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Bipedal Dinosaurs

The tail of bipedal non-avian dinosaurs played a role analogous to the swinging arms of humans during walking and running, according to new research led by Harvard University’s Dr. Peter Bishop. Computer simulations of running locomotion in a modern tinamou bird (brown) and the extinct theropod dinosaur Coelophysis (green). Gray …

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Clay Debuts A New Tool

A new startup called Clay, backed by $8 million in seed funding, has built a system designed to help you be more thoughtful with the people in your life, which operates somewhat like a personal CRM. With Clay, you build a collection of the people you meet by connecting your …

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Yelp COVID Policies To Vaccines

As more businesses around the U.S. are choosing to implement vaccine requirements for patrons or staff, business discovery and review site Yelp is introducing new tools that allow businesses to communicate those changes to their customers. On Thursday, Yelp will begin rolling out two profile attributes, “Proof of vaccination required” …

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Yukon Wolves

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) from the Yukon Territory, Canada, survived the extinction at the end of the last Ice Age by adapting their diet over thousands of years — from a primary reliance on horses (Equus sp.) during the Pleistocene, to moose (Alces alces) and caribou (Rangifer tarandus) today. Gray …

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Neurogenic Compounds

Quercetin and 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHBA), phytonutrients commonly found in apples, may help stimulate the production of new brain cells, according to a study published in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Quercetin and DHBA, natural compounds found in apples, are pro-neurogenic. Image credit: Ichwan et al., doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2021.01.005. Dr. Gerd Kempermann …

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Non-Photosynthetic Bacteria

A team of researchers from Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom has identified circadian rhythms in non-photosynthetic, Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Bacillus subtilis. Image credit: Ákos Kovács, Technical University of Denmark. Circadian rhythms are exquisite internal timing mechanisms that are widespread across nature enabling living organisms to cope with the …

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Server Market Share Q3 2020

  Analysis firm IDC has released its report on the server market for Q3 2020, and it shows both AMD and ARM growing their share of the space over the past 12 months. Overall revenue for the quarter was $22.6B, up 2.2 percent since Q3 2019. This is a much …

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Eastern Honeybees

In a paper published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, an international team of researchers described an extraordinary collective defense used by eastern honeybees (Apis cerana) in Vietnam against group-hunting giant hornets Vespa soror: in response to attack by the hornets, eastern honeybee workers foraged for and applied spots …

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Non Avian Dinosaurs

A new analysis of non-avian dinosaur diversity shows they were not in decline and were still capable of generating new species at the time of their extinction by the Chicxulub asteroid hit 66 million years ago (Cretaceous period). Bonsor et al. refute claim that non-avian dinosaurs were in decline before …

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Pterosaurs Flight Ability

In a new study published this week in the journal Nature, a team of researchers from the United Kingdom combined fossil records with a new model of flight to measure flight efficiency in pterosaurs and fill in gaps in our knowledge of their evolutionary story. The scientists were able to …

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