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Random mutations play large role in cancer, study finds
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GROWING PAINS As cells divide and grow to replenish and repair organs, accidental mutations may crop up in cancer-associated genes. A new study suggests such random mistakes are the source of 66 percent of mutations in cancer cells (illustrated here) …
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Deadly New Zealand quake hopscotched across faults
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SHAKE UP A magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit New Zealand last year altered the landscape. The temblor jumped between two faults thought to be too far apart for a quake to cross, new research shows. Julian Thomson. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print.

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Deep-sea dump: Trash is collecting on the Arctic seafloor
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Arctic sea ice hits record wintertime low
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This year's maximum extent of Arctic sea ice, reached March 7 (shown), is the smallest peak extent ever seen. L. Perkins/NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print. Print. Print logo Print. Twitter. Twitter
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In 1967, LSD was briefly labeled a breaker of chromosomes
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… individuals … [and] also found similar abnormal changes in the blood of a schizophrenic patient who had been treated with [LSD]. The cell cultures showed a two-fold increase in chromosomal breaks over the normal rate. — Science News, April 1

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It's time to redefine what qualifies as a planet, scientists propose
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PLANET OR NOT? A group of planetary scientists label Pluto and many other orbs in the solar system as planets, despite the definition set down by the International Astronomical Union in 2006. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, …
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Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree
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NEW WAY TO RELATE The dinosaur evolutionary tree just got a makeover. One outcome of the proposed rearrangement is that meat-eating evolved twice in dinosaurs (in groups represented by Tyrannosaurus rex, bottom middle, and Staurikosaurus, right), …
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Female guppies with bigger brains pick more attractive guys
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LIKES FLASHY GUYS Brain size in a female guppy (left) turns out to affect her taste in males. Bigger brains go with a preference for a colorful guy (right) instead of some dim dud. Jose Orrite. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print. Print. Print logo

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Touches early in life may make a big impact on newborn babies' brains
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A wiry electroencephalogram cap captures a baby's brain response to a light puff of air to the hand. The type and amount of touches a newborn baby gets in the first days of life may shape later responses to touch perception, a study suggests

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