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Gay insects are just confused, say scientists

Homosexual behaviors in birds and mammals are thought to provide a number of evolutionary benefits, but scientists trying to find explanations for similar behavior in insects say a different imperative may be at work. Reviewing past studies on some 110 species of male insects and spiders, researchers Inon Scharf (Tel Aviv University) and Oliver Martin […]

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Scientists link DNA to marital satisfaction

Wedded bliss or a miserable marriage? Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University say that a gene involved in the regulation of serotonin can predict how much our emotions affect our relationships – and our marital satisfaction. “An enduring mystery is, what makes one spouse so attuned to the emotional climate in a marriage, and […]

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Bucky ball “cage” imprisons smaller molecules

A quantum parlor trick where smaller molecules are “caged” inside the nano-meter sized cavity of a spherical bucky ball (C60 Buckminsterfullerene) molecule could point the way to advanced molecular electronics, say scientists from The University of Nottingham. As well as The University of Nottingham, the work also involved scientists from the US, Japan, France, Estonia […]

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New Theory Predicts Plenty Of Earth-Like Planets

NASA scientists say that more than one-third of the giant planet systems recently detected outside Earth’s solar system may harbor Earth-like planets. Even more astonishing, they say that it’s quite likely that these Earth-like planets would have deep oceans with the potential for life. The new projections come from calculations centered on gas giant planetary […]

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Next Mars Lander Takes Shape

NASA’s next lander mission is set to gather samples from Mars’ surface and the frozen layer that lies beneath, and scientists are confident that this will provide new clues about whether life ever existed on the red planet. Soil scientist, Douglas R. Cobos, presented plans for this exciting new project at the recent 18th World […]

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Not So Fast Einstein!

A quantum theory of gravity could be within reach, as scientists funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) report measuring the gravitational equivalent of a magnetic field. Presenting their results at a one-day conference at ESA’s European Space and Technology Research Center (ESTEC) in the Netherlands earlier this month, the scientists involved said that under […]

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