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This plant compound may help pancreatic cancer patients

In a new study from the Translational Genomics Research Institute, researchers found a compound derived from the thunder god vine is able to kill...

Scientists find you can pass COVID-19 to your cat

In a new study from the University of Glasgow, researchers found that people can pass COVID-19 on to their cats. They used in-depth genetic analyses...

Dogs can sniff out COVID-19 with impressive accuracy

In a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, researchers found that specially trained detection dogs can sniff out COVID-19-positive samples with 96% accuracy. They...

How do birds breathe so efficiently?

New findings offer potential to enhance flow engineering. Birds breathe with greater efficiency than humans because of the structure of their lungs --looped airways that...

Five ways fish are more like humans than you realize

You’ve probably heard that fish have a three-second memory, or that they’re incapable of feeling pain. Neither of these statements is true, but it’s telling...

Los Angeles palm trees may be a major source of air pollution

Mexican fan palms, native to the deserts of northwestern Mexico, are a widely-planted ornamental throughout the Los Angeles basin. They are contributing substantially to the...

Scientists discover the bald eagle killer

The alarm bells began ringing when dozens of eagles were found dead near an Arkansas lake. Their deaths--and, later, the deaths of other waterfowl, amphibians...

Dog vs. machine: Who’s a better bomb detector?

What's better at finding a hidden bomb -- a dog or an electronic chemical detector? In this episode, the Reactions team travels to the U.S....

Cuttlefish can pass the ‘snacking test,’ study finds

A popular TikTok challenge has evolved in which kids resist eating snacks; a new study finds that cuttlefish can do the same. According to the...

Mantis shrimp inspires new breed of light sensors

Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a...