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Day: November 11, 2015

Shared Genetic Variants Affect Puberty Timing In Both Sexes

A new study, published in Nature Communications, conducted by researchers from the University of Cambridge has revealed that several of the same genetic factors affect the timing of puberty for both males and females. Furthermore, early puberty in males was also linked with greater risks of developing certain diseases. The results of the new study

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Nearest Planet To Earth (Alpha Centauri bb) Has Just Vanished?

What if Alpha Centauri bb, the Earth-like planet discovered in 2012, never existed? Since it has apparently vanished, a new study led by graduate student Vinesh Rajpaul from the University of Oxford suggests it never was out there to begin with. The paper will be published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Horror Movie Size Rats 10x Larger Than Modern Rats Discovered

Imagine a horror-movie-size rat that is ten times larger than your usual rat. Suddenly, the world would be a tad more terrifying place to live in. Well, this type of rats actually existed in the distant past: researchers have recently discovered fossils of 7 such giant rats on East Timor. The discovery of what can

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