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Neonicotinoid pesticides found in 75 percent of honey worldwide
About three-quarters of the world's honey is contaminated with neonicotinoids, currently the most widely used class of insecticides worldwide, a new study found.
The rise of respectful robots (Video)
A new robot has the mobility of R2-D2 and the manners of C-3PO.
Even healthy people at risk of developing heart disease
Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Scientists find more modern human traits influenced by Neandertal DNA
Researchers identified several new traits in modern humans that are influenced by Neandertal genes.
Students, researchers turn algae into renewable flip-flops (Video)
A team of researchers and students at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are trying to curb the number of petroleum-based flip flops —currently, three billion every year — that end up in landfills.
Microscope trailblazers win chemistry Nobel for 'freeze framing' life (Video)
A trio of Swiss, American and British scientists won the 2017 Nobel chemistry prize for developing cryo-electron microscopy, allowing researchers to see biological molecules frozen in action.
Brain study reveals how insects make beeline for home
Scientists have discovered how the wiring of bees' brains helps them plot the most direct route back to their hive.
New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater
It's possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly.
New atomic clock is most precise yet
A new model of atomic clock is now the world’s steadiest metronome, with a tick rate about six times more precise than the previous record-holder.
Life on Earth was a spawned in ponds struck by meteors
Scientists at McMaster University in Canada have offered a new, detailed explanation for the origins of life.
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