Archive for February 10th, 2017:

‘Dogs mirror owners’ personalities’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Dogs can recognise human emotions The idea that a dog takes on the personality of its owner has received scientific support. Researchers in Austria say dogs can mirror the anxiety and negativity of owners. And dogs that are relaxed and friendly can pass this on to humans, perhaps helping their

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MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield dies

Image copyright University of Nottingham Image caption Professor Sir Peter Mansfield pioneered MRI technology A Nobel laureate who failed his school exams before going on to pioneer body scanning technology has died aged 83. Sir Peter Mansfield led a team in the 1970s that developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging, one of the most important breakthroughs in

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Sound of crickets ‘could become a thing of the past’

Image copyright Axel Hochkirch Image caption The Crau plain grasshopper is confined to a small area of the South of France The first comprehensive assessment of Europe’s crickets and grasshoppers has found that more than a quarter of species are being driven to extinction. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the

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