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Light-activated drugs could keep sleep-deprived military pilots alert

Military pilots must stay alert while controlling fighter aircraft, such as this F-15E Strike Eagle U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hiram Martinez The

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Martin Rees: Why challenge prizes can solve our most pressing issues

Martin Rees at the 2017 Hay Festival of Literature in Hay on Wye, UK Alamy Stock Photo The Oscars. The Booker prize. The Nobels. The

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Tiny great ape fossils identified as new species from Europe

Two teeth, viewed from multiple angles, from the newly identified ancient ape Buronius manfredschmidi Böhme et al., 2024, PLOS ONE, CC-BY 4.0 A tiny, vegetarian

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Origins of modern horses traced to breeding revolution 4200 years ago

The domestication of horses began on the Eurasian steppes Lina Shatalova/iStockphoto/Ge​tty Images Ancient breeders dramatically shortened the natural generation times of horses starting about 4200

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Morning exercise may be optimal for improving bone health

Morning exercise seemed to improve bone health in mice Douglas Sacha/GETTY Morning workouts might make for stronger and longer bones compared with nighttime exercise, according

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Wormholes could blast out blazing hot plasma at incredible speeds

If traversable wormholes exist, we could potentially detect their plasma blasts Rostislav Zatonskiy / Alamy Wormholes that are surrounded by matter, like the ring that

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These scientific rules of connection can supercharge your social life

Joel Redman/Gallery Stock If you were to take one step to improve your health, what would it be: change what you eat, be more active

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Tamiflu seems to relieve noise-induced hearing loss in mice

Mice that were given a high dose of the antiviral drug oseltamivir phosphate, better known as Tamiflu, after prolonged and excessive noise exposure showed fewer

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Food, sex, drugs and more – are we addicted to addiction?

OsakaWayne Studios/Getty Images What links sex, drugs and sausage rolls? Depending on who you ask, all of them can be addictive to the point of

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Quantum to cosmos: Why scale is vital to our understanding of reality

It can be hard to wrap our minds round the very large and the very small. Ron Koeberer/Millennium Images, UK Imagine setting off on a