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Do birdsong and human speech share biological roots?

Added: 23.11.2017 14:39 | 1 views | 0 comments

Do songbirds and humans have common biological hardwiring that shapes how they produce and perceive sounds? Scientists who study birdsong have been intrigued for some time by the possibility that human speech and music may be rooted in biological processes shared across a variety of animals. Now, research provides new evidence to support this idea.

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Lightning Strikes Produce Antimatter Particles in Earth’s Atmosphere

Added: 23.11.2017 12:28 | 8 views | 0 comments

Scientists from Japan and Singapore report in the November 23 issue of the journal Nature that they observed positron (antimatter counterpart of the electron) and neutron signals after lightning. “We already knew that thunderclouds and lightning emit gamma rays, and hypothesized that they would react in some way with the nuclei of environmental elements in [...]


Three coffees a day linked more to health than harm, scientists say

Added: 23.11.2017 11:30 | 4 views | 0 comments

Drinking coffee was consistently linked with a lower risk of death from all causes, according to a team which collated the findings of 201 previous studies.

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Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

Added: 23.11.2017 10:25 | 2 views | 0 comments

The fatty acids released in cooking may help form clouds that limit global warming, say scientists.


Quantum computing with molecules for a quicker search of unsorted databases

Added: 23.11.2017 2:18 | 2 views | 0 comments

Scrapbooks or social networks are collections of mostly unsorted data. The search for single elements in very large data volumes, i.e. for the needle in the data haystack, is extremely complex for classical computers. Scientists have now quantum mechanically implemented and successfully executed Grover's algorithm, a process for the quick finding of a search element in unsorted databases.


Common 'oxygen sponge' catalyst soaks up hydrogen too, neutron spectroscopy reveals

Added: 23.11.2017 2:18 | 5 views | 0 comments

A workhorse catalyst of vehicle exhaust systems — an “oxygen sponge” that can soak up oxygen from air and store it for later use in oxidation reactions — may also be a “hydrogen sponge,” scientists have discovered.

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Trapping and manipulating electrons with sound waves

Added: 23.11.2017 2:17 | 3 views | 0 comments

Scientists have investigated a new way of building a cage for electrons.

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Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

Added: 23.11.2017 2:17 | 4 views | 0 comments

A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.


Old Scientist: Why aren’t there more British Nobels?

Added: 23.11.2017 2:16 | 1 views | 0 comments

Why did a maverick British astronomer never get the gong? New Scientists of Novembers past reveal it’s a perennial worry

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