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Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered

This artist's impression shows the temperate planet Ross 128 b, with its red dwarf parent star in the background. This planet, which lies only...
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Astronomers reveal nearby stars that are among the oldest in our galaxy

Artist's concept of the Milky Way Galaxy. Credit: NASA JPL Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their...
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As climate warms, mice morph

Biologists document changes in teeth and skull structure in two species in southern Quebec over past 50 years. Credit: McGill University, Virginie Millien New research by...
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Resilience of Great Barrier Reef offers opportunities for regeneration

Diversity of coral forms shows rich underwater life found on healthy coral reefs. Credit: Peter J. Mumby CC-BY New research has found that, despite the extensive...
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A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t

Two skulls of the new genus Haringtonhippus from Nevada (upper) and Texas (lower). Credit: Photos by Eric Scott An international team of researchers has discovered a...
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Sea-level rise predicted to threaten more than 13,000 archaeological sites in southeastern US

Tens of thousands of known archaeological sites are threatened by sea level rise in the southeast, and far more currently unknown and unrecorded. Credit: Anderson...
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Abominable Snowman? Nope: Study ties DNA samples from purported Yetis to Asian bears

Asian black bear. Credit: © geenamp / Fotolia The Yeti or Abominable Snowman -- a mysterious, ape-like creature said to inhabit the high mountains of Asia...
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Big step forward for quantum computing

Physicists at MIT and Harvard University have demonstrated a new way to manipulate quantum bits of matter. The researchers report using a system of...
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Lifespan prolonged by inhibiting common enzyme

Lifespans of flies and worms were extended by an average of 10% following a modest reduction in Pol III activity in adulthood. Might it...
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Sorry, Grumpy Cat: Study finds dogs are brainier than cats

  The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has...
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How Himalayan rivers influenced ancient Indus civilization settlements

Remnant of a street in the urban centre of Kalibangan. The Ghaggar-Hakra palaeochannel can be seen in the distance. Credit: S. Gupta (Imperial College London) The...