Birds on smaller islands are darker, more aggressive

Animal populations on small islands tend to diverge from standard populations over evolutionary timescales....

Meet Earth's cousin: The newly discovered Kepler-452b

Call it "New Earth" or "Earth 2.0": NASA’s Kepler mission has for the first...

Scientists believe people have a sixth basic taste: Fat

Experts have long asserted that humans have the ability to detect six basic tastes...

Oldest known Quran fragments found at UK university

Fragments believed to be the oldest surviving pages of the Muslim holy book the...

Does becoming a dad make you fat?

You know that whole “dad bod” thing that became a viral trend recently? Turns out there might be something to it, as new research...

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How kiwi birds adapted to their nocturnal lifestyles

By sequencing the genome of the kiwi bird for the first time, researchers have found that these flightless, New...

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NASA releases first close-up images of Pluto's moons Nix and Hydra

For the first time, space enthusiasts and astronomy buffs are able to get a good look at two of...

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Drinking coffee could reduce a person's risk of Type 2 diabetes

New research has reinforced the previously-discovered ability of coffee to reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes,...