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A new study by scientists from the Census of Marine Life has placed the number of species of animals on planet Earth to about 8.7 million.
Super strong nanometals are beginning to play an important role in making cars even lighter, enabling them to stand collisions without fatal consequences for the passengers.
An Oxford University researcher is developing a pair of eyeglasses that will allow people with poor or limited vision to see again.
Scientists from The University of Manchester are working on how to use the energy of the Sun to make fuels, which could help to solve the worldâ€™s escalating energy crisis.
LA JOLLA, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Royal Society announced today that Salk Institute molecular biologist Joanne Chory, Ph.D., an expert on how plants regulate their growth, has been named a foreign member of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, said freedom of information (FOI) laws are being misused to harass scientists and slow down their research, and said those laws need to be re-examined by government officials.
New research reveals how biological arms races between cuckoos and host birds can escalate into a competition between the host evolving new, unique egg patterns (or 'signatures') and the parasite new forgeries.
A British astrophysicist and cosmologist known for his studies into the origins of the universe and its future was awarded one of the world's top religious awards this week for his work in exploring life's spiritual dimension.
Scientists from The University of Manchester are among a group of researchers investigating how genetic differences among individuals contribute to the way ecological communities form, interact and change over time.
When it comes to producing more offspring, larger female hyenas outdo their smaller counterparts.
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