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We need to modernize how we measure national wealth

I recently tried an experiment. I changed several light bulbs, and since one required a little rewiring, I sent my wife (also known as the majority shareholder) a bill for $110.50 (plus GST). In return, she sent me a bill ...

The way you dance is unique, and computers can tell it's you

Nearly everyone responds to music with movement, whether through subtle toe-tapping or an all-out boogie. A recent discovery shows that our dance style is almost always the same, regardless of the type of music, and a computer ...

Internet use reduces study skills in university students

Research conducted at Swansea University and the University of Milan has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about tests. This effect ...

Living yoga for the mind

Plants in the office are not there just to look pretty. They can lead to increased productivity, as well as improved mental health for workers.

An evolving understanding of extinction

Few things related to science capture the imagination more than the magic of worlds past. This includes the origins of life, dinosaurs, mass extinctions, meteorite impacts, and the evolution of our species. Understanding ...

Fossils of largest theropod to date found in Australia

A team of researchers from the University of New England, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Natural History Museum and Swinburne University of Technology, all in Australia, has identified fossils found near Winton as remains ...

Organized cybercrime—not your average mafia

Does the common stereotype for "organized crime" hold up for organizations of hackers? Research from Michigan State University is one of the first to identify common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these ...

Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion

Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity ...

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Social Sciences
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Education
Math that feels good: Creating learning resources for blind students
Social Sciences
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Archaeology & Fossils
Shrinking dinosaurs and the evolution of endothermy in birds
Archaeology & Fossils
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Economics & Business
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Archaeology & Fossils
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Space Exploration
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Space Exploration
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Environment
Study verifies a missing piece to urban air quality puzzle
Plants & Animals
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Astronomy
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way's halo
Plants & Animals
What is an endangered species?
Evolution
Human-caused biodiversity decline started millions of years ago
Plants & Animals
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Space Exploration
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes
Materials Science
Newly developed screening processes will accelerate carbon capture research
Condensed Matter
Walking with atoms—chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action
Astronomy
Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of extra-solar origin
Evolution
Study shows human ancestors could have consumed hard plant tissues without damaging their teeth
Plants & Animals
New dog, old tricks? Stray dogs can understand human cues
Polymers
Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light
Materials Science
Material developed which is heat-insulating and heat-conducting at the same time
Soft Matter
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity
Quantum Physics
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