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To survive the heatpocalypse, corals are already adapting to global warming

Some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, and humans can help to spread these genes, a team of...

How the hawkmoth sees, hovers and tracks flowers in the dark

It’s difficult enough to see things in the dark, but what if you also had to hover in mid-air while tracking a flower moving...

Good News for Combating the Spread of Norovirus

Norovirus affects an estimated 20 million Americans every year, and the hardy virus can linger on exposed surfaces for weeks – making it difficult...

A new role for zebrafish: larger scale gene function studies

A relatively new method of targeting specific DNA sequences in zebrafish could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene function and the identification of disease...

Mission possible: This device will self-destruct when heated

Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or...
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Foreign Language Learning in Adults Associated With Genetic Variation

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a genetic variation in the FOXP2 gene is strongly associated with the ability...

U.S. Joins the World in a New Era of Research at...

Today scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European research facility, started recording data from the highest-energy particle collisions ever achieved on...

A World Without Color – Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Strips...

People with achromatopsia, an inherited eye disorder, see the world literally in black and white.  Worse yet, their extreme sensitivity to light makes them...

Study Reveals Ocean Acidification’s Effects on Shrimp Biology

A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers reveals that more carbon dioxide in seawater could lead to more...

IBEX tracks interstellar winds buffeting our solar system

Data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft reveal that neutral interstellar atoms are flowing into the solar system from a different direction than...

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