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Researchers Identify 44 Genes Involved in Age-Related Hearing Loss

A team of scientists from King’s College London, University College London and the University of Manchester has identified 44 genes linked to age-related hearing loss. Wells et al performed genome-wide association studies for two self-reported hearing phenotypes, using more than 250,000 UK Biobank volunteers aged between 40 and 69 years. …

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Archaeologists Find Prehistoric ‘Baby Bottles’ in Europe

Archaeologists have actually discovered traces of ruminant milk on ceramic recuperated from Neolithic websites in Europe. Bronze Age child containers. Photo credit report: Enver-Hirsch, Wien Museum.” Possible baby feeding vessels initially show up in Europe in the Neolithic (around 5,000 BCE), ending up being extra typical throughout the Bronze and …

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Beneficial Microbes Could Help Colonize Mars and Other Planets

Nova Southeastern University’s Professor Jose Lopez and his colleagues from the University of California Davis and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro propose a major revision in current space exploration philosophy and planetary protection policy, especially regarding microbes in space. Potential trajectory for how terraforming, PIPs and other related …

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Triassic Crocodile Cousins Preyed on Plant-Eating Dinosaurs

Rauisuchians — predatory crocodile-like creatures that lived during the Triassic period, some 210 million years ago — preyed on early herbivorous dinosaurs and mammal relatives, according to a new study. An artist’s reconstruction of two rauisuchians fighting over a desiccated corpse of a mammal-relative in the Triassic of southern Africa. …

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Pet Cats Really Bond with Their Owners, Says New Study

Domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) form attachments with their owners that are similar to the bonds formed by children and dogs with their caretakers, a new study from Oregon State University shows. Pet cats show a similar capacity for the formation of secure and insecure attachments towards human caregivers previously …

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