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Whole New Meaning for Thinking On Your Feet: Brains of Small Spiders Overflow Into Legs
Smithsonian researchers report that the brains of tiny spiders are so large that they fill their body cavities and overflow into their legs.... full story »

Hundreds of Threatened Species Not On Official U.S. List, Research Shows
Many of the animal species at risk of extinction in the United States have not made it onto the country's official Endangered Species Act (ESA) list, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.... full story »

World's Smallest Frogs Discovered in New Guinea
Field work by researcher Fred Kraus from Bishop Museum, Honolulu has found the world's smallest frogs in southeastern New Guinea. This also makes them the world's smallest tetrapods (non-fish vertebrates).... full story »

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One black hole or two? Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), believe clouds of dust, rather than twin black holes, can explain the features found in active galactic nuclei (AGNs).... full story »

Measuring each point of a beam of light
If you want to get the greatest benefit from a beam of light-whether to detect a distant planet or to remedy an aberration in the human eye-you need to be able to measure it.... full story »

Success of blood test for autism affirmed
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.... full story »

Possible Subsurface Lake near Martian South Pole
A new paper published in Science this week suggests that liquid water may be sitting under a layer of ice at Mars' south pole.... full story »

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye while wirelessly sending data about the eye's health to the medical professionals.... full story »

New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
Using graphene, engineers have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts.... full story »

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