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Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Newly discovered fossils indicate Homo sapiens were present in Africa 300,000 years ago, scientists reported. Until now, the earliest evidence dated back just 195,000 years.
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This Anti-Aging Start-Up Is Paying Thousands of Dollars for Teen Blood

This Anti-Aging Start-Up Is Paying Thousands of Dollars for Teen Blood | Popular Science | Scoop.it
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Expert reveals how even natural foods contain chemicals

Expert reveals how even natural foods contain chemicals | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Haileybury chemistry teacher James Kennedy from Australia creates ingredients lists for natural foods, such as bananas, peaches and strawberries. They contain as many as 50 different chemicals.
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A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more. One novel solution researchers find helps kids to perform better is to ge
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Newly-evolved microbes may be breaking down ocean plastics

Newly-evolved microbes may be breaking down ocean plastics | Popular Science | Scoop.it
There is less plastic in our oceans than expected because life is evolving the ability to biodegrade it, one team is claiming  
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Why do bananas go brown and ripen other fruit? - BBC News

Why do bananas go brown and ripen other fruit? - BBC News | Popular Science | Scoop.it
As experts find a new way of keeping the fruit fresh, we ask why it changes in the first place.
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An unusual snail named Jeremy finally found a mate. Now he is stuck in a love triangle.

An unusual snail named Jeremy finally found a mate. Now he is stuck in a love triangle. | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The genetically mutated snail's two potential mates took a liking to each other, and now have produced about 170 eggs between them.
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Collagen IV and basement membrane at the evolutionary dawn of metazoan tissues

Collagen IV and basement membrane at the evolutionary dawn of metazoan tissues | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Collagen IV and basement membrane at the evolutionary dawn of metazoan tissues | Collagen IV is a primordial extracellular matrix component associated with the transition to animal multicellularity, and enabled the formation and evolution of epithelial tissues.
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What’s Really In Antarctica’s Mysterious Blood Falls

What’s Really In Antarctica’s Mysterious Blood Falls | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The eerily gory waterfall is not in fact made of blood, and a new study shows just what gives it its unique color.
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Homo naledi is only 250,000 years old – here’s why that matters

<i>Homo naledi</i> is only 250,000 years old – here’s why that matters | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The latest species of extinct hominin to be discovered that promised to rewrite our history may have died out as modern humans came about  
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Young human blood makes old mice smarter

Young human blood makes old mice smarter | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Mice treated with a protein from umbilical cord plasma improved their performance on memory tests.
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New solar-powered device can create water out of thin air, even in deserts

New solar-powered device can create water out of thin air, even in deserts | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A device that can create water out of thin air in even arid environments has been invented that could make Coleridge’s famous line “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” a thing of the past. Using only the power of the sun and a special material with some extraordinary properties, the device is capable of producing 2.8 litres of water in 12 hours. And it can work in conditions where humidity is as low as 20 per cent.
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Giant viruses may just be small viruses that stole hosts’ genes

Giant viruses may just be small viruses that stole hosts’ genes | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Genome sequences found in a waste-water plant seem to question the possibility that giant viruses are a whole new domain of life – but not everyone is convinced
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Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Newly discovered fossils indicate Homo sapiens were present in Africa 300,000 years ago, scientists reported. Until now, the earliest evidence dated back just 195,000 years.
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The Extended Beauty Of Photosynthesis

The Extended Beauty Of Photosynthesis | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Inside every plant there is an insanely complex molecular engine that turns sunlight into food — and across billions of years, photosynthesis shaped the history of the entire planet, says Adam Frank.
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The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance

The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Flamingos don’t appear to need to flex their muscles to maintain their classic one-legged posture, a new study suggests.
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7 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

7 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Trying to focus but keep getting distracted? From mind-wandering to doodling, the simplest ways to stay on track are not what you expect
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Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened

Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Predators that attacked the clay caterpillars left telltale bite marks, which were later analyzed to help figure the critter's risk of getting eaten. That analysis revealed a striking pattern.
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Lazarus species: Five cool animals we wrongly believed extinct

Lazarus species: Five cool animals we wrongly believed extinct | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A mysterious elephant, a fungal-apocalypse-surviving frog and a plump, ground-dwelling, nocturnal budgie were all written off before coming back from the dead
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The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate

The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate | Popular Science | Scoop.it
"A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it."
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Artificial womb helps premature lamb fetuses grow for 4 weeks

Artificial womb helps premature lamb fetuses grow for 4 weeks | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A fluid-filled plastic bag can help extremely premature lambs to develop and grow – and will be used to support premature babies in three years’ time
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Young human blood makes old mice smarter

Young human blood makes old mice smarter | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Mice treated with a protein from umbilical cord plasma improved their performance on memory tests.
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Quick Tips for Teaching | Office of Graduate Studies | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Tips for teaching for graduate students
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