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Teach a monkey to control a robotic arm by thought

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh), demonstrated a monkey who controls a robotic arm with their thoughts.

Biomechanics of information: how the brain saves energy

The strategy of hunting small fish living in the Amazon River, has allowed researchers to learn more about the balance between the metabolic cost of information and the metabolic cost of movement for the extraction of this information.

New dinosaur skeletons found

Found a new dinosaur skeletons corresponding to the age-old questions about prehistoric reptiles Tipotoraks.

The humble termite takes away the crown of the nature of the lion king

The majestic animals that are strongly associated with the African savanna - fierce lions, massive elephants, towering over everything around giraffes - play a relatively minor role in shaping the ecosystem.

"Natural battery" were a source of energy

"Natural battery" were a source of energy for the earliest examples of life. Researchers at the University of Leeds (University of Leeds) have found new clues about the beginning of life on Earth.

A mysterious "monster" lives on the banks of the Canadian waters

Earlier this month, the city Kichenyumeykusib (Kitchenuhmaykoosib) in the northern state of Ontario in Canada (Ontario), two sisters, walking on the lake with their dog named Sam, discovered a bizarre creature.

April was the hottest month in the history of

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (English National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)) announced today that last month was the warmest April, from ever recorded.

New technology check the purity of groundwater

Long-term monitoring of groundwater for possible contamination can be significantly upgraded, thanks to a new technology developed by the Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratories (Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

Untangling the quantum tangle of photosynthesis

Photosynthesis - the process of green plants convert sunlight into electrochemical energy, known to us from school.

Discovered protein reveals the secret of the cell membrane

A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (The Scripps Research Institute) and the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health) found the protein structure, which pinch off tiny pouches from the outer membrane of our cells.

Bird migration affects the size of their brain

The fact of the bird migration affects the size of their brains.

Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

What does the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is really a serious threat? As Murphy’s Law states that "if there is a probability of some kind of trouble, it will happen." Major bummer, consisting of a chain of smaller coincidences occurred in the Gulf of Mexico..

Berries - a revolution in solar energy

Pokeweed berries herb American (Latin Phytolacca americana), will revolutionize the solar energy industry, and in the near future may contribute to the spread of solar panels in the world and reduce the cost of solar energy.

It tracks the movement evolved into communion

Some species of caterpillars drag its back along the leaf to deter competitors from their territory.

Genetic conflict cichlids led to the emergence of new sex chromosomes

Biologists at the University of Maryland have made a genetic map of the sex chromosomes of several groups of cichlids from Lake Malawi, East Africa, and discovered the mechanism by which can develop new sex chromosomes.

In China, found the fossilized remains of a dinosaur-runner

One of the most moving dinosaur known to date was discovered in China. The tiny dinosaur, dubbed by scientists who found it "runner" is also one of the smallest dinosaurs.

Exotic plant captures the dunes of Southern Spain

Open for more than 40 years ago, an exotic plant native to South Africa Galenia pubescens, migrated to the coastline of southern Spain, and, as it turned out, perfectly adapted to the new conditions.

Females of the Apes - the best teachers

Studying green monkeys in South Africa, the researchers found that the monkeys were trained better skills in those cases where they showed the female.

The excavation was told the details of the eruption of Toba supervolcano

The recently discovered archaeological sites in southern and northern India have given an idea of how people lived before and after the colossal Toba volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago.

In the Year of the Tiger Tigers are not a laughing matter

Soon the Chinese will celebrate the New Year, which is on their calendar is the year of the Tiger.

We not only giraffe long neck, but also super-heart

Why have such a long neck giraffe? - Children often ask.Scientists have long asked themselves this question and found the answer.

Spiders open secrets of biological superglue

Heavy-duty glue, which is used in the web spiders to hunt their prey, opened some of its genetic secrets. The possibility of artificial synthesis of this substance gives hope for future discoveries in the field of creating the perfect surgical glue.

On the beach of Santa Cruz County found the remains of an ancient toothed whale

A team of researchers began studying a half-ton piece of sandstone, exposing the remains of an ancient toothed whale, who lived in a time when a shallow sea covered most of the region, and the underwater world was not so, as it is now.

Do falcons nesting thousand years of history

Known for their conservatism birds of prey different habit to use the same space for their nests. For example, the largest Falcon (falcon) likes to nest on the steep rocky coasts, near the so-called bird "bazaars".

Urban rats prefer a permanent residence

In today’s hectic world of rampant one thing is certain: there is no place like home. A recent study published in the journal Molecular Ecology, found that this opinion is shared by urban rats.

Lilies are deadly to cats

Lilies, which often appear in the spring in the homes as a reminder that winter is behind us, can be deadly for cats, veterinarians say.

Motyl - a natural source of nitrous oxide

Of course, these tiny bloodworm (Chironomidae) are unable to compete with such "monsters" of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, like cows, but they are able to, at least, quite loudly declare itself by climate scientists.

In Los Angeles, found a large burial Ice Age fossils

Scientists are studying a huge cache of Ice Age fossils found near the famous Rancho La Brea tar pits in the area in the heart of the second largest city in the United States.

Fighting malaria: Scientists have learned to reduce the mosquito life twice

It is known that adult mosquitoes spreading malaria. Taking into account this fact, the Australian researchers decided to find a way to reduce the life expectancy of pests without using dangerous pesticides to human health.

Found a vertebrate with a unique structure of the eye

Depths of the sea are full of surprises.And one of those surprises was the discovery of biologists - deep-sea fish species Dolichopteryx longipes, which uses mirrors to focus the natural view.

Frog egg smell of death

Scientists have found that frogs learn to identify the smell of danger before the hatching of the eggs, tadpoles that gives some of the benefits in the future when it will be necessary to elude predators.

The Japanese have resurrected a dead mouse. The next step mammoths?

Japanese scientists have reported the successful experiment to create a mouse from a dead cell. Thus, science has become one step closer to the realization of the idea of revival of extinct animals, such as, for example, mammoths.

Found fossil proto-turtle, which explains the development of tortoiseshell

Near the New Mexico found fragments of skeleton reptiles, age about 210 million years old. This finding is important because it suggests a new perspective on the process of formation at the earliest turtles protective shell.

In Syria, found the remains of a camel age a million years

Scientists have unearthed a camel jawbone in the Syrian desert. According to them, the bone age a million years, may belong to a previously unknown species of camels, featuring a very small stature.

Infrasound collects elephants together

If you want you can call it a global positioning system (GPS) for the elephants. As a new study published by their low-frequency sound that is not picked up by the human ear does not allow members of the elephant family disperse too far.

Animal that can survive in the vacuum of space

To a surprising result led the recent experiment of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Scientists have figured out why so hard to swat a fly

For two decades, Michael Dickinson, a professor at the California Institute of Technology (Michael Dickinson, California Institute of Technology, Caltech), reporters repeatedly interviewed about his research in the biomechanics of insect flight.

Geneticists have discovered a huge unknown species of fish

Collaborative research scientists from the University of Hawaii (University of Hawaii), Wildlife Conservation Society (the Wildlife Conservation Society), the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute), the National Service for the definition of marine fishery resources (National Marine Fisheries Service) and "Projecto Meros do Brazil "led to the discovery of a new species of huge fish - sea bass, which reaches two meters in length and weigh up to half a ton.

Scientists have explained how insects breathe underwater

Hundreds of species of insects spend most of their time underwater, where production more numerous and diverse.

Bumblebees help police search for serial killer

This may seem strange, but bumblebees and serial killers have something in common: they both try by all means to hide his place of residence, while keeping close to his home.


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