In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In saliva, scientists have found hints that a ‘ghost’ species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual rendezvous between different archaic human species may More...

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By Pundit001 On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Everyone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it’s even worse than previously thought. In-car measurements of More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new electrochemical energy harvesting device can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing. All Top News — More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Flashes of light on dark matter

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A web that passes through infinite intergalactic spaces, a dense cosmic forest illuminated by very distant lights and a huge enigma to solve. These are the picturesque ingredients More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Molecular 'pulleys' improve battery performance

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Scientists have reported a molecular pulley binder for high-capacity silicon anodes of lithium ion batteries. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that's its own antiparticle

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In a discovery that concludes an 80-year quest, researchers found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. These ‘Majorana fermions’ could one day More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Biological hydraulic system discovered in tuna fins

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The unique system of hydraulic control of fins discovered in tuna indicates a new role for the lymphatic system in vertebrates. This natural mechanism may inspire designs for More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than good

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to new research. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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More than 8. 3 billion tons of plastics made: Most has now been discarded

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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A common underlying genetic basis for social behavior in dogs and humans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Scientists have identified genetic changes that are linked to dogs’ human-directed social behaviors and suggest there is a common underlying genetic basis for hyper-social More...