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A diet of corn turns wild hamsters into cannibals
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European hamsters that live in farm fields may not be getting a well-balanced diet, and that could cause problems. In the lab, hamsters fed a corn-based diet ate their young alive. blickwinkel/Alamy Stock Photo. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print

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Pectoral sandpipers go the distance, and then some
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FREQUENT FLIERS After a long migration from the Southern Hemisphere, male pectoral sandpipers (one shown) fly thousands of kilometers more around the Arctic. B. Kempenaers/Max Planck Inst. For Ornithology. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print. Print.

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Faint, distant galaxies may have driven early universe makeover
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LIGHTEN UP Some of the faintest, most distant galaxies detected to date (arcs) appear in this Hubble Space Telescope image of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744. The cluster acts as a gravitational lens, magnifying light from galaxies much farther away.

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Bullying hurts — but peer support really helps
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Bullying — or “drama” or “intimidation”— can make kids more susceptible to mental illness as adults. But some schools are reducing conflicts by putting peer pressure to good use. omgimages/istockphoto. As a child, Belinda (not her real name) got

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DNA points to millennia of stability in East Asian hunter-fisher population
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OLD BONES This 7,700-year-old skull of a hunter-gatherer from East Asia belonged to a group of people who are genetically similar to groups living in the area today. Elizaveta Veselovskaya. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print. Print. Print logo Print
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Bat robot takes wing
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BAT BOT A silicone membrane stretched over a carbon fiber skeleton helps this bat robot perform aerial acrobatics. A. Ramezani, S.-J. Chung and S. Hutchinson/Science Robotics 2017. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print. Print. Print logo Print. Twitter.
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Scientists Say: Torpor
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Hummingbirds are one of the few bird species that go into torpor at night. This lets them conserve energy when food is scarce and temperatures are cool. photofxs68/iStockphoto. Torpor (noun, “TORE-purr”). This is a condition of decreased body

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E-cigarette smoking linked to heart disease risk
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HEART HEALTH E-cigarette use may increase risk for heart disease by increasing adrenaline levels in the heart, a new study suggests. diego_cervo/iStockphoto. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print. Print. Print logo Print. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter logo

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