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Ocean creatures keep millions of viruses at bay

The rainforest has long been a cradle for virus-kind. HIV, ebola and yellow fever all started out in those lush fortresses of biodiversity. But when it comes to harboring viruses, the rainforest has nothing on the ocean. Scientists have tallied…

This new blood test accurately predicts 50 types of cancer

An international team of scientists may have made a major breakthrough in early cancer detection: a blood test that finds more than 50 types of cancer, including specific locations in the body. They did it with a little help from…

Your life story may be written in your teeth

A new study suggests our teeth reveal a lot more about us than just how often we brush. In fact, our teeth may dutifully record any experience that’s made a meaningful impact in our lives, from divorce to disease to…

Why does time seem to move so slowly when we're in danger?

Does it seem like time has slowed to a crawl since you’ve been holed up in your apartment, riding out this pandemic? How long has it been, anyway? Months? Years? Forever? Well, time marches on all right — to the…

Researchers turn to 'sentinel trees' to warn of destructive pests

In an effort to receive advanced warning of destructive pests that could wreak havoc on native plantings, researchers from Europe, the United States and China are growing “sentinel trees” in strategic locations around the world. “Sentinel nurseries represent one potential…

When music speaks to you, your brain syncs up with the musician's

Ever been to a concert and feel like you’ve been possessed by the performance? Your toes tap, your body sways and your head bobs to the beat. In fact, you’re mimicking the performer’s every move. That’s probably because you’ve been…

Humans built these mystery circles from mammoth bones 20,000 years ago

Tens of thousands of years ago, if you happened to be trekking across Ukraine toward the West Russian Plains, you might have come across a jaw-dropping scene. Literally — lower jaws, entire skulls and other bones from woolly mammoths were…

Forget geniuses. Hard workers make the best role models.

The prevailing narrative for Thomas Edison was that he was a hard worker. (Photo: Louis Bachrach, Bachrach Studios, restored by Michel Vuijlsteke [Public domain]/Wikimedia Commons) Sure, Albert Einstein laid the foundation for modern physics, but he may not be the…

Physicists just 'held' an individual atom for the first time

Physics has taught us that grasping things on the tiniest of scales can be just as challenging as grasping them on the grandest of scales. Sometimes it seems that the universe is even more vast the closer we look than…