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Rare wild ancestors of pigeons could help prevent 'extinction by hybridization'

The species that occupied Darwin's studies could help further scientists' understanding of genetics in the modern day.

How AI can have a positive and negative impact on climate - study

"AI affects the climate in many ways, both positive and negative, and most of these effects are poorly quantified," said David Rolnick, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at McGill University.

What are Earth's mysterious miracles? Two studies shed light

The two studies described a new method of clustering types of minerals together or separating them into new species based on their origins.

Dinosaurs survived one extinction in chilly temperatures - study

Feathers and a high metabolism helped dinosaurs thrive while most other species died out, a new study shows.

Pandas don't actually have thumbs, but a 'greatly enlarged wrist bone' - study

Researchers believe that the bone structure in pandas' wrists are connected to the type of diet they've had for the past couple million years.

Astronaut study reveals effects of space travel on human bones

The study showed that longer space missions resulted both in more bone loss and a lower likelihood of recovering bone afterward.


NASA launches sounding rockets to look for habitable planets

The space agency launched two missions to gather measurements of ultraviolet light in order to understand what makes a planet's atmosphere habitable.

How you can tell if you're caught in an echo chamber - study

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz found that subtle components of style and tone in online speech are associated with hyperpartisanship, or strong political bias.

Exercise may cloud your judgment - study

The study found that oxygen levels in the body are important for maintaining cognitive function during exercise in low-oxygen environments.

Crime predicting algorithm can reveal law enforcement bias - study

Predictive policing is controversial because the predictive models often don't take into account systemic bias.

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