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Tackling the Collateral Damage to Our Health From Antibiotics

    EMBL researchers and colleagues have analysed the effects of 144 antibiotics on our most common gut microbes. Their study substantially impr…

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Nuclear Pore Complex: Cellular Environments Shape Molecular Architecture

    A model of the human nuclear pore complex depicts the major proteins that make up the pores three rings. Top to bottom: The Cytoplasmic Ring…

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Newly developed software unveils relationships between RNA modifications and cancers

    Fig. 1. ModTect enables the discovery of multiple types of RNA modifications by standard RNA-seq. (A) Schematic depicting how a type of base…

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Climate change predictions build resilience in African tea production

    Scorched tea in Mulanje in October 2019. Credit: WeatherChasersResearchers in the UK and Africa have teamed up to help tea producers better …

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Critical vaccine for koalas set to be rolled out

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainWhile vaccination queues have become commonplace across Australia, the sight of hundreds of koalas lining up for a …

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Cannabis labels often wrong and misleading

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainThe well-known India and Sativa labels that are used on cannabis products and form the basis for the information pr…

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Plant-eating lizards on the cusp of tooth evolution

    3D reconstruction of the skull of an Amazon racerunner (Ameiva ameiva) captured through an X-ray micro-CT scan. Complex teeth with multiple …

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Only one in four Western Roman emperors died of natural causes

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainThe Roman Empire was ruled by 175 men, from Augustus (63 BCE-19 CE) to Constantine XI (1405-53), including the East…

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New proteins enable scientists to control cell activities

    Fig. 1: Overview of structure-based design strategies employed to create novel small-molecule responsive switches. These design strategies i…

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Tissue abnormalities found in oysters years after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

    An Eastern oyster from the Gulf Coast. Credit: © Deanne RoopnarineOn April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) petroleum drilling rig exp…

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Robots can improve agriculture, but old laws stand in the way

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainAgricultural robots are capable of working around the clock to help farmers produce food. However, laws and regulat…

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Serendipitous discovery leads to a new understanding of how cells multitask

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainQuantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered a new paradigm for how fun…

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Prehistoric primates had a sweet tooth: Researchers discover cavities in 54-million-year-old fossils

    Micro-CT reconstruction of (A) the cranium of the extant treeshrew Tupaia gracilis (AMNH 103620) and (B) the right upper jaw fragment (P3–M…

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Artificial intelligence helps to find new natural substances

    Martin Hoffmann from the University of Jena presents COSMIC (Confidence Of Small Molecule IdentifiCations), a workflow that enables the iden…

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Butterflies feed on live young to steal chemicals for 'wedding gifts'

    A monarch butterfly. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsFor the first time, milkweed butterflies have been sighted feeding on live caterpillars—their…

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Mammals on the menu: Snake dietary diversity exploded after mass extinction 66 million years ago

    A sampling of snake diversity. Clockwise from upper left: rainbow boa (Epicrates cenchria), image credit Pascal Title, U-M Museum of Zoology…

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Plankton may head poleward as a result of global warming

    Today, zooplankton species diversity is greatest in tropical and subtropical regions (yellow) and lowest in polar seas (purple). Credit: ETH…

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Who's been kissing who? Prairie dog 'greet kisses' reveal complex social networks

    Credit: Jennifer VerdolinPrairie dogs—those chubby little burrowing rodents found in grasslands across the central and western United State…

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500-million-year-old fossil represents rare discovery of ancient animal in North America

    Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a rare, 500-million-year-old “worm-like” fossil called a palaeoscolecid, which is an …

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Evidence found of sea slugs stealing photosynthesizing machinery from algae, using it to boost repro

    Figure 1. 13C and 15N incorporation in the digestive tubules of Elysia timida. Light microscopy picture and corresponding δ13C and δ15N Na…

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New Findings Suggest Venus Never Had Oceans,

    This image, which shows the night side of Venus glowing in thermal infrared, was captured by Japans Akatsuki spacecraft. Credit: JAXA/ISAS/D…

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Build Back Smaller? Extinction and Originati

    A trilobite fossil from the Ordovician period, which lasted from about 485 to 443 million years ago. A new analysis of marine fossils from m…

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Genetics and Skeletal Biology Debunks Popula

    Jomon teeth vs Native American teeth. Credit: G. Richard Scott, University of Nevada Reno Latest scientific findings suggest the ancestral N…

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Exploring topology in biology

    Top: Like an S turning into an O, the spectrum of a biochemical system can undergo a topological transition. Bottom-left: In the topological…

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Ancient Poop Shows People in Austria Drank B

    This image shows paleofeces samples from Hallstatt salt mines analyzed in this study. Credit: Eurac Research/Frank MaixnerHuman feces dont u…

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Exploring topology in biology

    Top: Like an S turning into an O, the spectrum of a biochemical system can undergo a topological transition. Bottom-left: In the topological…

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Butterflies feed on live young to steal chem

    A monarch butterfly. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsFor the first time, milkweed butterflies have been sighted feeding on live caterpillars—their…

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Cooling radio waves to their quantum ground

    Credit: Delft University of TechnologyResearchers at Delft University of Technology have found a new way to cool radio waves all the way dow…

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Sea lion colony in Mexico defies declining n

    A stranded, malnourished sea lion pup is seen at White Point Park near the port of San Pedro in Los Angeles on April 5, 2013.The population …

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Birds Learn To Avoid Plants That Host Danger

    Cinnabar larvae feeding on ragwort. Credit: Callum McLellanYoung birds that eat insects with conspicuous warning colouration to advertise th…

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Bird communities threatened by urbanization

    Many birds, like this Indian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) which eats insects, would not thrive in an urban environment. Credit…

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