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metro
No one is safe: Orangutans are cold-blooded murderersEkko, left, and Kondor, right – the two killers (Picture: Anna Marzec) It’s no
No one is safe: Orangutans are cold-blooded murderers
metro / Posted 3 hours ago
Ekko, left, and Kondor, right – the two killers (Picture: Anna Marzec) It’s not just humans – it turns out orangutans can be pretty evil as well. Two young orangutans, a male called Ekko and his love interest Kondor, murdered an older female called... Read more
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Science Daily
Topography shapes biodiversity, and not only through temperatureMountains are home to many living species, with biodiversity typically peaking
Topography shapes biodiversity, and not only through temperature
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
Mountains are home to many living species, with biodiversity typically peaking at mid-altitudes. Scientists have long struggled to explain why this is the case, invoking factors such as low temperatures at high elevations or human disturbance further... Read more
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PhysOrg
Smart thermostat puts energy money saving at household fingertipsResearchers from the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a 'smart'
Smart thermostat puts energy money saving at household fingertips
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
Researchers from the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a 'smart' thermostat to help UK households save money on their energy bills. The prototype autonomous device allows users to control their heating based on the price they want to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Researchers find first evidence of female orangutan killing anotherNever cross a female orangutan: Researchers find first evidence of same sex kil
Researchers find first evidence of female orangutan killing another
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Never cross a female orangutan: Researchers find first evidence of same sex killing in 'vicious attack' after elderly victim disturbed mating couple Perpetrator, caled Kondor, recruit a male orangutan as a hired gun While one attacked, the other... Read more
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International Business Times
Indonesia: Female orangutan seen killing another with help of male 'hired gun' A female orangutan has been seen killing another female with the help of a male
Indonesia: Female orangutan seen killing another with help of male 'hired gun'
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
A female orangutan has been seen killing another female with the help of a male "hired gun" that helped corner and attack the victim. This marks the first time lethal fights between female orangutans have been observed by humans. Scientists from the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Orangutans: Lethal aggression between femalesResearchers have for the first time witnessed the death of a female orangutan a
Orangutans: Lethal aggression between females
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Researchers have for the first time witnessed the death of a female orangutan at the hands of another female. Even more extraordinary is that the perpetrator recruited a male orangutan as a hired gun to help her corner and attack the victim. Before... Read more
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PhysOrg
Topography shapes mountain biodiversityRocky Mountains. Credit: Public Domain A warming climate is likely to drive spe
Topography shapes mountain biodiversity
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
Rocky Mountains. Credit: Public Domain A warming climate is likely to drive species to higher, cooler altitudes. A new study highlights a less obvious, yet crucial way in which their new habitat could differ from the one they leave behind. Mountains... Read more
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Swissinfo
The future is now for Swiss-led drone project in RwandaIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
The future is now for Swiss-led drone project in Rwanda
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
It is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on the website of the party requesting the content or the website of a third party. The framing of content from SWI swissinfo.ch is only allowed if it is unchanged, without... Read more
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Science Daily
Improved harvest for small farms thanks to naturally cloned cropsBack in the 1930s, two Russian scientists came up with a proposal to simplify t
Improved harvest for small farms thanks to naturally cloned crops
Science Daily / Posted 7 days ago
Back in the 1930s, two Russian scientists came up with a proposal to simplify this elaborate process: If the first generation of crosses, the so-called F1 hybrid, were able to reproduce asexually, it would retain their increased efficiency. Some... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Vestibular test may aid ocular myasthenia gravis diagnosisBy Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter Assessing extraocular muscle
Vestibular test may aid ocular myasthenia gravis diagnosis
News-Medical-Net / Posted 8 days ago
By Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter Assessing extraocular muscle activity by recording ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP) is a promising test for isolated ocular myasthenia gravis (MG), report researchers. The test,... Read more
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The Atlantic
What Economists Got Wrong About Free TradeAs trade has become a more and more integral part of the global economy, accept
What Economists Got Wrong About Free Trade
The Atlantic / Posted 9 days ago
As trade has become a more and more integral part of the global economy, accepted economic wisdom has asserted again and again that overall, free trade is a good thing. Because trade brings so much in the way of competitive pricing and opportunities... Read more
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Science Daily
It's complicated: Benefits and toxicity of anti-prion antibodies in the brainDamaging aggregation of proteins in the brain is a hallmark of several neurodeg
It's complicated: Benefits and toxicity of anti-prion antibodies in the brain
Science Daily / Posted 9 days ago
Damaging aggregation of proteins in the brain is a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases. In prion diseases such as Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, aggregates of abnormally folded versions of the PrP... Read more
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PhysOrg
Improved harvest for small farms thanks to naturally cloned cropsThe new generation of hybrid plants in the greenhouse. Credit: UZH In today's a
Improved harvest for small farms thanks to naturally cloned crops
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
The new generation of hybrid plants in the greenhouse. Credit: UZH In today's agriculture, hybrid plants are crucial for the sufficient production of food, feed, fuel and fiber. These crosses between two different varieties are deemed particularly... Read more
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Science Daily
Alzheimer-type brain pathology after transplantation of dura materAlzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by progressive dementia and brain pla
Alzheimer-type brain pathology after transplantation of dura mater
Science Daily / Posted 11 days ago
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by progressive dementia and brain plaques consisting of the Aβ protein. Conventional wisdom has it that AD is not a transmissible disease. However, plaques recovered from brains of AD patients were repeatedly... Read more
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Swissinfo
Ticino initiative prioritising locals for jobs declared validThe Swiss People’s Party’s initiative demanding priority for natives over forei
Ticino initiative prioritising locals for jobs declared valid
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
The Swiss People’s Party’s initiative demanding priority for natives over foreigners in the labour market was declared valid by the Ticino cantonal parliament on Monday. The final text will have to be negotiated before being put to a popular... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss-born but threatened with deportationIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Swiss-born but threatened with deportation
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
It is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on the website of the party requesting the content or the website of a third party. The framing of content from SWI swissinfo.ch is only allowed if it is unchanged, without... Read more
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New Kerala
World Economic Forum's report highlights risks that can lead to fragmentation of internetDavos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 23 : Concern has been growing over the past tw
World Economic Forum's report highlights risks that can lead to fragmentation of internet
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 23 : Concern has been growing over the past two years that the global public Internet is in danger of splintering into a series of bordered cyberspace segments. Troubling trends have emerged that could endanger the... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
German pencil heir Faber-Castell dies at 74 Published: 23 January 2016 7:07 AM Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell marking
German pencil heir Faber-Castell dies at 74
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 15 days ago
Published: 23 January 2016 7:07 AM Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell marking the 250th anniversary of the pencil maker Faber-Castell in 2011. He died in Houston on Thursday. – Zimbio pic, January 23,... Read more
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Swissinfo
Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, German Pencil Heir, Dies at 74(Bloomberg) -- Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, who led the centuries-old Germ
Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, German Pencil Heir, Dies at 74
Swissinfo / Posted 15 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, who led the centuries-old German maker of the humble pencil used in classrooms around the world and added a line of jewel-encrusted pens, has died. He was 74. Von Faber-Castell died Jan. 21 in Houston... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study findings may help explain why risk of stroke changes after menopauseRisk of stroke in women may come down to a compound the body produces from estr
Study findings may help explain why risk of stroke changes after menopause
News-Medical-Net / Posted 18 days ago
Risk of stroke in women may come down to a compound the body produces from estrogen known as 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME). Furthermore, the compound's therapeutic potential may extend beyond treating stroke in women to healing brain injuries in men, a... Read more
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Science Daily
Fungus attacks new type of grain thanks to an evolutionary trickTriticale is an artificial grain type stemming from a cross between wheat and r
Fungus attacks new type of grain thanks to an evolutionary trick
Science Daily / Posted 20 days ago
Triticale is an artificial grain type stemming from a cross between wheat and rye. Since the 1960s, triticale has been cultivated in many places as a feed grain and had proved very resistant to mildew attack. This fungal pathogen causes huge losses... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
UK dominates list of world's 'most international universities'Mr Baty added that British immigration policies have sent the wrong message to
UK dominates list of world's 'most international universities'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
Mr Baty added that British immigration policies have sent the wrong message to students, leading to declines, particularly among the Indian population, which has been a large source of foreign students to the UK. Mr Baty said the UK had “fantastic... Read more
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Science Daily
Protein patterns: New tool for studying sepsis"We use the blood as a mirror reflecting what happens in the body," says Johan
Protein patterns: New tool for studying sepsis
Science Daily / Posted 24 days ago
"We use the blood as a mirror reflecting what happens in the body," says Johan Malmström. He is a biomedical scientist, while his brother and fellow researcher Erik, lead author of the article, is a medical intern. Both are affiliated with Lund... Read more
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Swissinfo
Zurich, a magnet for Nobel winnersIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Zurich, a magnet for Nobel winners
Swissinfo / Posted 25 days ago
It is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on the website of the party requesting the content or the website of a third party. The framing of content from SWI swissinfo.ch is only allowed if it is unchanged, without... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fungus attacks new type of grain thanks to an evolutionary trickResearchers collected samples from infected grain fields all over Europe. Credi
Fungus attacks new type of grain thanks to an evolutionary trick
PhysOrg / Posted 26 days ago
Researchers collected samples from infected grain fields all over Europe. Credit: UZH For the past few years, mildew has been able to infect triticale grain, which up to then had been resistant to this fungal disease. So how was the pathogen able to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Doubts Plague Congo's Latest Demobilisation ProgrammeA major new attempt to return thousands of rebel fighters to civilian life in t
Doubts Plague Congo's Latest Demobilisation Programme
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
A major new attempt to return thousands of rebel fighters to civilian life in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been beset by delays and is still threatened by funding constraints and continuing insecurity, according to analysts, who also point to... Read more
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Philly.com
Electric cap shows promise against deadly brain cancerBut in the fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an ungainly app
Electric cap shows promise against deadly brain cancer
Philly.com / Posted 28 days ago
But in the fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an ungainly apparatus, built on Palti's work, that is the first treatment in a decade to show an improvement in survival for glioblastoma, the ferociously aggressive brain... Read more
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The Christian Post
Powerball Preys on the PoorA corner store displays a Powerball lottery sign next to its cash register and
Powerball Preys on the Poor
The Christian Post / Posted 29 days ago
A corner store displays a Powerball lottery sign next to its cash register and checkout in Encinitas, California January 8, 2016. The jackpot in the Powerball lottery, already the largest ever payout in North American history, continued to climb,... Read more

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