nitrogen introduced into U.S. waterways, according to new research from a team of three Carnegie ecologists published... more
Medical News Today: Ginkgo seeds may help keep skin blemish-free, but there's a catch  MNT · 10 hours
Ginkgo seed extracts can fight bacteria that harm the skin, but researchers are still a long way from developing them... more
Genetic testing in women diagnosed with breast cancer decreases cost of care nationwide  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care in the... more
Gulf of Maine seasonal wildlife timing shifts  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Many researchers and amateur naturalists track dates for the first robin or pond ice-out; such records offer data on timing of plant and animal life cycle events known as phenology. While such observations are... more
'Longevity gene' responsible for more efficient DNA repair  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers found that the gene sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) is responsible for more efficient DNA repair in species with longer lifespans. The research illuminates new targets for anti-aging interventions and could help prevent... more
Scientists are world's firsts to reproduce complete copy of 'anti-tumour antibiotic'  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumour antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells... more
New perennial brome-grass from Iberian Peninsula named after Picos de Europa National Park  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Picos de Europa National Park has given its name to a new species of perennial bromegrass, discovered in Spain. Bromus picoeuropeanus belongs... more
Classroom crowdscience: UC students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, systems biologist Trey Ideker used... more
Antarctica: The final frontier for marine biological invasions?  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity. The research is an important step in the quest to understand whether invasive species,... more
Discovery about cold sensing could pave way for new pain relief drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers at UCL have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron systems, a finding which... more
A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousands of stone tools and animal... more
Antarctica: the final frontier for marine biological invasions?  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology. The research is an... more
E-cigarettes contaminated with dangerous microbial toxins  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers have discovered that many popular e-cigarette products are contaminated with microbial toxins that are known to cause a range of health problems more
Female warblers live longer when they have help raising offspring  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Death is, unfortunately, an inevitable consequence of life. In most animals growing old is accompanied by progressive deterioration in health and vitality, leading to an increasing likelihood of... more
Simple sea anemones not so simple after all  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
New research on tube anemones is challenging everything that evolutionary biologists thought they knew about sea animal genetics. The mitochondrial DNA of the tube anemone, or Ceriantharia, is a real head scratcher,... more
Artificial mother-of-pearl created using bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A biologist invented an inexpensive and environmentally friendly method for making artificial nacre using an innovative component: bacteria. The artificial nacre is made of biologically produced materials and has the toughness of natural nacre, while also being stiff... more
Plant signals trigger remarkable bacterial transformation  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The cycad Cycas revoluta is a palm-like plant that grows on rocky coastal cliffs in the sub-tropics and tropics. It has a symbiotic relationship with the Nostoc species of bacteria that can convert nitrogen from the... more
How hacking photosynthesis could fight deforestation and famine  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
You might not be able to stomach soybeans for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but the animals you eat do. Cultivation of the staple crop takes up an area five times the size... more
Developing a dual-gradient ultrafast biomimetic snapping hydrogel material  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Bioinspired materials are designed and engineered to mimic the biological functions of nature; however fast actuation is an important but challenging task to recreate in the lab. In a recent study, Wenxin... more
Lonza to host free 60-minute webinar – “Adaptimmune: Implementing a Paperless QC Micro Laboratory”  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
On 7 May 2019, Lonza will host a free 60-minute webinar during which Adaptimmune Therapeutics will explain their decision to... more
Porvair Sciences offers highly effective P3 microplate for biological sample clean-up  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
The Protein Crash technique used by the Porvair Sciences P3 microplate is highly effective at removing proteins from biological samples prior to analysis. more
Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. While it has no demonstrably negative effect on honeybees, it disrupts the growth of bumble... more
Bacteria reveal strong individuality when navigating a maze  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrate that genetically identical cells exhibit differing responses in their motility towards chemical attractants. Average values hide the full picture when it comes to describing the behavior of... more
Researchers reveal how bacteria can adapt to resist treatment by antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
In a joint collaboration, researchers from Denmark and Switzerland have shown that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when... more
Study unravels mystery of antimicrobial frog secretions  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Japanese scientists, including researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) and Yokohama National University, have identified the molecular mechanism that gives the skin secretions of a species of frog effective antimicrobial properties.... more
New chemical tool to block endocytosis in plants identified  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Plant cells absorb many important substances through a process called endocytosis. In plants, endocytosis is essential for nutrient uptake, passing on cellular signals and plant-microbe interactions. However, the vital nature... more
Mediterranean Diet May Protect against Overeating and NAFLD  SCI-NEWS.COM · 15 hours
In a study on crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis), a team of researchers at Wake Forest University found that the primates... more
DNA gives insight into prehistoric bonds between dogs and humans  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Domestic dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but the animals we now regard as man's best friend may have originated from just two populations of wolves, research... more
See beautiful fossils from top Cambrian sites around the world  SCIENCE-NEWS · 15 hours
Troves of Cambrian fossils are known at more than 50 places around the world. Here are five standout spots. more
Medical News Today: Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue  MNT · 17 hours
New research in mice uses gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs to repair heart tissue after an adverse cardiovascular event such as a heart attack. more
Cancer drugs reprogram genes in breast tumors to prevent endocrine resistance, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Treating breast tumors with two cancer drugs simultaneously may prevent endocrine resistance by attacking the disease along two separate gene pathways, scientists... more
Study: Some women are biologically more resilient than others to PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological reasons for this correlation remain largely... more
New review highlights how lifestyle affects our genes  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
In the past decade, knowledge of how lifestyle affects our genes, a research field called epigenetics, has grown exponentially. more
DNA rearrangement may predict poor outcomes in multiple myeloma  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A certain type of DNA marker predicts poor outcomes in multiple myeloma, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University have found. more
Zoologists discover two new bird species in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin, working with partners from Halu Oleo University (UHO) and Operation Wallacea, have discovered two beautiful new bird species in the Wakatobi Archipelago of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Details of... more
Why unique finches keep their heads of many colors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
There appears to be an underlying selection mechanism at work among Gouldian finches -- a mechanism that allows this species to produce and maintain individuals with red heads, black heads,... more
Bacteria reveal strong individuality when navigating a maze  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers demonstrate that genetically identical cells exhibit differing responses in their motility towards chemical attractants. Average values hide the full picture when it comes to describing the behavior of bacteria. more
How 'superbug' E. coli clones take over human gut  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A 'superbug' clone of E. coli has evolved to prevent itself from becoming so dominant that it could potentially wipe out the bacteria from existence, scientists have discovered. more
New sensor detects rare metals used in smartphones  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A more efficient and cost-effective way to detect lanthanides, the rare earth metals used in smartphones and other technologies, could be possible with a new protein-based sensor that changes its fluorescence when... more
Dengue mosquito is Queensland's biggest threat for spreading Zika virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia. The researchers showed... more
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A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history
PHYS.ORG
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon
PHYS.ORG
Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation
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Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria
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New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
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How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture
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Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life
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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment
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A new bacteria-killing weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance
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New imaging technique reveals 'burst' of activity before cell death
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Attention skills in a nonhuman cooperative breeding species
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George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change
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New species of early human found in the Philippines
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NASA's OCO-3 measures how plants grow—and glow
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Cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses, study shows
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Evolution: How the theory is inspiring a new way of understanding language
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Will the ocean benefit from the battle of the microbeads bans?
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Hearts and lung transplants from hepatitis-C infected donors considered safe
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Video: The chemistry behind color-changing birds
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Microscopic swimmers with visual perception of group members form stable swarms
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Keeping genetic engineering localized
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Here's why you need to keep your voice down when on a wildlife tour
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Injecting flies with snail venom could help us discover molecules for developing new drugs
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