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T. rex and cousins had uniquely serrated teeth, scientists find

For some time, scientists have known that Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropod dinosaurs had serrated teeth. They knew that those teeth, with their jagged edges worked like steak knives to help their owner tear through flesh.

Studying ants for clues about ultra-fine cleaning

Blue-sky thinking researchers have taken inspiration from the way that ants clean to develop improved procedures for nanotechnology. The ants studied are located in Borneo, Indonesia.

Flat pack batteries offer improved performance

Sydney - For wearable tech to become more user-friendly in terms of ease of use, the power source must be flatter. This is what a science group is proposing — a flat pack battery, and one with good power capacity too.

Research reveals T.Rex had unique serrated teeth

Research at the University of Toronto has found that Theropods, the species of dinosaur home to T.Rex, had unique teeth structures that underlined their predatory dominance.

Moth eyes provide clues for next-gen solar cells

Researchers have been inspired by the eyes of moths to develop a next generation series of solar power cells. The focus has been with creating a special type of anti-reflective surface.

Clues in the ruins where Britain's empire was born

Washington - Archaeologists have identified the remains of four men who were among the leaders of an early English settlement in Virginia's Jamestown.

Op-Ed: An aging Ant-Man and the science of senolytics Special

Ant-man's main claim to fame is keeping his normal human strength when shrunk to the size of an ant. But while he's fighting ant-sized villains he's also fighting the passage of time. How fast does Ant-Man age?

New study says bullies have lowest rates of depression

Vancouver - A new study out of Simon Fraser University not only suggests bullying is a genetic trait — it also says bullies have high self-esteem and social status, with low rates of depression.

Scientists seek reason for mass whale die-off in Alaska, 18 dead

In mid-June and beyond, whale carcasses started to show up floating off of Kodiak Island in Alaska and scientists were called in to try and find out why. However, it appears they may never know the reason for the mass of deaths.

French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth

Toulouse - A 16-year-old French volunteer archaeologist has found an adult tooth dating back around 560,000 years in southwestern France, in what researchers hailed as a "major discovery" Tuesday.

Mowing detention basins increases West Nile virus risk

Incidences of West Nile virus and the association of the disease with mosquitoes can be enhanced if mowers are taken to water detention basins, a study conducted in Central Illinois (U.S.) has revealed.

Salmonid fish toxin could be effective against cancer

A fish toxin could be the basis of a new treatment for cancer, according to a study. This has been found by performing genetic testing on the humble zebrafish.

CT scanning may trigger DNA alterations

A new study has highlighted a potential concern with CT scanning. Here, scientists examined the effect on human cells from low-dose radiation produced by cardiac and vascular CT scanners. They found some detectable cellular damage.

Blue moon coming next week. Is a blue-colored moon real?

A rare 'blue moon,' known as the second full moon in a month, will light up night skies on July 31. Even more rare is seeing a blue-colored moon, which scientists say is possible when ash and pollutants enter the Earth's atmosphere.

The deadly kill of the boa constrictor revealed

The widely held view as how boa constrictors kill their prey has been overturned in a new study. The idea that the snakes suffocate their victims has turned out not be so.

Japan joins Scotland and UK with blooming 'Corpse Flower'

Tokyo's Jendai Botanical Gardens has seen hundreds of visitors lined up to see their prime attraction Friday. For the first time in five years, Japan's Titan arum, or corpse flower, is blooming.

Another Earth is found — but will we ever be able to reach it?

NASA's announcement on Thursday of its discovery of a cousin planet to Earth was historic, breathtaking but are we destined to merely be admirers from afar, or will we ever be able to visit?

Kepler Mission finds 'near-Earth-size' planet in habitable zone

NASA's announcement of a possible Earth-like planet was awaited with great anticipation, and the world was not disappointed today. The Kepler Mission found a near-Earth-size planet in a habitable zone, around a sun-like star.

Has NASA found a new 'Earth-like' planet? We'll know tomorrow

NASA has some news to share with the public tomorrow in its hunt for Earth-like planets. The space agency will host a news teleconference at noon EDT Thursday, July 23, and many media sources are saying NASA has some "really big news" to tell us.
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