From cloaks and daggers to loincloths, here’s the week’s best science news – The Guardian

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From cloaks and daggers to loincloths, here's the week's best science news
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From cloaks and daggers to loincloths, here's the week's best science news. Ancient skeletons found in diverse locations across the UK are on show at the Hunterian art gallery in Glasgow. Photograph: Callum Bennetts/Maverick Photo Agency. Tola Onanuga.

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The science of spotting fake foods (video)
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IMAGE: The Food and Drug Administration recently found that several sellers in the US were filling their batches with lower-cost cheeses or even cellulose, also known as wood pulp. Food authentication… view more. Credit: The American Chemical Society.

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Science News, published by the nonprofit Society for Science & the Public, offers concise, comprehensive coverage of the latest in…

Consciousness: A Survey of Scientists’ Bold Attempts to Demystify the Mind
In this anthology of its groundbreaking articles, Science News brings us a riveting look at the mystery of human consciousness. De…

Dimensions of Time: Science’s Quest to Understand Time in the Body, Brain and Cosmos
Science News curates a fascinating collection of articles that explores the elusive subject of time and its influence on human lif…

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Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal
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This Aug. 10, 2016, image provided by OET/NautilusLive shows a stubby squid on the ocean floor near Channel Islands National Park west of Los Angeles, Calif. The team of scientists that discovered the cephalopod that is closely related to a cuttlefish

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Tap water bacteria found in New Zealand woman who died
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tests in New Zealand confirmed an elderly woman who died last week was suffering from the type of bacteria that tainted local tap water and sickened thousands of people in a small North Island town, officials said Friday.

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Humans may have taken different path into Americas than thought
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BARREN LANDSCAPE A passage between the colossal glaciers that once covered the North American Arctic, shown here in present day, may have contained too little vegetation and wildlife to nourish the earliest human migrations into the rest of the …

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Natural mother of pearl structure, synthetic replication
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Biomaterials play a crucial role in the development of future high-performance materials. A naturally occurring example of such biomaterial, the mollusk shell, guides chemical replication processes in laboratories. Due to its complex chemical

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New desalination tech could help quench global thirst
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This article appears in the August 20, 2016, Science News with the headline, “Quenching society's thirst: Desalination may soon turn a corner, from rare to routine.” Citations. J.R. Werber, C.O. Osuji and M. Elimelech. Materials for next-generation

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Genetic influence in juvenile songbird babblings
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As human language and birdsong are both acquired through vocal practice, different patterns emerge among individuals. These distinctions play an important role in communication and identification. Until now, however, it was unclear how individual birds …

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UTEP researchers innovate brain preservation technique The University of Texas at El Paso
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IMAGE: Researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso have given science one more way to study a wide range of creatures, particularly those threatened by global climate change. view more. Credit: UTEP Communications. By figuring out how to …

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