Selfishness in human gut – some bacteria just do not share food
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Selfishness in human gut – some bacteria just do not share food

Selfishness sounds like a terrible quality to have, but in nature it’s just one of the survival mechanisms. You have to take care of yourself and your offspring…

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Google Claims “Quantum Supremacy” Breakthrough, Achieved by its Quantum Chip Sycamore
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Google Claims “Quantum Supremacy” Breakthrough, Achieved by its Quantum Chip Sycamore

On 23 October, researchers from Google have announced that the company’s quantum chip Sycamore had reached “quantum supremacy”, which means that it had successfully cracked a problem that…

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Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices
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Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices

The Skin-On interface, developed by researchers in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol in partnership with Telecomm ParisTech and Sorbonne University, mimics human skin in appearance but also in sensing…

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New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
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New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

While multiple robotic arm devices already exist, most are heavy, expensive and outside the reach of individuals who lack the expertise to use them. Mantis, designed by Bristol’s…

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Researchers One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine
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Researchers One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine

Despite the fact that we already have effective vaccines against the flu, researchers have been looking for a way to make them universal, whereby physicians would be able…

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New Study Illuminates how the Brain Shields itself against Thoughts about Death
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New Study Illuminates how the Brain Shields itself against Thoughts about Death

A new study by French and Israeli researchers – due out next month in the journal NeuroImage – details how the human brain protects itself from thoughts of…

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What Was The First Color In The Universe?
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What Was The First Color In The Universe?

The universe bathes in a sea of light, from the blue-white flickering of young stars to the deep red glow of hydrogen clouds. Beyond the colors seen by…

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The Most Massive Galaxies Spin More Than Twice as Fast as the Milky Way
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The Most Massive Galaxies Spin More Than Twice as Fast as the Milky Way

It’s a difficult thing to wrap your head around sometimes. Though it might feel stationary, planet Earth is actually moving at an average velocity of 29.78 km/s (107,200 km/h; 66600 mph).…

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How sweet: Researchers find what makes chocolate melt in your mouth
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How sweet: Researchers find what makes chocolate melt in your mouth

The taste of a silky piece of rich chocolate is one of life’s great pleasures, and producing a smooth mouthfeel is an aspiration of every serious chocolatier. The…

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Embryo’s early development revealed in a dish
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Embryo’s early development revealed in a dish

During embryonic development, the entire nervous system, the skin and the sensory organs emerge from a single sheet of cells known as the ectoderm. While there have been extensive…

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