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How plants know the difference between night and day

Plants are extremely sensitive to lengths of nights and days. They use the information to keep track of seasons, information crucial to their life cycles. Yale...

Crocodile smiles hold the secret to regrowing teeth

Unlike people, crocodiles do not clean their teeth to slow down wear and tear. Instead, they get rid of them and replace them with new...

This novel detector could help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

In a new study, researchers have developed a high-sensitivity detector that could help aid early Alzheimer's diagnosis. The research was conducted by a team from...

Guacamole lovers, rejoice! The avocado genome has been sequenced

We now know the DNA of guacamole. Scientists have sequenced the avocado genome, shedding light on the ancient origins of this buttery fruit and laying...

Cigarette smoke may make MRSA superbug bacterium more drug-resistant

In a new study, researchers found cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to antibiotics. In addition, cigarette smoke can make some strains...

Every living thing on Earth stems from same 20 amino acids, and now scientists...

Earth didn't always harbor life. But around 4 billion years ago, something in the environment changed, and systems with biological properties began to emerge. Many scientists...

Scientists discover new chemistry that may help explain the origins of life

Before life began on Earth, the environment likely contained a massive number of chemicals that reacted with each other more or less randomly. It is...

Why only humans are prone to heart attacks

In a new study, researchers found out why only humans are prone to heart attacks. They say the loss of a single gene two to...

DNA helicopters offer insight into how biological machines power living things

For decades, researchers have chased ways to study how biological machines power living things. Every mechanical movement — from contracting a muscle to replicating DNA...

Scientists prove insects also feel chronic pain for the first time

Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new study proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain...

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