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Can dogs rapidly learn words?

Dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four timesCredit: Photo by Claudia Fugazza A new study found that talented dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times. While preliminary evidence seems to show that…

How fast could SARS-CoV-2 be detected?

Credit: @Science China Press In the past 20 years, humans have suffered several serious epidemics from emerging viruses, such as SARS, swine flu, Ebola, MERS and (most recently) SARS-CoV-2. During each epidemic, an accurate,…

A microscopic look at aneurysm repair

Pitt and Mayo Clinic discover new, immediate phase of blood vessel restructuring after aneurysm Hitting a pothole on the road in just the wrong way might create a bulge on the tire, a weakened spot that will almost certainly lead to an…

Anti-freeze for cell membranes

Credit: Graphics: Jan de Vries A team led by plant biologists at the Universities of Freiburg and Göttingen in Germany has shown for the first time that mosses have a mechanism to protect them against cold that was previously known…