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Found 60 articles for May 2017.
Witchweed: destructive by nature

Scientists in Japan have designed a synthetic molecule that gives new insight into how a destructive weed might be detecting its host crops.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
Making molecules that twinkle

A single-step process transforms carbon dioxide into star-shaped molecules that are promising building blocks for useful polymeric materials.

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Contact: A*STAR Research Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Category: Science
The brighter side of twisted polymers

Conjugated polymers designed with a twist produce tiny, brightly fluorescent particles with broad applications.

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Contact: Michelle D'Antoni Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
Diverse populations make rational collective decisions

Understanding how ant colonies make collective decisions could provide insight into the functioning of the human brain.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
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