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Lady Baboons With Guy Pals Live Longer, Study

Lady Baboons With Guy Pals Live Longer, Study

Numerous studies have linked social interaction to improved health and survival in humans, and new research confirms that the same is true for baboons. Scientists from Duke University studied more than 200 yellow baboon females from the plains of southern Kenya and found that those who were the most sociable – meaning they took part in social grooming more so than ... Read More »

Secrets found under Stonehenge

Stonehenge scientists discover site is much larger than previously thought

Previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that is expected to transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape forever. The new findings are part of the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, which was led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual ... Read More »

Researchers Find a way to Record Quantum Behavior of Electrons

Researchers Find a way to Record Quantum Behavior of Electrons

A team of scientists at the University of Chicago has recently developed a new technique allowing them to record the quantum mechanical behavior or a diamond’s individual electron within a nanonscale defect. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light both to control the defect’s entire quantum state and observe how that single electron state changes over time. The work ... Read More »

Research Queries Temperature Proxies And Models, Report

Research Queries Temperature Proxies And Models, Report

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure for its annual report, to show global temperature trends over the last 10,000 years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Zhengyu Liu knew that was going to be a problem. “We have been building models and there are now robust contradictions,” says Liu, a professor in the UW-Madison Center for Climatic ... Read More »

Researchers working on at-home caffeine detection test

Researchers working on at-home caffeine detection test

The shocking news of an Ohio teen who died of a caffeine overdose in May highlighted the potential dangers of the normally well-tolerated and mass-consumed substance. To help prevent serious health problems that can arise from consuming too much caffeine, scientists are reporting progress toward a rapid, at-home test to detect even low levels of the stimulant in most beverages ... Read More »

Researchers separate a particle from its properties

Researchers separate a particle from its properties

Two years after scientists trapped the Higgs boson in the bowels of the Swiss Alps, another of the great puzzles of quantum physics has been caught in captivity. First proposed last year, the “Cheshire Cat” paradox plunges scientists into the world of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s book. Read More »