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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound heard in the ocean has finally been solved, scientists report. The noise—nicknamed "the bio-duck"—appears in the winter and spring in the Southern Ocean....
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome. It is present only in males, where the two...
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
In a move certain to raise the ire of users of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the software giant has announced that next month it will cease support for Windows 8.1. But that operating system...
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Johns Hopkins scientists report that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction...
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
There's a new secret to get your child to behave at the dinner table—cut up their food and they'll relax. A new Cornell study published in Eating Behaviors, found that when 6-10 year old children...
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical...

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A Michigan State University researcher is looking to give exercise enthusiasts the extra nudge they need during a workout, and her latest research shows that a cyber buddy can help. The study, which...