Mute male crickets are still trying to serenade females
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Mute male crickets are still trying to serenade females

Male Hawaiian crickets that have lost the ability to chirp still go through the motion of “singing”, even though females can’t hear them

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We’re evolving a gene that may stop us from drinking alcohol
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We’re evolving a gene that may stop us from drinking alcohol

Daily news 19 February 2018 We’re evolving a gene that may stop us from drinking alcohol Alright for some: A gene variant makes drinking alcohol an unpleasant experience…

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Electric eel-inspired batteries could power life-long pacemakers
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Electric eel-inspired batteries could power life-long pacemakers

Daily news 19 February 2018 Electric eel-inspired batteries could power life-long pacemakers Layers of hydrogels generate power like an electric eelAnirvan Guha and Thomas Schroeder By John Wenz…

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Flu is evolving in new and unpredictable ways in China’s poultry
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Flu is evolving in new and unpredictable ways in China’s poultry

Daily news 19 February 2018 Flu is evolving in new and unpredictable ways in China’s poultry Many types of flu are circulating in poultryIsaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images By Debora…

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Mute crickets can’t chirp but rub their wings together anyway
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Mute crickets can’t chirp but rub their wings together anyway

Daily news 19 February 2018 Mute crickets can’t chirp but rub their wings together anyway A Hawaiian cricket (Teleogryllus oceanicus)Caroline Harding, MAF / CC by 3.0 AU Hawaiian…

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Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand
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Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand

Daily news 17 February 2018 Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand Handy electronics2018 Takao Someya Research Group. By Edd Gent Wearing your heart on…

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Quantum computer could have predicted Trump’s surprise election
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Quantum computer could have predicted Trump’s surprise election

Daily news 16 February 2018 Quantum computer could have predicted Trump’s surprise election Quantum computers saw it comingRhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images By Jennifer Ouellette Predicting the outcome of a…

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Facebook may guess millions of people’s sexuality to sell ads
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Facebook may guess millions of people’s sexuality to sell ads

Daily news 16 February 2018 Facebook may guess millions of people’s sexuality to sell ads What you click on reveals a lot about youRachel Torres/Alamy By Timothy Revell…

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Will a new wave of smart glasses make us ‘glassholes’ again?
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Will a new wave of smart glasses make us ‘glassholes’ again?

Comment 16 February 2018 Will a new wave of smart glasses make us ‘glassholes’ again? A second round of mass-market facial computers looks less likely to inspire public…

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We thought gorillas only walked on their knuckles. We were wrong
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We thought gorillas only walked on their knuckles. We were wrong

Daily news 16 February 2018 We thought gorillas only walked on their knuckles. We were wrong A silverback mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) on the moveFLPA / Alamy…

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