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Human And Dog Brain ‘Voice Areas’: Man And His Best Friend Use Similar Mechanisms To Process Sound
Feb 20, 2014 13:53 PM E
A new study found that dogs have dedicated voice areas in their brains, just as humans do and their brains can gauge emotions in voice just like humans.
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Telescope Captures Fascinating New Images Of Star Cluster Messier 7
Feb 19, 2014 18:18 PM E
In a new picture, the Messier 7 stands out against a very rich background of hundreds of thousands of fainter stars.
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Bats Inspire 'Micro Air Vehicle’: Scientists To Use Mechanics Of Bat Wings To Create Small Flying Machines
Feb 19, 2014 13:09 PM E
Virginia tech researchers were inspired by bats and other flying creatures to design "micro air vehicles" with flapping wings.
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Religion And Science Can Coexist: Some Scientists Practice More Than The General Public
Feb 16, 2014 15:22 PM E
Although many people will argue that science and religion can't coexist, a new study finds that they definitely can, and that many scientists may even practice more than the general public.
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Responsible Innovation: Resolving the Social and Ethical Implications Of Research
Feb 16, 2014 14:31 PM E
Conducting scientific research responsibly may be difficult sometimes, as consideration for the people the technology affects may be forgotten. Collaborating with social scientists, however, could pave the way for responsible innovation.
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Using 100% Renewable Sources To Power America's Energy Demands: Interactive Map Shows How To Get There By 2050
Feb 16, 2014 13:44 PM E
Global warming and pollution have left many calling for the use of clean, renewable energy. Now, a group of Stanford scientists have developed a plan for the U.S. to get all of its energy through clean sources by 2050.
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Could Africa Experience A Green Revolution? Farmers To Get Educated About Biotechnology And Modern Farming
Feb 16, 2014 13:07 PM E
Old farming practices may not produce enough crops to feed the growing numbers of people living in Africa. Therefore, a group of experts in biosciences and agriculture got together on Saturday to speak about how to take Africa through a green revolution.
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National Science Foundation Study Reveals that Americans Like Scientists, But Not Science
Feb 14, 2014 17:03 PM E
Average Americans may not be very interested in science, but a majority of them are interested in hearing about the latest scientific breakthroughs.
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'Crazy Ants' Rapidly Replacing Fire Ants By Surviving Normally Deadly Venom
Feb 13, 2014 17:44 PM E
When stung, crazy ants secrets formic acid that protect them from fire ant's toxic venom.
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Graphene May Be Used To Make Super-Efficient Water Filters
Feb 13, 2014 17:18 PM E
Researchers say that while removing salt from sea water may seem complicated right now, graphene may hold the answer to perfecting the process.
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How Did You Get Your Face? Scientists Use Fish Fossils To Explain How Jaws Evolved
Feb 12, 2014 18:00 PM E
Scientists in France and Sweden used fossilized fish to explain how humans and other vertebrates evolved from being jaw-less to jawed.
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4 New Galaxy Clusters Found: Scientists Say 2000 More Galaxies Waiting To Be Discovered
Feb 12, 2014 17:33 PM E
Using a new method, an international team of astronomers used data from two European Space Agency satellites, Plank and Herschel, to identify new and distant galaxy clusters.
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