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Day: July 29, 2015

Large Marine “Dinosaur” Discovered in Alaska For The First Time

The first plesiosaur, more specifically an elasmosaur, to ever be discovered in Alaska, in the Talkeetna Mountains, has recently been documented by researchers. It is not specifically a dinosaur since it did not walk on land; rather it is a large marine reptile. The 70-million-year-old fossil dates back from the late Cretaceous period. The picture

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Kids Are Flexible Copy-Cats!

A new study has suggested that kids do not automatically imitate adults for every single thing. Rather, they pick and choose what they themselves wish to copy, and adapt their behaviour to their particular goals of imitating. The findings have been published in the journal Cognition. Researchers from the University of Texas have found that

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Intestinal Bacteria Contribute To Anxiety & Depression

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Gut bacteria might play a role in inducing anxiety and depression, according to a new study carried out by researchers from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications. The new research marks the first time the role of intestinal bacteria bas been analysed

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Ants Can Synchronize Group Movement & Individual Instructions

Ants prove time and again that size is not necessarily a liability. A new study has demonstrated that they can synchronise collective ability to individual initiative for heavy lifting. Researchers observed a group of ants modifying their direction without resisting upon an “instruction” from a self-proclaimed, short-term leader. The findings have been published in Nature Communications.

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