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Social skills give social squirrels an advantage — ScienceDaily

Humans acknowledge that personality goes a long way, at least for our species. But scientists have been more hesitant to ascribe personality — defined as…

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Studying these organoids could help researchers develop and test new treatments for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of cancer — ScienceDaily

MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using…

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Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dino-killing asteroid — ScienceDaily

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs…

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Have we detected dark energy? Scientists say it’s a possibility — ScienceDaily

Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep below Italy’s…

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As warm-adapted microbes edge polewards, they’d oust resident tiny algae — ScienceDaily

The cold polar oceans give rise to some of the largest food webs on Earth. And at their base are microscopic, photosynthetic algae. But human-induced…

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Can fruit fly research help improve survival of cancer patients? New anti-cancer strategy — blocking chemicals produced by tumors — could boost life span, health span — ScienceDaily

The experience of a fruit fly dying from cancer may seem worlds away from that of a human with a life-threatening tumor, yet University of…

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Plants evolved complexity in two bursts — with a 250-million-year hiatus — ScienceDaily

A Stanford-led study reveals that rather than evolving gradually over hundreds of millions of years, land plants underwent major diversification in two dramatic bursts, 250…

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Cancer cells’ unexpected genetic tricks for evading the immune system — ScienceDaily

Hundreds of cancer-linked genes play a different role in causing disease than scientists had expected. So-called tumor suppressor genes have long been known to block…

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Mars habitability limited by its small size, isotope study suggests — ScienceDaily

Water is essential for life on Earth and other planets, and scientists have found ample evidence of water in Mars’ early history. But Mars has…

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Cold planets exist throughout our galaxy, even in the galactic bulge, research suggests — ScienceDaily

Although thousands of planets have been discovered in the Milky Way, most reside less than a few thousand light years from Earth. Yet our Galaxy…

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