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  • newPlayer behavior in the online game EVE Online may reflect real world country
    Virtual worlds may reflect social and economic behavior in the real world, according to a study published October 21, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Andres M. Belaza and colleagues from Ghent University, Belgium.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Oct 20, 6:00pm -
  • newTurbulent era sparked leap in human behavior, adaptability 320,000 years ago
    For hundreds of thousands of years, early humans in the East African Rift Valley could expect certain things of their environment. Freshwater lakes in the region ensured a reliable source of water, and large grazing herbivores roamed the grasslands.…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Oct 20, 6:00pm -
  • newBuilding blocks of language evolved 30-40 million years ago
    The capacity for language is built upon our ability to understand combinations of words and the relationships between them, but the evolutionary history of this ability is little understood. Now, researchers from the University of Warwick have manage…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Oct 20, 6:00pm -
  • newCaptive-bred salmon in wild may do more harm than good
    Releasing captive-bred Atlantic salmon into the ocean, a long-standing practice to boost stocks for commercial fishing, reduces the rate at which wild populations reproduce and may ultimately do more harm than good, researchers cautioned Wednesday.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 5:24pm -
  • newUK's 'Boaty McBoatface' polar vessel begins sea trials
    Britain's most advanced polar research ship in decades was set to begin technical sea trials on Wednesday before making its maiden voyage to Antarctica next year.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 5:23pm -
  • newSuit: Feds ignore risk of huge spills to endangered species
    Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity's likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 5:22pm -
  • newChili-shaped device could reveal just how hot that pepper is
    Some people love spicy food—the hotter, the better. Others go out of their way to avoid the palate-singeing burn of capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick. Now, researchers have developed a portable device (whimsically shaped l…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 5:17pm -
  • newDelivering proteins to testes could someday treat male infertility
    According to the Mayo Clinic, about 15% of couples are infertile, and male infertility plays a role in over one-third of these cases. Often, problems with sperm development are to blame. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have found a way to deli…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 5:16pm -
  • newA flexible color-changing film inspired by chameleon skin
    Chameleons can famously change their colors to camouflage themselves, communicate and regulate their temperature. Scientists have tried to replicate these color-changing properties for stealth technologies, anti-counterfeiting measures and electronic…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 5:16pm -
  • newThe soft power concept of German energy foreign policy
    As part of its foreign policy, Germany hopes to promote energy transitions abroad through international energy partnerships. A new study by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) analyzes these bilateral energy partnerships. Buildin…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 20, 5:02pm -

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