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Prehistoric ‘Wonderchicken’ Fossil Unveils The Origins Of Modern Birds

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Mar 23, 2020 … CAMBRIDGE, England — The oldest known fossil of a modern bird has been discovered by a team of paleontologists, and it is believed to date all the way back to the time of dinosaurs. The fossil, nicknamed the “wonderchicken,” is in quite good shape considering its age and features a nearly complete skull. It was found…

How The Neighborhood You Live In May Be Affecting Your Health

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Apr 08, 2017 … TUCSON, Ariz. — The type of neighborhood you live in might play a significant role in your mental health, level of physical activity, and your perceived level of safety, a new study finds. Adriana Zuniga-Teran, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona and an architect by training, sought to examine how four different styles of…

Oral bacteria from wild bears reveals history of human antibiotic use — and widespread resistance

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Sep 04, 2021 … UPPSALA, Sweden — Bacteria found in the mouths of wild bears show how widespread resistance to antibiotics has grown over the years. Brown bears born after the development of strict control measures on the use of antibiotics have lower levels of resistance, say scientists.  Germs and bacteria are slowly defeating the drugs which have been…

Predicting volcanic eruptions: Discovery helps pinpoint where and when better than ever before

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Jun 26, 2021 … GENEVA, Switzerland — Predicting where and when the next volcano will erupt has been made much easier, according to a new study. The factors which determine whether a volcanic eruption is likely to take place and whether it will be no big deal or cataclysmic have been discovered, say scientists. Volcanic eruptions are hard to…

‘Blue spaces’ cure the blues: Study shows walking along beach improves mood, well-being

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Jul 08, 2020 … BARCELONA — Picture a favorite fantasy place or getaway spot. Does your mind drift to a shoreline? If so, you already know something about the benefits of “blue spaces.” We hear a lot about spending time in green spaces, but a new study shows that going blue also brings uplift during hard times. Researchers with…

Oscar-Bound Or Bust? Mathematicians’ Model Predicts Actors’ Success In Hollywood

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Jun 10, 2019 … LONDON — Will your favorite new actor be a one-hit wonder or enjoy a long, prosperous career? It’s anyone’s guess, but mathematicians at the Queen Mary University of London say they’ve found a way to determine if a film star’s career has peaked or only just beginning to take off. By mapping the career arcs…

Study: Stress From Work, Finances Greatly Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

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Nov 15, 2017 … JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — People with high financial stress are 13 times more likely to suffer a heart attack, while the odds are nearly six times greater for people dealing with work frustrations, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa recruited 212 participants, half of whom had suffered from…

Microscopic animal brought back to life after being buried in Siberian permafrost for 24,000 years!

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Jun 08, 2021 … PUSHCHINO, Russia — A strange water animal from the time of the mammoths has been brought back to life after being buried in Siberia’s permafrost for 24,000 years. Scientists say the tiny creature, dug out of the subsurface soil in a state of “suspended animation,” has even reproduced. Known as an Arctic rotifer, it measures…

‘Game day homes’ in college towns are bad news for locals and their property values

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May 28, 2021 … ATLANTA, Ga. — College football is big business in the South. Schools like Alabama or Georgia regularly see tens of thousands pack gigantic stadiums on game day, in addition to thousands more that travel to the surrounding area for tailgating and partying. Many fans who don’t live locally rent out “game day homes,” or investment…

Scientists figure out how to accurately predict ages of wild animals using ‘epigenetic clock’

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Mar 12, 2021 … COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Precise aging of wild animals is now possible thanks to a pioneering study by scientists at the University of Maryland. Researchers say that DNA from “tiny” tissue samples can be used to accurately predict the age of bats in the wild. Their study also shows that age-related changes to the DNA…

Gun deaths among toddlers and young children see dramatic rise, alarming research shows

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Feb 02, 2021 … PORTLAND, Ore. — A recent review of national firearm data spanning over 20 years has come to an incredibly troubling conclusion. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University find unintentional firearm deaths among American toddlers is skyrocketing out of control. Deaths of children between the ages of one and four are increasing exponentially; by an annual…

‘A golden opportunity’: COVID-19 being exploited by terrorist organizations, study warns

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Nov 02, 2020 … COLLEGE PARK, Md. — We’re living in uncertain times. Now, a new study finds terrorist organizations are taking advantage of all the fear, anxiety, and confusion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new international study states the coronavirus is being “widely exploited by terror groups for spinning a plethora of sinister schemes.” The end game? A…

Coronavirus pandemic caused historic drop in CO2 emissions around the world

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Oct 16, 2020 … POTSDAM, Germany — No matter where you are in the world, it’s likely you notice one thing every time you walk outside — it’s much quieter in the streets. COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way the world works and lives in 2020. While the toll on human life has been devastating, a report finds the global…

Feathered Dinosaur Was Among Last Surviving Raptors, Paleontologists Say

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Mar 28, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — It is well known that modern birds are related to the dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Birds are the only feathered animals we know of, but it’s believed feathers are a trait they received from their prehistoric ancestors. A recent fossil discovery of a new type of feathered dinosaur…

Venom From Vampire Bats May ‘Revolutionize Treatments’ For Hypertension, Heart Failure, More

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Jan 17, 2019 … Scientists say their research efforts, however, are slowed by Mexican drug traffickers taking over regions that are home to field sites. QUEENSLAND, Australia — It turns out Dracula may have some good in him after all. Australian scientists say the venom from vampire bats may pave the road to new treatments for a slew of…