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Complimentary cognition: How humans evolved solution-focused brains and our unique ability to adapt

Complimentary cognition: How humans evolved solution-focused brains and our unique ability to adapt

The period preceding the emergence of behaviorally modern humans was characterized by dramatic climatic and environmental variability - it is ...
Hacking plants’ circadian clock: How watering and applying pesticides at the most effective time of day can boost yields

Hacking plants’ circadian clock: How watering and applying pesticides at the most effective time of day can boost yields

Jacqueline Garget | 
Like humans, plants have an ‘internal clock’ that monitors the rhythms of their environment. The authors of a study published ...
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‘Encyclopedia’ of cancer mutations could pinpoint new carcinogens

Previously, scientists have had only a limited number of tools for working out the cause of an individual’s tumor. As ...
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Genetic engineering, synthetic biology poised to boost photosynthesis and carbon capture

In a feature article published in the open access journal eLife, an international team of experts led by Dr Bonnie Wintle ...

How did humans first learn to use tools?

Chimpanzees and bonobos are the two closest living relatives of the human species - the ultimate tool-using ape. Yet, despite ...
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