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Sharks Head Straight Home by Smell

Sharks that could smell headed straight back home when taken a few miles away whereas some that had their senses of smell blocked took slower, more erratic paths to their old haunts

January 21, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman

Volcano Role in Dino Death Gets Mercury Boost

Researchers found a spike in mercury, which is produced by volcanoes, in ancient ocean sediments from southern France that span the time of the dinosaurs' mass extinction, lending support to the idea that massive eruptions played a role, in addition to the asteroid impact

January 20, 2016 — Julia Rosen

Strange New State of Hydrogen Created

Phase V hydrogen, created by crushing Earth's lightest element with mind-boggling pressures, gives the physicists a glimpse of the inner atmosphere of a gas giant, where pressures reach millions of (Earth) atmospheres

January 8, 2016 — Jesse Emspak and LiveScience

Asphalt Roads Could De-Ice Themselves

Researchers engineered bitumen—the sticky black stuff in asphalt—to release its own salt, to battle the formation of ice. Christopher Intagliata reports

December 31, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Scientists Find New Drug Targets for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that affects about 2-3% of the population. It is triggered by the immune system, and new insights into immune processes have thrown up a number of exciting drug targets.This article was first published by Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, which has full responsibility for all editorial content. It is a NatureVideo production and was reproduced with permission. The editorial advisor is Manfred Kopf; animation by Arkitek Scientific. This content is editorially independent of sponsors.Produced with support from Eli Lilly and Company

December 29, 2015 — Nature Video

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