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26547Germany's wolf population on the rise, new data shows
2579By the 2030s, every second summer over almost all of the entire Northern hemisphere will be hotter than any record-setting hot summer of the past 40 years. By 2050, virtually every summer will be hotter than anything we've experienced to date.
38067Living in the fallout zone from a nuclear disaster would be no worse for our health than living in London, due to its scale of pollution.
206The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain. Our brains are three times larger, have many more cells, and one gene involved in the production of dopamine was highly expressed in human neocortex and striatum but absent from the neocortex of chimpanzees.
49Drilling Reawakens Sleeping Faults in Texas, Leads to Earthquakes
22982Super recognizers, who have an uncanny ability to recognize faces, pay greater attention to the nose than other people
27Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis.
186The Big Vitamin D Mistake - statistical error discovered RDI set 3-4 times to low.
20Cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives cinnamon its flavor, may improve metabolic health. The ingredient induces fat cells, or adipocytes, to start burning energy through a process called thermogenesis.
109Lightning makes new isotopes
954Introverts may miss leadership chances because they overestimate how stressful it will be
120Bones show Dolly’s arthritis was normal for a sheep her age
7Motivation, rather than habit, drives addictive behavior in the face of adverse consequences and constantly changing circumstances, new research on rats suggests. For addicts to obtain drugs, it often requires considerable ingenuity and flexibility—behavior that should not be described as habit.
14Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent
2393Smart people have better connected brains - In intelligent persons, certain brain regions are more strongly involved in the flow of information between brain regions, while other brain regions are less engaged.
11Map of the 11 worldwide Hydroacoustic sensors, of which some (quite possibly) detected the Argentinian submarine explosion.
38Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices': Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations. Patients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling instead.
5New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
241A population of finches on the Galapagos has been discovered in the process of becoming a new species
9How Asian nomadic herders built new Bronze Age cultures
41A highly ambitious collaborative project to map all the cells in the human body is officially underway
10Migratory whooping cranes choose long-term partners years before breeding new study finds
1141Study finds that fatty acids released into the air from cooking with deep fryers may help form clouds that limit global warming
8Scientists at EPFL have discovered a new toxic form of Tau that forms as a result of its interaction with cell membranes. The research is published in Nature Communications and provides novel insights into possible mechanisms by which this protein moves in the brain and kills neurons.
2Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate
5Molecular and cellular reorganization of neural circuits in the human lineage[WHAT MAKES US HUMAN: DOPAMINE INJECTION BOOSTED OUR BRAINS TO SET US APART FROM CHIMPS AND MONKEYS]
116A study shows how both hemispheres of our brain work together to understand puns. Also explains why some people seem to have no sense of humour.
382The plague-causing bacterium may have first come to Europe with the large-scale migration of steppe nomads in the Stone Age, millennia before the first known historical epidemics. Findings also confirm plague bacteria undergoing genetic mutations related to its virulence at the time of its arrival.
7The Big Vitamin D Mistake
1The Sea Level Threat To Cities Depends On Where The Ice Melts - Not Just How Fast
3Evidence of molting and the function of “rock-nosing” behavior in bowhead whales in the eastern Canadian Arctic[Whales Have An Exfoliation Ritual To Keep Their Skin Fresh]
108Witnessing morning incivility darkens your experience of the whole day
16The human genome project sequenced our DNA to give a “parts list” for a person. Now, researchers are pushing that understanding further by mapping out the tissue-specific expression of these genes in humans (44 tissues and 449 tissue donors)
2Prions Found in Skin of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Patients
0Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds
596New model explains expansion of the universe and rotation speeds of galaxies without dark matter and dark energy
4Reddit in research - a content analysis of questions about gout posted on /r/gout
696Scientists created a mini biohybrid robot using algae, to travel through people in response to magnetic signals, that could one day carry drugs to specific parts of the body, minimizing side effects. What’s more, the robot—and its magnetic coat—appear to kill cancer cells.
2Multiplex recording of cellular events over time on CRISPR biological tape[World’s Smallest Tape Recorder Is Built From Gut Bacteria/Microbes]
403People who think they exercise less than their peers die earlier, regardless of their actual activity levels