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Evolution: Genetics doesn’t matter much in forming society
3-October-2018

Genetics isn’t as important as once thought for the evolution of altruistic social behavior in some organisms, a new insight into a decade-long debate.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Culture
 
Smart mud to smooth the way for drilling wells
30-September-2018

A comprehensive model for simulating mudcake growth during oil extraction could transform well-drilling protocols.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Technology
 
Cryptic coral reef creatures show cross-shelf biodiversity patterns
30-September-2018

Composition in cryptic fauna assemblages changes across a shelf gradient, a recent study of the Red Sea shows.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
Attempting to tame plasmas in fusion
30-September-2018

A numerical study reveals how to reduce instabilities in the complex flow of plasma in converging geometry of particles in fusion reactions.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Technology
 
Researchers identify a metal that withstands ultra-high temperature and pressure
27-September-2018

Japanese scientists have identified a metal able to stand up to constant forces in ultrahigh temperature, offering promising applications including in aircraft jet engines and gas turbines for electric power generation.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Technology
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