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Gaia detects a shake in the Milky Way

A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the University of Groningen has found, through the analysis of Gaia data, substructures in the Milky Way ...

dateSep 20, 2018 in Astronomy
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Did humans domesticate themselves?

Human self-domestication posits that among the driving forces of human evolution, humans selected their companions depending on who exhibited more pro-social behavior. Researchers from a team of the UB led by Cedric Boeckx, ...

dateFeb 19, 2018 in Evolution
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Tumor cell expansion challenges current physics

A malignant tumor is characterized by the ability to spread. To do so, tumor cells stick to the surrounding tissue (mainly collagen) and use physical forces to propel themselves. A study published in Nature Physics by a team ...

dateSep 26, 2018 in General Physics
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Toward the origin of America's first settlers

The most supported traditional hypothesis points out that the earliest well-established human culture in the North American continent were the Clovis, a population of hunters who arrived about 13,000 years before present ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Biotechnology
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