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A group of scientists have succeeded in using living cells from frog embryos into other new life-forms, which they are referring to as a ‘living, programmable organisms’. The newly constructed self-healing creature are called ‘xenobots’ and can approach towards targets. They may also help in carrying medicine inside a patient’s body or conduct similar work.
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Last November, a mutton-chopped visitor was spotted prowling on the edges of Georgetown. It wasn’t the ghost of Martin van Buren—it was a bobcat. The small wildcat was caught by a camera trap placed near the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal by DC Cat Count. DC Cat Count’s goal is to better understand domestic and feral
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Rodents really have it rough. When hit with a Toxoplasma gondii infection, mice don’t just end up with parasites in their brains. They also get weirdly reckless, venturing into scary new environments and brashly investigating the smells of animals they should fear, like cats, foxes and intrusive human researchers, according to a study published this
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In a new catalogue compiled by researchers, nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays have been identified. All nine sources produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron volts (TeV) — more than eight times the energy of the most powerful proton beams produced at particle accelerators on Earth — and three emit gamma
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David Feinberg at the StartUp Health Festival in 2017. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for … [+] Geisinger Health System) Getty David Feinberg, head of Google Health, defended the company’s partnership with large Catholic hospital system Ascension Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco. The partnership, nicknamed “Project Nightingale,” recently came under criticism after news outlets revealed 
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Should you encounter a herd of cows munching on a field of grass, you might very well hear them emit some emphatic “moos.” It’s hard for humans to decipher these cow calls, but a new study shows that our bovine buddies communicate using unique voices, which remain consistent across a range of emotional circumstances. Previous
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Over the last week, Australia’s National Park staff have air-dropped thousands of pounds of vegetables to vulnerable rock-wallaby colonies affected by bushfires in New South Wales. Bushfires have been burning through Australia since September, and conditions have grown increasingly dire. The scene on Kangaroo Island was recently described as apocalyptic, slow-moving animals like koalas are
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A recent study by the University of Warwick observes that stars need to be in binary systems to create gamma-ray bursts. Gamma-ray bursts are the universe’s brightest explosions, caused by massive collapsing stars. Thousands of binary star systems were modelled for the study and found that the tidal effects from a companion star keep the
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A meteorite that crashed into rural southeastern Australia in a fireball in 1969 contained the oldest material ever found on Earth, stardust that predated the formation of our solar system by billions of years, scientists said on Monday. The oldest of 40 tiny dust grains trapped inside the meteorite fragments retrieved around the town of
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