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Poison arrows inspire new male contraceptive, scientists report
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Enlarge / Aim carefully. (credit: Getty | Brian Seed ) According to scientists, a poison arrow in the quiver may let loose a very sticky nether-region massacre. The poison in question has spattered from the tips of African weapons for centuries, rubbing out wild beasts and halting the hearts of warriors. But, according to a […]

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Scientists racing to save vital medical isotopes imperiled by shabby reactors
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Enlarge / A dose of Tc-99m to be used in an upcoming scan. (credit: Getty | Rene Johnston) There’s a mad dash for a vital radioactive isotope that’s used in about 50,000 medical procedures every day in the US, including spotting deadly cancers and looming heart problems. Currently, access to it hinges on a shaky […]

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Earth Will Likely Be Much Warmer In 2100 Than We Anticipated, Scientists Warn
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According to a new analysis of the most realistic climate models to date, global temperature rise by 2100 could be 15 percent higher than the highest projections from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). What this means is that cuts in greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) will have to be even […]

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Scientists Have Built Robot Muscles That Can Lift 1,000 Times Their Own Weight
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced today (Nov. 27) that they’ve created robotic “muscles” that can lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The simple objects are constructed out of metal or plastic “skeletons” that are covered […]

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Scientists Have Mathematical Proof That It's Impossible To Stop Aging
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Alert: Mathematically speaking, multicellular organisms like us will always have to deal with a cellular competition where only one side will win. And ultimately, that means our vitality will always come out as the loser. We have a pair of researchers from the University of Arizona to […]

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Scientists weigh life
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 Researchers at the University of Basel and University College London have created a scale that can measure life. The scale, which can measure the mass of single cells lets and them “monitor how their weight changes over time … with a resolution of milliseconds and trillionths of a gram.” This means they can weigh a […]

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Ancient mutation helped create delicious, fatty pork. Scientists just fixed it
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Enlarge (credit: Getty |Mark Boster) Of all the frights you might experience between now and Halloween, this one might be the worst: Chinese scientists have genetically engineered pigs to be reduced-fat. They meant well. The engineering created hardier, leaner pigs that the scientists argue will improve pig welfare and cut losses and energy use on farms. […]

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Scientists Propose To Raise the Standards For Statistical Significance In Research Studies
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sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: A megateam of reproducibility-minded scientists is renewing a controversial proposal to raise the standard for statistical significance in research studies. They want researchers to dump the long-standing use of a probability value (p-value) of less than 0.05 as the gold standard for significant results, and replace it with […]

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Scientists create ride-hailing tech that hides your travel data
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When you use a ride-hailing app, you tell the company where you are and where you're going. That's all well and good if those firms truly will never use your data, but some of them don't exactly have a stellar reputation when it comes to privacy. Tha…

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