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Insects feel chronic pain after injury

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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...

Life is tough but so are worms — thanks to mom

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

How to replace rare elements in electronics?

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Researchers have devised a way to make materials for electronics and lighting from cheaper, more abundant elements. The new compounds can also be “tuned” to efficiently harvest electrical energy from...

Australian spider named after fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld

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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...

Scientists have finally found malaria’s Achilles’ heel

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Scientists have finally found malaria's Achilles' heel, a neurotoxin that isn't harmful to any living thing except Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria. Nearly half the world's population lives in areas...
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China, desperate to censor information about the Wuhan virus on the social media

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The so-called "Wuhan virus" is so new that it is only known by the name of the region in China where the outbreak is...
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Edible cannabis products are now sold in Canada

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From 16 December 2019, edible cannabis products are permitted to be sold in Canada. These must comply with new regulations for edible, inhalable and...
Shark attack map

Are you afraid of being attacked by a shark? You shouldn’t be

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Shark attacks in 2019 were unusually low for the second year running, with 64 unprovoked bites in 2019, researchers report. According to the University of...
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Looking for strategies to limit the amount of time your teen spends gaming?

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Eighty-six percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be...
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Becoming less active and gaining weight: Downsides of becoming an adult

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Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to...
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How do cybercriminal gangs form?

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New research identifies common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm...

How to mark your three favorite whatsapps at the top of the list

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Android allows you to implement the 'Set Chats' feature, which allows you to place up to three chats at the top of your WhatsApp...

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