Dinosaur love nests unearthed by Colorado research group

Dinosaurs engaged in mating behavior similar to modern birds, leaving fossil evidence behind in 100-million year old rocks, according to new research. Paleontologist Martin Lockley of the University of Colorado Denver led a research team that discovered what he called large “scrapes” in prehistoric Dakota sandstone in western Colorado.

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Sildim Senoy
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Globular Clusters Could Nurture Interstellar Civilizations

An ideal place to look for spacefaring civilizations may be within bunches of stars called globular clusters, a study claims—because they’re tightly packed with old stars. The idea is that the stars are within communicating distance of each other, and old enough to host planets that have evolved advanced life forms.

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Santanu Das
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Real life King-Kong may have been doomed by changing landscape—and own size

An ape thought to be the largest in Earth’s history died out because it couldn’t adapt or get enough food in a changing landscape about 100,000 years ago, scientists argue in a new study. The giant ape Gigantopithecus weighed an estimated 200 to 500 kg, or 400 to 1,111 pounds. That’s up to three times heavier than the largest living species of gorilla, the Eastern lowland gorilla.

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Scientists found DNA-like molecule that assemble itself

Chemists say they have found a way to make a DNA-like molecule assemble itself in a pond-like setting—potentially suggesting a key step in how life originated. The researchers actually worked with a simpler molecule, called pre-RNA. It’s hypothesized to have eventually evolved into DNA—one stopping point along the way having been the creation of a third substance, RNA, still used in the body to translate the code inscribed in DNA.

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Conversation with Sakya ( Merger Risk - Corporate Finance)

Speaking to Sakya about his research experience at USC, Los Angeles, in mathematical finance. Read more about it at... http://www-scf.usc.edu/~sakyasar/job_m...

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Osmar Veras
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Study find promising results in treating age-related decline in muscle mass and power

Scientists say they have obtained promising results from a Phase 2 trial of a treatment against the decline in muscle mass and power associated with aging. The “proof-of-concept” trial examined the prospects for a myostatin antibody, a drug designed to counter the effects of a protein that scientists see as a culprit in muscle decline.

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Osmar Veras
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Ancient Mars was not wet but covered with ice, study claims

Mars may well have had plentiful water billions of years ago—but it was mostly ice, not liquid, a study claims. Researchers say a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better explains water drainage and erosion features seen on the Red Planet today.

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For the first time scientists have discovered brain networks linked to intelligence

Scientists claimed that for the first time they have identified the entire “networks” of intelligence-linked genes, by uncovering two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. Called M1 and M3, the researchers said, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function—which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning.

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Santanu Das
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investors often deal with portfolio slumps by just looking away

Far from being robot-like analysts who regularly review their portfolios, a large fraction of investors deal with expected slumps in their holdings by just not looking, a study finds. This “ostrich effect” applies even in an era of 24/7 access to financial data: unlucky investors stop logging into their online accounts as often, according to the economists behind the study. This tendency may affect market prices of investments, they add.

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Male and female brains are structurally same : new study

Although male and female brains tend to be different, no single structural feature clearly distinguishes them, scientists have concluded in a new study. The way it seems to work, they say, is like this: “most brains are comprised of unique ‘mosaics’ of features, some more common in females compared with males, some more common in males compared with females, and some common in both females and males.”

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