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  • Billions of quantum entangled electrons found in 'strange metal'
    Posted on January 16, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Physicists have observed quantum entanglement among 'billions of billions' of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. The research provides the strongest direct evidence to date of entanglement's role in bringing about quantum criticality. […]

  • Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus
    Posted on January 16, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Scientists have synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Biologists developed a human antibody for dengue suppression in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue. The development marks the […]

  • In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid -- not volcanoes
    Posted on January 16, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid. […]

  • Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion
    Posted on January 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both […]

  • 'Living fossil' may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory
    Posted on January 16, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    A research team has discovered the first conclusive evidence that selection may also occur at the level of the epigenome -- a term that refers to an assortment of chemical 'annotations' to the genome that determine whether, when and to what extent […]

  • Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch
    Posted on January 16, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human social communicative cues that enables a dog to go for a ball and then bring it back also exists in wolves. […]

  • Deep learning enables real-time imaging around corners
    Posted on January 16, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time. With further development, the system might let self-driving cars 'look' […]

  • The mysterious, legendary giant squid's genome is revealed
    Posted on January 16, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Important clues about the anatomy and evolution of the mysterious giant squid (Architeuthis dux) are revealed through publication of its full genome sequence. […]

  • Taking the temperature of dark matter
    Posted on January 15, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Warm, cold, just right? Physicists are using gravitational lensing to take the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe. […]

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