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Animal models are unavoidable, if unfortunate, necessities in modern research. In light of our ethical regards towards fuzzy, feathering, scaly test subjects, we would hope every life spent contributes vital data that expands our knowledge.   A study on research Read more…


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Many of us believe we are masters of own destiny, but new research is revealing the extent to which our behaviour is influenced by our genes. It’s now possible to decipher our individual genetic code, the sequence of 3.2 billion Read more…


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COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and solve problems, all at Read more…


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No one has yet managed to travel through time – at least to our knowledge – but the question of whether or not such a feat would be theoretically possible continues to fascinate scientists.   As movies such as The Terminator, Read more…


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We may not know what dark matter is, but scientists now have a better idea of what to look for. Based on quantum gravity, physicists have worked out new, much more stringent upper and lower mass limits of dark matter Read more…


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Modern-day aircraft already make use of jet streams to save time and fuel, but a new study shows that by being a bit smarter about how they ride these winds, transatlantic flights could be using up to 16 percent less Read more…


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Giving up the organs of a loved one while their final breath still lingers in the air remains one of the most emotional decisions any person would have to make. The findings of a new study on the dying process Read more…


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For nearly one in five children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the origins of their distinct mix of behavioural characteristics can be traced back to an attack carried out by their mother’s immune system on their developing brain.   Read more…


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There’s already a long list of reasons to like trees, we know. Warding off depression could be the latest entry on that list, based on a study of 9,751 residents in Leipzig, Germany.   For a more consistent measure, researchers Read more…


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To artists and romantics, the twinkling of stars is visual poetry; a dance of distant light as it twists and bends through a turbulent ocean of air above our heads. Not everybody is so enamoured with our atmosphere’s distortions. To Read more…

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