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Ediacarans: Did competition kill off Earth’s mysterious first animals?

A mysterious extinction about 540 million years ago may have been caused when early animals began competing against one another…

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Super-sized atoms can be used as a receiver to stream live video

When excited by lasers, a tiny glass container filled with rubidium atoms can act as a receiver for streamed video…

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Smart contact lens could directly deliver glaucoma drugs when needed

A wireless contact lens that monitors eye pressure and delivers glaucoma drugs on demand has been tested in animals Health…

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Quantum communication system could detect earthquakes

Quantum-encrypted messages sent through cables over long distances are sensitive to tiny vibrations, suggesting a possible by-product of a future…

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Beekeepers are struggling to keep up with farms’ pollination needs

As demand for crops grows, the pollination services provided by the honeybees managed by beekeepers are becoming increasingly insufficient Life…

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Cryptocurrency mining is still on the rise despite huge price drops

The value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has plummeted in recent weeks, but the computer power devoted to the industry…

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Nearly a third of bites by malaria-carrying mosquitoes are in the day

Detailed analysis of mosquito bites in the Central African Republic found that, contrary to assumptions, many occur indoors during the…

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Pairs of giant planets may make their star systems ultra-habitable

Simulations of more than 140,000 possible planetary systems show that pairs of giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn may make…

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Plan to feed phone data of NHS mental health patients to AI mothballed

An AI was designed to predict when people are at risk of having a mental health crisis, based on their…

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Vaping may be an effective way to quit smoking during pregnancy

E-cigarettes may be more effective than nicotine patches as a tool for quitting smoking during pregnancy, suggests a UK study…

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