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Accessed on 24 January 2019, 1540 UTC.
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NEWS IN BRIEF
Young emperor penguins brave icy, winter waters in their first year
Jan 23 2019 5:07 PM
Young emperor penguins learn survival skills on their own, including how to navigate Antarctica’s icy winter ocean.
A CRISPR gene drive for mice is one step closer to reality
Jan 23 2019 1:17 PM
Researchers have made progress toward creating a gene drive for mice in the lab. Such genetic cut-and-paste machines have yet to be made for mammals.
Ordinary cameras can now photograph out-of-sight objects
Jan 23 2019 1:00 PM
Thanks to a new photo-analyzing computer program, a photographer’s line of sight no longer has to be a straight shot.
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The cerebellum may do a lot more than just coordinate movement
Jan 23 2019 7:00 AM
A study in mice finds that the cerebellum helps control social behavior, a result that has implications for autism and schizophrenia.
Ring ripples reveal how long a day lasts on Saturn
Jan 22 2019 4:59 PM
Clues in Saturn’s rings divulge the planet’s rotation rate: 10 hours, 33 minutes, 38 seconds.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Being messy on the inside keeps metamaterials from folding under stress
Jan 22 2019 12:00 PM
Inspiration from disordered arrangements of atoms in crystalline metals may lead to longer-lasting, next-gen materials.
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