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Photo of Bernhard Küster standing in front of a blackboard with the figure 18,097 written on it,

Following the first complete sequencing of the human genome in 2001, a second key to unlocking the mystery of life…
Image showing the Light as wave and particle patterns of light

Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe how light behaves both as a particle and…
Photo of a man who appears very frustrated and stressed, clasping his forehead and thinking about work, deadlines, mortgages, training, social and family life etc.

How does stress affect our self-confidence when we compete? A new study shows that stress could be not only a…
Karin Wolffhechel

People’s appearance is extremely important for how we make judgements about their personality. But a new study suggests that we…
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Last year, US scientists reported the presence of an algae virus in the throat of healthy people and linked it…
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For the first time, scientists have shown the presence of dark matter in the innermost part our galaxy, the Milky…
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A new system of wireless microelectrodes for pinpointing epileptic regions in the brain could drastically improve the prospects for epilepsy…
Photo of the solar-powered car, Stella, driving on a road with country-side scenery in the background

The world’s first solar-powered family car – Stella, built by a team of Dutch university students – has won the…
Illustration of the atomic-scale information about protein 3D structures that the Aquaria database provides.

A new, powerful and publicly available web resource known as Aquaria – providing quick and extensive insight into the 3D…
Photo of a cracked mobile phone screen

A new material with unparalleled shock-absorbing features could soon provide much better damage protection of devices such as mobile phones,…