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Collagen translates as healthy eyes (ScienceAlert)

Collagen translates as healthy eyes (ScienceAlert) | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
A team of Australian researchers has identified the collagen genes that influence corneal thickness.
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What is déjà vu and why does it happen? (ScienceAlert)

What is déjà vu and why does it happen? (ScienceAlert) | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
Most people have experienced a déjà vu. Why do we feel as if we've already see that situation? Is our memory playing tricks on us?
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Unknown neuropsychological phenomena

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Flavonoid protects heart health (ScienceAlert)

Flavonoid protects heart health (ScienceAlert) | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
A major flavonoid found in fruit, vegetables and black tea has been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Health benefits of secondary metabolites?

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Moth pest genome mapped (ScienceAlert)

Moth pest genome mapped (ScienceAlert) | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
Researcher have revealed the 'evolutionary trick' that makes the diamondback moth one of the world's most destructive agricultural pests.
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Mapping genomes - benefits?

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Overfishing causes Pacific bluefin tuna numbers to drop 96% - The Guardian

Overfishing causes Pacific bluefin tuna numbers to drop 96% - The Guardian | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
Overfishing causes Pacific bluefin tuna numbers to drop 96% The Guardian The bluefin tuna, which has been endangered for several years and has the misfortune to be prized by Japanese sushi lovers, has suffered a catastrophic decline in stocks in...
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Overfishing for lit review topic

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The Flores Hobbit's face revealed (ScienceAlert)

The Flores Hobbit's face revealed (ScienceAlert) | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
Scientists have reconstructed the face of the mysterious Flores 'hobbit'.
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Human evolution

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Insects unearth gold (ScienceAlert)

Insects unearth gold (ScienceAlert) | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
Researchers are using termites and ants to find gold and other mineral deposits in West Australia.
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VERY COOL!  Mineral exploration methods!

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Black hole close to Earth (ScienceAlert)

Black hole close to Earth (ScienceAlert) | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
An international study suggests the existence of a black hole at the centre of the Orion Nebula Cluster, which is visible in the night sky.
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Blackholes...

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The Age of Epigenetics by Timothy Spector - Project Syndicate

The Age of Epigenetics by Timothy Spector - Project Syndicate | Science for our everyday lives | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the discovery of DNA’s structure, genes remain crucial to understanding complex diseases.
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