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Men’s and women’s brains wired differently
December 04, 2013 12:09 AM
Women aren’t very good at reading maps, and men are incapable of multitasking.
How a tiny bat beats the lifespan rule
August 22, 2013 12:09 AM
From the elephant to the mayfly, biologists say there is a general rule about longevity: The bigger the animal, the longer it lives.
New Zealand jetpack gets flight permit
August 14, 2013 12:15 AM
The New Zealand developers of a personalized jetpack said Tuesday that aviation regulators had issued the device with a flying permit, allowing for manned test flights.
Ability to throw was key evolutionary step
Richard Ingham | June 28, 2013 12:23 AM
The shoulder may have been one of mankind’s greatest evolutionary successes, allowing us to kill prey by hurling spears or rocks, according to a new study.
Doctors use brain scans to measure pain
Marilynn Marchione | April 12, 2013 12:22 AM
Scientists reported Wednesday in a provocative new study that they were able to “see” pain on brain scans and, for the first time, measure its intensity and tell whether a drug was relieving it.
Bionic eye brings light to the world of the sight impaired
February 07, 2013 12:22 AM
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.
Delftia acidovorans: The bug that lays the golden egg
February 05, 2013 01:40 AM
Among the more peculiar organisms that inhabit our Earth exists a bacterium that turns water-soluble gold into microscopic nuggets of solid gold, scientists have said.
New land emerges as Nordic nations rise from sea
Alister Doyle | November 28, 2012 12:25 AM
In contrast to worries from the Maldives to Manhattan of storm surges and higher ocean levels caused by climate change.
Alaskan ice may provide new energy source
Dan Joling | November 13, 2012 12:25 AM
Some 800 meters below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline.
Predicting presidents, storms and life by computer
Seth Borenstein | November 12, 2012 12:29 AM
Forget political pundits, gut instincts, and psychics. The mightier-than-ever silicon chip seems to reveal the future.In just two weeks this fall, computer models displayed an impressive prediction prowess.
New planet discovered in habitable zone
November 09, 2012 12:14 AM
An Anglo-German team of astronomers have discovered a new planet orbiting a nearby sun at just the right distance for an Earth-like climate that could support life.
Dragon ship back on Earth from space station
October 30, 2012 12:29 AM
An unmanned Dragon freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from the International Space Station parachuted into the Pacific Ocean Sunday.
Earth-sized planet found just near solar system
Seth Borenstein | October 18, 2012 12:30 AM
European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size.
Bionic eye brings amazed woman some sight
Thuy Ong | August 31, 2012 12:12 AM
A bionic eye has given an Australian woman partial sight and researchers say the world first prototype is an important step toward eventually helping visually impaired people get around independently.
Once again with feeling: Australian science tugs heartstrings
Amy Coopes | August 28, 2012 12:29 AM
Do humans really wear their hearts on their sleeve? An ambitious Australian neuroscience project aiming to translate emotional impulses directly into music is hoping to find out.
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