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Growing a dinosaur's dinner

Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.

dateJul 13, 2018 in Archaeology & Fossils
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A statistical study of the hot streak

An international team of researchers has conducted a statistical analysis of hot streaks to learn more about this mysterious facet of human nature. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes how they ...

dateJul 12, 2018 in Social Sciences report
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Who needs science advice anyway? Governments, for one

There has been much consternation within the Ontario research community since Premier Doug Ford summarily dismissed the province's first chief scientist, Molly Shoichet, after she'd been in the job for only six months.

Most employees can work smarter, given the chance

More than half (58 percent) of employees in Britain can identify changes at work which would make them more productive, a research team drawn from UCL Institute of Education (IOE), Cardiff University and Nuffield College, ...

Having the right name helps one to find housing

Discrimination against ethnic minorities on the housing market is declining—in Germany and other Western European countries and in the USA. But a new meta-study shows that applicants' surnames still influence the selection ...

For Mexican immigrants, politics is a family affair

Imagine adapting to life in the U.S. after emigrating from Mexico. With so many confusing new processes and systems to navigate, how would you begin to understand something as complex as local and national politics? According ...

The brainwashing myth

Nearly 40 years ago, my two sisters, Carolyn Layton and Annie Moore, were among those who planned the mass deaths in Jonestown on Nov. 18, 1978.

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A physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper pattern

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