Read more about the article Losing Access To Grandkids Devastated Brit Oldsters’ Mental Health Says New Study
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Losing Access To Grandkids Devastated Brit Oldsters’ Mental Health Says New Study

Grandparents all over the UK became more and more depressed after limiting contact with their grandchildren because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study says. Their overall quality of life had been greatly lowered as a result of the loss of contact, according to the study published in the Journal…

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Read more about the article Different Strategies Needed To Protect Different Bee types Finds UK Study
Great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) on Centaurea nigra. (Pieter Haringsma/Newsflash)

Different Strategies Needed To Protect Different Bee types Finds UK Study

A study using 10 years of citizen science data from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s BeeWalk scheme has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK bumblebee species. Researchers at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Edinburgh, used 10 years…

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Read more about the article Palaeontologists Discover New Crocodile Species With Thickest Eggs Ever That Lived With Last Dinosaurs
Picture shows Pachykrokolithus excavatum shell fragments, undated. They were found in found in La Ribagorza, Spain, dated within the 250,000 years of the Cretaceous period, close to the extinction of the dinosaurs. (Manuel Perez Pueyo/Newsflash)

Palaeontologists Discover New Crocodile Species With Thickest Eggs Ever That Lived With Last Dinosaurs

Palaeontologists have discovered a new species of crocodile that lived with the last dinosaurs and that laid the thickest eggs on record. The group of palaeontologists from the University of Zaragoza in Spain, working with colleagues at the NOVA University Lisbon and the Catalan Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social…

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Read more about the article Scientists Succeed In Reversing Alzheimer’s In Mice
Developer Eran Lumbroso holds a mouse during a demonstration at The 2nd International Conference of Israel Homeland Security expo on November 12, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty)

Scientists Succeed In Reversing Alzheimer’s In Mice

Alzheimer's has been reversed in mice after scientists boosted the formation of new brain cells. A gene therapy fueled neurons in the hippocampus - a region vital for learning and remembering. The study was published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM). The breakthrough could lead to new treatments. The…

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Read more about the article New Flash Of Deep Space Could Be Massive Star Explosion
Picture shows a star ripped apart by tidal forces as it approaches a massive black hole, in an artistic composition. Scientists captured the first example of an extremely bright and rapidly evolving astronomical event in the distant universe. (CSIC, Kavli IPMU/Newsflash)

New Flash Of Deep Space Could Be Massive Star Explosion

Scientists have discovered an ultra-bright phenomenon in the distant universe that could have come from a star destroyed by a black hole. The fleeting phenomenon evolves much faster than a supernova but is just as bright as the massive star explosion. Picture shows a magnetar that emits two jets with…

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Read more about the article New Stem Cell Research Could Cure Baldness
The back of the head of a male with no hair, in an undated photo. New research into factors that control the life and death of hair follicle cells could help people with baldness, as well as wound healing, according to researchers from the University of California, Riverside in CA, USA. (Helpaeatcontu/Newsflash)

New Stem Cell Research Could Cure Baldness

Scientists may have rooted out a discovery that could put an end to baldness. This is according to a study - published in Biophysical Journal - that has revealed that a single protein, responsible for helping hair follicles create new life, also determines when they die. Stem cells - responsible…

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Read more about the article Baby Dinosaurs Found Inside Eggs Give New Clues To Evolution
Hadrosaurus Embryo from the Upper Cretaceous Hekou Formation found in Ganzhou Basin, Jiangxi Province, China. (Fujian Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum/AsiaWire)

Baby Dinosaurs Found Inside Eggs Give New Clues To Evolution

The most complete embryos belonging to a duckbilled herbivorous dinosaur ever found have been unearthed by palaeontologists in China. The scientists - who published their findings in the journal BMC Ecology and Evolution - reveal that they had found two dinosaur embryo fragments from the Upper Cretaceous in East China's…

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Read more about the article Beautiful New Species Of Rare Burrowing Snake Discovered
Phalotris shawnella, the non-venomous snake, previously unknown to science, that was discovered in Paraguay. (Jean-Paul Brouard/Newsflash)

Beautiful New Species Of Rare Burrowing Snake Discovered

This strikingly beautiful burrowing snake that was previously unknown to science has been discovered in Paraguay and is making waves because of its colouration as well as its rarity. Described in a new study published in the journal Zoosystematics and Evolution as a non-venomous member of the genus Phalotris, the…

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Black Car Paint Kills Yellow Fever Mosquito, New Study Finds

Black car paint could become a secret weapon in the battle to kill the yellow fever mosquito which has a natural resistance to some insecticides. In a study appearing in the journal Insects, scientists described that carbon-based nanoparticles (CNPs), or carbon black, may be an alternative to harmful chemicals. Made…

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Read more about the article Scientist Fan Of Taylor Swift Names New Species Of Creepy-Crawly After Her
A newly described millipede, Nannaria swiftae, is named after the U.S. singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. (Dr Derek Hennen/Newsflash)

Scientist Fan Of Taylor Swift Names New Species Of Creepy-Crawly After Her

Scientists have named a new species of millipede that lives hidden in leaves on the forest floor after the popular American singer Taylor Swift. Dr Derek Hennen told Newsflash that these images show the "typical habitat for the millipedes", with Nannaria swiftae species having been "named after Taylor Swift". Hennen…

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