Female fish can breed a new species if they aren’t choosy about who is Mr. Right. Fish will mate with a species outside their own if the male’s coloring is attractive enough/if the female can’t see him properly. Such ‘mistakes’ in mate choice can lead to the evolution of new species (n=400 fish).

Female fish can breed a new species if they aren’t choosy about who is Mr. Right. Fish will mate with a species outside their own if the male’s coloring is attractive enough/if the female can’t see him properly. Such ‘mistakes’ in mate choice can lead to the evolution of new species (n=400 fish). submitted by /u/MistWeaver80 to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Reading in the presence of a dog motivates young children, suggests new study, which showed that children spent more time reading and showed more persistence when a dog, regardless of breed or age, was in the room. This could help develop canine-assisted interventions for struggling young readers.

Reading in the presence of a dog motivates young children, suggests new study, which showed that children spent more time reading and showed more persistence when a dog, regardless of breed or age, was in the room. This could help develop canine-assisted interventions for struggling young readers. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Science Discussion Series: We are a panel of scientists working on the biology of music and language, here to chat with you about how our brains accomplish the amazing feat of communicating through speech and music! Let’s discuss.

Science Discussion Series: We are a panel of scientists working on the biology of music and language, here to chat with you about how our brains accomplish the amazing feat of communicating through speech and music! Let’s discuss. Hi reddit! Today we have two opportunities for you to participate in citizen science: We are interested in learning more about the biological basis of rhythm ability in adults. We invite English speaking adults to participate in our study. Participants will complete a 10-20 minute online task involving listening to different sounds…

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A new study could explain why some individuals are susceptible to anhedonia, the lack of pleasurable feeling that accompanies depression. Rats susceptible to anhedonia had more serotonergic neurons. Activating another population of neurons decreased serotonin signaling and reduced those symptoms.

A new study could explain why some individuals are susceptible to anhedonia, the lack of pleasurable feeling that accompanies depression. Rats susceptible to anhedonia had more serotonergic neurons. Activating another population of neurons decreased serotonin signaling and reduced those symptoms. submitted by /u/IronGiantisreal to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, scientists performed the coldest reaction in the known universe.In such intense cold, their molecules slowed to such glacial speeds, they observed the moment when two molecules meet to form two new molecules.

In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, scientists performed the coldest reaction in the known universe.In such intense cold, their molecules slowed to such glacial speeds, they observed the moment when two molecules meet to form two new molecules. submitted by /u/MistWeaver80 to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Coal power becoming ‘uninsurable’ as firms refuse cover – The number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal projects more than doubled this year and for the first time US companies have taken action, leaving Lloyd’s of London and Asian insurers as the “last resort” for fossil fuels.

Coal power becoming ‘uninsurable’ as firms refuse cover – The number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal projects more than doubled this year and for the first time US companies have taken action, leaving Lloyd’s of London and Asian insurers as the “last resort” for fossil fuels. submitted by /u/mvea to r/EverythingScience [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Boris Johnson is being urged by 350 leading climate researchers to robustly challenge Donald Trump on his “dangerous” and “irresponsible” denial of the risks of climate change during the US president’s visit to the UK this week.

Boris Johnson is being urged by 350 leading climate researchers to robustly challenge Donald Trump on his “dangerous” and “irresponsible” denial of the risks of climate change during the US president’s visit to the UK this week. submitted by /u/mvea to r/EverythingScience [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Our ability to recognize dogs’ emotions is shaped by our cultural upbringing, suggests a new study. Participants who had grown up in a European, dog-positive culture were better at recognising dog emotions than those who had grown up in a Muslim country (even if they later moved to Europe).

Our ability to recognize dogs’ emotions is shaped by our cultural upbringing, suggests a new study. Participants who had grown up in a European, dog-positive culture were better at recognising dog emotions than those who had grown up in a Muslim country (even if they later moved to Europe). submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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