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Jurassic Crocodile Identified in Fossil Study

A prehistoric crocodile that lived around 180 million years ago has been identified – almost 250 years after the discovery of its fossil remains.

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Mosquito Incognito: Could Graphene-Lined Clothing Prevent Mosquito Bites?

The nanomaterial graphene has received significant attention for its potential uses in everything from solar cells to tennis rackets.

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First Water Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet

K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is now the only planet orbiting a star outside the Solar System, or ‘exoplanet’, known to have both water and temperatures that could support life.

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Malaria Could Be Felled by an Antarctic Sea Sponge

The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. 

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How Can We Feed the World Without Overwhelming the Planet?

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 calls for ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. 

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Calcium Channel Blockers May Be Effective in Treating Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia but the changes in brain cell function underlying memory loss remains poorly understood. 

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New AI Neural Network Approach Detects Heart Failure from a Single Heartbeat with 100% Accuracy

Researchers have developed a neural network approach that can accurately identify congestive heart failure with 100% accuracy through analysis of just one raw electrocardiogram (ECG) heartbeat, a new study reports.

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Since Cooling Demand Is Primarily Driven by the Sun, Could It Also Be Powered by the Sun?

The study is a collaborative effort of an international team of solar energy experts from Aalto University of Finland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology). 

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Can a High-Tech Sniffer Help Keep Us Safe?

Science stinks.

So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odor — into glass vials. 

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Sleeping Too Much—or Too Little—boosts Heart Attack Risk

Authors hope the study will increase awareness about sleep’s heart-health benefits among physicians, public health agencies and the public.

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