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Fossils May Reveal 20-Million-Year History of Penguins in Australia

April 27, 2016 10:57 am | by PLOS | News | Comments

Multiple dispersals of penguins reached Australia after the continent split from Antarctica, including 'giant penguins' that may have lived there after they went extinct elsewhere, according to a study.

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New R&D Pact Seeks Cure for Aging-Related Diseases

April 27, 2016 10:51 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | News | Comments

Google’s Calico, an institution with a mysterious mission to “cure death” could have competition from a new collaboration between Ascentage Pharma and Unity Biotechnology.

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Proteomics Method Measures Carbon Uptake of Marine Microbes

April 27, 2016 10:44 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by microbiologists describe a successful trial of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa. 

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Yellow Brainless Slime Learns to Avoid Caffeine

April 27, 2016 10:08 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The research team focused on habituation, a form of learning where an organism’s responses to a repeated stimulus change.

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Dwarf Planet Makemake’s Moon Discovered by Hubble

April 27, 2016 9:28 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The second largest object in the Kuiper Belt, Makemake takes 310 years to orbit the sun and was named after the Rapa Nui people’s chief god.

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Bioreactors Ready for The Big Time

April 27, 2016 8:00 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Design, temprature, and seasonal changes are important factors for bioreactor performance.

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Secrets of Deadly Virus Family Revealed

April 27, 2016 7:45 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

The new view of the virus came with some big surprises.

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Discovery Could Lead to Quieter Jet Planes

April 27, 2016 7:30 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers find new turbulence physics that explain why jet noise is so loud. 

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Robot-Assisted Surgery Company Names First Head of Design

April 26, 2016 3:10 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

As the company's newly appointed senior vice president of design and user experience, Charles Jones discusses his new role's responsibilities and what he hopes to accomplish.

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Large Wildlife Important for Carbon Storage in Tropical Forests

April 26, 2016 1:07 pm | by National Centre for Biological Sciences | News | Comments

Declines of large mammals and birds due to hunting and forest disturbance, and consequent declines of tree species that they disperse, constitute a global conservation problem.

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Scientists Provide New Insights into Gene Regulation

April 26, 2016 1:02 pm | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

The study focuses on three protein components that make up the core of the NuRD complex.

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Flipping a Chemical Switch Helps Perovskite Solar Cells Beat the Heat

April 26, 2016 12:57 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has demonstrated how to flip a chemical switch that converts one type of perovskite into another.

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Atomic Magnets Use Hydrogen, Graphene

April 26, 2016 12:52 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

Ever since 2004 when it was first possible to obtain graphene, laboratories across the world have been trying to add magnetism to the long list of properties of this purely two-dimensional material. 

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Catsharks Increase Glow in Dark Depths, Researchers Say

April 26, 2016 12:33 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

In the murk of the ocean depths, catsharks produce a green biofluorescence. 

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New Technique Can Discern Miniscule Martian Objects

April 26, 2016 9:59 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

It’s a new way of looking at the Red Planet. 

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