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Humans take up too much space and it’s affecting how mammals move

Human beings take up a lot of real estate — around 50-70 percent of the Earth’s land surface. And our increasing footprint affects how mammals of all sizes, from all over the planet, move. Mammals living in human-modified habitats move two to three times less far than their counterparts in areas untouched by humans. What’s…

Archaeologists say they may have discovered one of the earliest examples of a ‘crayon’

Archaeologists say they may have discovered one of the earliest examples of a ‘crayon’  possibly used by our ancestors 10,000 years ago for applying colour to their animal skins or for artwork. The ochre crayon was discovered near an ancient lake, now blanketed in peat, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. An ochre pebble was found at…

New Caledonian crows extract prey faster with complex hooked tools

Biologists at the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh have discovered why some crows ‘craft’ elaborate hooked tools out of branched twigs. The new study,explores why crows go the extra mile rather than using simple, unmodified sticks to extract prey  it allows them to get at hidden food several times faster than if they used…

Metal Printing Offers Low-Cost Way to Make Flexible, Stretchable Electronics

A new technique for directly printing metal circuits, creating flexible, stretchable electronics. The technique can use multiple metals and substrates and is compatible with existing manufacturing systems that employ direct printing technologies. “Flexible electronics hold promise for use in many fields, but there are significant manufacturing costs involved – which poses a challenge in making…

In scientific first, IU researchers grow hairy skin in a dish

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have successfully developed a method to grow hairy skin from mouse pluripotent stem cells a discovery that could lead to new approaches to model disease and new therapies for the treatment of skin disorders and cancers. Marks the first demonstration that hair follicles can be grown in cultures…

Genes in Space-3 successfully identifies unknown microbes in space

Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration. The Genes in Space-3 team turned that possibility into a reality this year, when it completed the first-ever sample-to-sequence process…

Birds learn from each other’s ‘disgust,’ enabling insects to evolve bright colors

Many animals have evolved to stand out. Bright colours are easy to spot, but they warn predators off by signalling toxicity or foul taste. Yet if every individual predator has to eat colourful prey to learn this unappetising lesson, it’s a puzzle how conspicuous colours had the chance to evolve as a defensive strategy. Now,…

Direct amygdala stimulation can enhance human memory for a day

Direct electrical stimulation of the human amygdala, a region of the brain known to regulate memory and emotional behaviors, can enhance next-day recognition of images when applied immediately after the images are viewed, neuroscientists have found. The findings are the first example of electrical brain stimulation in humans giving a time-specific boost to memory lasting…

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