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Creative people really do see the world differently

People who have a general appreciation for artistic endeavors, adventure, curiosity, imagination and emotion tend to see things different than those who tend to be less creative, according to new research published in the June 2017 edition of the Journal…

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Snakes hunt in packs and hang upside down to catch bats

We've all been waiting for Snakes on a Plane 2 (haven't we?), but the movie just needed a new angle. New research may have delivered it: snakes attacking in packs. Snakes on a Plane, Indiana Jones and Anaconda (sorry, Indy,…

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New technology could generate 40% of the world’s electricity

Researchers at Penn State University have developed a new technology that they believe will be capable of producing large amounts of energy – possibly more than one-third the amount needed to meet global energy demands – in coastal areas where…

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Study shows why you shouldn’t declaw your cats

Having your cats declawed could increase their risk of long-term or persistent pain, and might even make them more aggressive and less likely to use the litter box, according to new research published online Tuesday in the Journal of Feline…

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‘Space sperm’ produces healthy mice, could we reproduce in space?

Sperm stored on the International Space Station (ISS) for a nine-month period has successfully been used to give birth to healthy baby mice, indicating that it may possible for humans to have children while flying to other worlds, a team…

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How did whales get so big? New study has the answer

We are "living in a time of giants", according to a Stanford University researcher who has been investigating how whales got to be as huge as they now are. Once upon a time, they were much smaller. In fact, body…

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3.3-million-year-old fossil shows us how the spine evolved

Thanks to the discovery of an astonishingly complete fossil of an ancient toddler in Ethiopia, a team of researchers has now discovered that key elements of the human spinal structure already were in place 3.3 million years ago – far…

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Fossils show first human ancestor came from Europe, not Africa

Newly discovered pre-human remains dated to more than seven million years ago could change common assumptions about the origins of humanity, suggesting that people may have diverged from great apes hundreds of thousands of years earlier than experts had previously…

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Climate change causing US trees to ‘migrate’

It’s a well-known fact that many species of birds fly south for the winter and return north once spring arrives, but migrating trees? That’s a new one, and the authors of a new study published this week in the journal…

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T. rex could destroy bones with an 8,000 pound bite

The Tyrannosaurus rex possessed the most powerful bite ever recorded, chomping down with nearly 8,000 pounds of force, according to a new computer model based on high-resolution CT scans of fossilized skulls and detailed in the latest issue of the…