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Image of the Day: Migrating Storks

By Jim Daley | May 25, 2018

Ornithologists tagged 27 juvenile birds to track the way they use updrafts of air heated by the sun to migrate over long distances.

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Proposed changes to the state’s school science standards would emphasize that parts of the theory are “not proven.”

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image: Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018

A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.  

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Researchers have been using ultrasound to control brain activity, but studies in mice and guinea pigs show it also stimulates the auditory system, presenting a confounder for direct neural stimulation.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity

By Shawna Williams | May 24, 2018

One patient with diabetes was able to reduce his medication use while receiving targeted electrical pulses.

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image: Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse

Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse

By The Scientist Staff | May 24, 2018

Archaeologists unearthed the remains in a farm north of the doomed Italian city.

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What Made Human Brains So Big?

By Ashley Yeager | May 24, 2018

Ecological challenges such as finding food and creating fire may have led the organ to become abnormally large, a new computer model suggests.

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The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.

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Image of the Day: Cocoon

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 23, 2018

Researchers have taken inspiration from wild silk moths to craft fibers that can transport images.

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image: Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat

Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat

By The Scientist Staff | May 22, 2018

Researchers found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat.

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