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RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Many nematodes (worms) have specialized as pathogens, including those that serve as deadly insect-attacking parasites, making them effective biocontrol agents. Now a research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside has sequenced the...
More than 500 million people live in the Middle East and North Africa - a region which is very hot in summer and where climate change is already evident. The number of extremely hot days has doubled since 1970....
Astronomers say the best way to use the James Webb Space Telescope for studying the atmospheres of distant worlds will combine two of its infrared instruments. The telescope is scheduled to launch in late 2018. “We wanted to know which combination...
Scientists at the University of Cambridge University have published new results in the journal PLoS ONE from the largest ever study of people with autism taking the 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' test. Whilst typical adults showed the...
A famous fossil of an early primate shares more in common with modern lemurs based on how its teeth erupted, according to new model developed at U of T Scarborough. The model, developed by PhD student Sergi López-Torres and Associate...
The recently revealed genome of Strigamia maritima, one of those scary centipedes we found in our houses (more or less startled) shows how the evolution responds with alternative responses to threats and troubles. Centipedes are members of the arthropods, a...
News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative and inaccurate when they pass from person to person, according to a new study. “Society is an amplifier for risk.” The study finds that even drawing...
A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8...
  Endowing people with social power inflates the socially-toxic component of narcissism called exploitation and entitlement, according to new research. Until now, the assumption was that narcissists tended to clinch powerful positions for themselves. However, recent research suggests that power itself...
Even though the English language hasn’t been subject to regulation or governing over the centuries, it has organized itself, say researchers. A study on the history and spelling of English suffixes demonstrates that the spelling of English words is more...