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Sea urchins aren’t just ‘bad guys’

Sea urchins play a more complex role in their ecosystems than previously believed, report researchers. Urchins have gotten a bad rap on the Pacific coast. The spiky sea creatures can...

Why planting a flag on the moon was so hard

When Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the United States flag on the moon 50 years ago on July 20, 1969, it represented a major feat...

How much water do snowpacks hold?

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as...

Low cost launching for Cubesats

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Finding inexpensive solutions for propelling CubeSats is one of the most critical components of the rapidly growing industry of commercial launches of satellites the size...

Insects feel chronic pain after injury

Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research published today from Associate Professor Greg Neely and colleagues at the University of Sydney proves for...

Strange new species of duck-billed dinosaur identified

The most complete skull of a duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park, Texas, is revealed in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology as a new...

Just one brain region controls appetite

Researchers believe they have identified in mice models a brain region in the amygdala, the brain’s emotional hub, that regulates appetite suppression and activation. The team found the neurocircuitry controlling...

Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does...

Exactly how fast is the universe expanding?

Scientists are still not completely sure, but a Princeton-led team of astrophysicists has used the neutron star merger detected in 2017 to come up with a more precise value...

Are forests our best weapon against climate change?

Around 0.9 billion hectares—roughly 3.5 million square miles—of land worldwide would be suitable for forest restoration, which could ultimately capture two-thirds of human-made carbon emissions, say researchers. In the journal...
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Marvel’s Spider-Man’, the best-selling superhero video game in history

At Insomniac Games you can be happy. Marvel's Spider-Man is the best-selling superhero video game ever. The data can be read in NPD Group's June...
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Google denies that Stadia Pro is going to be a Netflix of video games

Google Stadia Pro begins to follow the same path as Google +, whose managers said it was not a social network. Google announced Stadia...

Nevertheless, user activity on Facebook is increasing (according to Facebook’s own data)

Internet users are increasingly active on Facebook, which so far this year has increased both comments such as "I Like" and clicks on ads,...
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There’s still hope for coral reefs

Management that takes evolution and adaptation into account can help rescue coral reefs from the effects of climate change, according to a new study. Importantly,...
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Where do teenagers get opioids?

Roughly 11% of high school seniors reported prescription drug misuse during the past year, and of those, 44% used multiple supply sources, according to...
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FaceApp fine print: What you accept when you install the application

The popular mobile application FaceApp, which has been responsible for the millions of older people's faces that have invaded social networks in recent days,...
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The trend ‘influencer’ could deflate with the new Instagram without ‘likes’

At the moment it's an experiment, but Instagram is testing what happens in the behaviour of the users if it hides the 'like' in...

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