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Scientists Discover ‘Junk’ DNA Not So Junk

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be “junk DNA,” plays a crucial role in…

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Human Anti-Cancer Drugs May Help Tasmanian Devils

Transmissible cancers are incredibly rare in nature, yet have arisen in Tasmanian devils on at least two separate occasions. New research from the University of Cambridge identifies key anti-cancer drugs…

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Dark Matter May Not Be Interactive After All

Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may not be interacting with forces other than gravity after all.…

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Why You Also Need to Be Intelligent and Not Just Nice

New research has revealed how people’s intelligence, rather than their personality traits, leads to success. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Minnesota, and Heidelberg devised a series of games to…

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60-Year-Old ‘Phantom’ Mystery Now Solved

A new study has rediscovered fossil collections from a 19th century hermit that validate “phantom” fossil footprints collected in the 1950s showing dicynodonts coexisting with dinosaurs.