Did teenage ‘tyrants’ outcompete other dinosaurs? Researchers examine how carnivorous dinosaur offspring reduced species diversity

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Paleo-ecologists from The University of New Mexico and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have demonstrated that the offspring of enormous carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex may have fundamentally re-shaped their communities by out-competing smaller rival species. The study, released … Read More

A memory without a brain: How a single cell slime mold makes smart decisions without a central nervous system

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Having a memory of past events enables us to take smarter decisions about the future. Researchers at the Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now identified how the slime mold Physarum … Read More

Whale sharks show remarkable capacity to recover from injuries, including partial fin re-growing

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A new study has for the first time explored the rate at which the world’s largest fish, the endangered whale shark, can recover from its injuries. The findings reveal that lacerations and abrasions, increasingly caused through collisions with boats, can … Read More

‘Walking’ molecule superstructures could help create neurons for regenerative medicine: 3D-printed novel biomaterial mimics properties of living tissues

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Imagine if surgeons could transplant healthy neurons into patients living with neurodegenerative diseases or brain and spinal cord injuries. And imagine if they could “grow” these neurons in the laboratory from a patient’s own cells using a synthetic, highly bioactive … Read More

The Milky Way may be swarming with planets with oceans and continents like here on Earth

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Astronomers have long been looking into the vast universe in hopes of discovering alien civilisations. But for a planet to have life, liquid water must be present. The chances of that finding scenario have seemed impossible to calculate because it … Read More

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover provides front-row seat to landing, first audio recording of Red Planet

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New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of … Read More

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