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Zoologger: Unique life form is half plant, half animal - life - 13 January 2012 - New Scientist

Zoologger: Unique life form is half plant, half animal - life - 13 January 2012 - New Scientist | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A newly discovered single-celled organism isn't an animal, isn't a plant, and isn't even a neat hybrid of the two...
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DNA sequencing saves young Racine girl

DNA sequencing saves young Racine girl | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Alan Mayer worried as his patient, 15-month-old Addyson Valley, grew dangerously ill.
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Guinea worm, on brink of eradication, puts up a stubborn fight

Guinea worm, on brink of eradication, puts up a stubborn fight | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Experts believe eradication of the disease is still achievable, but even the most optimistic acknowledge it’s going to take longer than they had expected.
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Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out to be Reborn

Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out to be Reborn | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Conceived in the open sea, tiny spaceship-shaped sea urchin larvae search the vast ocean to find a home. After this incredible odyssey, they undergo one of the
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A Tiny Jellyfish Relative Just Shut Down Yellowstone River

A Tiny Jellyfish Relative Just Shut Down Yellowstone River | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The parasite has devastated the whitefish population and is now threatening the trout.
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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

What is the Evidence for Evolution? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
At Stated Clearly we take complex scientific concepts like genetics and evolution and present them in easy to follow animations.
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Meet the Moringa Tree, an Overqualified, Underachieving Superfood - The New Yorker

Meet the Moringa Tree, an Overqualified, Underachieving Superfood - The New Yorker | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Amanda Little visits the International Moringa Germplasm Collection, in Mexico, and examines the tree’s promise as a staple food for the undernourished.
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Love the Fig - The New Yorker

Love the Fig - The New Yorker | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Ben Crair considers the evolutionary and biological wonders of the fig, and how it affects human and animal life across the world.
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Why Does a Microwave Heat Food Unevenly?

Why Does a Microwave Heat Food Unevenly? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A microwave heats food using high-frequency electromagnetic waves. Simulation can model the complex interactions that lead to uneven heating
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Photos Of The Milky Way Mirrored In The World’s Largest Salt Flats By Russian Photographer

Photos Of The Milky Way Mirrored In The World’s Largest Salt Flats By Russian Photographer | Popular Science | Scoop.it
In May 2016, nature prepped the stage for a sight like no other. The world's largest salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, were flooded with water, turning
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Unprecedented Alzheimer’s drug slows disease by 80 per cent

Unprecedented Alzheimer’s drug slows disease by 80 per cent | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A drug that targets tau tangles in the brain has produced strong results in a large clinical trial, slowing the progression of the disease in hundreds of people
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How a Guy From A Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

How a Guy From A Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong.
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A carnivorous plant has learnt how to communicate with bats

A carnivorous plant has learnt how to communicate with bats | Popular Science | Scoop.it
It uses ultrasonic calls to entice bats to sh*t on it.
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Sex Is a Coping Mechanism - Issue 34: Adaptation - Nautilus

Sex Is a Coping Mechanism - Issue 34: Adaptation - Nautilus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Ask any biologist—sex seems like a waste. It’s costly: Think of the enormous energy that goes into producing a peacock’s spectacular…
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CRISPR inspires new tricks to edit genes

CRISPR inspires new tricks to edit genes | Popular Science | Scoop.it
CRISPR/Cas9 has been a rockstar gene-editing tool for just four years and it’s already being tweaked to do more things better.
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A Magical Mushroom Powder Blocks Bitterness in Food

A Magical Mushroom Powder Blocks Bitterness in Food | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Blocking bitterness in foods could cut sugar intake by half. A powerful powder made from mushrooms promises just that. But is it too good to be true?
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Tomatoes from the desert

Tomatoes from the desert | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Driving across the wide saltbush plains towards Port Augusta, north of Adelaide, the first thing a visitor notices on the horizon is the sky-piercing solar tower of Sundrop Farms. Only when you get close do you see the 24,000 mirrors arrayed at its base, each of them beaming the suns rays to the towers tip, 127m above the ground. The thermal energy harnessed here powers 20ha of adjoining glasshouses, which in turn produce about 350 tonnes of tomatoes each week.
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From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link - NYTimes.com

From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link - NYTimes.com | Popular Science | Scoop.it
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The Unique Neurology of the Sports Fan’s Brain - Issue 39: Sport - Nautilus

The Unique Neurology of the Sports Fan’s Brain - Issue 39: Sport - Nautilus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Sports fans aren’t typically in the mood for academic research in the minutes before a big game. But Paul Bernhardt, an aspiring…
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New study suggests a single miscreant, Charles Dawson, created the “Piltdown Man” hoax

New study suggests a single miscreant, Charles Dawson, created the “Piltdown Man” hoax | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The story of the fraudulent skull known as "Piltdown Man" is well known. In 1912, lawyer and amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson turned up at the London Natural History Museum with a specimen he claimed to have found at a site in Sussex.
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How Europeans evolved white skin

How Europeans evolved white skin | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Ancient DNA from skeletons shows dramatic natural selection on skin color and height in many Europeans
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Autoimmune diseases may be side effect of a strong immune system

Autoimmune diseases may be side effect of a strong immune system | Popular Science | Scoop.it
We finally have evidence from human studies that disorders like lupus could be a by-product of being well protected against other diseases
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Boozy primates seek out nectar with the highest alcohol content

Boozy primates seek out nectar with the highest alcohol content | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Aye-ayes and a slow loris preferred artificial nectar with more booze in lab tests, suggesting that tippling is an ancient strategy for primates
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Bright Light Speeds Up Aging in Mice

Bright Light Speeds Up Aging in Mice | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Exposure to artificial light weakens rodent’ muscles and bones, but risks to humans are not clear 
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