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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tiny water bears are huge DNA thieves, study finds
The eight-legged water bear -- a hardy, nearly microscopic animal resembling its mammal namesake -- gets a huge chunk of its DNA from foreign organisms such as bacteria and plants, scientists have revealed.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
A medical research team in Taiwan has found that follicular fluid (FF) released from ovulation can cause genetic changes related to ovarian cancer, and that the cancer-causing substance originates from the fallopian tube fimbriae rather than the ovaries.
Home values show wealth divide in US cities
It's still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist -- basically, the crowd from "Cheers" -- to live as neighbors.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
A tiny fruit fly has the bizarre distinction of possessing the longest sperm of any animal -- 20 times the length of its own body and 1,000 times that of human sperm.
Salvage crews are preparing for an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
A holiday mood 歡欣節慶
As the leaves embrace their colorful fall shades, and the temperature drops suddenly, you can tell that the gloomiest part of the year is coming, but you can also count down the days until Christmas. Here are some accessories that will get you in the holiday mood.
Friday, November 13, 2015
There's a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block, and it's a sizzler.
Chile broke ground Wednesday on a massive telescope that is set to be the world's largest and will allow astronomers to look back to the earliest moments after the Big Bang.
The mighty cockroach packs a powerful bite, thanks to jaws that can grind five times stronger than a human's, or with 50 times more force than the bug's body weight, researchers said Wednesday.
Astronomers have discovered a mysterious dwarf planet that is three times farther away than Pluto and believed to be the most distant object in our solar system.
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