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Blue crystals in meteorites show that sun behaved like ‘high-energy toddler’

Our sun’s beginnings are a mystery. It burst into being 4.6 billion years ago, about 50 million years before the Earth formed. Since the...
Nanocrystal links could lead to better electronics, scientists say

Nanocrystal links could lead to better electronics

Chemists and engineers today are very interested in a kind of nanotechnology enabled by tiny islands of nanoparticles called “colloidal nanocrystals.” They can be made...

Genetic predisposition to liking speed cuts risk of schizophrenia, ADHD

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention...

Disrupted sleep found to accelerate cancer growth in mice

Here’s another reason you might want to make sure you sleep well. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Louisville have...

Husband’s health and attitude loom large for happy long-term marriages

A husband’s agreeable personality and good health appear crucial to preventing conflict among older couples who have been together a long time, according to...

Screensaver-powered project could lead to cancer drug design

Once again, computer screensavers have flexed their muscles and solved a great mystery of biology. For the first time, [email protected], the Stanford-run program that taps the...

Supergene allows butterflies to mimic toxic relatives

Female swallowtail butterflies in the genus Papilio are known for sexual dimorphism, traits that make males and females different, and for Batesian mimicry, the...

New fins evolve repeatedly in teleost fishes

Though present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail,...

Fin to limb: Fossil research offers major advance in study of...

Scientists may be close to unraveling one of the longest-standing questions in evolutionary biology — whether limbs, particularly hind limbs, evolved before or after...

Hubble reveals cloudy weather on alien world

Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today's forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds. A team of scientists led...

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