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Time flies on some days, crawls on others: Study locates 'fatigued' neurons that influence our perception of time
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Time flies on some days, crawls on others: Study locates 'fatigued' neurons that influence our perception of time

The research zeroed in on the region of the brain used to code for time, and responsible for our subjective experience of time.

The 'female' brain: why damaging myths about women and science keep coming back in new forms
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The 'female' brain: why damaging myths about women and science keep coming back in new forms

Strong evidence shows that females often outperform males in many spheres of science, disproving the myth that they lack the cognitive capacity.

Some of the world's oldest Alpine plants are in China's Hengduan mountain ranges, study finds
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Some of the world's oldest Alpine plants are in China's Hengduan mountain ranges, study finds

Some plants that originated in the Hengduan mountains were found to be 30 million years old, older than any known Alpine flora.

Living machines: First self-healing artificial organism built using frog stem cells, hardware
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Living machines: First self-healing artificial organism built using frog stem cells, hardware

The bot furthers scientific understanding of the algorithms that define form and function in living beings.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Fossil of prehistoric ape from Germany rewrites the history of bipedalism in humans
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Fossil of prehistoric ape from Germany rewrites the history of bipedalism in humans

Danuvius could walk upright on two legs and clamber through trees with all four limbs, making them the oldest-known example of upright walking in apes.

'Koala AIDS' research shows the species evolving a natural defense against the virus
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'Koala AIDS' research shows the species evolving a natural defense against the virus

The virus makes the animals susceptible to cancer and infections like chlamydia that renders them infertile.

Octopus' arms may have a mind of their own, act independently of the brain
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Octopus' arms may have a mind of their own, act independently of the brain

The suckers process sensory and motor information without waiting on the brain to give them commands.

Thirdhand smoke is just harmful as they can damage the epithelial cells of the body
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Thirdhand smoke is just harmful as they can damage the epithelial cells of the body

THS is the residual smoke that is left behind on cars, furniture and clothes after smoking.

Brain's neurons help in identifying and interpreting different colours and shapes
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Brain's neurons help in identifying and interpreting different colours and shapes

Some neurons are only activated by a specific colour or shape, others were responsive to both shape and colour.

NASA's Curiosity rover detects high methane gas levels, hinting at life on Mars
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NASA's Curiosity rover detects high methane gas levels, hinting at life on Mars

There are two options for the cause of the gas: Microbes or the interaction between water and rocks.

Artificial intelligence that can understand meaning of a baby's different cries
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Artificial intelligence that can understand meaning of a baby's different cries

The mian goal of this experiment is healthier babies and parents who are under less pressure.

Study show some women more likely to develop cervical cancer, help in early detection
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Study show some women more likely to develop cervical cancer, help in early detection

Researchers found a link between women most likely to develop cancer and a micro-gene in their DNA.

Anxiety can be controlled using probiotics to keep the gut bacteria under control
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Anxiety can be controlled using probiotics to keep the gut bacteria under control

However, this is an observational study and there are a few limitations that prevent further studies.

Scientists have found new medicinal plants used by ethnic tribes living in Manipur
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Scientists have found new medicinal plants used by ethnic tribes living in Manipur

The healers of the Zeliangrong group usually use the leaves of plants to treat diseases due to all-year availability.

Like humans do: Bonobo mothers meddle in their sons' love-lives, push for grandkids
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Like humans do: Bonobo mothers meddle in their sons' love-lives, push for grandkids

They use their power and status to ensure their son gets the best mate, ignoring their daughters.

Hermit crab ditches what's natural for unorthodox home — a plastic doll head
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Hermit crab ditches what's natural for unorthodox home — a plastic doll head

In a recent viral video, the hermit crab can be seen scurrying away with a doll face for its home.

Heart-sealing adhesive: Bioglue can now heal broken hearts without surgery or sutures
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Heart-sealing adhesive: Bioglue can now heal broken hearts without surgery or sutures

The non-toxic gel made from gelatin & water solidifies under UV light & seals heart injuries in under a minute.

Zombie cells cause ageing in human beings — killing them can cure its symptoms
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Zombie cells cause ageing in human beings — killing them can cure its symptoms

Many cells under stress die, but some of them become zombie cells that live in suspended animation.

Male fruit flies can ensure their partner's sexual loyalty for at least a week
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Male fruit flies can ensure their partner's sexual loyalty for at least a week

Scientists find that female fruit flies have pleasure centres in the abdomen and enjoy sex.