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Industrious badger caught burying an entire cow
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Badgers are known to bury their meals. Usually it's small fare, such as jackrabbits. But researchers have now found badgers caching something much bigger — dead calves (like the black and white one here). COURTESY OF EVAN BUECHLEY. Scientists …

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Immune cells play surprising role in steady heartbeat
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IT'S ELECTRIFYING Macrophages (green) “plug in” to heart cells (light purple and pink), providing an electrical boost that helps the heart cells contract and pump blood, a study in mice finds. Ella Maru Studio. Email. Email. Email. Print. Print. Print
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March for Science will take scientists' activism to a new level
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GIVE ME AN 'S' Thousands of pro-science citizens are expected to march in hundreds of cities April 22 during the first-of-its-kind March for Science. Scientists have been politically engaged in the past — here, supporters listen to scientists speaking
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Brain gains seen in elderly mice injected with human umbilical cord plasma
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YOUTHFUL GLOW In the hippocampus of a 1-month-old mouse, some nerve cells (red) produce the protein TIMP2 (green), which declines with age and may help keep the brain young. Blue indicates microglial cells. J. Castellano et al/Nature 2017. Email.
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The Arctic is a final garbage dump for ocean plastic
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HIDDEN HEAP A recent expedition to the Arctic found that some areas of the seemingly pristine waters, particularly around Greenland and in the Barents Sea, are littered with copious amounts of plastic debris. © Anna Deniaud/Tara Expeditions Foundation.
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50 years ago, continental drift began to gain acceptance
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… to become the focus of a revolution in geology. At the least, it has already split the geological community into those who find the evidence for it “formidable” and those who think it is not yet formidable enough to constitute a proof. — Science

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Plot twist in methane mystery blames chemistry, not emissions, for recent rise
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RADICAL THEORY Changes in the concentration of a highly reactive compound in the atmosphere called hydroxyl may be to blame for a rise in global methane levels since 2007, new research suggests. Redder regions in this simulation of a typical March …

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Autism, ADHD risk not linked to prenatal exposure to antidepressants
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SEEKING TREATMENT Pregnant women coping with depression now may have one less thing to worry about: Prenatal exposure to antidepressants doesn't raise autism risk, two new studies suggest. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock. Email. Email. Email. Print.

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Venomous fish have evolved many ways to inflict pain | Science News
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SEA OF HURT A venomous reef stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) is camouflaged as a rock in the Indian Ocean. Stings from the spines of this species are very …

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