251World Science: Even rats will lend a helping paw, study finds
- Dec 10, 2011
* Even rats will lend a helping paw: study
Rats will free distressed cagemates from a trap,
even when there's no evident reward, scientists
* First Earth-like planet around Sun-like star
Astronomers have identified a planet with balmy
temperatures and possibly liquid water.
* Was blackmail essential for marriage to evolve?
A study takes a cold new look at a custom as ancient
and firmly established as it is sacred to
* Astronomers may be learning to predict
when a star is about to explode:
The current inability to accurately predict a
supernova deprives scientists of valuable data.
* Millennia of chaos may have finally broken
A famous meteorite collision isn't even the half of
what the great reptiles endured, scientists now claim.
* Nasal spray may help beat shyness:
* Drug may undo aging-associated brain changes
* Two record-sized black holes identified:
* Ravens show things to partners, a rare ability,
* "Fool's gold" may lead to real treasure for solar
* Debate heats up on dog origins:
* Dreaming may take edge off bad memories:
* "Terminator"-style info-vision may be closer to
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