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Tuesday, 23 December 2014
A common over-the-counter drug that tackles pain and fever may also hold keys to a longer, healthier life, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Regular doses of ibuprofen...
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to...
Monday, 22 December 2014
Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between...
Monday, 22 December 2014
Researchers find older adults' lifetime of acquired financial expertise and knowledge offsets their declining ability to efficiently process information when making financial decisions. Getting old...
Monday, 22 December 2014
If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological creatures at all, but rather, advanced robots that...
Monday, 22 December 2014
A new instrument could someday build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts. In this case, the parts are not resistors and...

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We may call the devices in our pockets "smartphones," but they are relatively blunt instruments. Designed to respond to our commands usually inputed as text; although a shaky understanding of the...