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Sep

Chimpanzees are naturally violent, study suggestsAggression is a small part of chimps’ lives, but it can provide evolutionary insight into human violence.

Chimpanzees are naturally violent, study suggests
Aggression is a small part of chimps’ lives, but it can provide evolutionary insight into human violence.

How does melatonin work?The supplement, which has been shown to help ease some jet lag, has found increasing popularity among parents as a sleep aid for restless children.

How does melatonin work?
The supplement, which has been shown to help ease some jet lag, has found increasing popularity among parents as a sleep aid for restless children.

Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargainWe’ve been told for years that tackling climate change will be costly and might ‘destroy’ the economy. According to two new studies, however, measures to stabilize the climate could pay for themselves.

Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargain
We’ve been told for years that tackling climate change will be costly and might ‘destroy’ the economy. According to two new studies, however, measures to stabilize the climate could pay for themselves.

Climate change altering how sharks swim in odd waysScientists aren’t yet sure what the changes would mean for sharks in the wild, and they only have a few generations to wait and find out.

Climate change altering how sharks swim in odd ways
Scientists aren’t yet sure what the changes would mean for sharks in the wild, and they only have a few generations to wait and find out.

Dinosaur-killing meteorite remade plant kingdom, tooThe impact winter forced trees to adapt quickly, but evergreens ended not being quick enough.

Dinosaur-killing meteorite remade plant kingdom, too
The impact winter forced trees to adapt quickly, but evergreens ended not being quick enough.

Could a blood test be used to diagnose depression?Doctors may be able to use the test to diagnose depression and predict a patient’s responsiveness to therapy.

Could a blood test be used to diagnose depression?
Doctors may be able to use the test to diagnose depression and predict a patient’s responsiveness to therapy.

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Sep

Saturn’s weird fast-changing rings baffle scientistsThe shifting rings could have something to do the gravitational tugs of Saturn’s moons.

Saturn’s weird fast-changing rings baffle scientists
The shifting rings could have something to do the gravitational tugs of Saturn’s moons.

What if we could create energy the way nature does?Breakthroughs in artificial photosynthesis could help harness the sun’s power for clean, efficient production of liquid hydrogen.

What if we could create energy the way nature does?
Breakthroughs in artificial photosynthesis could help harness the sun’s power for clean, efficient production of liquid hydrogen.

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Sep

Cryonics: Would you have your body frozen?
Here’s everything you need to know about cryopreservation — from how bodies are preserved to how to fund your own future freezing.

Scientists create ‘solid’ lightIn a feat reminiscent of the Green Lantern, researchers have made light form into a ‘solid.’

Scientists create ‘solid’ light
In a feat reminiscent of the Green Lantern, researchers have made light form into a ‘solid.’