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Assessing & choosing an online master of Science degree program

There are numerous types of master’s degree programmes online which are professionally run and accredited by some of the world’s leading universities. There are also several questionable programmes which are operated by learning institutes...

Depressed brains are teeming with this protein

Much of the research into the causes of depression focuses on what the brain lacks. But a new study is one of the first to suggest that having too much of an essential component may trigger...

Dried-up ponds are bad news for mountain frogs

The long summer drought in the Pacific Northwest is doing more than causing raging wildfires in Washington state forests. A less noticeable consequence is taking place in mountain ponds as the drought and minimal snowpack...

Climate change turned ancient dogs into runners

North American dog fossils—as old as 40 million years—suggest that the evolutionary path of whole groups of predators can be a direct consequence of climate change. The new study demonstrates that predators are sensitive to climate...

This picture shows a planet being born

Scientists are watching the birth of a planet orbiting a star 450 light years away and say what they learn could answer some of the biggest questions concerning how planets form around other stars. The...

It’s not clear why extreme tornado outbreaks are on the rise

The increase in large-scale tornado outbreaks in the US doesn’t appear to be clearly linked to climate change, a new study suggests. The new findings tie the growth in frequency to trends in the vertical wind...

Mountains erode faster when climate changes

For the first time, researchers attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can,...
NASA Kepler's Hall of fame

How many stars like our Sun host planets like our Earth?

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope runs a continuous program checking around 150.000 stars around our Solar System for planets like Earth. This is around the 1% of the stars in the Milky Way but this...

Watch shark teeth on saw blades gnaw fish

Scientists have used saws and shark teeth to try to figure out why each of the 400 shark species in the world has its own tooth shape. Some teeth are simple triangles, while others are...

Immune cells cluster to fight viruses

Like birds, ants, and other living organisms, immune cells work collectively to kill viruses like the flu. That finding offers new insights into how immune cells work together to get to their final destination—the site...
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