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Machine learning speeds up forensic fingerprint matching

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Fingerprinting is one of the mainstays of forensic science, but despite what we see on TV and in movies, analyzing and matching...

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How “Snowball Earth” led to the evolution of complex life

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

For billions of years bacteria dominated the globe, but at some point a major transition occurred and complex multicellular life...

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Dolphin dies after tourist selfies

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

A BABY dolphin has died after tourists took it out of the water and posed for selfies with it on a packed beach. This post is from The...

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Dolphin dies after tourist selfies

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Europe, Science | 0 comments

A BABY dolphin has died after tourists took it out of the water and posed for selfies with it on a packed beach. This post is from Daily...

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“Frankenstein’s dinosaur” fills the gap between predators and prey

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Dinosaurs came in a ridiculous variety of shapes and sizes, but just how they all fit together is still up for debate. The...

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How tobacco plants and their relatives are helping us win the war against polio and Zika

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

One of the great 20th century medicine success stories is the near eradication of the scourge of polio. Since the introduction of a...

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Antarctica keeps 106-year-old fruitcake “almost edible”

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

You may think you’ve found some frighteningly old leftovers at the back of your fridge, but they’re likely to pale in...

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Creepy insects that help solve murders

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Science, Technology | 0 comments

DEPENDING on the environment, it doesn’t take long for a dead body to become colonised by trespassing insects — and...

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Creepy insects that help solve murders

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in America, Australia, Science, United States Of America | 0 comments

DEPENDING on the environment, it doesn’t take long for a dead body to become colonised by trespassing insects — and...

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Inexpensive device lets a smartphone perform medical diagnoses

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Ordinarily, for the spectral analysis of peoples’ blood, urine or saliva samples, lab-based machines costing thousands of...

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Genetically engineered pigs could soon become organ donors for humans

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

The field of xenotransplantation – implanting organs from one species into another – has accelerated...

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It’s the end of the world – again

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

AN invisible planet that has no gravity will crash into the Earth on September 23, believers assert. But will anybody even notice? This...

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It’s the end of the world – again

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

AN invisible planet that has no gravity will crash into the Earth on September 23, believers assert. But will anybody even notice? This...

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Towards a smarter window

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Although you may not have encountered any yourself just yet, there are now “smart” windows that can electronically go...

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Chimps learn to play rock-paper-scissors

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

While robots have been able to play rock-paper-scissors for some time, researchers at Kyoto University and Peking University have...

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New species of dinosaur is the largest land animal to ever walk the Earth

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

After years of digging and research, paleontologists have identified a new species of dinosaur – and it seems to be the...

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Drug biomarker could lead to rape convictions

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Gamma hydroxybutyric acid – better-known as GHB – is a drug that makes people sleepy and can induce amnesia....

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‘March for Science’ Protesters Demand Indian Government Back Rationalism. Credit – March For Science Bengaluru via Storyful

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Education, News, Science | 0 comments

Members of the scientific community and their supporters marched in 25 cities across India on August 9 to demand the government increase...

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Gene study rewrites Neanderthal history

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

A NEW way to use DNA to peer into the history of humanity is rewriting what experts know about our long-extinct cousins, the Neanderthals,...

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Gene study rewrites Neanderthal history

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Science, Technology | 0 comments

A NEW way to use DNA to peer into the history of humanity is rewriting what experts know about our long-extinct cousins, the Neanderthals,...

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