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Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate

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A lush community of vibrant red tube worms grows on a black smoker chimney in the ASHES hydrothermal field. The tube worms, which are...

A new ‘Einstein ring’ is discovered

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An image of the "Canarias Einstein ring". In the centre of the picture, we can see how the source galaxy (the greenish-blue circle), which...

Mapping neural networks to strengthen circadian rhythms

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Researchers in China have analyzed the network heterogeneity of the suprachiasmatic nucleus to ultimately reverse age-related decline in circadian rhythm. If you've ever felt groggy...

New blood test for the detection of Bovine TB

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A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by a team at The University of Nottingham led by Dr Cath...

Female smokers more likely to kick the habit by ‘timing’ their quit date with...

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Women who want to quit smoking may have better success by carefully timing their quit date with optimal days within their menstrual cycle, according...

Remains of rice and mung beans help solve a Madagascan mystery

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Residues of plant remains were obtained from sediments in the archaeological layers. Credit: Nicole Boivin Researchers have helped solve one of the enduring mysteries of...

Tobacco smoke makes germs more resilient

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The mouth is one of the dirtiest parts of the body, home to millions of germs. But puffing cigarettes can increase the likelihood that...

Honeybees pick up ‘astonishing’ number of pesticides via non-crop plants

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Purdue researchers found that honeybees collect pollen from a wide range of plants, even in areas dominated by corn and soybeans.Credit: Purdue University/Tom Campbell A...

40-year math mystery and four generations of figuring

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This may sound like a familiar kind of riddle: How many brilliant mathematicians does it take to come up with and prove the Kelmans-Seymour...

Leaky blood-brain barrier linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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Researchers using contrast-enhanced MRI have identified leakages in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of people with early Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a new study...

Was Planet 9 once an exoplanet; stolen by our sun

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Planet 9 was most likely stolen by our sun 4.5 billion years ago. Credit: Image courtesy of Lund University Through a computer-simulated study, astronomers at...
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