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Are smarter animals bigger troublemakers?
SCIENCE DAILY A new paper examines whether smarter animals might be better at learning to live in cities -- but, at the same time, also may come into more conflict with humans. 2 hours
Factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction
SCIENCE DAILY In 2013 and 2015, devastating outbreaks of ZIKA captured world attention. The virus is often transmitted from wild animals -- probably non-human primates -- via mosquitos to humans. This is the first... 3 hours
Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life
SCIENCE DAILY Earth's first complex animals were an eclectic bunch that lived in the shallow oceans between 580-540 million years ago. 9 hours
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a Cave in China
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belonged to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life
PHYS.ORG Earth's first complex animals were an eclectic bunch that lived in the shallow oceans between 580-540 million years ago. 9 hours
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a China Cave
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belong to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf
PHYS.ORG The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf. 10 hours
Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain
SCIENCE DAILY New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing... 10 hours
Faster, cheaper, better: A new way to synthesize DNA
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate. DNA synthesis is a fundamental... 10 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China -- a place... 10 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds a connection between a cancer mutation and electron-mediated DNA repair. 10 hours
Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers, which convert infrared light into light at higher frequencies, are among the smallest... 10 hours
Novel information about the effects of in vitro fertilization on embryonic growth
SCIENCE DAILY In vitro fertilization affects the regulatory region of genes essential for placental and embryonic growth, as well as the birth weight. A new study... 10 hours
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO The study of a Quebec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our... 11 hours
Large outdoor study shows biodiversity improves stability of algal biofuel systems
SCIENCE DAILY A diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders, according to... 11 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
SCIENCE DAILY The complex 3D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists. 11 hours
Genomics offers new treatment options for infants with range of soft tissue tumors
SCIENCE DAILY The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists. Whole genome sequencing of tumours revealed mutations... 11 hours
Constructing new tissue shapes with light
SCIENCE DAILY Constructing biological tissues, such as skin, muscle, or bone, in customized shapes is now one step closer. Researchers have succeeded in guiding the folding and thus shape of tissues with optogenetics: a technique to control protein... 11 hours
Study finds more information about how gene linked to ASD affects the brain
NEWS MEDICAL New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal... 11 hours
Synthetic receptors can rewire cell functions and minimize side-effects
PHYS.ORG One of the challenges of modern pharmacology is specificity. Despite therapeutic effects, drugs can often have side effects. The biological basis for this has to do with the proteins and... 11 hours
Biologists identify a genetic mechanism in the evolution of novel traits
PHYS.ORG There has long been a debate among biologists over whether the evolution of new traits requires new genes to evolve or whether they can arise simply... 11 hours
Are smarter animals are bigger troublemakers?
SCIENCE DAILY A new paper examines whether smarter animals might be better at learning to live in cities -- but, at the same time, also may come into more conflict with humans. 12 hours
Pesticide-free way to combat mosquitoes and West Nile
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus. 12 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests scientists could build better drugs by learning from bacteria-derived molecules called thiocarboxylic acids. 12 hours
Scientists Discover Five New Species of South American Snail-Eating Snakes
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers has discovered five new species of snail-eaters (tribe Dipsadini) living in... 12 hours
Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these... 12 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
SCIENCE DAILY A new way of dating skeletons by using mutations in DNA associated with geography will avoid the difficulties and inaccuracies sometimes associated with existing dating methods. The technique will enable a better... 12 hours
Life in the fast lane: Ecologist says dispersal ability linked to plants' life cycles
SCIENCE DAILY Ecologists say seed dispersal is an essential, yet overlooked, process of plant demography, but it's difficult to empirically observe, measure... 12 hours
Medical News Today: Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering... 13 hours
Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. 13 hours
Novel chip can be used to identify rhinovirus strains as cause of asthma
NEWS MEDICAL MedUni Vienna has developed a method that can be used to identify individual rhinovirus strains ("cold viruses") as a cause of asthma. 13 hours
Researchers discover new defense mechanism against oxygen radicals
NEWS MEDICAL Oxygen radicals occur as a by-product when living beings burn carbohydrates or fat. They are suspected of accelerating the ageing process in humans and animals, and to be partly responsible for severe... 13 hours
Study identifies challenges and opportunities to safeguard one of Mesoamerica's last forest blocks
PHYS.ORG The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Yale University have created a plan to preserve one of the last intact forest strongholds for... 14 hours
Addgene keeps flow of CRISPR plasmids fast and affordable
PHYS.ORG As a key global enabler of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR, the nonprofit organization Addgene has made available more than 100,000 CRISPR plasmids (circular DNA fragments) to... 14 hours
Researchers explore whether smarter animals are bigger troublemakers
PHYS.ORG You have probably encountered a raccoon raiding the trash in your neighborhood, seen a rat scurrying through the subway or tried to shoo away birds from your picnic. But have you ever... 14 hours
Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste
PHYS.ORG Plants can be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease—significantly reducing crop waste worldwide—according to new research into synthetic biology by the University of Warwick. 14 hours
Pancreatic cell size linked to mammalian lifespan, finds zoo animal analysis
PHYS.ORG More than two thousand years ago, Greek philosopher Aristotle observed that larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones. On June 18 in the journal... 15 hours
New technique could help scientists create a gene in just 1 day
Science Magazine Enzymes are on the cusp of speed writing DNA 15 hours
Bolder targets needed to protect nature for people's sake
PHYS.ORG University of Queensland (UQ) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) researchers argue that the world needs more diverse, ambitious and area-specific targets for retaining important natural systems to safeguard humanity. The... 15 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest helpers in our bodies' ongoing efforts to prevent DNA mutations—mutations that can lead to cancer—is actually rather tiny. Electrons, as it turns out, can signal proteins that repair... 15 hours
New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and faster, does not require... 15 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
PHYS.ORG Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China—a place where no... 15 hours
In the gaping mouth of ancient crocodiles
PHYS.ORG The mouth of today's crocodilians inspires fear and awe, with their wide gape and the greatest known bite force in the vertebrate animal kingdom. However, this apex predator of today and its modus of... 16 hours
Japan, SKorea ban Canadian wheat imports over bioengineered plants
PHYS.ORG The world's sixth largest wheat producer sought to reassure trading partners on Monday that genetically modified wheat plants discovered on an Alberta farm were few and posed no food safety... 16 hours
Scientists discover genetic causes underlying group of related infant cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Wuerzburg and their collaborators. 17 hours
Study combines gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict person’s risk for heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists may now be able to predict whether carrying a specific genetic variant increases a person's risk for... 17 hours
Great white sharks dive deep into warm-water whirlpools in the Atlantic
PHYS.ORG It's always good to know where great white sharks are likely to be swimming. That's true if you're a nervous beachgoer, a fishing boat trying to... 17 hours
Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Physical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more... 18 hours
Gene editing technology predicts heart disease risk
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists could now use gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict whether carrying a specific gene variant increases the risk of heart disease. 18 hours
Bringing the heat out of the city
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Heat waves are increasing worldwide—and that includes Switzerland. Cities in particular suffer as a result: the temperature difference between city and countryside can amount to several degrees. A new water tunnel at Empa could... 18 hours
The secret to measuring the energy of an antineutrino
PHYS.ORG Scientists study tiny particles called neutrinos to learn about how our universe evolved. These particles, well-known for being tough to detect, could tell the story of how matter won out... 19 hours
Why reducing antibiotics in farm animals isn't as easy as it seems
PHYS.ORG The use of antibiotics in meat production is a rapidly emerging issue in food discourse. The conversation around meat, eggs and dairy has focused... 19 hours
The privacy problem with camera traps: you don't know who else could be watching
PHYS.ORG We use remotely activated cameras – known as camera traps – to study the ecology and population responses of wildlife... 20 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
PHYS.ORG Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, radiocarbon techniques commonly used... 21 hours
Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns
PHYS.ORG While a many Danes question whether genetically modified foods are unnatural, this concern is much less apparent among politicians, according to Professor Jesper Lassen at the University of... 21 hours
Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO In humans and other mammals, the stem cells that give rise to all blood cells are located in the bone. But in fish, blood stem cells are found in the kidney. Since the late... 22 hours
Bite Marks on East Coast Dinosaur Bones Illuminate Ancient Coastal Ecosystem
SCI-NEWS.COM One might expect a dig site in some far-off desert when thinking of a... 22 hours
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'
MNT Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening. 22 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
PHYS.ORG The complex 3-D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists at the UK's University of Leeds. 22 hours
Constructing new tissue shapes with light
PHYS.ORG Constructing biological tissues, such as skin, muscle, or bone, in customized shapes is now one step closer. Researchers at EMBL have succeeded in guiding the folding and thus shape of tissues with optogenetics: a technique to... 22 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Bacteria found in soil may harbor a potential game-changer for drug design. A new study by Scripps Research, published today in Nature Communications, suggests scientists could build better drugs by learning from... 22 hours
Technology breakthrough could enable detection of fetal genetic abnormalities in early pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL A wide range of fetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South... 22 hours
New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications
NEWS MEDICAL A new mathematical simulation approach predicts the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, which help prevent HIV infection. The framework, presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Sulav Duwal and Max... 22 hours
Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Following the Zika virus epidemic that swept across Brazil between 2015-2016, Dr. Julia Clarke and her team begun working to establish the long-term effects of Zika, and recently discovered that TNF-a inhibitors can be... 23 hours
Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northwest seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species. 23 hours
Award granted to Neem Biotech to develop antimicrobial intervention for chronic lung infections
NEWS MEDICAL Neem are working on a novel approach to antimicrobial resistance, which involves preventing the formation of and disrupts mature biofilms that are... 23 hours
Chesapeake Bay: Larger-than-average summer 'dead zone' forecast for 2018 after wet spring
PHYS.ORG Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in... 23 hours
AP Was There: The age of climate change begins
PHYS.ORG On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world's hottest... 23 hours
Gut microbiome may be potential contributor to depression, anxiety in people with obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. 23 hours
Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and... 23 hours
Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross
PHYS.ORG Ecologists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) studied a population of black-browed albatross at Kerguelen Island, part of the French Southern... 23 hours
Large outdoor study shows biodiversity improves stability of algal biofuel systems
PHYS.ORG A diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders, according to... 24 hours
Life in the fast lane: Ecologists say dispersal ability linked to plants' life cycles
PHYS.ORG Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on... 1 day
Primates in peril
SCIENCE DAILY Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while... 2 days
Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
PHYS.ORG Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years—and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel... 2 days
Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reports that political discussions about genetically modified foods have ignored concerns among Danes that GM foods are 'unnatural'. 2 days
Integrated lead discovery: An evolving toolbox
SCIENCE DAILY A new review article offers an informative guide to the established and emerging tools available for early drug discovery and screening, and provides illustrative scenarios demonstrating considerations that drive decisions on choice of lead discovery tactics. 2 days
Brromeliads contribute to mosquito breeding in Miami
SCIENCE DAILY With vector-borne diseases posing an increasing public health threat to communities in South Florida and elsewhere, a new study led by public health researchers has revealed that ornamental bromeliad plants contribute to breeding of... 2 days
Gum disease may be a key initiator of rheumatoid arthritis related autoimmunity
SCIENCE DAILY The results of the study demonstrate increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 2 days
Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields
SCIENCE DAILY For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function -- produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential... 2 days
Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases
PHYS.ORG A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and... 2 days
In South Africa, plans for a refuge for pangolins in peril
PHYS.ORG Monitored by a conservationist, a young pangolin slurped ants with a long tongue near a veterinary hospital that became a temporary home after the animal was... 3 days
Yellow fever: A new method for testing vaccine safety
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have recently developed a novel alternative method to animal testing that can be used to verify the safety of vaccines such as the yellow fever vaccine. 3 days
3D imaging and computer modeling capture breast duct development
SCIENCE DAILY Working with hundreds of time-lapse videos of mouse tissue, a team of biologists joined up with civil engineers to create what is believed to be the first 3D computer model... 3 days
Five new species of snail-sucking snakes discovered
SCIENCE DAILY New research has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining etiquette: they suck the viscous bodies of snails out of their shells. 3 days
161 genetic factors for myopia identified
SCIENCE DAILY Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase. This is particularly worrying for severely short-sighted people as it increases their risk of developing... 3 days
Mammals going nocturnal to avoid humans
SCIENCE DAILY Human activity is causing the planet's mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night, according to a new study. 3 days
Stephen Hawking Buried Between Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin
LIVE SCIENCE The ashes of the towering figure in modern physics will be buried today (June 15) between two other science icons. 3 days
A recessive form of hyper-IgE syndrome by disruption of ZNF341-dependent STAT3 transcription and activity
Science Magazine Heterozygosity for human signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) dominant-negative (DN) mutations underlies an autosomal dominant form of... 4 days
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Could this 'missing link' be a cause?
MNT Cell defects and genes have been separately identified in Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists suggest a faulty cell mechanism is the missing link. 4 days
Stephen Hawking's Family Will Beam His Voice Toward a Black Hole
SPACE.COM The physicist's remains will be interred at Westminster Abbey between those of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Meanwhile, his voice will stream through space. 4 days
What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy
MNT A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It is usually performed with an endoscope.... 4 days
Medical News Today: What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy
MNT A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It... 4 days
Non-coding DNA changes the genitals you're born with
SCIENCE DAILY Male mice grow ovaries instead of testes if they are missing a small region of DNA that doesn't contain any genes -- a finding that could help explain disorders of sex development... 4 days
Microbe breaks 'universal' DNA rule by using two different translations
SCIENCE DAILY DNA is often referred to as the blueprint for life, however scientists have for the first time discovered a microbe that uses two different translations of the DNA... 4 days
Burmese Amber Preserves 99-Million-Year-Old Tropical Frogs
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, paleontologists have described an extinct genus and species of frog, Electrorana limoae, preserved... 4 days
Primates in peril
PHYS.ORG Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while... 4 days
Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields
PHYS.ORG For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function—produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human... 4 days
Researchers use metagenomics to discover thousands of new marine microorganisms
PHYS.ORG While many students spend their spring break on a cruise ship, Elaina Graham chose a different kind of get-away. There was no swimming pool. No steel drum band.... 4 days
From metabolism to function—the extreme structural adaptations of photoreceptors
PHYS.ORG One of the most puzzling aspects of cancer is how cells inevitably manage to reactivate precisely those few genes that can turn them into tumors. One example, discussed at length... 4 days
Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
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New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
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Bringing the heat out of the city
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Biological light sensor filmed in action
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These frogs walk instead of hop, video reveals
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DNA testing can bring families together, but gives mixed answers on ethnicity
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The wisdom of pearl farming
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A bird's eye view of changing glaciers
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'Jurassic park' made a dinosaur-sized leap forward in computer-generated animation on screen, 25 years ago
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Scientists discover bees understand the concept of zero
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First tetrapods of Africa lived within the Devonian Antarctic Circle
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New tools reveal prelude to chaos
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Inside The Ukrainian Clinic Making '3-Parent Babies' For Women Who Are Infertile
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Will Smith hosts National Geographic's "One Strange Rock"
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