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Exploring the evolutionary benefits of bone weight

Metoposaurus (olive green, bottom) led a bottom dwelling lifestyle—-probably to avoid competition from the larger Cyclotosaurus (blue) and phytosaur Parasuchus (ochre brown). Credit: Sudipta Kalita If you need to lurk at the bottom of a water body waiting for prey, it is wise to stay motionless without resisting against ...

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Biomarkers used to track benefits of anti-aging therapies can be misleading, suggests the 'Lifespan Machine'

Worms living in a petri dish in the Lifespan Machine. Many worms can share a single petri dish, with the scanner monitoring each individual simultaneously. Credit: Nicholas Stroustrup/CRG We all grow old and die, but we still don’t know why. Diet, exercise and stress all affect our lifespan, but ...

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Almost 60% of secondary school students in public schools can identify fake news

Almost 60% of secondary school students in public schools identify fake news. Credit: UC3M More than half of Spain’s Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO, in its Spanish acronym) students can distinguish between fake and real news. This is one of the conclusions of a study carried out by researchers from ...

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Pumpkin farms adapt to improve soil, lower emissions

Pumpkins are loaded into a semi-trailer on Bill Sahs’ farm, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Atlanta, Ill. On the central Illinois farms that supply 85% of the world’s canned pumpkin, farmers like Sahs are adopting regenerative techniques designed to reduce emissions, attract natural pollinators like bees and butterflies and ...

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Report calls for Indigenous Peoples' knowledge to be included in climate policy

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new report highlights how recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ knowledge systems could do more to address climate change than many current approaches. It also argues for ensuring the full and equitable inclusion of Indigenous Peoples and local communities within policy processes. The report, ...

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Butter, garage doors and SUVs: Why shortages remain common 2.5 years into the pandemic

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Shortages of basic goods still plague the U.S. economy—2½ years after the pandemic’s onset turned global supply chains upside down. Want a new car? You may have to wait as long as six months, depending on the model you order. Looking for a spicy condiment? ...

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Detailing a disastrous autumn day in ancient Italy

Mt. Vesuvius erupts in 1880. Researchers are detailing a cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius from thousands of years before the famous eruption that buried Pompeii. Volcanic eruptions evoke images of lava, fire, and destruction; however, this is not always the case. The Plinian eruption of Mount Vesuvius around 4,000 years ...

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Unraveling the Reward Behavior: The Mechanisms Underlying the Dopamine Signaling Pathway

Summary: The direct phosphorylation of KCNQ2 by ERK occurs through the activation of the dopamine signaling pathway in the nucleus accumbens of mice. Source: Fujita Health University One part of the basal ganglia, known as the nucleus accumbens (NAc), is composed of medium spiny neurons (MSNs). The MSNs, in which ...

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Loneliness Associated With Double the Risk of Developing Diabetes

Hackmanite also changes color upon exposure to nuclear radiation: Memory trace enables new applications

MIT AgeLab awards five scholarships to students who further intergenerational connections

Rover findings offer glimpse of Red Planet's ancient landscape

Magpies, curlews, peregrine falcons: How birds adapt to our cities, bringing wonder and joy and conflict

Container-based method resolves challenges in recirculating fish farming

Study shows children of lower economic status more willing to make risky decisions than wealthier children

Molecular markers explore natural population structure and trait-related loci of kiwiberry

Tracking turtle nesting grounds

Researchers develop ultra-strong aerogels with materials used in bullet-proof vests

Open cluster Berkeley 27 examined by researchers

New diagnostic procedure for fish allergy explored

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