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Hopping Relatively Recent Development in Kangaroos

Hopping Relatively Recent Development in Kangaroos

Kangaroos are known for their characteristic hop, but they didn’t always get around like this. Analysis of the fossilized bones of extinct… 78 more words

Elephants Know When It's Raining 150 Miles Away

Maybe the Weather Channel should start hiring elephants. A study in PLoS ONE suggests the creatures can detect rainstorms happening 150 miles away, possibly by hearing them even from that far off.  57 more words

Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies

Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies
Source: PLoS ONE

Human sensory and motor systems provide the natural means for the exchange of information between individuals, and, hence, the basis for human civilization.

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Technology And Internet

Dioxin causes disease and reproductive problems across generations

05 OCT 2012

WSU study finds dioxin causes disease and reproductive problems across generations

Effects could extend to ‘great-grandchildren’

PULLMAN, Wash.—Since the 1960s, when the defoliant Agent Orange was widely used in Vietnam, military, industry and environmental groups have debated the toxicity of its main ingredient, the chemical dioxin, and how it should be regulated. 275 more words

DNA

A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations of Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder

A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations of Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder
Source: PLoS ONE

Purpose
The borderline personality disorder is a common mental disorder. It is frequently associated with various mental co-morbidities and a fundamental loss of functioning.

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Business And Economics

Cell line switch sinks PLoS ONE cancer paper

We’ve written before about how common cell line mix ups are in cancer research; according to a 2012 Wall Street Journal article (paywalled), between a fifth and a third of cancer cell lines tested by suspicious researchers turned out to be misidentified. 297 more words

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