Humans across cultures may share the same universal musical grammar
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Humans across cultures may share the same universal musical grammar

By Ruby Prosser Scully Music from around the world shares universal featuresClearviewimages RF / Alamy Stock PhotoWhether it’s a love song, dance song or lullaby, music shares similar…

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Suspended animation for emergency medicine: your questions answered
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Suspended animation for emergency medicine: your questions answered

Health 21 November 2019 By Gege Li Doctors have tested suspended animation in people for the first timeSCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYYesterday, New Scientist broke the news that suspended animation…

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Huge Earth-like worlds could host reservoirs of water deep underground
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Huge Earth-like worlds could host reservoirs of water deep underground

By Leah Crane Exoplanets may carry more water than we thoughtWLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYThere could be oceans’ worth of water hiding deep underground in giant planets. Minerals with…

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Convert your dog’s age into human years using this new formula
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Convert your dog’s age into human years using this new formula

Life 21 November 2019 By Jake Buehler Dogs don’t age the way you think they doGetty ImagesYou may need to rethink your dog’s age. Conventional wisdom says that…

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Genetic screening of IVF embryos is unlikely to lead to smarter babies
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Genetic screening of IVF embryos is unlikely to lead to smarter babies

By Michael Le Page ZEPHYR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYAs our understanding of genetics grows, so have fears that people will use it to have babies with particular characteristics. One concern…

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Ants trapped for years in old Soviet nuclear bunker became cannibals
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Ants trapped for years in old Soviet nuclear bunker became cannibals

By Leo Benedictus Two European red wood antsPATRICK PLEUL/DPA/AFP via Getty ImagesWe have a solution to the mystery of how thousands of red wood ants (Formica polyctena) survived…

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Part of a vital Antarctic glacier has unexpectedly stopped thinning
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Part of a vital Antarctic glacier has unexpectedly stopped thinning

Environment 21 November 2019 By Adam Vaughan Pine island glacier, AntarcticaESAThe fastest-flowing glacier in Antarctica has unexpectedly stopped thinning at its end while a neighbouring one continues to…

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Hyperpalatable foods are a modern bogeyman. But what even are they?
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Hyperpalatable foods are a modern bogeyman. But what even are they?

#FactsMatter | The idea that super-addictive foods are being engineered by corporate giants is a pervasive one. But trying to find science on this isn’t straightforward, says James…

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Scientists come up with new rule for comparing age of dogs and humans
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Scientists come up with new rule for comparing age of dogs and humans

Life 21 November 2019 By Jake Buehler Dogs don’t age the way you think they doGetty ImagesYou may need to rethink your dog’s age. Conventional wisdom says that…

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Some women feel fetal kicks years after they’ve given birth
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Some women feel fetal kicks years after they’ve given birth

By Grace Browne 40 per cent of women surveyed felt kicking after they had given birthGetty ImagesMany women feel a fetus-like kicking in their abdomen even after they…

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