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Scientists use bear saliva to rapidly test for antibiotics

Scientists use bear saliva to rapidly test for antibiotics

The super-fast screening technology could help to discover new treatments If you're looking into the mouth of a brown bear, one of the world's top...

Genes are key to academic success, says new study

Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will...

Estimating when life could have arisen on Earth

The question how life began on Earth has always been a matter of profound interest to scientists. But just as important as how life emerged...

Super short protein may have existed when life began

How did life arise on Earth? Researchers have discovered evidence that simple protein catalysts—essential for cells, the building blocks of life, to function—may have existed...
The more pesticides bees eat, the more they like them

The more pesticides bees eat, the more they like them

Bumblebees acquire a taste for pesticide-laced food as they become more exposed to it, a behaviour showing possible symptoms of addiction. This study of bumblebee...

Scientists clone virus to help stop overwhelming grape disease

A new discovery by Washington State University scientists could help grape growers roll back a devastating virus that withers vines and shrivels harvests. Named for...

Global warming: more insects, eating more crops

Crop losses for critical food grains will increase substantially as the climate warms, as rising temperatures boost the metabolic rate and population growth of...

This body clock trick makes us more patient

Faster countdowns may make people more patient Not only does time fly when people have fun, but when time flies by on a countdown clock,...
Scientists discover protein that may have existed when life began

Scientists discover protein that may have existed when life began

The primordial peptide may have appeared 4 billion years ago How did life arise on Earth? Rutgers researchers have found among the first and perhaps only...

Scientists find a new way to understand odors

A mathematical model reveals a map for odors from the natural environment Every smell, from a rose to a smoky fire to a pungent fish,...