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June 20, 2014
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Free will seems a matter of mind, not soul

A new study tested whether people believe free will arises from a metaphysical basis or mental capacity. Even though most respondents said they believed humans to have souls, they judged free will and assigned blame for transgressions based on pragmatic … Continue reading

March 29, 2014
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What singing fruit flies can tell us about quick decisions

You wouldn’t hear the mating song of the male fruit fly as you reached for the infested bananas in your kitchen. Yet, the neural activity behind the insect’s amorous call could help scientists understand how you made the quick decision … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
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Methane leaks in the US are undercounted, new study shows

ANN ARBOR — About 50 percent more of the greenhouse gas methane has been seeping into the atmosphere than previously thought, according to far-reaching findings that synthesize two decades’ worth of methane studies in North America. Methane is the main … Continue reading

February 6, 2014
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Murderers Who Killed During Robberies More Likely to Return to Crime When Paroled

Murderers who committed homicide during robberies are more likely to commit crimes again when they are paroled, compared to murderers who committed homicide under other circumstances, according to research from North Carolina State University and Harvard University. “We wanted to … Continue reading

January 19, 2014
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Discovery of new fossils reveals key link in evolution of hind limbs

Researchers have discovered well-preserved pelves and a partial pelvic fin from Tiktaalik roseae, a 375 million-year-old transitional species between fish and the first legged animals, which reveal that the evolution of hind legs actually began as enhanced hind fins. This … Continue reading

December 19, 2013
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The Mystery of Lizard Breath

One-Way Air Flow May Be 270 Million Years Old Air flows mostly in a one-way loop through the lungs of monitor lizards – a breathing method shared by birds, alligators and presumably dinosaurs, according to a new University of Utah … Continue reading

December 12, 2013
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UCLA researchers’ new technique improves accuracy, ease of cancer diagnosis

‘Deformability cytometry’ can closely analyze more than 1,000 cells per second A team of researchers from UCLA and Harvard University have demonstrated a technique that, by measuring the physical properties of individual cells in body fluids, can diagnose cancer with … Continue reading

November 28, 2013
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A decline in creativity? It depends on how you look

Research in recent years has suggested that young Americans might be less creative now than in decades past, even while their intelligence — as measured by IQ tests — continues to rise. But new research from the University of Washington … Continue reading