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The frequency of births increased, and the gap between deliveries on weekends/holidays and weekdays widened.

The brain separates the sound into direct speech and its echo

Neural activity was best captured by a model that separates direct speech from its echo.

DNA extracted from ancient feces can provide insights into the gut environment of ancient Japanese

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ATLAS provides the first measurement of the W-boson width

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In pre-Roman times, humans were buried with dogs, horses, and other creatures

Co-burials are still a mystery, but might indicate animal companionship or religious customs.

Unveiling Earth’s past through 2.5 billion-year-old Pacific rock samples

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Tree rings hide secrets about the most significant solar storm in history

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Scientists visualized quantum effects in electron waves

Kapitza-Dirac effect used to show temporal evolution of electron waves.

Plants do scream when stressed

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