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Brexit uncertainties threaten brain drain for UK science

LONDON (AP) — Like many foreign scientists in Britain, Joanna Bagniewska was devastated when Britons voted to leave the European Union. The biology lecturer, a Polish migrant who found Britain a welcoming place to build her academic career over a … Continue reading

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WATCH LIVE TODAY: 'Passengers' Movie Science Panel

Today, two scientists will discuss the real-world science to be found in the new science fiction flick “Passengers,” and you can watch the discussion on Facebook. The movie, which will open in theaters Dec. 21, takes place on a spaceship … Continue reading

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Conjoined Twin Girls Successfully Separated

Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours, their doctors said. The 2-year-old girls, Erika and Eva Sandoval, were born joined from the lower chest downwards, and shared … Continue reading

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Can a Chemotherapy Drug 'Turn Back the Clock' in Women's Ovaries?

It’s generally thought that women are born with a finite number of egg cells, and cannot grow new ones. But in a new study, researchers got a surprise when they found that women undergoing a particular chemotherapy had a much … Continue reading

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Does Your Doctor Need to Show More Empathy?

Instead of being urged to simply “be more compassionate,” doctors should learn specific empathy skills during their training to improve their care of patients, one doctor argues in a new paper. According to Dr. David Jeffrey, an honorary lecturer in … Continue reading

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Japanese cargo ship blasts off for space station

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – An unmanned H-2B rocket blasted off from Tanegashima island in southern Japan on Friday to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. The delivery of … Continue reading

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Remarkable feathered dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature. But its misfortune is now giving scientists unique insight into feathered … Continue reading

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Former U.S. astronaut, Senator John Glenn dies in Ohio at 95

By Will Dunham (Reuters) – John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century’s greatest heroes as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world’s oldest astronaut, in addition to a long career as a U.S. senator, … Continue reading

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Slowing of Earth's Spin Revealed in Ancient Astronomers' Tablets

The work of ancient astronomers reveals that the Earth’s spin is slowing down — though not as much as scientists believed. Each century, the length of the solar day, or the time it takes the planet to do a full rotation, … Continue reading

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Rump Recognition: Chimps Remember Butts Same as Faces

Chimpanzees can recognize each other from behind. While chimps remember faces as well, new research has found that the primates recognize the buttocks of their kin just as well as humans recall familiar faces. Not only that, but our hairy … Continue reading

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