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A biological engine for human language

For more than a decade, North­eastern psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent has focused her research on one cen­tral ques­tion: What makes human lan­guage so spe­cial?...

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...

Researchers identify good bacteria that protects against HIV

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact...

Gulf War Illness Not in Veterans’ Heads, But in Their Mitochondria

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who...

Texas Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Lead to More Crime

The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Some have argued that medical marijuana’s legalization will lead to higher crime...

Facebook Feelings Are Contagious, Study Shows

You can’t catch a cold from a friend online. But can you catch a mood? It would seem so, according to new research from...

‘Love hormone’ could provide new treatment for anorexia

Oxytocin, also known as the 'love hormone', could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British...

Dinosaur skull may reveal T. rex’s smaller cousin from the north

A 70 million year old fossil found in the Late Cretaceous sediments of Alaska reveals a new small tyrannosaur, according to a paper published...

New dinosaur largest terrestrial predator from Europe

A new dinosaur species found in Portugal may be the largest land predator discovered in Europe, as well as one of the largest carnivorous...

New Structure in Dogs’ Eye Linked to Blinding Retinal Diseases

In humans, a tiny area in the center of the retina called the fovea is critically important to viewing fine details. Densely packed with...

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