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Hominins May Have Been Food for Carnivores 500K Years Ago

April 28, 2016 11:59 am | by PLOS | Comments

Tooth-marks on a 500,000-year-old hominin femur bone found in a Moroccan cave indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, according to a study.

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Math Points to 100-Times Faster Mapping of Gene Activity

April 28, 2016 10:10 am | by University of California, San Francisco | Comments

Latest research by scientists could accelerate – by 10 to 100-fold – the pace of many efforts to profile gene activity.

Blood Biopsy: Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis

April 28, 2016 10:03 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

A new device developed could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.

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SpaceX Shooting for Mars in 2018

April 27, 2016 3:48 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Elon Musk is going to Mars in 2018. Well, not Musk personally, but his company SpaceX is set to be the first private company to land on Mars.

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House Panel Approves Bipartisan Drug-Abuse Legislation

April 27, 2016 2:00 pm | by By Alan Fram, Associated Press | Comments

The House Judiciary Committee took an election-year swipe Wednesday at the nation's growing drug addiction problem, approving federal grants that would bolster state and local efforts against the abuse of opioid painkillers.

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'Walk-DMC' to Improve Surgery Outcomes for Children With Cerebral Palsy

April 27, 2016 1:34 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

Children with cerebral palsy frequently undergo invasive surgeries —lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations — in hopes of improving their physical ability to walk or move.

Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

April 27, 2016 11:16 am | by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

From a quarter to half of Earth's vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study.

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

April 27, 2016 10:57 am | by PLOS | 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 | 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 | 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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Bioreactors Ready for The Big Time

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

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

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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 | 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 | Comments

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

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