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Caribbean Sea's Curious 'Whistle' Detected from Space

The murmur of lapping ocean waves and the crash of breaking surf are familiar to any beachgoer. But scientists recently discovered a remarkable ocean sound unlike any other, produced by a unique combination of water movement and underwater geography in … Continue reading

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'3Doodler' Pen Lets You Draw 3D-Printed Creations in Midair

It wasn’t long ago that the idea of printing something in three dimensions sounded like science fiction. But over the past decade, 3D printers have become widespread and are now used to create everything from decorative baubles to robot parts … Continue reading

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Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars: Which Lives to Save in a Crash

Would you ride in a self-driving car that has been programmed to sacrifice its passengers to save the lives of others, in the event of a serious accident? New research has found that people generally approve of autonomous vehicles (AV) … Continue reading

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UK’s Renewable Energy Future Vulnerable Following Vote to Exit EU

Despite being an issue that knows no borders, affects all and is of vital interest to future generations, the environment was low on the agenda ahead of the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union. The short answer to … Continue reading

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Natural Gas: Bridge or Barrier to a Clean Energy Future?

Much has been made of the use of natural gas as a bridge to a clean renewable energy economy. The primary argument in support of natural gas is the fact that it is cleaner than coal and can be conveniently … Continue reading

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Male Fiddler Crabs Entrap Females In Their Bachelor Pads

Male banana fiddler crabs take courting to a new, and pushy, level: The little Australian crab males wait for females to enter their burrows and then trap them in order to mate, scientists have found. Competition for mates is intense … Continue reading

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Memory-Boosting Trick: Exercise After Learning

To increase your chances of remembering new information, you may want to exercise 4 hours after learning it, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who did a high-intensity workout on a spinning bike 4 hours after completing a … Continue reading

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Americans Are Eating a Bit Healthier, Study Says

Fewer Americans are eating what experts consider to be a poor-quality diet, a new study finds. From 1999 to 2012, the percentage of Americans who reported eating a poor-quality diet decreased from 56 percent to 46 percent, the researchers found. … Continue reading

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Human skin cells used in animal-free cosmetic tests

By Matthew Stock A UK-based laboratory is working to eradicate animal testing in the cosmetics industry by developing alternative methods which are not only cruelty-free but more scientifically advanced than other current tests. XCellR8 uses scaffolds of cells from human … Continue reading

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Previous exposure to dengue may make Zika worse, scientists find

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil say previous exposure to another mosquito-borne virus, dengue, may exacerbate the potency of Zika infection. Early-stage laboratory findings by researchers in Britain France and Thailand suggest Zika … Continue reading

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