Scientists successfully train rats to drive tiny cars
27 October 2019 | 12:11 pm
Scientists at the University of Richmond have successfully trained rats to drive tiny cars in exchange for tasty bits of cereal, and found that learning the task lowered their stress levels. The study not only advances our understanding of how sophisticated rat brains are, but could one day help in developing new non-pharmaceutical forms of treatment for mental illness.
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Scientists celebrate as NASA's robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex briefly touches down on asteroid Bennu to collect samples. "The spacecraft did everything it was supposed to do," says Dante Lauretta, Osiris-Rex principal investigator at the University of Arizona.
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New studies have found that water might be distributed across the lunar surface in more places and larger quantities than previously suspected. It could be useful for astronauts seeking refreshments or fuel in the future.
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Paleontologists have found one of the best-preserved specimens of the Ice Age animal to date in Russia's extreme north. They dated the carcass as anywhere from 20,000-to 50,000-years-old.
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22 Jan 2021
Archaeologists have found that the 98 million-year-old fossils discovered in southwest Argentina are of a sauropod, which may be larger than the Patagotitan mayorum, the largest dinosaur ever identified.
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The international WHO experts are on a mission to find out about the origins of the coronavirus. While in quarantine in Wuhan, they've had to make do with video calls to their Chinese counterparts.
10 Feb 2021
The Emirates Mars Mission aims to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere for the first time. Women make up 80% of the program's scientific team.
13 Jun 2021
Healthcare workers and scientists are working overtime to curb the spread of COVID. But are their efforts costing them their own mental health?
24 Jul 2021
Global warming, a weakening jet stream and the moon will combine to cause more devastating heat waves and floods in the coming decades.
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A fossil, originally found in outback Queensland almost ten years ago, has been revealed by researchers to be the largest kind of pterosaur ever found in Australia.
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A team of researchers has come across the Earth's most northerly island. The discovery came about by chance, after a mix-up with satellite tracking. Danish scientists stumble upon world's northernmost island
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The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecasts for the global economy for 2023, stating that growth has been “surprisingly resilient". However, it also said the UK is likely to be the only leading economy to head into recession in 2023.
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Heavy rainfall that followed the landfall of Tropical Storm Cheneso in Madagascar has killed 16 people and left 17 missing, the government's Office for Risk and Disaster Management said.
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The Lunar New Year is a huge holiday in China, but also in other Asian countries like Korea and Vietnam. More than one billion people will be celebrating the event, which begins on January 22. For most, it's the Year of the Rabbit but in Vietnam, people will mark the Year of the Cat.
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The International Monetary Fund has given a brighter outlook in its latest report than in October, predicting that inflation will slow. It said that European economies had shown more resilience than expected.