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New structure discovered in human sperm tails

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A highly effective tail is needed in order for a sperm to be able to swim, and for a baby to be conceived. By...

Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solution

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New research published in Nature Methods will dramatically improve how scientists "see inside" molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data...

Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autism

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A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic...

Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators

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Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart,...

How does water change the Moon’s origin story?

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It's amazing what a difference a little water can make. The Moon formed between about 4.4 and 4.5 billion years ago when an object...

Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand

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The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the...

Why are some mushrooms ‘magic?’ Study offers evolutionary explanation

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Psychedelic mushrooms likely developed their "magical" properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research. The work helps explain a biological mystery and could open...

Hidden secret of immortality enzyme telomerase

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Can we stay young forever, or even recapture lost youth? Research from the laboratory of Professor Julian Chen in the School of Molecular Sciences at...

Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years ago

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Fields, streets and cities, but also forests planted in rank and file, and dead straight rivers: humans shape nature to better suit their purposes,...

Researchers report the creation of Rydberg polarons in a Bose gas

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What is inside an atom between the nucleus and the electron? Usually there is nothing, but why could there not be other particles too?...

Human neural stem cell grafts to repair spinal cord injuries in monkeys

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Led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, a diverse team of neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor...
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