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01.15.2018
Robots deployed in the North Atlantic Ocean have probed the rarely observed winter growth patterns of phytoplankton and established the starting point of the bloom periods of these microalgae, vital...
Article
01.11.2018
By targeting cancer cells with a laser, photodynamic therapy—which is used in both dermatology and oncology—can provide new opportunities to treat certain tumors such as those that affect the...
Opinion
12.14.2017
Will we one day be able to alleviate the effects of ageing and offset the deterioration of our body functions? The use of stem cells has made the regeneration of human tissues and organs—which was...
Article
12.12.2017
An international research group has shown that today’s human activities are radically reshaping the way microbes circulate, with potential repercussions on the world’s ecosystems and inhabitants.
Article
11.24.2017
French geologists and paleontologists have uncovered and analyzed the world’s longest sauropod trackway: a trail of prints left by a gigantic dinosaur measuring at least 35 meters and weighing more...
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Opinion
08.29.2017
A recent study has unlocked the code that allows the brain, using a surprisingly small number of neurons, to recognize any face. The discovery opens new perspectives for research, and could lead to...
Article
08.24.2017
Honeybees, like humans, rely on their sense of vision to explore their surroundings. New findings show that the insects can memorize visual cues not only below, but also above them, to make their way...
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08.14.2017
Like all members of the dolphin family, pilot whales have a highly developed acoustic sense. But what of their sense of taste and smell? Can they perceive odors and flavors? What organs are involved...