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Zealandia revealed: Maps and interactive tools uncover backstory of Earth’s ‘lost’ eighth continent

Brandon Specktor | 
Earth's eighth continent is 94% underwater.... ... Zealandia — or Te Riu-a-Māui, as it's referred to in the indigenous Māori ...
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Century-old lung helps scientists trace measles back to now-eradicated cattle virus

Nicoletta Lanese | 
For years, the lung sat in the basement of the Berlin Museum of Medical History along with hundreds of other ...
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Why were these 1,000-year-old skulls shaped like ‘sci-fi aliens’?

Mindy Weisberger | 
Tight wrapping in childhood produced deliberately deformed skulls ...
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Battling antibiotic resistance by stopping evolution

Nicoletta Lanese | 
One of the ways that bacteria evolve to become "antibiotic resistant" is by picking up free-floating genetic material from their environments. They ...
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Zika virus could offer new way to attack deadly brain cancers

Nicoletta Lanese | 
New research has revealed that the Zika virus breaks into brain cells by using a special molecular key, and scientists ...
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Distinctive ‘Habsburg jaw’ of medieval kings and queens was created by centuries of inbreeding, study suggests

Yasemin Saplakoglu | 
Many of the kings and queens of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty, which ruled across Europe from the 16th to the ...
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Aggressive cancer adapts quickly thanks to odd ‘doughnut-shaped’ DNA

Yasemin Saplakoglu | 
Cancer cells may owe some of their destructive nature to unique, "doughnut-shaped" DNA, according to a new study. The study, published ...
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Gene editing used in China in a failed but promising attempt to cure HIV

Rachael Rettner | 
Scientists in China have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to treat a patient with HIV, but it didn't cure the patient, ...
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How Nazi Germany pioneered the use of performance enhancing drugs in WWII

Mindy Weisberger | 
The remarkable endurance of German and Allied soldiers during World War II had a secret ingredient: performance-enhancing drugs. During the ...
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Destructive diets: Are we eating Earth’s large animals to extinction?

Brandon Specktor | 
In new research published [February 6] in the journal Conservation Letters, scientists surveyed the populations of nearly 300 species of megafauna ...
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Can aggressive cancer cells be transformed into ‘harmless fat’?

Rachel Rettner | 
Imagine if you could turn aggressive cancer cells into harmless fat. Scientists in Switzerland say they've done just that, in ...
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Not so-sterile brains? Researchers find harmless bacteria living there

Rachael Rettner | 
In the latest example of bacteria being "literally everywhere," scientists appear to have found evidence of microbes living harmlessly in ...
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‘People are primed for ET’: Why the discovery of alien life won’t frighten us

Mindy Weisberger | 
On [October 30] 80 years ago, actor Orson Welles announced to audiences in a chilling radio performance that Martians were ...
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Longer lives for humans? Here’s what it will take

Yasemin Saplakoglu | 
How healthy will the world be in 2040? If things continue as they are now, the answer is better off ...
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Medieval graves yield genetic clues about kinship of Germanic warrior family

Laura Geggel | 
A dozen lavish medieval graves holding the remains of 13 people have finally spilled their genetic secrets, now that researchers ...
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Here’s why so many of us are spooked by artificial intelligence?

Mindy Weisberger | 
[N]ot everyone is ready to welcome AI with open arms. In recent years, as computer scientists have pushed the boundaries ...
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Why dreams are so hard to remember and what you can do about it

Bahar Gholipour | 
In waking life, [quickly] forgetting recent experiences would surely land you in a doctor's office. With dreams, however, forgetting is ...
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Do you have second ‘brain’ in your colon?

Brandon Specktor | 
You're reading these words because you have a brain in your head. But did you know you also have a ...
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King David’s United Monarchy: Is this 3,000-year-old Israeli house evidence of ‘lost’ biblical kingdom?

Owen Jarus | 
Archaeologists have discovered a sprawling, possibly 3,000-year-old house that suggests a biblical kingdom called the United Monarchy, ruled by King ...
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About phosphorous and why extraterrestrial life may be a long shot

Marcus Woo | 
Phosphorus is an essential element for life — but that there was enough of it for life to start on ...
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Searching for Hóp, the lost Canadian Viking settlement from lore

Owen Jarus | 
A lost Viking settlement known as "Hóp," which has been mentioned in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, is ...
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‘Spreading depression’: The silencing of electrical activity in dying brains

Rafi Letzter | 
Harvard biologist Aristides Leão described finding a sudden silencing of electrical activity in the exposed brains of his unconscious experimental animals after ...
111-year old mystery solved: Egyptian mummies from 2000 BCE are half-brothers, DNA analysis shows

111-year old mystery solved: Egyptian mummies from 2000 BCE are half-brothers, DNA analysis shows

Laura Geggel | 
Two Egyptian mummies that rested next to each other for nearly 4,000 years are not full brothers, but rather half ...
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How your brain steps on the brake after starting a task

Rafi Letzter | 
To stop an activity, your brain must engage in very precise timing that involves the careful coordination of three distinct ...