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Watering farmlands in arid parts of the world could have long-term climate benefits, a new study concludes.
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Physicists have finally caught a brief glimpse of massless subatomic particles that were first predicted to exist 85 years ago. It’s the elusive Weyl fermion.
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The human fetus is prepared to develop as a female. But if its chromosomes or other chemical signals instruct it to become male, then gene pathways will flip some chemical switches to create masculine organs and features.
Due to global warming, bumblebees are disappearing from their southernmost homes. But their northern borders are expanding to compensate. This leaves the insects with less territory.
Scientists discover that concussions among high school soccer players stem more from aggressive contact between players than from heading the ball.
Some animals behave as if they were the opposite sex; others can even change their sex — and still produce offspring.
Certain medical conditions demonstrate how complicated biology can be. Being genetically male and female will not guarantee that your body won’t sometimes contain one or more features of both.
Manufacturing indigo to dye blue jeans now relies on harmful chemicals. But researchers have found a less polluting way to produce the blue tint: bacteria.
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The Venus Express spacecraft detected flashes of infrared light that may be from hot lava erupting from active volcanoes.
The unique shape of a seahorse tail provides strength, and it may also help the fish to grasp objects.
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Not all ancient reptiles were dinosaurs. Some soared, many swam the seas and still others looked like dinos—but actually weren’t.
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