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Iron Oxide and Iron Deposits

Banded Iron Formation Whilst in Frankfurt a few days ago, a team member from Everything Dinosaur took the opportunity to photograph some of the amazing outdoor exhibits on display opposite the Senckenberg Naturmuseum (Frankfurt Natural History Museum).  Amongst the stunning replicas of prehistoric plants and of course, the iconic, life-size model of Tyrannosaurus rex, our

Hunger-blocking injection lets fat monkeys quickly lose weight

A protein injection that decreases appetite has been found to help obese monkeys slim down fast, and to cut their risk of developing diabetes

A common herbal medicine may cause liver cancer mutations

A compound found in some plants used in traditional medicine has been linked to a 78 per cent of cases of liver cancer in hospitals in Taiwan

Police body cams were meant to keep us safer. Are they working?

Equipping police officers with body-worn cameras was intended to defuse tense situations, but footage of brutal incidents keeps going viral

Huge Piccadilly Circus screen will target ads at certain cars

A vast electronic display in London's Piccadilly Circus will use cameras to watch nearby cars and target certain models with certain ads

AlphaGo’s AI upgrade gets round the need for human input

AlphaGo Zero, Google DeepMind's artificially intelligent Go player, dominates humans and other AIs by learning itself – without any human training

Natural history books that look inside the minds of animals

Who says the thoughts and perceptions of animals are closed to us? Adrian Barnett finds out what it is like to be a...

Online game will spot if you have hidden cybersecurity talents

A music major or law student might have native cybersecurity skills a trained IT student doesn’t – and this online game will identify you

Flowers use 'blue halo' optical trick to attract bees, say researchers

The blue light, which can sometimes be seen by humans, is cast by tiny ridges of different height and spacing on petals, scientists have discovered Flowers might seem like one of life’s simple pleasures, but it turns out there mightShow More Summary

Oncotarget: Researchers identify novel therapeutic strategy for drug-resistant thyroid cancers

(Chempetitive Group) New findings by a Harvard Medical School team suggest that palbociclib, a drug that is FDA-approved to treat advanced breast cancer, may be able to overcome vemurafenib resistance in PTC.

New study predicts worldwide change in shallow reef ecosystems as waters warm

A new study based on the first global survey of marine life by scuba divers has provided fresh insights into how climate change is affecting the distribution of marine life.

Is 3-D printing living up to the hype?

(American Chemical Society) The growth in 3-D printing is allowing manufacturers to reduce production time and save money. Metal fabrication shops, industrial firms and engineers are also capitalizing on the technology. But the predicted mass production of 3-D printed products for consumers has not yet come to pass. Show More Summary

Mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spiders

After mating for the first time, most females of an Australian jumping spider are unreceptive to courtship by other males, and this sexual inhibition is immediate and often lasts for the rest of their lives, according to a study published October 18, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Vivian Mendez from Macquarie University, Australia, and colleagues.

How a 'Star Wars' parody turned into a tool for scientific discovery (video)

(American Chemical Society) Science has long inspired the arts, but examples of the reverse scenario are sparse. Now scientists who set out to produce a 'Star Wars' parody have inadvertently created such an example. Incorporating animation...Show More Summary

Insects decline dramatically in German nature reserves: study

Researchers in Germany have documented a steep decline in flying insects at dozens of nature reserves in the past three decades, and agricultural pesticides may be to blame, said a study Wednesday.

Rare tree species safeguard biodiversity in a changing climate

(University of Leeds) New research suggests that rare species of trees in rainforests may help safeguard biodiversity levels as the environment undergoes change.

Understanding the coevolving web of life as a network

Coevolution, which occurs when species interact and adapt to each other, is often studied in the context of pair-wise interactions between mutually beneficial symbiotic partners. But many species have mutualistic interactions with multiple partners, leading to complex networks of interacting species.

Rapid environmental change makes species more vulnerable to extinction

(University of Zurich) Interactions between species play a key role in shaping biodiversity. A team of researchers including members of UZH has now shown that the coevolution of species that are embedded in complex networks of interactions is not only influenced directly by their partners but also indirectly by other species. Show More Summary

Turkey frees 7,500 illegally hunted frogs into river

Turkish gendarmerie have released 7,500 illegally hunted frogs—which had been destined for dining tables in China and France—into safe waters, after uncovering a poaching ring.

DNA tests on albatross poo reveal secret diet of top predator

(University of Tasmania - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) A study that used DNA tests to analyse the scats of one of the world's most numerous albatrosses has revealed surprising results about the top predator's diet.DNAShow More Summary

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