Why do people and animals naturally favor one side over the other?

Why do people and animals naturally favor one side over the other?

Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three, but they...
How plant architectures mimic subway networks

How plant architectures mimic subway networks?

It might seem like a tomato plant and a subway system don't have much in common, but both, it turns out, are networks that...
Dark matter is likely 'cold,' not 'fuzzy'

Dark matter is likely ‘cold,’ not ‘fuzzy’

Dark matter is the aptly named unseen material that makes up the bulk of matter in our universe. But what dark matter is made of...
'Good' bacteria passed between generations benefit you more

‘Good’ bacteria passed between generations benefit you more

Bacteria passed straight to children have more healthcare benefits than if they are transmitted via the surrounding environment, new Oxford University research reveals. Many insects...
Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interior

Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon’s interior

A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped...
New 2-D materials could conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

New 2-D materials could conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

Physicists have fabricated new two-dimensional quantum materials with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum computers and...
When less oxygen means better performance

When less oxygen means better performance

New oxygen free alloys developed by UConn, NC State scientists could lead to better, faster jet engines. Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found...
Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change

Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change

Rise in trematodes could occur much sooner than thought. In 2014, a team of researchers found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700...
Gut bacteria could affect aging

Gut bacteria could affect aging

It loses its pigments, its motor skills and mental faculties decline, it gets cancer – the turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) struggles with the same...
One of the last African dinosaurs discovered in Moroccan mine

One of the last African dinosaurs discovered in Moroccan mine

One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern...

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