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March 12, 2017
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Chemistry on the Edge: Study Pinpoints Most Active Areas of Reactions on Nanoscale Particles

Experiments at Berkeley Lab confirm that structural defects at the periphery are key in catalyst function Defects and jagged surfaces at the edges of nanosized platinum and gold particles are key hot spots for chemical reactivity, a team of researchers … Continue reading

October 7, 2014
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Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds

A UA-led study provides some of the first evidence for the hypothesis of co-divergence between parasites and hosts acting as a major driver of biodiversity. Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the game of evolution, it’s … Continue reading

July 23, 2014
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Familiar yet strange: Water’s ‘split personality’ revealed by computer model

Seemingly ordinary, water has quite puzzling behavior. Why, for example, does ice float when most liquids crystallize into dense solids that sink? Using a computer model to explore water as it freezes, a team at Princeton University has found that … Continue reading

April 21, 2014
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Study Tests Theory that Life Originated at Deep Sea Vents

One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years ago), but there is still intense debate about exactly how life began. One possibility has grown … Continue reading

April 17, 2014
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New Study Outlines ‘Water World’ Theory of Life’s Origins

Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and … Continue reading

March 13, 2014
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Analysis: 32 years of U.S. filicide arrests

Over the last three decades U.S. parents have committed filicide — the killing of one’s child — about 3,000 times every year. The horrifying instances are often poorly understood, but a recent study provides the first comprehensive statistical overview of … Continue reading

March 1, 2014
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What do women want? It depends on the time of the month

UCLA researchers publish landmark meta-analysis of sexual preferences at ovulation If she loves you and then she loves you not, don’t blame the petals of that daisy. Blame evolution. UCLA researchers analyzed dozens of published and unpublished studies on how … Continue reading