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3D printed fish fossil may reveal origin of human teeth

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ANU PhD student Yuzhi Hu with a 3D print of the 400 million year old fish fossil that is six times the size of...

World’s deepest underwater cave found in the Czech Republic

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In the flooded Hranicka Abyss in Czech Republic, Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski examines the limestone crevasse and prepares for a 2016 expedition to measure...

Details of mysterious Utah Zika-related death: Transmission by tears or sweat

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The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this...

First evidence of deep-sea animals ingesting microplastics

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Microplastic fibre inside sea pen polyp.Credit: Michelle Taylor Scientists working in the mid-Atlantic and south-west Indian Ocean have found evidence of microfibers ingested by deep...

Final descent image from Rosetta spacecraft

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The OSIRIS narrow-angle camera aboard the Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft captured this image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 30, 2016, from an altitude of...

Moderate activity helps older adults maintain mobility and independence

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By adopting a walking routine and other moderate physical activities, older adults can recover from a major disability more quickly, and maintain their independence...

How to be a male without the Y chromosome

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Chromosomal location of the sex-related gene AMH (arrowheads) in male T. osimensis. Chromosomes are double-stained with different fluorescent substances (red and blue) for the...

Scientists find lethal vulnerability in treatment-resistant lung cancer

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Researchers working in four labs at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a chink in a so-called "undruggable" lung cancer's armor – and located...

Caffeine-based compounds show promise against Parkinson’s disease

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A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan has developed two caffeine-based chemical compounds that show promise in preventing the ravages of Parkinson's...

Rubidium pushes perovskite solar cells to 21.6% efficiency

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A cross-section of a perovskite solar cell seen through a scanning electron microscope. Credit: M.Grätzel/EPFL EPFL scientists have stabilized perovskite solar cells by integrating rubidium...

NASA’s Fermi Finds Record-breaking Binary in Galaxy Next Door

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Observations from Fermi's Large Area Telescope (magenta line) show that gamma rays from LMC P3 rise and fall over the course of 10.3 days....
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