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20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America’s oldest marine mamal

Steven Manchester didn’t set out to discover Central America’s oldest known marine mammal. He was hoping to find fossil plants. Manchester, curator of paleobotany at...

Lobster’s underbelly is as tough as industrial rubber

Flip a lobster on its back, and you’ll see that the underside of its tail is split in segments connected by a translucent membrane...

Firefly-inspired surfaces improve efficiency of LED lightbulbs

A new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills, according to Penn State researchers who suggest that...

Single CRISPR Treatment Provides Long-Term Benefits in Mice

Researchers at Duke University have shown that a single systemic treatment using CRISPR genome editing technology can safely and stably correct a genetic disease...

Ancient ‘night’ marsupial faced four months of winter darkness

Paleontologists working on a steep river bank in Alaska have discovered fossil evidence of the northernmost marsupial known to science. This tiny, opossum-like critter, which the team...

Women More Likely to Believe the Bible Is Literally True, But Study Finds this...

Women are more likely than men to believe the Bible is literally true, but a recent Baylor University study finds this may have more...

Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of...

CRISPR Gene Editing Makes Stem Cells ‘Invisible’ to Immune System

UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally “invisible” to the immune...

Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia

Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence...

How do we conserve and restore computer-based art in a changing technological environment?

Software- and computer-based works of art are fragile--not unlike their canvas counterparts--as their underlying technologies such as operating systems and programming languages change rapidly,...