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  1. Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 million ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  2. Cougars could save lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... human fatalities, 680 injuries and avoiding costs of $50 million. Posted: 2016-07-14 20:33:50 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  3. Struggling families crave stability in uncertain times, study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the United Kingdom are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard. A new study has taken a new look at life on ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  4. In the blink of a cosmic eye: Chance microlensing events probe galactic cores

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... are often hundreds of millions or even billions of light years away, so are difficult to study in any detail. Natural gravitational 'microlenses' can provide a way to probe these objects, and now a team ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  5. Scientists develop computer models to unravel the complexities of TB infection

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists used computers to model the formation of tuberculosis granulomas in the lung -- the non-active (latent) form of infection found in 2 billion individuals worldwide (11 million in the U.S.) that ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  6. First signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have found the first 'fingerprints of healing' for the Antarctic ozone hole. The September ozone hole has shrunk by more than 4 million square kilometers since 2000, when ozone depletion was ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  7. How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Computer scientists and engineers have launched the 'MegaFace Challenge,' the world's first competition aimed at evaluating and improving the performance of face recognition algorithms at the million person ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  8. Operations research models of hepatitis B prove decisive in treating millions in US, China

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Science & Society

    ... of hepatitis B interventions. These interventions now successfully screen, treat, and vaccinate millions of Asian and Pacific Islander adults in the US and millions of children in China, according to a ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  9. Adolescent boys among those most affected by Washington state parental military deployment, study suggests

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Science & Society

    In 2007, nearly two million children in the United States had at least one parent serving in the military. Military families and children, in particular, suffer from mental health problems related to long ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  10. Prehistoric crocodile Terminonaris was Texas native, fossil suggests

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    ... fossil snout that was discovered near the waters edge of a Dallas-area lake. The 96-million-year-old fossil is the oldest of its kind worldwide, indicating Terminonaris likely originated in Texas and dispersed ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  11. Ancient footprints show human-like walking began nearly 4 million years ago

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    Scientists have found that ancient footprints in Laetoli, Tanzania, show that human-like features of the feet and gait existed almost two million years earlier than previously thought. Posted: 2011-07-20 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  12. Separated for 20 million years: Blind beetle from Bulgarian caves clarifies questions

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    One of the smallest ever cave-dwelling ground beetles has recently been discovered in two caves in the Rhodopi Mountains, Bulgaria, and described under the name Paralovricia beroni. The beetle is completely ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  13. Last dinosaur before mass extinction discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    A team of scientists has discovered the youngest dinosaur preserved in the fossil record before the catastrophic meteor impact 65 million years ago. The finding indicates that dinosaurs did not go extinct ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  14. Genetic switch for limbs and digits found in primitive fish: Before animals first walked on land, fish carried gene program for limbs

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    Genetic instructions for developing limbs and digits were present in primitive fish millions of years before their descendants first crawled on to land, researchers report. The successful swap suggests ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  15. Vertebrate jaw design locked early: Study on initial diversification of jaws sheds light on early vertebrate feeding ecology

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    With the evolution of jaws some 420 million years ago, jawed animals diversified rapidly into a range of niches that remained stable for the following 80 million years, despite extinctions, habitat loss ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  16. The rise and rise of the flying reptiles: Pterosaurs not driven into extinction by birds, study reveals

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    Pterosaurs, flying reptiles from the time of the dinosaurs, were not driven to extinction by the birds, but in fact they continued to diversify and innovate for millions of years afterward, according to ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  17. How hot did Earth get in the past? Team of scientists uncovers new information

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    ... provides a much clearer picture of Earth's temperature approximately 50 million years ago when CO2 concentrations were higher than today. The results may shed light on what to expect in the future if CO2 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  18. Pigment patterns from the prehistoric past

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    An international collaboration has for the first time revealed chemical traces of pigments in bird, fish and squid fossils, some over 100 million years old. Posted: 2011-06-30 21:28:28 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  19. X-rays reveal patterns in the plumage of the first birds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    Researchers report in Science Express that they have taken a big step in determining what the first birds looked like more than 100 million years ago, when their relatives, the dinosaurs, still ruled the ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  20. Unearthing the appearance of ancient animals: X-ray technique for determining fossil pigmentation patterns

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    ... patterns of creatures dead for more than a hundred million years. Posted: 2011-06-30 21:28:28 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
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