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96 A variety of bee species down on the farm = fewer pests, juicier fruits
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Study reveals advantages of a diverse bee population for farmers www.sciencemag.org/news/201...
92 What If Only Females Could See Color? - Facts So Romantic
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Have you ever wondered how your life might be different if you could see beyond the visible light spectrum—into ultraviolet or infrared? For one thing, you might be immune, or less susceptible, to implicit racial bias. Inna Vishik, an applied physicist at U.C. Davis, says if you weren’t limi...

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91 Discovery of genetic ‘switch’ could help to prevent symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
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Credit: University of Leicester A genetic ‘switch’ has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In a paper published in the journal Cell Death and Differentiation, the team discovered that a gene called ATF4 plays a key role in Parkinson’s ... sciencebulletin.org/archive...
91 Switched-on DNA: Sparking nano-electronic applications
Switched on dna sparking nano electronic applications
Tao’s group, modified just one of DNA’s iconic double helix chemical letters, abbreviated as A, C, T or G, with another chemical group, called anthraquinone (Aq). Anthraquinone is a three-ringed carbon structure that can be inserted in between DNA base pairs but contains what chemists call a redox group (short for reduction, or gaining electrons ... sciencebulletin.org/archive...
90 Six-legged robots faster than nature-inspired gait
Six legged robots faster than nature inspired gait
Researchers at EPFL and UNIL have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits — less efficient for robots — are used by real insects since they have adhesive pads to walk in three dimensions.Credit: EPFL/Alain Herzog When vertebrates run, their legs exhibit ... sciencebulletin.org/archive...
90 Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel
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The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39022239