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Scientists think they know what bats are doing with genetic material they stole some 18 million years ago from an ancient virus related to Ebola. The swiped genetic sequence—a gene called VP35— has remained largely intact in the bats despite...
Ultra-bright galaxies in the early universe may be less common than scientists initially thought, according to new research. Researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe two galaxies thought to be so distant that we see them more than 13...
Donald Trump and Planned Parenthood are the top recent advertisers and young men were targeted most often, according to a new analysis of Facebook and Instagram political advertising. “We wanted to quickly give voters easy tools to understand who is...
Researchers have developed a new fabrication method that makes tiny, thin-film electronic circuits peelable from a surface. The new technique allows any object to sense its environment or be controlled through the application of a high-tech sticker, and also eliminates...
Researchers have created a model to predict which civil online conversations might take a turn and derail. After analyzing hundreds of exchanges between Wikipedia editors, the researchers developed a computer program that scans for warning signs in participants’ language at...
Researchers have created an artificial intelligence system for predicting, not simply tracking, potential side effects from drug combinations. Last month alone, 23 percent of Americans took two or more prescription drugs, according to one CDC estimate. Furthermore, 39 percent over...
People tend to feel online harassment is deserved and justified when the person on the receiving end commits an offense, even when participants agree that harassing behavior is not appropriate in principle, a new study shows. The severity of the...
When strong winds or gust fronts pick up fine particles and dirt, a thick wall of dust can result, moving over land and across the water, leaving destruction in its wake. These dust storms often form quickly, making preparation...
Researchers are working on a “brain password” system that could let you unlock your phone with your brainwaves—or your reaction to a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio. “Like a password, it’s easy to reset; and like a biometric, it’s easy to...
Scientists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have designed a new control system for wind turbines in offshore wind farms which allows power transmission to the coast in a simpler, more flexible and cheaper way than current solutions. This...
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