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Apr 19, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

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Living Room Conservation: Gaming & Virtual Reality for Insect and Ecosystem Conservation

Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT

Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education, curiosity and life-like participation. This is what Florida International University's team of computer scientist Alban Delamarre and biologist Dr Jaeson Clayborn strive to achieve by developing a VR game (desktop version also available) dedicated to insect and plant species. Focused on imperiled butterflies, their innovative idea: Butterfly World 1.0, is described in the open-access journal Rethinking Ecology.

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A Closer Look at Mercury's Spin and Gravity Reveals the Planet's Inner Solid Core

Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT

How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it -- very, very carefully. This is exactly what NASA planetary scientists did, using data from the agency's former mission to Mercury.

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Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age

Apr 16, 2019 07:13 PM EDT

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations can be traced for more than ten generations and suggests that megaliths were graves for kindred groups in Stone Age northwestern Europe.

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Despite transition period, maximal running shoes may still increase risk of injury

Apr 16, 2019 05:53 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. - A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to "maximal" running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University - Cascades has found.

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Lower approval rates evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers

Apr 16, 2019 05:52 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa - Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples.

How to Choose the Perfect Watch

Apr 15, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

How to Choose the Perfect Watch

One-off payment IVA's

Apr 11, 2019 07:41 AM EDT

One-off payment IVA's

Why Legionnaires’ Disease Loves Water

Apr 03, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

Here’s why Legionnaires’ disease loves water, and what else you need to know about this terrible illness.

Why Driving Makes You Sleepy

Apr 03, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

Here’s why driving makes you sleepy, and how you can stay wide awake when cruising the open road.

Can AI-Assisted Surgery Increase Positive Outcomes?

Apr 03, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

Can AI-assisted surgery increase positive outcomes for patients? Here’s why intelligent machines could be the key to the future of the healthcare industry.

Can Data Analytics Reduce Traffic Deaths?

Apr 03, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

Here are good reasons to believe that the future of infrastructure and the nature of the tech industry today will soon make traffic deaths more manageable than ever before.

Mike Trout is the MVP Favorite but Is it Wasted Effort?

Apr 01, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

Mike Trout is the MVP Favorite but Is it Wasted Effort?

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Amazon rainforest could become US-China trade war casualty, experts warn

Apr 01, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could accelerate as a result of the US-China trade war, researchers have warned.

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New plant breeding technologies for food security

Apr 01, 2019 09:13 AM EDT

Genome editing and world hunger

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