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Human 'language gene' makes mice smarter Putting the human FOXP2 gene – thought to play a role in the development of language – into mice makes them quicker at learning tasks automatically
NewScientist.com | 5 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The go-between: Life's unexpected messenger Far from staying put, RNA the less famous cousin of DNA can roam far afield, carrying information to other cells in the body and even to other animals (full text available to subscribers)
NewScientist.com | 5 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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NASA's Watchdog Criticizes Asteroid-Hunting Program NASA's watchdog office says efforts to identify, track and do something about asteroids are not well-integrated and NASA executives agree.
MSNBC | 6 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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NASA's Watchdog Criticizes Asteroid Research Program NASA's watchdog agency says efforts to identify, track and do something about asteroids are not well-integrated and NASA executives agree.
MSNBC | 6 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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What lies beyond the third chamber? Archaeologists move further inside Alexander the Great tomb - but will it collapse? A team of researchers has made their way into the third chamber of the tomb, in the Amphipolis region of Serres, through a wall (pictured) that was only recently uncovered.
Mail Online | 6 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Experts dismiss warnings of great white shark sighting Shark experts have rubbished claims of a great white shark sighting off the coast of Cornwall
Telegraph.co.uk | 6 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Socrates among the psychopaths When a philosopher introduced the Socratic method to the inmates of a high-security psychiatric hospital, he found connections with the rest of us (full text available to subscribers)
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Did we inherit our spines from WORMS? Vertebrae probably evolved from muscular ancestors, claim scientists The study, by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, claims the first vertebrate skeleton 'evolved from muscle', and its origins are older than first thought.
Mail Online | 7 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Goldfish has brain operation An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain.
BBC News | 7 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Europe's Rosetta Mission Picks Its Target on a Comet A European spacecraft flying alongside a comet in deep space finally has a place to land after a 10-year journey through the solar system.
MSNBC | 7 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend