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Complex landscapes made land animals smarter than their aquatic ancestors: Study
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Complex landscapes made land animals smarter than their aquatic ancestors: Study

Moving onto land 'poured jet fuel on the evolution of the brain', say researchers, since it demanded the hardest possible cognitive operation – envisioning the future.

Machine Learning used to predict risk of developing the 'hospital bug'
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Machine Learning used to predict risk of developing the 'hospital bug'

Using ML, they could successfully predict the risk of developing infection

Loss of coral reefs would double coastal flood damage, say researchers
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Loss of coral reefs would double coastal flood damage, say researchers

Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said

125 million-year-old preserved dandruff reveals how dinosaurs shed their skin
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125 million-year-old preserved dandruff reveals how dinosaurs shed their skin

Scientists found out that the Middle Jurassic period Dinosaurs shed their skin in flakes.

Scientists have created a machine equipped with artificial intelligence system which can negotiate and maintain relationships
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Scientists have created a machine equipped with artificial intelligence system which can negotiate and maintain relationships

The team from Brigham Young University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology tested machine-machine, human-machine and human-human interactions

New receiver technology may allow low-cost broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps
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New receiver technology may allow low-cost broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps

The new receiver is simpler, cheaper and smaller compared to coherent receivers - requiring just a quarter of the detectors used in conventional receivers.

Floods in central India have tripled since 1950, costs the country $3 billion each year, says study
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Floods in central India have tripled since 1950, costs the country $3 billion each year, says study

Violent floods in central India have tripled since 1950, according to researchers who warned on Tuesday of worse to come while offering hope for predicting them better in future.

Using 'satnav' results in switching off parts of the brain making navigation skills worse
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Using 'satnav' results in switching off parts of the brain making navigation skills worse

Scientists studying what satnavs do to the brain have found that people using them effectively switch off parts of the brain that would otherwise be utilised to simulate different routes and boost navigational skills.

Dolly the sheep's four clones still alive and kicking: study
Life

Dolly the sheep's four clones still alive and kicking: study

Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy — identical sisters of Dolly, though born 11 years later — were "in pretty good health", according to researchers.

Researchers have identified protein that may help fight ageing
Life

Researchers have identified protein that may help fight ageing

Researchers say they have identified a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals which cause cell damage and death, ageing and disease.

'Sensory Substitution Devices' to help the blind see via other senses: Study
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'Sensory Substitution Devices' to help the blind see via other senses: Study

Using first-of-the-kind devices, Israeli scientists have mapped brains of the blind to solve how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st century.

Scientists invent neutron microscope to view high-res images
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Scientists invent neutron microscope to view high-res images

Neutron-based instruments have the ability to probe inside metal objects such as fuel cells, batteries, and engines, even when in use to learn details of their internal structure, researchers said.