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First stars in the Universe

After 12 billion years travelling across the Universe, we can see the light of...

Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them nearer to understanding the life and death of the...

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...
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Is dark matter older than the Big Bang?

Dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang, according to a new study. Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe’s mass, is one of...

Choosing to forget something takes more mental effort than trying to remember it

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, according to new research. A new research suggests that in order to forget an unwanted experience,...
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Cockroaches are the best model for moving robots

A cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots gets its inspiration from the superb scurrying skills of cockroaches. Normally, understanding how insects’ or robots’ moving parts...

Why don’t insects living in frozen regions freeze?

In the case of organisms living in freezing habitats, a particularly potent antifreeze protein is able to dominate the preponderance that ice has over water and "persuades" water molecules...
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How friction causes static electricity?

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together creates static electricity, the answer to a mystery that has confounded scientists for more than 2,500 years. The model shows that...
When environmental temperatures drop to uncomfortable and even dangerous levels, receptor proteins within the sensory nerves in the skin perceive the change, and they relay that information to the brain. This is true for organisms from humans all the way down to the tiny, millimeter-long worms that researchers study in Xu’s lab: the model system Caenorhabditis elegans.

How humans (as all animals) actually sense cold

A newly identified receptor protein lets animals, from worms to humans, sense cold temperatures, researchers report. “Clearly, nerves in the skin can sense cold, but no one has been able...

Life is tough but so are worms — thanks to mom

DURHAM, N.C. -- Numerous studies show that the legacy of hardship can be passed from one generation to the next. The...

Australian spider named after fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld

New to science species of Australian jumping spider was named after Hamburg-born fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) after the arachnid reminded its discoverers of the...
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‘Phyjama’, the sleeping wearable

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example,...
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France warns that the EU will not authorise Facebook crypto currency

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, warned on Thursday that the European Union (EU) will not authorise the crypto currency Facebook wants to...
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More than twenty Android apps have been affected by a malware called Joker

New malware has circumvented the security of the Google Play Store and infected more than 20 applications with more than thousands of downloads worldwide. On...
Fitness gamification

A little competition improves the results of your exercise

Wearables might not offer enough motivation to get your daily steps, but a little competition might work. Researchers combined behavioral insights, gaming elements such as...
Professional gamers

Seating position and movements predict a eSports player’s skill level in 77% of cases

A group of scientists from Skoltech's Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Center (CDISE) won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 5th IEEE...
Girl in ball pool

How friction causes static electricity?

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together creates static electricity, the answer to a mystery that has confounded scientists for more than...
Backyard chicken poultry

Risks and advantages of raising chickens in your backyard

When it comes to backyard poultry farming, there are some basic do’s and don’ts for keeping both you and your animals safe. Backyard poultry farming...

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