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Researchers capture first glimpse of ruby seadragons in the wild

In hopes of getting a rare glimpse of the newly discovered third species of seadragon, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Western Australian Museum led a scientific expedition off the.....»»

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New study shows where carbon finance should—and shouldn"t—drive conservation efforts

The world's forests are crucial to slowing climate change, but they're often destroyed to make room for farms, mines, and other economic ventures. One possible solution to deforestation is carbon finance: giving companies and countries monetary incen.....»»

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Phone hacking company falls victim to hackers

Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers......»»

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Court revives suit alleging Apple monopoly on iPhone apps

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing Apple of having an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps......»»

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Benefits of renting a home may be underrated

Renting rather than owning a home may not be as expensive as many people think, according to financial research from the University of Stirling......»»

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BLAST: Greater speed, accuracy in recognizing brain injury

Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face a hidden threat—the resulting blast pressure and shock wave that could cause traumatic brain injury (TBI)......»»

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Keck Cosmic Web Imager ships from Caltech to Keck Observatory

An instrument designed to image the vast web of gas that connects galaxies in the universe has been shipped from Los Angeles to Hawaii, where it will be integrated into the W. M. Keck Observatory......»»

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Amazon"s Bezos buys US capital home for $23 mn, in cash

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will have a place to hang his hat in the US capital, with the purchase of what may be the city's largest private residence, for $23 million......»»

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Ocean acidification to hit West Coast Dungeness crab fishery, new assessment shows

The acidification of the ocean expected as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast's marine food web, but not necessarily in the ways you might expect, new research shows......»»

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What role do supermassive black holes play when galaxies merge?

In roughly four billion years, the Milky Way will be no more......»»

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Mapping movements of alien bird species

The global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most succes.....»»

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Manchester scientists tie the tightest knot ever achieved

Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known - a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advanced materials......»»

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Microbes rule in "knee-high tropical rainforests"

Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called "knee-high tropical rainforests", support another 20 percent of all plants. Nutrient scarcity.....»»

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Biologists discover how viruses hijack cell"s machinery

Biologists at UC San Diego have documented for the first time how very large viruses reprogram the cellular machinery of bacteria during infection to more closely resemble an animal or human cell—a process that allows these alien invaders to trick.....»»

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Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting sick, study shows

Wearable sensors that monitor heart rate, activity, skin temperature and other variables can reveal a lot about what is going on inside a person, including the onset of infection, inflammation and even insulin resistance, according to a study by rese.....»»

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Amazon to deliver 100,000 new US jobs

Amazon Thursday announced plans to create 100,000 US jobs over the next 18 months, as President-elect Donald Trump presses the business world to boost activities on American soil......»»

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Scientists switch on predatory kill instinct in mice

Researchers at Yale University have isolated the brain circuitry that coordinates predatory hunting, according to a study in the January 12 issue of Cell. One set of neurons in the amygdala, the brain's center of emotion and motivation, cues the anim.....»»

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Fish lightly to keep snapper on the reef

Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research......»»

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Cholera bacteria infect more effectively with a simple twist of shape

The bacteria that cause the life-threatening disease cholera may initiate infection by coordinating a wave of mass shapeshifting that allows them to more effectively penetrate the intestines of their unwitting victims, according to a study led by Pri.....»»

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Bacteria recruit other species with long-range electrical signals

Biologists at UC San Diego who recently found that bacteria resolve social conflicts within their communities and communicate with one another like neurons in the brain have discovered another human-like trait in these apparently not-so-simple, singl.....»»

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