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Sharks Sense Prey in Surprising Ways During Pioneering Study

A team of scientists have unmasked the intricacies of how sharks hunt prey — from the first whiff to the final chomp —in a...

In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you...

The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud you’re about to expel. That’s...

‘Cyberasociality’: Sociologists find emerging condition

Not every single user – among the billions collecting friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and other social media platforms – is...

Will the Yellowstone supervolcano erupt in our lifetime?

As with many things in nature, it helps to understand the past when trying to predict the future. Ilya Bindeman, an associate professor of geological...

Canal between ears helps alligators pinpoint sound

By reptile standards, alligators are positively chatty. They are the most vocal of the non-avian reptiles and are known to be able to pinpoint...

Robotic arm probes chemistry of 3-D objects by mass spectrometry

When life on Earth was first getting started, simple molecules bonded together into the precursors of modern genetic material. A catalyst would have been...

Federal science and engineering obligations to universities, colleges fell 11% in...

In fiscal year (FY) 2011, federal agencies obligated $31.4 billion to 1,134 academic institutions for science and engineering activities, according to a new report...

Science behind bars

In 2013, the Justice Department reported that incarcerated inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison...

Spintronic Thermoelectric Power Generators

Imagine a computer so efficient that it can recycle its own waste heat to produce electricity. While such an idea may seem far-fetched today,...

Plankton make scents for seabirds and a cooler planet

The top predators of the Southern Ocean, far-ranging seabirds, are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation...

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