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Man's Earliest Ancestors Discovered In Southern England

The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the shadow of the dinosaurs. They are the earliest undisputed fossils of mammals belonging to the line that led to human beings.

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Dogs Are More Expressive When Someone Is Looking

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Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

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Cocktail Tests on Toxic Waste Called For

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Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals – from fungicides to antidepressants – can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of toxins they can produce unexpected results.

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Astronomers Reveal Evidence of Dynamical Dark Energy

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An international research team, including astronomers from the University of Portsmouth, has revealed evidence of dynamical dark energy.

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Genes That Separate Humans From Fruit Flies Found

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Genes which determine animal complexity – or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin – have been identified for the first time.

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Expert Media Comment: Dominica - the Forgotten Island of Hurricane Maria

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Tackling Air Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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New Model May Help Science Overcome the Brain’s Fortress-Like Barrier

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Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier.

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Sportspeople Can Face Retirement Identity Crisis

New research shows how top-level sportspeople can struggle to adjust to life after retirement, with their identities continuing to be defined by their former careers.

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Looking Stressed Can Help Keep the Peace

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Scratching is more than an itch -- when it is sparked by stress, it appears to reduce aggression from others and lessen the chance of conflict.







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