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A química brasileira Joana D'Arc Félix de Sousa em sua trajetória da pobreza até inventora e professora

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Filha de um profissional de curtume e de uma empregada doméstica, ela agora defende a juventude desprivilegiada

Drones edge toward the research lab

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An NIH-backed partnership looks to use drones to replace robotic arms in sample delivery

La espectroscopía Raman, ahora con resolución de Angstroms

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Un estudio logra imágenes de vibraciones moleculares con resolución atómica

Solving the chrome-plating mystery of the terra-cotta army

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Coating on 2,200-year-old bronze weapons comes from lacquer

Corante alimentício amarelo ajuda os pesquisadores a imprimir estruturas semelhantes a órgãos

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A visão química permite que pesquisadores imitem estruturas complexas de órgãos e redes de vasos sanguíneos

Ancient proteins tell tales of our ancestors

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With the help of mass spec, archaeologists are turning to proteins, which degrade less quickly than DNA, to learn about the past

A 50-million-year-old fossil captures a swimming school of fish

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Analysis of a fossilized fish shoal suggests that animals may have evolved coordinated group movement around 50 million year ago.

Largest and oldest T. rex named "Scotty" revealed

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The largest tyrannosaurus rex to ever roam the earth is about to make his official debut. CBS News got a look at "Scotty" before he goes on display at a...

Creative Types Reserve a Special Corner of the Brain for Dreaming Big

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Artists, novelists, actors and directors excel at tapping into “imagination” circuits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

African-American museum director Lonnie Bunch to lead Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian said Tuesday that Lonnie Bunch, founder of its African-American history and culture wing, will become the institute's first black secretary.

Find Corvus, the Crafty Crow, In the Spring Southern Sky

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Nine out of the 88 officially recognized constellations are birds. For those who care to dabble in celestial ornithology, there are a wide variety of feathered creatures: everything from a...

Two Female Monkeys Went to Space 60 Years Ago. One Became the Poster Child for Astronaut Masculinity

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Sixty years ago today, a pair of female monkeys made history when they went to space and landed safely — but their story was only just beginning to get weird.

Black academics soon to outnumber white researchers in South Africa

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Legacy of apartheid means academia has remained largely white.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23030

Huge haul of rare pterosaur eggs excites palaeontologists

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Embryos found in some fossil eggs suggest that hatchlings struggled to fly.Nature 552 14 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23049

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week

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Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.

This Seawater Is 20,000 Years Old, and Has Remained Untouched Since the Last Ice Age

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Researchers have discovered the first-ever water sample dating to the end of Earth's last ice age, 20,000 years ago.

No, That Baby Dinosaur Didn't Crawl. But It Did Walk on 4 Legs As an Infant.

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A Jurassic-age dinosaur walked on all four legs as a baby, but graduated to a two-legged stance as an adult.

Kindergarteners Stumbled Across This 5,600-Year-Old Burial Mound. Archaeologists Are Mystified.

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Kindergartners can find some weird things at recess — like a 5,600-year-old buried mound full of ancient skeletons.

Trilobites: Peering Beneath a Source of El Capitan’s Deadly Rockfalls

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Thermal imaging reveals surprisingly little “glue” between the famous rock’s face and sheets that are peeling off it.

Matter: A Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues to Life’s Arrival on Land

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A cache of microscopic fossils from the Arctic hints that fungi evolved long before plants.

Trilobites: Seeing Red in the Fossil Record

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A discovery in a fossilized mouse could help scientists work out the true colors of dinosaurs and other creatures from prehistory.

How the microscope became a million dollar idea

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The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microscope became a million dollar idea.

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event

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The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

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Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.

'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicestershire

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The British Museum, which will store the shield, described it as a "absolutely phenomenal object".

Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

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You sent us thousands of questions about climate change. Here are some answers to the most common.