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Eyes of the dingo provide insight into how dogs became our companions

Why do dogs, unlike wolves, make eye contact with people?  New Yale University research suggests that the unique history of the Australian dingo can...

Workshop takes transdisciplinary approach to great ape communication

How have systems of communication evolved among the great apes? How did language arise? How can humans and apes best communicate?Oct. 20-21, Cornell will...

Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-Rays

If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good “satellite view” of the brain, and a great...

Digital Map Helps Historians Get Granular With Holocaust Research

Looking at the list of names on Waitman Beorn’s computer screen is staggering. The eye blurs almost automatically as it searches through the 18,000...
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Dual n-back training exercise boosts brain power, researchers say

One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found....

Gold origin confirmed with first ever gravitational wave sighting

Gold's origin in the Universe has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for the first time ever by...

Ocean atmosphere rife with microbes

Microbes in the atmosphere and the role of the oceans in their movement have been largely overlooked by researchers. Now, an international team shows...

Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman’s biological age

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level,...

Bridging the terahertz gap

Optical frequency combs are widely-used, high-precision tools for measuring and detecting different frequencies — a.k.a. colors — of light. Unlike conventional lasers, which emit...

Scientists discover common sea nettle jellyfish is actually two distinct species

Chances are, if you’ve been stung by a jellyfish along the Chesapeake Bay it was by a sea nettle jellyfish–one of the most common...