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If we could resurrect dinosaurs using gene editing, could they survive with our current plants and climate?

[Imagine that] tucked away inside a lab on a remote island, scientists have quietly grown baby dinosaurs. Now the second ...
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Dogs don’t seem to care much about human faces, counterintuitive study finds

Dogs’ brains aren’t especially impressed by faces, either those of other dogs, or of people, a new study suggests. People’s brains ...
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These kinds of personality types are most likely to embrace conspiracy theories

[P]eople who are self-important, narcissistic, anxious, depressed, or impulsive are slightly more likely to cling to a conspiracy theory than ...
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Viewpoint: Trump’s inflammatory appeals triggered support for him in 2016. Here’s why scientists think it won’t happen again

In the 2016 election, undecided voters were influenced by the brain’s fear-driven impulses—more simply, gut instinct—once they arrived inside the ...
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It might soon be possible to shape your own dreams

The technology engineer — and self-proclaimed wannabe cyborg — [Tomás Vega] has been developing a device with other researchers at the MIT Media ...
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Video and Infographic: Pandemic response has sent trust in science soaring after years of faltering

The global pandemic has renewed trust in science. Our annual research shows that appreciation for science and trust in scientists ...
Some birds are quite smart but do they really ‘think like humans’?

Some birds are quite smart but do they really ‘think like humans’?

[B]road claims for animal intelligence that go well beyond problem-solving abilities are often questionable. Consider, for example, the mirror test ...
CBD is hyped as a ‘miracle cure’ for just about everything. Here is the reality

CBD is hyped as a ‘miracle cure’ for just about everything. Here is the reality

So, is CBD a miracle cure? Despite its promise, if you’re someone who hopes to read that science proves CBD ...
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Not quite total recall: How limits on what humans can remember is helping us ‘teach’ AI

An artificial neural network learns by adjusting synaptic weights—how strongly one artificial neuron connects to another—which in turn leads to ...
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Vaccines contain GMOs that will harm you? Debunking anti-biotechnology/anti-vaccine nonsense

There is no scientifically plausible reason to accept the hypothesis that either DNA in vaccines or the DNA in GMO foods are ...
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Why intermittent fasting often doesn’t work

Many followers of the [intermittent fasting] diet, which has been popularized in best-selling diet books and touted by celebrities, routinely ...
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Corvids are more brainiac than birdbrain: Crows may be able to reflect and ponder their own mind

Research unveiled on [September 24] in Science finds that crows know what they know and can ponder the content of their ...
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Scientists create mutant enzyme that chomps plastic bottles for lunch

A team of researchers that previously re-engineered a plastic-eating enzyme named PETase have now combined it with a second enzyme ...
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Recreating the Neanderthal Y chromosome helps explain how modern humans emerged

One hurdle in deciphering human prehistory is the absence of evidence of a Neanderthal Y chromosome in the genetic record ...
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Video: How to boost your immune system to guard against COVID and other illnesses

Scientists have recently developed ways to measure your immune age. Fortunately, it turns out your immune age can go down ...
Dyslexia shows the inborn nature of visual imagining and cognition

Dyslexia shows the inborn nature of visual imagining and cognition

Reading is a learned skill; no one is born reading. But learning to read relies on inborn human capacities for ...
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4 of the most promising planets where we might find alien life

The Earth’s biosphere contains all the known ingredients necessary for life as we know it. Broadly speaking these are: liquid ...
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COVID spikes surge in search for birth parents and disconnected relatives

[Krystal] Myers, 34, grew up in Freeport, Long Island with her mother, and still lives near there. When she was ...
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Trump did not ‘beat COVID’: Recovering from an illness is not a form of warfare

“Our president is strong and will beat the virus,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “He’s a fighter,” said former press secretary Sarah Huckabee ...