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99-million-year-old snail fossilized in amber while giving birth

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A well-preserved female land snail fossilized in Cretaceous amber shortly after the birth of her offspring was discovered in Myanmar. The discovery offers unprecedented...
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School lesson gone wrong leads to new, bigger megalodon size estimate

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A more reliable way of estimating the size of megalodon shows the extinct shark may have been bigger than previously thought, measuring up to...
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A new material made from carbon nanotubes can generate electricity by scavenging energy from...

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Engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create a current simply by interacting with liquid surrounding...

Lasers capable of transmitting signals at 224 gigabits per second, enough to achieve 800...

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A team of engineers at Lumentum developed a lumped-element (LE) electroabsorption modulator-integrated distributed feedback (EA-DFB) laser capable of 2-kilometer transmission—a transmission length requirement...
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Reckoning with an animal that sees us as prey—living and working in crocodile country

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Michael Bradley writes about his firsthand experience in working with animals that consider humans as prey. The wet season in tropical Australia begins with tension....
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Researchers: Culture drives human evolution more than genetics

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Researchers found that culture helps humans adapt to their environment and overcome challenges better and faster than genetics. Tim Waring and Zach Wood found...
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Filter membrane renders viruses harmless

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Researchers led by ETH Zurich have developed a new water filter membrane that is both highly effective and environmentally friendly. The membrane eliminates a...
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World’s smallest, best acoustic amplifier emerges from 50-year-old hypothesis

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Research funded by by Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development program and the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies develops world's smallest and best acoustic amplifier...
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New research analyses the relationship between cats and their owners

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The research, "My Cat and Me-a Study of Cat Owner Perceptions of Their Bond and Relationship," has examined the behavior of pet cats to...
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Research sheds light on origins, age of massive impact crater

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New research suggests that the Hiawatha impact crater beneath ice could have been formed during the Pleistocene geological epoch. The 31-kilometer-wide crater first came to the world's attention in 2018 when...
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Ancient dog breed DNA helps unravel clues about evolution of man’s best friend

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A study maps out the genome sequence of the Basenji dog which could impact understanding of dog evolution and dog breeds. It may also...