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FOR KIDS: Major twister hits Oklahoma

Its speed, which largely determines the damage it causes, is still unknown.
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Origins of human culture linked to rapid climate change

Science Daily: Evolution News - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 09:14
Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations, according to new research.
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Dog sniffs out grammar

A border collie takes command of sentence rules
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'Whodunnit' of Irish potato famine solved

Science Daily: Evolution News - Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:12
An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-19th century.
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Viruses and mucus team up to ward off bacteria

Phages may play unforeseen role in immune protection
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Fossil brain teaser: New study reveals patterns of dinosaur brain development

Science Daily: Evolution News - Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:40
A new study sheds light on how the brain and inner ear developed in dinosaurs. Using high-resolution CT scanning and 3D computer imaging, it was possible to reconstruct and visualise the brain and inner ear of Dysalotosaurus lettowvorbecki -- a small, plant-eating dinosaur, which lived 150 million years ago, in what is now Tanzania.
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Archaeological genetics: It's not all as old as it at first seems

Science Daily: Evolution News - Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:51
Genomic analyses suggest that patterns of genetic diversity which indicate population movement may not be as ancient as previously believed, but may be attributable to recent events.
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Origins of life: In early Earth, iron helped RNA catalyze electron transfer

Science Daily: Evolution News - Sun, 05/19/2013 - 11:56
A new study shows how complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth. The study shows that RNA is capable of catalyzing electron transfer under conditions similar to those of the early Earth.
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FOR KIDS: Flagging loose bolts

“Smart alert washer” automatically flags when a nut is coming loose, warning of potential danger
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News in Brief: Analog circuits boost power in living computers

New cell-based computers do division and logarithms the old-fashioned way
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News in Brief: Highlights from the Biology of Genomes meeting

An enormous tree's enormous genome, genes for strong-swimming sperm and more presented May 7-11 in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
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Invasive frogs may spread deadly amphibian fungus

Imported African species implicated in B. dendrobatidis epidemic
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News in Brief: Micro-sculptures made easy

Minerals assemble on demand into tiny, complex shapes like flowers
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News in Brief: 3-D imaging, pixel by pixel

Easy technique uses inexpensive equipment to make three-dimensional rendering
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News in Brief: Glacier melt causes large fraction of sea level rise

Thawing ice contributes nearly as much water to oceans as massive sheets at poles do
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Paleontology: The eloquence of otoliths seen in a 23-million-year-old fish fossil

Science Daily: Evolution News - Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:52
Fish fossils that are about 23 million years old give unprecedented insight into the evolutionary history of the gobioid order, one of the most species-rich groups among the modern bony fishes.
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FOR KIDS: Avoiding ‘hot’ wheels

Teen designs device that could almost double the life of airplane tires
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Kepler mission may be over

Multiple failures cripple planet-hunting telescope
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Malaria parasite drives mosquitoes to human scent

In lab tests, insects carrying disease home in on sweat-soaked stockings
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Cloning produces human embryonic stem cells

Fine-tuning of technique used in other animals could enable personalized medicine
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