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Life on Terra Firma Began with an Invasion

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Scientists are now confident animal life on solid ground started with a few short bursts of marine creatures making the leap from the oceans. New research at the University of Portsmouth also paints a clear picture of how animals rapidly spread out and changed once they made the leap.

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Zika Infections Could Be Factor in More Pregnancies

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Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus’s developing nervous system, and suggesting a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated.

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Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star, only to find that it disappeared out of sight.

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Anthroplogy, New World, Ancient Civilizations, Excavation, PERU, Huaca Prieta, Artifacts, Basketry, Complex Society, Pleistocene, Early Holocene, Early Human Life, Archeology

Leading Archaeologist Involved in Groundbreaking Discovery of Early Human Life in Ancient Peru

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A-tisket, A-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it’s from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archaeologist is among the team that made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru – home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America. Thousands of artifacts, including elaborate hand-woven baskets, show that early humans in that region were a lot more advanced than originally thought and had very complex social networks.

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Can Parents’ Tech Obsessions Contribute to A Child’s Bad Behavior?

Study looks at whether behaviors like whining and tantrums could be related to parents spending too much time on their phones or tablets.

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Despite Partisanship Surrounding Voter ID, Most Voters Don't Believe It Suppresses Turnout

Most Americans — even average Democrats — do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Metabolic Conditions

Family History of Alzheimer’s May Alter Metabolic Gene That Increases Risk for Disease

A new Iowa State University study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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astronomy & astrophysics

Kepler Telescope Spies Details of TRAPPIST-1 System's Outermost Planet

A University of Washington-led international team of astronomers has used data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope to observe and confirm details of the outermost of seven exoplanets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1.

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Astronomy, Black Hole, Supermassive Black Hole, Quasars

Mapping Super Massive Black Holes in the Distant Universe

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Astronomers have constructed the first map of the Universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes, which reveals the large-scale structure of the Universe.







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