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October 9 2014

The Stray Dogs That Became Soviet Space Heroes


The dogs were caught in Moscow’s alleyways, and soldiers and doctors selected strays that were no heavier than about 13 pounds and no taller than about 14 inches, the dimension of the rocket’s nosecone. Chernushka, shown here during a routine weight check, went up into orbit in September 1963 accompanied by a mannequin human. She made it back safely.

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October 9 2014

New York Court to Weigh Legal Rights of Chimps


A New York appeals court will consider this week whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in what experts say is the first case of its kind.

For Steven Wise, the lawyer behind the case involving a chimp named Tommy, it is the culmination of three decades of seeking to extend rights historically reserved for humans to other intelligent animals.

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October 9 2014

Geckos on Australasia side of Wallace Line found to be growing to twice the size of those in Asia


A team made up of several researchers from Australia and one from the U.S. has found that bent toed geckos living on the Australasia side of The Wallace Line are evolving to grow up to twice the size of those in Asia. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the team notes that geckos living on the island of New Guinea have grown particularly large.

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October 9 2014

Can sugary drinks ruin teens’ memory?


Teenagers who drink large amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages may be at higher risk for memory problems.

Researchers found adolescent rats that freely consumed large quantities of liquid solutions containing sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in concentrations comparable to popular sugar-sweetened beverages experienced memory problems and brain inflammation, and became pre-diabetic.


Alt: Sugar linked to memory problems in adolescent rats

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October 9 2014

Other people can tell whether your partner is cheating on you


We can identify a surprising amount of information about each other from the briefest of glimpses - a process that psychologists call thin-slicing. In the latest study in this area, a group led by Nathaniel Lambert have explored whether we can watch a romantic couple interact and tell within minutes whether one of them is a cheat.

Fifty-one student participants (35 women) in a relationship answered survey questions about their own infidelities toward their current partner.

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October 9 2014

Computers turned into powerful allies in fight against AIDS


Effective treatment of HIV-virus is a race against time: Many of the drugs that have been potent killers of HIV-virus, have today lost their power, because the virus has become resistant to them. As a result science must constantly develop new drugs that can attack the virus in new ways.

Now researchers from the University of Southern Denmark present a method to speed up the important development work up with an order of several hundred percent.

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October 9 2014

Scientists Fuse Man and Machine: Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Prosthetics Now 'Clinical Reality'


Man and machine have been fused together in a long-term stable state, with mind controlled prosthetic arms now a "clinical reality".


Alt: Scientists Create Mind-Controlled Prosthetics That Move, Feel Sensations

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October 9 2014

Children to be implanted with 3D printed ears


Children with deformities will soon be given 3D printed ears after scientists developed a ground-breaking technique to correct birth defects.

Professor Alex Selfalian and his team at University College London have discovered that the structure of the ear can be printed using a biological ‘ink’ which builds the shape of the organ.

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October 9 2014

Blind people have four times more nightmares than sighted people


A new Danish study shows that blind people have considerably more nightmares than people with normal sight and those who became blind later in life.

It’s something that 41-year-old Heidi Andersen, who was born blind, can recognise. She is often plagued by nightmares and her sleep interrupted by fears of being hit by passing traffic, falling on the ground, and being followed.

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October 8 2014

Life after death? Largest-ever study shows 'out of body' and 'near-death' experiences may be real


There is scientific evidence to suggest that life can continue after death, according to the largest ever medical study carried out on the subject.

A team based in the UK has spent the last four years seeking out cardiac arrest patients to analyse their experiences, and found that almost 40 per cent of survivors described having some form of “awareness” at a time when they were declared clinically dead.


Alt: First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

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October 8 2014

Killer whales learn to communicate like dolphins


The sounds that most animals use to communicate are innate, not learned. However, a few species, including humans, can imitate new sounds and use them in appropriate social contexts. This ability, known as vocal learning, is one of the underpinnings of language. Now, researchers have found that killer whales can engage in cross-species vocal learning.


Alt: Captive orcas speak dolphin

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October 8 2014

Terrifyingly Brilliant Spider Creates Stunningly Advanced Web


A European garden spider recently stumbled upon a rather amazing solution to a serious problem. It wanted to weave its web across the top of a garage, but the angle of the roof was too shallow for anchoring. So it did what any industrious spider would do — it suspended a rock to anchor the bottom of the web.

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October 8 2014

Why katydids sing in unison


When a group of male katydids croon a tune in nearly perfect synchrony, it means the insects are after the ladies. But they’re not aligning their singing with each other to come across as larger or louder, a new study finds; each male is trying to beat out the others to be the first—by mere milliseconds—to hit a note.

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October 8 2014

Could Martian Volcanoes Help With Search For Water On The Red Planet?


Could a Martian volcanic explosion show off the path to water? One research team thinks so. They analyzed volcanic rock samples on Earth and Mars and came up with a way of predicting which ones touched water during their formation.

The Mars results are so far negative: no water using this method was found at the Curiosity rover’s landing site at Gale Crater and the Spirit rover’s former stomping grounds at Gusev Crater. That said, the science team believes this could supplement existing searches for water on Mars in sedimentary rock.

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October 8 2014

Moon water blew in on solar wind


Almost all of the moon's water comes from the action of particles in the solar wind and not from the shattered remnants of water-rich comets and meteorites, as was once believed. So says a fresh analysis of lunar rock samples from two American moonshots.

The Apollo missions painted a picture of the moon as a bone-dry desert. So astronomers were surprised when three probes in 2009 showed that a lot of water is locked up in minerals in the soil.

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October 8 2014

Manned mission to Mars: Will astronauts hibernate their way to the Red Planet?


With travel to Mars taking upward of 180 days – one way – NASA is considering the possibility putting astronauts into a medicated deep sleep for the trip.

Torpor, a state of reduced physiological activity, would reduce astronauts’ metabolic functions, and costs, according to a NASA-backed study conducted by Atlanta-based aerospace engineering firm SpaceWorks Enterprises. The physical inactivity paired with intravenous feeding might mean a crew could essentially be put in hibernation during transit to Mars.

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October 8 2014

Chickens have gotten ridiculously large since the 1950s


The one on the left is a breed from 1957. The middle one is a 1978 breed. And the one on the right is a commercial 2005 breed called the Ross 308 broiler. They're all the same age. And the modern breed is much, much, much larger.

In just 50 years or so, chickens have been bred to be much bigger. The image above comes from a study done by researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, who raised three breeds of chickens from different eras in the exact same way and measured how much they ate and how they grew.

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