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Physicists push new Parkinson’s treatment toward clinical trials

The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to punch them at the start and keep them from growing. Research at Michigan State University,...

Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and...

Pine forest smell helps keep planet cool

Pine forests are especially magical places for atmospheric chemists. Coniferous trees give off pine-scented vapors that form particles, very quickly and seemingly out of...

Thyroid cancer cells become less aggressive in outer space

For those who think that space exploration offers no tangible benefits for those of us on earth, a new research discovery involving thyroid cancer...

At last: Mysterious ocean circles in the Baltic Ocean explained

Are they bomb craters from World War II? Are they landing marks for aliens? Since the first images of the mysterious ocean circles off...

First Planet Found Around Solar Twin in Star Cluster

Astronomers have used ESO's HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the...

Europe in for more severe, longer droughts

New research shows that by the end of this century, droughts in Europe will likely be occur more frequently and be more intense due...

Chimpanzees are rational, not conformists

Chimpanzees are known for their curious nature. They show a rich palette of learning behaviour, both individually and socially. But they are also rather hesitant...

How water dissolves stone, molecule by molecule

Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen’s Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer...

Cardiac MRI confirms it: Energy drinks alter heart function

Healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later, according to a study...

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