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Sunday, December 21, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Science News

ScienceDaily: Top Science News

Lost memories might be able to be restored, suggests research into marine snail

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 07:41 AM PST

New research indicates that lost memories can be restored, according to new research into a type of marine snail called Aplysia. The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

New species found in the deepest trench on Earth

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 01:05 AM PST

Researchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The expedition set many new records, including the deepest rock samples ever collected and the discovery of new fish species at the greatest depths ever recorded.

550-million-year-old fossils provide new clues about fossil formation

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:08 AM PST

A new study is challenging accepted ideas about how ancient soft-bodied organisms become part of the fossil record. Findings suggest that bacteria involved in the decay of those organisms play an active role in how fossils are formed -- often in a matter of just a few tens to hundreds of years. Understanding the relationship between decay and fossilization will inform future study and help researchers interpret fossils in a new way.

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