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Newly discovered gene mutation reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction

A genetic mutation recently discovered by Finnish scientists reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction in mice. Geneticist Heikki Tanila and colleagues from the University of Eastern Finland used…

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scientists develop Corn of the future

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin are developing a variety of corn that can draw nitrogen from the air rather than from the soil. This new corn resulting from natural…

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New theory on the origin of lava

The lava flowing from volcanoes is not fed by the magmatic chambers, say British volcanologists, who question the classic theory of volcanic eruptions. The work of Professor Matthew Jackson, expert…

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narcissists are probably happier than the rest of us: study

Although they may have illusions of grandeur over their own importance and not feel shame and empathy, narcissists are probably happier than most people around them, say Irish psychologists. Often…

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Hawaiian volcano Kilauea is active

The national park surrounding the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea was closed late Thursday, fearing that the steam that accumulates inside does not end up blowing up the mountain. Such an explosion…

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