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In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a ‘type’

Couple holding hands (stock image). Credit: © kobeza / Adobe Stock If you've ever come out of a bad relationship and decided you need to date someone different from your usual "type," you're not alone. However, new research by social psychologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) suggests that might be easier said…
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Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Illustration of meteors streaking through Earth's atmosphere (stock image). Credit: © JohanSwanepoel / Adobe Stock Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from…

In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a ‘type’

Couple holding hands (stock image). Credit: © kobeza / Adobe Stock If you've ever come out of a bad relationship and decided you need to date someone different from your usual "type," you're not alone. However, new research by social psychologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) suggests that might be easier said…

Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Illustration of meteors streaking through Earth's atmosphere (stock image). Credit: © JohanSwanepoel / Adobe Stock Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from…
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Mass anomaly detected under the moon’s largest crater

Illustration of far side of the moon (stock image). Credit: © dottedyeti / Adobe Stock A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system -- the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin -- and may contain metal from the asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater,…
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What if dark matter is lighter? Report calls for small experiments to broaden the...

Abstract background (stock image). Credit: © science photo / Adobe Stock The search for dark matter is expanding. And going small. While dark matter abounds in the universe -- it is by far the most common form of matter, making up about 85 percent of the universe's total -- it also hides in plain sight.…

Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Illustration of meteors streaking through Earth's atmosphere (stock image). Credit: © JohanSwanepoel / Adobe Stock Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from…
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Bug-eating pitcher plants found to consume young salamanders, too

Pitcher plants (stock image). Credit: © maljalen / Adobe Stock Call it the "Little Bog of Horrors." In what is believed to be a first for North America, biologists at the University of Guelph have discovered that meat-eating pitcher plants in Ontario's Algonquin Park wetlands consume not just bugs but also young salamanders. In a…
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Night owls can ‘retrain’ their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance

'Night owl' concept (stock image). Credit: © Wellnhofer Designs / Adobe Stock A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' -- people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits -- could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress.…
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Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side

Pajama cardinalfish, Sphaeramia nematoptera (stock image). Credit: © Henner Damke / Adobe Stock Scientists have revealed the torrid, adulterous love lives of the mouth-brooding cardinalfish, with cuckoldry going hand-in-hand with cannibalism of the young. "This is a small and unassuming coral reef fish," said Dr Theresa Rueger, who led the study while she was a…
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Is there a limit to human endurance? Science says yes

Marathon runners (stock image). Credit: © babaroga / Adobe Stock From the Ironman triathlon to the Tour de France, some competitions test the limits of even the toughest endurance athletes. Now, a new study of energy expenditure during some of the world's longest, most grueling sporting events suggests that no matter what the activity, everyone…
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Human impact on the activities and social behaviour of urban capuchin monkeys

Capuchin monkey eating fruit (stock image). Credit: © Oliver Johnson / Adobe Stock To better understand how primates modify their behaviour to adapt to the increasing presence of humans, a research team monitored 17 robust capuchin monkeys for a year and a half. Confined to a small green area, surrounded by houses and small corn…
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World’s protected areas safeguard only a fraction of wildlife, analysis finds

Bison (stock image). Credit: © moosehenderson / Adobe Stock A new analysis published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that the world's protected areas (PAs) are experiencing major shortfalls in staffing and resources and are therefore failing on a massive scale to safeguard wildlife. The analysis looked at more than 2,100…
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Exomoons may be home to extra-terrestrial life

Artist's concept of a moon orbiting a ringed planet (stock image). Credit: © marcel / Adobe Stock Moons orbiting planets outside our solar system could offer another clue about the pool of worlds that may be home to extra-terrestrial life, according to an astrophysicist at the University of Lincoln. Exoplanets are planets outside our solar…
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Could climate change make Siberia more habitable?

Island in the city of Irkutsk on the Angara River, eastern Siberia, Russia (stock image). Credit: © afrutin / Adobe Stock Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. A study team from the Krasnoyarsk Federal Research Center, Russia, and the National…
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Toxic metals found in reproductive organs of critically endangered eels

European eel (stock image). Credit: © Erni / Adobe Stock The future of European eels -- a critically-endangered species -- is under threat from toxic metals found in the rivers and lakes where they live, research by an international team including the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. Eels devour their own skeletons on the journey…
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ESO contributes to protecting Earth from dangerous asteroids

Illustration of asteroid on a collision course with Earth (stock image). Credit: © 3000ad / Adobe Stock The International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN) coordinated a cross-organisational observing campaign of the asteroid 1999 KW4 as it flew by Earth, reaching a minimum distance of 5.2 million km [1] on 25 May 2019. 1999 KW4 is about…
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Somebody’s watching you: The surveillance of self-driving cars

Self-driving car concept (stock image). Credit: © Tierney / Adobe Stock Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and tell the car where you want to go. During your ride, you can check your email and look up…
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Danger avoidance can be genetically encoded for four generations, say biologists

C. elegans (stock image). Credit: © heitipaves / Adobe Stock Princeton University researchers have discovered that learned behaviors can be inherited for multiple generations in C. elegans, transmitted from parent to progeny via eggs and sperm cells. The paper detailing this finding, by Rebecca Moore, Rachel Kaletsky and Coleen Murphy, appears in the June 13…

World’s protected areas safeguard only a fraction of wildlife, analysis finds

Bison (stock image). Credit: © moosehenderson / Adobe Stock A new analysis published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that the world's protected areas (PAs) are experiencing major shortfalls in staffing and resources and are therefore failing on a massive scale to safeguard wildlife. The analysis looked at more than 2,100…

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