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In two separate studies, the world’s most powerful X-ray laser has been used to build the first atomic X-ray laser pulse, as well as to superheat and control a clump of 2-million-degree matter.
From shoals of fish to human society: social organisms need to make collective decisions.
Adults and adolescents often adjust their behavior and opinions to peer groups, even when they themselves know better.
Human children are more likely than chimpanzees to collaborate when solving problems, according to a new European study which compared the responses of 3-year-old children to semi-free-ranging chimpanzees.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered deep freshwater springs on the Dead Sea floor that feed into this rapidly dwindling body of water.
Face and voice are the two main features by which we recognise other people.
Microbes are omnipresent on earth. They are found as free-living microorganisms as well as in communities with other higher organisms.
Sino-German research group draws a new map at the Urumqi radio telescope and discovers two supernova remnants.
The human brain is the most complex of all organs, containing billions of neurons with their corresponding projections, all woven together in a highly complex, three-dimensional web.
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