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Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land

Posted by External 5 days ago General — About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods – today's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. But just how these ancient fish used their fishy bodies and fins in a terrestrial environment and what evolutionary processes were at play remain scientific mysteries. Read More
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South Napa Earthquake Woke Up Many, Fitness Trackers Reveal

Posted by External 7 days ago General — Data from people who wear fitness tracker Jawbone UP shows how everyone's sleep was affected through the South Napa Earthquake. Read More
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Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis

Posted by External 11 days ago General — Bacteria growing in near darkness use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight, scientists have discovered. The discovery lays the foundation for further research aimed at improving plant growth, harvesting energy from the sun, and understanding dense blooms like those now occurring on Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide. Read More
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Twins Separated at Birth Reveal Staggering Influence of Genetics

Posted by External 21 days ago General — A landmark twin study during the 80s and 90s revealed how genes are involved in everything from sexual orientation to religiosity to intelligence. Read More
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Sulfur signals in Antarctic snow reveal clues to climate, past and future

Posted by External 27 days ago General — Atmospheric chemists were surprised to see anomalous ratios of sulfur isotopes in sulfate deposited during worldwide wildfires following the super ENSO of '97 to '98, an event that marked the beginning of an apparent hiatus in global warming. Their analysis of the photochemistry that left this trace also revealed the importance of an overlooked reaction that could alter ideas about the oxygen sta Read More
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Transparent Organs: Images Reveal See-Through Mouse

Posted by External 29 days ago General — Scientists have rendered a once-furry mouse transparent, its brain, guts and all. Here's a look at the beauty beneath the rodent's skin. Read More
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Of a Feather: Photos Reveal Stunning Birds of the Southwest

Posted by External 39 days ago General — The birds of the American Southwest are as numerous and diverse as the multiple environments and landscapes upon which they carry on their daily life cycles. Read More
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Where You Glance Can Reveal Feelings of Love or Lust

Posted by External 41 days ago General — There may be something to the cliché of lovebirds gazing into each other's eyes, new research suggests. A glance at a person's face tends to indicate romantic love, whereas looking at a person's body is associated with feelings of sexual desire. Read More
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