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2012-01-23 22:29:14

Defective proteins that are not disposed of by the body can cause diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.

Did Sumerians Really Produce Beer?
2012-01-18 05:57:08

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.

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2011-12-31 08:50:05

Chimpanzees might be able to determine whether or not their fellow chimps need to hear a specific message.

2011-12-16 14:13:45

From shoals of fish to human society: social organisms need to make collective decisions.

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2011-12-05 06:34:47

Inhaling streams of electrically charged gas known as cold plasma could help cure the common cold.

Ravens Use Gestures To Signal Potential Partners
2011-11-30 06:37:06

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.

Image 1 - So That's What Dreams Are Made Of
2011-10-28 10:54:01

Scientists measure dream content for the first time and find that dreams activate the brain in a similar way to real actions.

2011-10-18 13:14:01

As planktonic organisms the larvae of the marine annelid Platynereis swim freely in the open water.

Image 1 - New Evolutionary Link Between Australopiths And Humans
2011-09-09 10:51:52

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.

2011-09-07 14:01:50

Oxygen-consuming organisms obtain energy through cellular respiration, which is the transformation of carbohydrates and oxygen into carbon dioxide and water.


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