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Make Stem Cells in 30 Minutes, Just Add Acid

Embryonic stem cells have huge potential in treating everything from cancer to diabetes because of their ability to morph into almost any other type of cell within the human body. But here's a new twi…

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Beautiful Photos of the Day: Frost Flowers

I love to explore the beauty of nature and I am always on the hunt for interesting images from nature to share with my husband Nazim who is a painter. In my quest for just such imagery, I came across …

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Cute Animation Explains Coral Reefs (Video)

By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger World Resources Institute has created a great short video that explains what coral reefs are, why they're so important, and the threats we're posing to their health. …

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Oldest Traces of Blood Found in “Iceman”

Scientists examining the remains of Otzi, Italy's prehistoric iceman who roamed the Alps some 5,300 years ago, have discovered what they believe to be the oldest traces of human blood ever found. …

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Satellites Give Birds-Eye View of Penguins

The population of emperor penguins living in Antarctica is twice that of previous estimates, according to scientists using high-resolution satellite technology to track penguin colonies. Photo Credit:…

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These Chimpanzees Make Tools as Weapons

In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Exp…

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Saving Poland’s Lynx

Eradicated from much of Europe 150 years ago, lynx populations remain dotted across isolated forested regions. An estimated 200 of the solitary big cats live in Poland, where a group of veterinarians …

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Italian Researchers Learn How Birds Fly Together

As flocks of starlings descend on Rome, Italian researchers study how huge numbers of birds are able to move simultaneously. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "eGeevlv3nHZ9SyAH", NewsLo…

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Male Fireflies Stage Light Show for Females

Scientists who have been studying the fascinating nighttime synchronized firefly displays believe they have figured out the purpose for the behavior. The insect light displays are made by males so fem…

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