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A speed limit also applies in the quantum world

Even in the world of the smallest particles with their own special rules, things cannot proceed infinitely fast. Physicists at the University of Bonn...

The melting of large icebergs is a key stage in the evolution of ice ages

A new study, in which the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT) (CSIC-UGR) participated, has described for the first time a key stage in the...

How a longevity gene protects brain stem cells from stress

A gene linked to unusually long lifespans in humans protects brain stem cells from the harmful effects of stress, according to a new study...

Eating more refined grains increases risk of heart attack, early death

A new study published in The British Medical Journal by researchers including SFU health sciences professor Scott Lear found consuming a high number of...

Evidence of protein folding at site of intracellular droplets

Scientists have discovered the first evidence of protein folding driven by liquid-liquid phase separation, a phenomenon in which fluids form into microscopic droplets and...

Animal evolution: glimpses of ancient environments

Although amber looks like a somewhat unusual inorganic mineral, it is actually derived from an organic source -- tree resins. Millions of years ago,...

Life of a pure Martian design

Early Mars is considered as an environment where life could possibly have existed. There was a time in the geological history of Mars when...

How the brain processes sign language

The ability to speak is one of the essential characteristics that distinguishes humans from other animals. Many people would probably intuitively equate speech and...

Sweet marine particles resist hungry bacteria

A major pathway for carbon sequestration in the ocean is the growth, aggregation and sinking of phytoplankton -- unicellular microalgae like diatoms. Just like...

Tuberculosis: New biomarker indicates individual treatment duration

When can tuberculosis therapy be stopped without risk of relapse? Doctors are faced with this question time and again, because the lack of detection...
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