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pterosaur eggs

Incredibly preserved dinosaur egg clutch gives scientists a rare opportunity

December 1st, 2017

If you were a small-to-medium-sized creature during the ancient Jurassic or Cretaceous periods, you definitely wouldn’t have wanted the shadow of a pterosaur to appear on the ground beneath you. With wingspans reaching as large as 36 feet, the high-flying dinosaurs ruled the skies, and could make short work of ground-dwelling prey. Unfortunately, paleontologists have …

Smart mosquito trap could prevent spread of deadly diseases

October 31st, 2017

Doctors hope a mosquito trap will prevent the spread of disease. The trap is smart enough to know what type of mosquito it’s trapping, and if by the small chance it catches the wrong one, it will learn from its mistake. The smart trap senses the wing length and wing beats to detect what type …

brain cells

Scientists built virtual human brain cells that actually work

October 26th, 2017

For centuries, scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying the human brain have attempted to unlock its mysteries. The role the brain plays in human personality — as well as the myriad of disorders and conditions that come along with it — is often difficult to study because studying the organ while it’s still …