Common pesticide damages honey bee's ability to fly
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Biologists at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honey bees to fly, raising concerns about how ...
Nanodiamond-enhanced MRI offers greater range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications
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Nanodiamonds - synthetic industrial diamonds only a few nanometers in size - have recently attracted considerable attention because of the potential they offer for the targeted delivery of vaccines and cancer drugs and for ...
TED: Smart machines to recover lost memories, mind your children
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Intelligent machines of the future will help restore memory, mind your children, fetch your coffee and even care for aging parents.
Baby whales 'whisper' to mothers to avoid predators: study
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Newborn humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to escape potential predators, scientists reported Wednesday, revealing the existence of a previously unknown survival technique.
Wind, rain play key role in breeding patterns of migratory tree swallows
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Wind and precipitation play a crucial role in advancing or delaying the breeding cycles of North American tree swallows, according to the results of a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study.
NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings
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An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun.
Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results
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Google on Tuesday announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out "fake news" and offensive content.
New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot
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A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. The researchers, led ...
Gut bacteria tell the brain what animals should eat
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Neuroscientists have, for the first time, shown that gut bacteria "speak" to the brain to control food choices in animals. In a study publishing April 25 in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology, researchers identified two ...
Researchers make tool for understanding cellular processes more useful
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Understanding how proteins and other molecules move around inside cells is important for understanding how cells function. Scientists use an experiment called Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching, or FRAP, to investigate ...