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City birds again prove to be angrier than rural birds

No need to head to the movie theater or download the video game app: Angry Birds can be found right in your backyard this summer–if you live in the suburbs, that is. Virginia Tech researchers recently found that birds that live in suburban areas exhibit significantly higher levels of territorial ...

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Sharper than living matter permits

Anyone who has ever taken a group photo will be familiar with the problem: If everyone is constantly running around, it’s almost impossible to get a sharp photo. Cell biologists who want to visualize molecular processes inside cells face a similar challenge. The molecules dance about at high speed. Receptors ...

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Bombing Kills More Than 140 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — As celebrations for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan stretched past midnight into Sunday in central Baghdad, where Iraqis had gathered to eat, shop and just be together, a minivan packed with explosives blew up and killed at least 143 people — the third mass slaughter across three ...

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New Maps Make Aftershocks Look Scarier Than the Main Quake

Aftershocks continue shaking the cities of Kumamoto, Japan and Muisne, Ecuador, almost a week after earthquakes rocked the two cities, frightening residents still reeling from the devastation and hampering relief efforts. A 7.0 temblor shook the island city of Kumamoto on April 15, killing at least two people. One day later, a magnitude 7.8 ...

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More Than 60 Athletes Have Tested Positive for Meldonium

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY March 10, 2016 More than 60 athletes, including Olympic medalists and world champions, have tested positive this year for meldonium, the performance-enhancing drug that Maria Sharapova admitted to using, according to antidoping officials. Meldonium, developed in Latvia for heart patients, aids blood flow and is not approved for sale ...

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Four ways inheritance is more complex than Mendel knew

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Gregor Mendel’s publication that — after sitting ignored for a few decades — helped launch the field of modern genetics. Mendel didn’t know about DNA. But after painstakingly cross-fertilizing tens of thousands of pea plants over the course of 8 years, this Austrian ...

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Report Says Networks Give N.S.A. Less Data Than Long Suspected

The National Security Agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. By CHARLIE SAVAGE February 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — A newly declassified report by the National Security Agency’s inspector general suggests that the government is receiving far less data from Americans’ international Internet communications than privacy advocates have long suspected. The report indicates that when ...

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