Science Ticker

A roundup of research and breaking news

  1. Astronomy

    Milky Way flutters as it spins

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  2. Animals

    Frog-eating bats trust self first when hunting

    The mammals listen to cues from fellow bats when their own resources fail.

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  3. Genetics

    Dog clone genome nearly identical to donor DNA

    The genetic material of Snuppy and of his donor, Tai, is nearly identical.

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  4. Planetary Science

    Carbonation may have grounded Mars’ atmosphere

    The chemical interaction could have forced Red Planet’s atmospheric carbon dioxide into the dirt.

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  5. Life

    Good news for giant pandas

    The animal’s immune system has higher than expected genetic diversity, which could lead to better breeding programs.

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  6. Genetics

    Groovy surface changes cells’ state

    Physical cues may be as important as chemical ones when trying to revert mature cells to stem-cell-like ones.

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  7. Life

    Lab-grown hair offers early hope

    Specific growth conditions could be the key to treating receding hairlines and bald spots, a new study suggests.

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  8. Quantum Physics

    Heisenberg’s instinct was accurate

    Scientists develop mathematical proof of quantum physics feature first suggested more than 80 years ago.

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  9. First tilted solar system found

    Data from the Kepler spacecraft revealed two planets orbiting their parent star at a 45-degree angle.

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  10. Planetary Science

    Natural space lens reveals planet

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  11. Plants

    Just a few tree species dominate Amazon forest

    The Amazonian rainforest, known to be one of the most species-rich areas on the planet, is actually dominated by a only few tree species.

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  12. Astronomy

    Most distant galaxy lens discovered

    Astronomers have discovered a galaxy about 9.4 billion light-years from Earth that is magnifying the light of an even more distant galaxy. It’s the most distant gravitational lens found to date.

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