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Think chimpanzee beds are dirtier than human ones? Think again
The mystery of lime-green lizard blood
The opioid epidemic has boosted the number of organs available for transplant
An electronic rescue dog
Unusual laser emission from the Ant Nebula
A quantum entanglement between two physically separated ultra-cold atomic clouds
Researchers take key step toward growing human organs in laboratory
World's Strongest bio-material outperforms steel and spider silk
Your body is transparentized in a virtual environment


Think chimpanzee beds are dirtier than human ones? Think again



Posted: 16 May 2018 02:23 PM PDT


Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do. That's one finding of a recent study that evaluated the microbes and arthropods found in the treetop beds that chimpanzees make each night.


The mystery of lime-green lizard blood



Posted: 16 May 2018 02:23 PM PDT


Green blood is one of the most unusual characteristics in the animal kingdom, but it's the hallmark of a group of lizards in New Guinea. The muscles, bones and tongues of these lizards appear bright, lime-green due to high levels of biliverdin, or a green bile pigment, which is toxic and causes jaundice. Surprisingly, these lizards remain healthy with levels of green bile that are 40 times higher than the lethal concentration in humans.


The opioid epidemic has boosted the number of organs available for transplant



Posted: 16 May 2018 02:22 PM PDT


The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients' chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication.


An electronic rescue dog



Posted: 16 May 2018 10:11 AM PDT


Scientists have developed the smallest and cheapest ever equipment for detecting people by smell. It could be used in the search for people buried by an earthquake or avalanche.


Unusual laser emission from the Ant Nebula



Posted: 16 May 2018 07:23 AM PDT


Astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart of the 'spectacular' Ant Nebula. The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death of a star and was discovered in observations made by European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory.


A quantum entanglement between two physically separated ultra-cold atomic clouds



Posted: 16 May 2018 07:23 AM PDT


Scientists have achieved, in an experiment, quantum entanglement between two ultra-cold atomic ensembles, called Bose-Einstein condensates, spatially separated from each other.


Researchers take key step toward growing human organs in laboratory



Posted: 16 May 2018 07:14 AM PDT


Researchers have learned that precursor cells for skeletal muscles actually also give rise to neurons, blood vessels, blood cells and immune cells, pushing science one step closer to generating body parts in a laboratory.


World's Strongest bio-material outperforms steel and spider silk



Posted: 16 May 2018 07:14 AM PDT


At DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III, researchers have produced the strongest bio-material that has ever been made. The artificial, but biodegradable cellulose fibers are stronger than steel and even than dragline spider silk, which is usually considered the strongest bio-based material.


Your body is transparentized in a virtual environment



Posted: 15 May 2018 05:17 AM PDT


Researchers have found that visual-motor synchronicity of only the hands and feet can induce a sense of illusory ownership over an invisible body interpolated between virtual hands and feet. This active method to induce a sense of illusory ownership over an invisible body at a distance has potential applications in skill learning/transfer and the concept of body-appearance-irrelevant communication in the future.
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