Study: Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

Study: Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000...

Common domestic cats, as we know them today, might have accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago. This has been indicated by new analyses done on an almost complete cat skeleton...
Scientists design artificial genes to sense cellular responses to drugs

Scientists design artificial genes to sense cellular responses to drugs

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have developed and implemented a new way to better understand how human cells communicate with each other, how this communication is disrupted in human diseases and...
Study: To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter

Study: To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter

The revolution in our understanding of the night sky and our place in the universe began when we transitioned from using the naked eye to a telescope in 1609. Four centuries later, scientists are...
Study: The cosmic commute towards star and planet formation

Study: The cosmic commute towards star and planet formation

The molecular gas in galaxies is organised into a hierarchy of structures. The molecular material in giant molecular gas clouds travels along intricate networks of filamentary gas lanes towards the congested centres of gas...
Study: A tiny ancient relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs discovered

Study: A tiny ancient relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs discovered

Dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs may be known for their remarkable size, but a newly described species from Madagascar that lived around 237 million years ago suggests that they originated from extremely small ancestors. The...
Study: Age-related impairments reversed in animal model

Study: Age-related impairments reversed in animal model

Frailty and immune decline are two main features of old age. Researchers from the University of Bern and the University Hospital Bern now demonstrate in an animal model that these two age-related impairments can...
Study: Scientific 'red flag' reveals new clues about our galaxy

Study: Scientific ‘red flag’ reveals new clues about our galaxy

Figuring out how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way -- a discovery reported in the July 3 edition of the journal Science Advances -- could yield new clues to the fundamental...
Study: How the brain organizes information about odors

Study: How the brain organizes information about odors

The premiere of the movie Scent of Mystery in 1960 marked a singular event in the annals of cinema: the first, and last, motion picture debut "in glorious Smell-O-Vision." Hoping to wow moviegoers with...
Study: ESO telescope captures the disappearance of a massive star

Study: ESO telescope captures the disappearance of a massive star

Using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy. Scientists think this could indicate that the star became less bright...
Study: Sled dogs are closely related to 9,500-year-old 'ancient dog'

Study: Sled dogs are closely related to 9,500-year-old ‘ancient dog’

Sledge dogs are much older and have adapted to Arctic conditions much earlier than previously thought. In a new study from the QIMMEQ project, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show that ancestors of...

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