Climate change ‘disrupts’ local plant diversity, study reveals

Climate change ‘disrupts’ local plant diversity, study reveals

Researchers have discovered that the numbers of plant species recorded by botanists have increased in locations where the climate has changed most rapidly, and...
Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

The results, published today in Nature, have far-reaching implications for how we understand the ageing process, and how we might develop much-needed treatments for age-related brain...
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‘The Nemo effect’ is untrue: animal movies promote awareness, not harm

The emotive warnings were made because of global reports that its precursor Finding Nemo had inspired a surge in purchases of clownfish, which in turn...
Study questions expected link between farming and evolution of immune system

Study questions expected link between farming and evolution of immune system

Researchers have long theorized that cultural shifts thousands of years ago from hunting and gathering to agriculture and living in permanent settlements spurred an...
New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material that can be solid, liquid, or...
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Mysterious flare emitted by the supermassive black hole of our galaxy

The supermassive black hole present at the centre of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A* has a low activity level most of the time as...
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Researchers detect radioactive interstellar dust in the Antarctic Ice

In new research, scientists have found evidence of dust from a nearby supernova under several thousand pounds of Antarctic snow. Our solar system not...
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Deadly protein duo reveals new drug targets for viral diseases

It sounds like a plot point from a sci-fi movie: Two different and dangerous monsters merge into a hybrid that is more powerful and...
Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They can also...
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Researchers create Universe Machine to understand the formation and evolution of...

The science behind the formation of galaxies and their evolution has remained a puzzle for decades, but the answer might be found soon with...

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