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Defective proteins that are not disposed of by the body can cause diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.
Even though there is evidence of Ancient Sumerians having the ingredients to make beer - barley, malt and emmer (a type of wheat) - there is no textual evidence of the processes used to make the mysterious brew.
Chimpanzees might be able to determine whether or not their fellow chimps need to hear a specific message.
From shoals of fish to human society: social organisms need to make collective decisions.
Inhaling streams of electrically charged gas known as cold plasma could help cure the common cold.
Ravens use their beaks and wings to point and hold up objects in order to attract attention, much like humans use our hands to make gestures, according to a new study by German and Austrian experts.
Scientists measure dream content for the first time and find that dreams activate the brain in a similar way to real actions.
As planktonic organisms the larvae of the marine annelid Platynereis swim freely in the open water.
New analysis of two-million-year-old hominid bones found in South Africa provide the clearest evidence of evolution’s first major step toward modern humans.
Oxygen-consuming organisms obtain energy through cellular respiration, which is the transformation of carbohydrates and oxygen into carbon dioxide and water.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).