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Birdwatching brings millions of dollars to Alaska

A committed and lucky birdwatcher in Alaska may see an elusive bluethroat north of the Brooks Range, catch a glimpse of the bold markings on a harlequin duck as it zips along an Interior river, encounter all four species ...

Gender bias found in names given to new species

A trio of researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand, has found that when it comes time to name a newly found species after someone, female honorees tend to be underrepresented. In their paper published in the ...

How a gene mutation leads to higher intelligence

When genes mutate, this can lead to severe diseases of the human nervous system. Researchers at Leipzig University and the University of Würzburg have now used fruit flies to demonstrate how, apart from the negative effect, ...

Runners prefer the same pace, regardless of distance

Stanford University scientists have found that when recreational runners are left to their own devices and outfitted with a wearable fitness tracker, they prefer to run at the same calorie-saving pace, regardless of the distance ...

No time to nap in nature

The first study ever to examine sleeping behavior in a wild group of primates has challenged a central tenet of sleep science: that we must make up for lost sleep. Even after sleeping poorly, wild baboons still spent time ...

Device enables researchers to easily track elusive insects

With some home security software and a little ingenuity, researchers have developed an inexpensive device that will allow them to study the behavior and activity of insects in regions of the world where they're most diverse.

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Forensic researchers call for proactive efforts to address racism
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Cover crops make vineyards more sustainable, and strategy can be marketing tool
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Modified protein from rattlesnake venom permits development of drug to modulate blood clotting
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Scientists invent 'quantum flute' that can make particles of light move together
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Mathematical calculations show that quantum communication across interstellar space should be possible
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Physicists see electron whirlpools for the first time
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Scientists discover how first quasars in universe formed
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Predicting the composition of dark matter
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Why does inside of solar system not spin faster? Old mystery has possible new solution
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A potential danger of CRISPR gene editing—and why base editing may be safer
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A four-stroke engine for atoms
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Toads surprise scientists by climbing trees in UK woodlands
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Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit
Biochemistry
Team creates first ever VX neurotoxin detector
Nanomaterials
Upside-down design expands wide-spectrum super-camera abilities
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Two new rotating radio transients discovered by astronomers
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Florida oysters found to have toxic 'forever chemicals'
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Citizen scientists from 200 years ago and today help shed light on climate change trends
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Early stone tools were not rocket science
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Evidence found that insects are possibly able to feel pain
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Imaging solves mystery of how large HIV protein functions to form infectious virus
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Excavations reveal first known depictions of two biblical heroines, episode in ancient Jewish art