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Devil vs. Superbug: Bacteria Succumb to Tasmanian Devil Milk

Marsupials, because of their unusual reproductive physiology, have particularly powerful chemicals to help their young develop.

Caribbean heritage under threat

Loss of cultural heritage first brings to mind the destruction in the Middle East. But in the Caribbean it is mainly natural processes such as coastal erosion and human interventions driven by economics that are damaging the local natural and cultural heritage, say experts.

Nasty Elections: 5 Times Presidential Candidates Went Low

"When they go low, we go high." Unfortunately, during presidential elections, this isn't always the case.

Identity beats policy when it comes to voter choices

As if you weren't feeling this already, new research says that two motivations -- your policy positions and your social identity -- are competing to shape which candidate you will choose or whether you will vote at all.

Photos: Evidence of Ancient Roman Battle Found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists discovered a field of stones and other projectiles outside an ancient wall in Jerusalem. These could be 2,000-year-old traces of a battle with Rome.

Ancient Roman Battlefield Uncovered in Jerusalem

Sling stones and other projectiles were found outside an ancient wall in Jerusalem, which are likely evidence of the Roman emperor Titus' siege of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.

20 Weird Dog and Cat Behaviors Explained by Science

Why are our lovable cats and dogs so weird? Live Science explores the seemingly mysterious behaviors of each, including why cats bury their poop and why dogs sniff each others' butts.

18th-Century Scottish Epic Reveals Ties to Ireland

James Macpherson's "Ossian" has been the center of literary debate for more than 250 years.

Snakes Used to Have Legs and Arms … Until These Mutations Happened

The ancestors of today's slithery snakes once sported full-fledged arms and legs, but genetic mutations caused the reptiles to lose all four of their limbs about 150 million years ago, according to two new studies.

Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics

(Princeton University) Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Texas-Austin found that electrons, when kept at very low temperatures where their quantum behaviors emerge, can spontaneously begin to travel in elliptical paths on the surface of a crystal of bismuth. Show More Summary

Photonics dawning as the communications light for evolving NASA missions

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA's most pressing challenges in future spaceflight.

Preparations for the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum are underway!

(Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation) For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany. Show More Summary

Big-data algorithms could cut analysis times from months to days

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Algorithms for labeling and segmenting data could reduce the time required for big-data analysis from months to days.

Non-metal catalyst splits hydrogen molecule

(Goethe University Frankfurt) Chemists at Goethe University have now developed a new catalyst for the activation of hydrogen by introducing boron atoms into a common organic molecule. The process, which was described in the Angewandte Chemie journal, requires only an electron source in addition and should therefore be usable on a broad scale in future.

Nanosciences: Genes on the rack

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Physicists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a novel nanotool that provides a facile means of characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules.

UV light improves smartphone cameras

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Scientists found that treating an ordinary polymer based detector with UV light during manufacturing could turn it into a high bandwidth device with an external quantum efficiency of up to...Show More Summary

“Climate Change Did It!” Is a Convenient Excuse

Climate change is going to mean more (and often worse) extreme weather events like torrential rains, droughts, and hurricanes. These will often prove catastrophic for regions that do not have the capacity to cope. So can we blame climate...Show More Summary

Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of solar cells

(University of Virginia) University of Virginia researchers have discovered ways to markedly expand the stable range of HOIP solar cells during temperature changes.

New 3-D technology raises hopes for the coldest of cold cases

The faces are haunting. They stare, straight ahead, unblinking and made of malleable clay. There are fourteen total, all busts of the missing, the unidentified, the murdered. The forgotten.

Study finds extreme pro- or anti-British views is associated with violent and antisocial behaviour

The study also found that people with either form of extremist view were less likely to be depressed, but that men at risk of depression may experience protection from strong cultural or religious identity.

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