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Living on Islands Makes Animals Tamer

Most of us have seen pictures and probably YouTube videos of “tame” animals on the Galapagos Islands, the biological paradise that was Charles Darwin’s major source of...

Pushing them out: Snake ancestor likely gave birth to live young

The ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laid eggs, and over time species have switched back and...

In surprise finding, blood clots absorb bacterial toxin

Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at the University...

Found: One of Civilization’s Oldest Wine Cellars?

A team of American and Israeli researchers has unearthed what could be the largest and oldest wine cellar in the Near East. The group made...

Obamacare could reverse long trend of uncompensated care in ERs

Emergency departments, which have suffered shortfalls in reimbursement for decades due to the high rate of uninsurance in the United States, may begin receiving...

Study: No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans

The search for a common ancestor linking modern humans with the Neanderthals who lived in Europe thousands of years ago has been a compelling...

What Is the Fastest Articulated Motion a Human Can Execute?

Humans are amazing throwers. We are unique among all animals, including our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, in our ability to throw projectiles at...

Horace Judson: a eulogy

On May 6, at the age of 80, the writer Horace Freeland Judson died. He didn't pass away; he would have insisted that he...

Sleep evaluation may help identify kids at risk for respiratory complications...

Performing polysomnography (sleep study) prior to pediatric adenotonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids) may help identify children at a higher risk of developing postoperative respiratory complications, according to a report in...

Air flows in mechanical device reveal secrets of speech pathology

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2010 -- From a baby's first blurted "bowl!'" for the word "ball" to the whispered goodbye of a beloved elder, the capacity for complex vocalizations is one of humankind's most remarkable attributes -- and perhaps one we...

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