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Hearing in 3D

Daubenton’s bats hunt closely above water surfaces where they mostly snatch up creepy-crawlies, but they don’t spurn the occasional small fish either. © dietmar-nill.de Hearing in 3D In order to recognize spatial structures, bat echolocation uses similar cues as our ...

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Taking sustainability to the next level

Photo: Shutterstock Taking sustainability to the next level New efforts to reduce and re-use waste to boost a ‘circular’ economy are underway. Stuart Snell The size and complexity of the waste challenge facing society dominated discussion at the first stakeholders’ ...

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Common anti-inflammatory could protect baby brains

Common anti-inflammatory could protect baby brains Administering ibuprofen immediately after birth may reduce brain damage in tiny growth-restricted babies, University of Queensland researchers have found. The UQ Centre for Clinical Research’s Dr Julie Wixey said the drug could help reduce ...

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Antimicrobial Paints Have a Blind Spot

Antimicrobial Paints Have a Blind Spot Spore-forming bacteria survive on surfaces coated with antimicrobial, latex paints Amanda Morris Antimicrobial paints offer the promise of extra protection against bacteria. But Northwestern University researchers caution that these paints might be doing more ...

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Taming the genome’s “jumping” sequences

EPFL scientists have discovered how a family of proteins that regulates the activity of transposable elements in the genome allows them to make inheritable changes to the growing fetus. Taming the genome’s “jumping” sequences The human genome is fascinating. Once ...

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The Solid Heart of Mercury has Been Discovered: the Internal Structure is Similar to the Earth’s The research revealed the presence of a solid part in the internal structure of Mercury, which represents 50% of the entire core. This finding, ...

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