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Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations

Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era), coming from Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula started...

Data Visualization Tool Shows Carbon Footprint of Everyday Products

A Columbia researcher affiliated with the Data Science Institute and the Earth Institute has created a data-visualization tool that shows the carbon footprints of hundreds of consumer products....

Allergic to penicillin? Maybe not.

According to a new study published recently in JAMA, many patients eschew using the safest antibiotic in the mistaken belief they are allergic to an entire...

It doesn’t take much for soldiers to feel cared for

A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of...

An unlikely ‘brake’ mechanism that helps to modulate overdrinking

We’ve all seen these people. Maybe at one point in time we’ve actually been these people: messy, falling-down drunk, slurring and incoherent, precariously close...

Study uses neural networks to define Dada

To make a Dadaist poem, artist Tristan Tzara once said, cut out each word of a newspaper article. Put the words into a bag...

New live-imaging technique reveals cellular repair crew plugging leaky biological barrier

Suppose you live in a brick house and notice cracks in the mortar that let in cold air, rain and insect pests. You might...

Built to last 90 days, Mars rover Opportunity ends mission after 15 years

The Mars rover Opportunity, NASA’s robotic geologist fitted with an array of tools to search for evidence of water, ended its mission Feb. 13...

No-touch sensor measures vital signs of small animals

Measuring the vital signs of small conscious animals with feathers, fur or scales is no easy task, but Cornell researchers have come up with...

How light may impact your sleep

For most of us the blaring sound of our alarm clock is a signal to wake up, but often this noise can be too...