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Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy A new study provides the first known evidence of how a similar acoustic characteristic in the cry sounds of human infants and rat pups may be used to detect the harmful effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on nervous system development.
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Highly effective new anti-cancer drug shows few side effects in mice A new drug, OTS964, can eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice, scientists report. It inhibits the action of a protein that is overproduced by several tumor types but is rarely expressed in healthy adult tissues. Without it, cancer
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Shards of Halley's Comet light up the night: Orionid shooting stars spotted blazing across the sky - and if you missed it, you may see them again toni A number of meteors created by the remnants of Halley's Comet have been snapped streaking over skies across Exeter and Plymouth. The famous comet was last seen in 1986.
Mail Online | 12 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Oldest complete human genome sequenced: DNA of 45,000-year-old man who roamed Siberia unravelled - and it sheds light on when we stopped interbreeding Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, took the DNA from a bone discovered near the settlement of Ust-Ishim in western Siberia (pictured).
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Nonchalant night-time chimp crime caught on camera Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness
NewScientist.com | 12 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Wacky Humpbacked Dinosaur Looked Like 'Star Wars' Creature About 70 million years ago, a humpbacked, duck-billed dinosaur with monstrous front limbs and "mudding hooves" tramped through rivers hunting fish. Though the odd-looking creature, named Deinocheirus mirificus, was discovered nearly 50 years ago
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The beast with the behemoth arms: A dinosaur mystery is solved By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In July 1965, two gigantic fossilized dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 8 feet (2.4 meters), they were the longest arms of any known bip
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Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago, DNA reveals The DNA from the 45,000-year-old bone of a man from Siberia is helping to pinpoint when modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred, researchers say
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Astronomers Find Brightest Pulsar Ever Observed An anonymous reader writes: Astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the NuSTAR satellite have discovered a pulsar so bright that it challenges how scientists think pulsars work. While observing galaxy M82 in hopes of spotting supernovae, the r
Slashdot | 13 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Fast modeling of cancer mutations A new genome-editing technique enables rapid analysis of genes mutated in tumors, researchers report. Sequencing the genomes of tumor cells has revealed thousands of genetic mutations linked with cancer. However, sifting through this deluge of information
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