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Engineers investigate a simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks from Martian soil

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This is a brick made of Martian soil simulant compacted under pressure. The brick was made without any additional ingredients and without baking. Credit: Jacobs...

Gender differences in depression appear at age 12

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The analysis, based on existing studies that looked at more than 3.5 million people in more than 90 countries, confirmed that depression affects far...

The upside of worrying

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New paper by UCR'S Kate Sweeny argues that worrying has its benefits. Credit: © peshkova / Fotolia Worry -- it does a body good. And, the...

DNA from extinct humans discovered in cave sediments

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This is an entrance to the archaeological site of Vindija Cave, Croatia. Credit: MPI f. Evolutionary Anthropology/ J. Krause While there are numerous prehistoric sites in...

Scythian horse breeding unveiled: Lessons for animal domestication

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These are Kazakh horses in North Central Kazakhstan. Credit: Ludovic Orlando, Natural History Museum of Denmark, CNRS. Nomad Scythian herders roamed vast areas spanning the Central...

Tibetan people have multiple adaptations for life at high altitudes

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Tibetan plateau with grazing yaks and brown mountains. Credit: © Belozorova Elena / Fotolia The Tibetan people have inherited variants of five different genes that help...

Intergalactic gas and ripples in the cosmic web

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This schematic representation illustrates the technique used to probe the small-scale structure of the cosmic web using light from a rare quasar pair. Credit: J....

Resource availability drives person-to-person variations in microbes living in the body

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Every human is home to a collection of thousands of diverse species of microbes known as the microbiota. Ecological processes, such as competition for...

Ice cave in Transylvania yields window into region’s past

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Panoramic view of an ice cliff inside the Sc?ri?oara Ice Cave, where the research was done. Credit: Gigi Fratila & Claudiu Szabo Ice cores drilled from...

Robotic cheetah created

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Cheetah robot. Credit: Image courtesy of University of Twente University of Twente researcher Geert Folkertsma has developed a prototype cheetah robot. Folkertsma has dedicated four years...

Tsunami formation: Study challenges long-held theory

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Tsunami warning sign (stock image). Credit: © Petr Malyshev / Fotolia A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their...
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