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Ancient DNA Study Finds Phoenician from Carthage Had European Ancestry

May 26, 2016 12:02 pm | by University of Otago | News | Comments

A research team co-led by a scientist has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the "Young Man of Byrsa."

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New Liquid Chromatography System

May 26, 2016 11:45 am | by Terra Universal Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Up to 120 standard-sized vials, placed in five carousels, can be processed at-one-time by the Altus.

Another Day, Another SpaceX Launch & Landing Attempt

May 26, 2016 9:47 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Spaxe X is taking to the skies again. Over the last few months, the aerospace company has made headlines with its rocket launches and landing endeavors.

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Could Optical Clocks Redefine the Length of a Second?

May 26, 2016 9:11 am | by Optical Society of America | News | Comments

Researchers present a way to use optical clocks for more accurate timekeeping than is possible with today's system of traditional atomic clocks. 

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Bacterial Diversity in Soils Was Shaped by Ice Ages

May 26, 2016 8:57 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Since the discovery of the first successful Streptomyces-based antibiotic to treat tuberculosis in 1944, tapping into the diversity from this genus has been a priority for antibiotic discovery.

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Researchers Slowly Home in on Risk of Zika Birth Defect

May 25, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects? 

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Google Patents Technology for Safer, Self-Driving Cars

May 25, 2016 3:03 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Google’s self-driving cars could receive a unique safety feature soon.

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Six-Pack Rings Feed Sea Creatures Instead of Killing

May 25, 2016 3:03 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Beach season may be upon us, but that doesn't mean we have to find those pesky plastic beer-can rings in the seawater any longer that might kill the creatures inhabiting it.

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Distinguishing Between Accidents & Animal Abuse

May 25, 2016 2:15 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Understanding certain aspects of the animal's injuries will help clinicians differentiate between causes of trauma.

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Following Tricky Triclosan

May 25, 2016 2:07 pm | by American Society of Agronomy | News | Comments

The problem with Triclosan, which is found in antibacterial soaps, detergents, carpets, paints, toys, and toothpaste.

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Scientists: Underground Stone Rings Made by Neanderthals

May 25, 2016 2:00 pm | by By Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought. 

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The Next Generation of Carbon Monoxide Nanosensors

May 25, 2016 1:59 pm | by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) | News | Comments

Researchers used extremely small wires to help develop this new device. 

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New Concept Turns Battery Technology Upside Down

May 25, 2016 1:53 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) | News | Comments

A new approach to the design of a liquid battery could offer great advantages due to these two features.

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Methane-Producing Microbes on Land?

May 25, 2016 9:55 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Did you know there's a process in the ocean where byproducts such as methane, hydrogen, and heat, are produced?

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Teen Brains Aid Recovery from Traumatic Memories

May 25, 2016 9:44 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Unique connections in the adolescent brain make it possible to easily diminish fear memories and avoid anxiety later in life, according to a new study.

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