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Astronomers Discover Houdini-Like Vanishing Act in Space

Most Accurate Robotic Legs Mimic Human Walking Gait

Spaceflight May Extend the Lifespan of Microscopic Worm

Arctic Warming Linked to Combination of Reduced Sea Ice and Global Atmospheric Warming

World's Fastest Camera Used to Detect Rogue Cancer Cells

Keeping the Flu Away: Synthetic Protein Activates Immune System Within Two Hours

'MRI' of the Sun's Interior Motions Challenges Existing Explanations for Sunspots

Sounds of Northern Lights Are Born Close to Ground

Belching Black Hole Proves a Biggie: First Known 'Middleweight' Black Hole

Technique Spots Disease Using Immune Cell DNA

Pompeii-Style Volcanic Ash Fall Preserved 'Nursery' of Earliest Animals

Cutting Daily Sitting Time to Under Three Hours Might Extend Life by Two Years

Greater Diet-Induced Obesity in Rats Consuming Sugar Solution During the Inactive Period

Rising Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Also Speeds Carbon Loss from Forest Soils

Climate Change May Lead to Fewer but More Violent Thunderstorms

New Biofuel Process Dramatically Improves Energy Recovery, and Uses Agricultural Waste

Toward Achieving One Million Times Increase in Computing Efficiency

Hubble Unmasks Ghost Galaxies

New Parasitic Coral Reef Crustacean Named After Late Reggae Performer Bob Marley

The Old Primates' Club: Even Male Monkeys Ride Their Fathers' Coattails to Success

Data Storage of Tomorrow: Ferroelectricity On the Nanoscale

One Smart Egg: Birds Sense Day Length and Change Development

Dark Galaxies of the Early Universe Spotted for the First Time

Not So Happy: King Penguins Stressed by Human Presence

Nanodevice Builds Electricity from Tiny Pieces

Astronomers Discover Houdini-Like Vanishing Act in Space
Astronomers report a baffling discovery never seen before: An extraordinary amount of dust around a nearby star has mysteriously disappeared.

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Most Accurate Robotic Legs Mimic Human Walking Gait
A group of US researchers has produced a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to fully model walking in a biologically accurate manner.

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Spaceflight May Extend the Lifespan of Microscopic Worm
The effect of spaceflight on a microscopic worm -- Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) -- could help it to live longer.

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Arctic Warming Linked to Combination of Reduced Sea Ice and Global Atmospheric Warming
The combination of melting sea ice and global atmospheric warming are contributing to the high rate of warming in the Arctic, where temperatures are increasing up to four times faster than the global average, a new University of Melbourne study has shown.

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World's Fastest Camera Used to Detect Rogue Cancer Cells
The ability to distinguish and isolate rare cells from among a large population of assorted cells has become increasingly important for the early detection of disease and for monitoring disease treatments.

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Keeping the Flu Away: Synthetic Protein Activates Immune System Within Two Hours
San Diego State University researchers at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center may have found the secret to helping the immune system fight off the flu before it gets you sick.

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'MRI' of the Sun's Interior Motions Challenges Existing Explanations for Sunspots
A team of scientists has created an “MRI” of the Sun’s interior plasma motions, shedding light on how it transfers heat from its deep interior to its surface. The result, which appears in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, upends our understanding of how heat is transported outwards by the Sun and challenges existing explanations of the formation of sunspots and magnetic field generation.

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Sounds of Northern Lights Are Born Close to Ground
For the first time, researchers at Aalto University in Finland have located where the sounds associated with the northern lights are created. The auroral sounds that have been described in folktales and by wilderness wanderers are formed about 70 meters above the ground level in the measured case.

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Belching Black Hole Proves a Biggie: First Known 'Middleweight' Black Hole
Observations with CSIRO's Australia Telescope Compact Array have confirmed that astronomers have found the first known "middleweight" black hole.

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Technique Spots Disease Using Immune Cell DNA
By looking at signature chemical differences in the DNA of various immune cells called leukocytes, scientists have developed a way to determine their relative abundance in blood samples. The relative abundance turns out to correlate with specific cancers and other diseases, making the technique, described in two recent papers, potentially valuable not only for research but also for diagnostics and treatment monitoring.

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Pompeii-Style Volcanic Ash Fall Preserved 'Nursery' of Earliest Animals
A volcanic eruption around 579 million years ago buried a 'nursery' of the earliest-known animals under a Pompeii-like deluge of ash, preserving them as fossils in rocks in Newfoundland, new research suggests.

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Mechanical Engineers Develop an 'Intelligent Co-Pilot' for Cars

Lab-Engineered Muscle Implants Restore Function in Animals

Engineering Technology Reveals Eating Habits of Giant Dinosaurs

Protein Found in Spider Venom Could Treat Muscular Dystrophy

Force of Nature: Defining the Mechanical Mechanisms in Living Cells

Neurons Derived from Cord Blood Cells May Represent New Therapeutic Option

Coastal Populations Are Healthier Than Those Inland, UK Study Finds

Largest Ancient Dam Built by Maya in Central America

World Record: Lightest Material in the World Produced

Infants' Recognition of Speech More Sophisticated Than Previously Known

In Visual Searches, Computer Is No Match for the Human Brain

Musical Glove Improves Sensation, Mobility for People With Spinal Cord Injury

New Evidence Links Immune Irregularities to Autism, Mouse Study Suggests


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Hubble Discovers a Fifth Moon Orbiting Pluto

One Step Closer to New Kind of Thermoelectric 'Heat Engine'

Native American Populations Descend from Three Key Migrations, Scientists Say

Trigger for Past Rapid Sea Level Rise Discovered

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Transforming Cancer Into a Manageable Illness With Multi-Drug Approach

The Eyes Don't Have It: New Research Into Lying and Eye Movements

Giant Fossil Turtle from Colombia Round Like Car Tire

Fossil Egg Links Dinosaurs to Modern Birds

Viruses May Be Causing Coral Bleaching and Decline Around the World

Peering Into the Heart of a Supernova: How to Detect a Rapidly Spinning Stellar Core

Physicists Invent 'Spintronic' LED

Newly Isolated 'Beige Fat' Cells Could Help Fight Obesity

Study: Wolverines Need Refrigerators

Solar System Ice: Source of Earth's Water

Attacking Biofilms That Cause Chronic Infections

Discovery of Chemical That Affects Biological Clock Offers New Way to Treat Diabetes

Vaccines Backfire: Veterinary Vaccines Found to Combine Into New Infectious Viruses

Antarctica at Risk from Human Activities

Large, Medically Important Class of Proteins Starts to Yield Its Secrets

Early Human Ancestor, Australopithecus Sediba, Fossils Discovered in Rock

First Ever Videos of Snow Leopard Mother and Cubs in Dens Recorded in Mongolia

Messy Experiment Cleans Up Cornstarch and Water Mystery

Controlling Your Computer With Your Eyes