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July 25, 2013

 

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

July 17, 2013

 

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Fossil Discovery Clarifies The Evolution Of Birds

New fossils unearthed in China cast light on the evolution of today's fliers.

July 11, 2013

 

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Building Flying Robots The Size Of Insects

Scientists are devising tiny robots in order to better understand insect flight.

July 5, 2013

 

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The Evolution Of Diving In Mammals And Myoglobin

The protein myoglobin provides new clues to the evolution of diving in mammals.

July 1, 2013

 

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Predicting The Best Treatment For Depression

New research suggests that neuroimaging may be able to help those suffering from depression optimize their treatment plans.

June 24, 2013

 

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The Mystery Of Absolute Pitch

What does it mean to have "perfect pitch," and what factors determine whether or not someone has it?

June 13, 2013

 

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Compassion Might Be Learnable, Study Finds

Study finds people are nicer after engaging in a Buddhist visualization exercise.

June 12, 2013

 

Darwin’s Warm Little Martian Pond

NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence for life-supporting conditions on ancient Mars.

June 11, 2013

 

Rats, humans, and other vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor that already had a system of muscles for moving the eyes

Double Vision Normal For Rats

Rats have a strikingly different visual system than our own, one that is carefully attuned to their unique needs.

June 4, 2013

 

Increased UV exposure triggers melanin production, resulting in more freckles. - Photo: Paulina Spencer (Flickr)

Sunkissed: Why Do We Have More Freckles During The Summer?

Ever wonder why our freckles seem to multiply with the advent of warmer weather and longer days?

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