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Article ID: 693253

Unraveling Genetic Mystery Next Step in Zika and Dengue Fight

Vanderbilt University

How a bacteria hijacked insect fertility remained a mystery for five decades, until Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Seth Bordenstein and his team helped solve it.

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20-Apr-2018 7:00 PM EDT
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What Are ASMR Videos? How Do They Work? A Psychologist Explains.

Arizona State University (ASU)

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Article ID: 693230

What Learning Looks Like in the Brain

Thomas Jefferson University

Using advanced imaging technology, researchers observe new patterns of molecular organization as connections between neurons strengthen during learning.

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A Better Fake Leather, Inspired by Plants

Ohio State University

Nature has inspired a coating for synthetic leather that repels oil and water—and keeps the material from getting sticky in the heat.

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Why Freeloader Baby-Eating Ants Are Welcomed to the Colony

Ohio State University

It might seem surprising that a colony of ants would tolerate the type of guests that gobble both their grub and their babies. But new research shows there’s likely a useful tradeoff to calmly accepting these parasite ants into the fold: They have weaponry that’s effective against their host ants and a more menacing intruder ant.

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Article ID: 693147

First Genetic Evidence of Ongoing Mating Between Two Distinct Species of Guenon Monkeys

Florida Atlantic University

A new study of guenon monkeys in Gombe National Park is the first to provide genetic evidence of ongoing mating between two distinct species. These monkeys have successfully been producing hybrid offspring for hundreds maybe even thousands of years. Prior studies have suggested that their different physical characteristics keeps them from interbreeding. So, if their faces don’t match, they shouldn’t be mating, right? Wrong, according to this latest evidence.

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We Can Go to Mars … Soon. Vanderbilt Prof Asks Whether We Should.

Vanderbilt University

Astronomy professor David Weintraub asks: Do we have any inalienable right to destroy the bio-ecosystem of an entire planet?

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Article ID: 693031

Dodo’s Violent Death Revealed

University of Warwick

The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot, according to breakthrough research by Oxford University Museum of Natural History and WMG at the University of Warwick.

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Article ID: 693201

Professor Wins NASA Award for Innovative Concept That Could Revolutionize Space Exploration

Wichita State University

Wichita State University physics professor Nickolas Solomey has won one of NASA's coveted Innovation and Advanced Concept Awards (NIAC) for his research to create a neutrino detector for close sun orbit.

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19-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Video: What Are Your Odds of Going Into Poverty?

Washington University in St. Louis

What are your odds of going into poverty? Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a unique calculator that can determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

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