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 2021-01-27 17:16 

Space.com

Astrophysicist Joe Pesce is back — This time, on video!...

Astrophysicist Joe Pesce is making his return to the Space.com forums after last year's popular AMAs. This time around, he'll be on video....

 2021-01-27 17:09 

Phys.org

Empty seas: Oceanic shark populations dropped 71% since 1970...

When marine biologist Stuart Sandin talks about sharks, it sounds like he's describing Jedis of the ocean. "They are terrific predators, fast swimmers and they have amazing senses—they can detect any disturbance in the ocean from great dista...

 2021-01-27 17:02 

Phys.org

How metal atoms can arrange themselves on an insulator...

In order to produce tiny electronic memories or sensors in the future, it is essential to be able to arrange individual metal atoms on an insulating layer. Scientists at Bielefeld University's Faculty of Chemistry have now demonstrated that this is po...

 2021-01-27 17:00 

Phys.org

Studies provide answers about promising 2-D materials...

Two-dimensional, layered materials hold great promise for a number of applications, such as alternative platforms for the next-generation of logic and memory devices and flexible energy storage devices. There's still much, however, that remains unknow...

 2021-01-27 17:00 

Universe Today

Low-Cost Approach to Scanning Historic Glass Plates Yields an Astronomical Surprise...

A new process highlights an innovative way to get old sky images online... and turned up a potential extra-galactic discovery over a century old. The post Low-Cost Approach to Scanning Historic Glass Plates Yields an Astronomical Surprise appeared first o...

 2021-01-27 17:00 

Space.com

Prebiotic ingredients for life found around young star...

Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? A team of astronomers has found a crucial new link: the observation of essential "prebiotic" molecules around a still-forming star....

 2021-01-27 17:00 

Space.com

Eragon's Christopher Paolini enters the Fractalverse for his first sci-fi novel, 'To Sleep in a Sea Of Stars'...

New York Times bestselling author of the "Eragon" fantasy novels Christopher Paolini embarks on his first adult sci-fi saga with "To Sleep in a Sea Of Stars"....

 2021-01-27 16:59 

Phys.org

An app-based recommendation framework for investor adoption of crypto assets...

Consumers regularly choose books, music, travel destinations and other activities based on recommendations by many people on e-commerce or social media platforms....

 2021-01-27 16:57 

Nature

Measuring the α-particle charge radius with muonic helium-4 ions...

The 2S2P transitions in muonic helium-4 ions are measured using laser spectroscopy and used to obtain an -particle charge-radius value five times more precise than that from electron scattering....

 2021-01-27 16:57 

Nature

How ecstasy and psilocybin are shaking up psychiatry...

Regulators will soon grapple with how to safely administer powerful psychedelics for treating depression and post-traumatic stress disorder....

 2021-01-27 16:57 

Nature

How epidemiology has shaped the COVID pandemic...

Nature's third progress report, coming at the end of the pandemic's first year, highlights key findings from epidemiology — from sounding the early alarm to following the impact of new variants....

 2021-01-27 16:57 

Nature

A two-pronged attack on antibiotic-resistant microbes...

An inhibitor of the enzyme IspH combats multidrug-resistant bacteria....

 2021-01-27 16:57 

Nature

Metastability of diamond ramp-compressed to 2 terapascals...

X-ray diffraction measurements of solid carbon compressed to pressures of about two terapascals (approximately twenty million atmospheres) find that carbon retains a diamond structure even under these extreme conditions....

 2021-01-27 16:55 

Universe Today

What Did The Solar System Look Like Before All The Planets Migrated?...

Early planetary migration in the solar system has been long established, and there are myriad theories that have been put forward to explain where the planets were coming from. Theories such as the Grand Tack Hypothesis an the Nice Model show how importan...

 2021-01-27 16:54 

Phys.org

Well connected through amides...

Linking molecular components through amide bonds is one of the most important reactions in research and the chemical industry. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced a new type of reaction for making amide bonds. Called an ASHA l...

 2021-01-27 16:53 

National Geographic

How Thailand’s ‘Egg Boy’ statue became a tourism phenomenon...

Tens of thousands of people are flocking to a provincial southern temple, seeking hope in tough times....

 2021-01-27 16:44 

Universe Today

Solar Orbiter Caught Venus, Earth and Mars in One of its Photos...

The Solar Orbiter spacecraft is heading towards the center of the Solar System, with the goal of capturing the closest images ever taken of our Sun. But during its flight, the spacecraft turned back to look towards home. It captured Venus, Earth, and Mars...

 2021-01-27 16:24 

Phys.org

Size of helium nucleus measured more precisely than ever before...

In experiments at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, an international research collaboration has measured the radius of the atomic nucleus of helium five times more precisely than ever before. With the aid of the new value, fundamental physical theories can...

 2021-01-27 16:17 

Phys.org

How heavy is dark matter? Scientists radically narrow the potential mass range for the first time...

Scientists have calculated the mass range for Dark Matter—and it's tighter than the science world thought....

 2021-01-27 16:14 

Phys.org

Humanizing yeast ORC sheds light on cancer therapy and human development...

Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKSUST) and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) recently demonstrated that the selectivity determinant of Origin Recognition Complex (ORC) for DNA binding lies in a 19-amino acid insertion...

 2021-01-27 16:05 

Science AAAS

Most high-seas shark species now threatened with extinction...

Overfishing has cut oceanic shark populations by 71% over past 50 years, global survey finds...

 2021-01-27 16:03 

Universe Today

Galileo's Probe Discovered a Mystery at Jupiter, Juno Finally Helped Solve it...

In 1995, NASA's Galileo mission dropped a probe into the atmosphere of Jupiter and found it to be far drier than expected. In 2020, NASA's follow-up mission Juno explained the mystery: it involves mushballs. When NASA's Galileo probe reported ...

 2021-01-27 16:02 

BBC

Extinction: 'Time is running out' to save sharks and rays...

Scientists say sharks and rays are disappearing from the world's oceans at an "alarming" rate....

 2021-01-27 16:00 

Phys.org

Key switchgrass genes identified, which could mean better biofuels ahead...

Biologists believe they are one step closer to a long-held goal of making a cheap, widely available plant a source for energy and fuel, meaning one of the next big weapons in the battle against climate change may be able to trace its roots to the side of ...

 2021-01-27 16:00 

Phys.org

'Virtual anatomy' imaging yields new insight into ancient platypus fish...

The inner ear of a 400 million-year-old 'platypus fish' has yielded new insights into early vertebrate evolution, suggesting this ancient creature may be more closely related to modern-day sharks and bony fish than previously thought....

 2021-01-27 16:00 

Phys.org

Geological phenomenon widening the Atlantic Ocean...

An upsurge of matter from deep beneath the Earth's crust could be pushing the continents of North and South America further apart from Europe and Africa, new research has found....

 2021-01-27 16:00 

Phys.org

Revised Holocene temperature record affirms role of greenhouse gases in recent millennia...

Scientists have resolved a key climate change mystery, showing that the annual global temperature today is the warmest of the past 10,000 years—contrary to recent research, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Nature....

 2021-01-27 16:00 

National Geographic

Oceanic shark and ray populations have collapsed by 70 percent over 50 years...

But there are solutions, experts say, such as regulating international trade in sharks and creating more sustainable fisheries....

 2021-01-27 16:00 

ScienceNews.org

Diamond holds up at pressures more than five times those in Earth's core...

Even when pummeled with lasers, diamond retains its structure, which could reveal how carbon behaves in the cores of some exoplanets....

 2021-01-27 15:53 

Phys.org

Even machines need their greens...

A tree grows strong from years of generating its own food. Now imagine if products could be strengthened with the same living materials that provide nutrients to strengthen trees. This is the work of USC Viterbi School of Engineering Civil and Environment...

 2021-01-27 15:41 

The Daily Galaxy

Planet Earth Report "China Anticipates First Alien Signal to Deadly Physics of Covid-19"...

"Planet Earth Report" provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species. China&...

 2021-01-27 15:31 

LiveScience.com

You may need to start wearing better face masks...

New coronavirus variants spread more easily than earlier versions of the virus. That means you may need to upgrade your face mask, experts say....

 2021-01-27 15:29 

Space.com

Exclusive: 'Resident Alien' showrunner Chris Sheridan talks adapting comic books to the small screen...
 2021-01-27 15:26 

Space.com

'Resident Alien' on Syfy reinvents the classic 'alien-crash-lands-on Earth'-tale...

"Resident Alien," a new, extraterrestrial murder-mystery series on Syfy, uses humor and gritty intrigue to re-invent a classic sci-fi premise and deliver an easy-to-love show....

 2021-01-27 15:25 

NBC News

Doomsday Clock set at 100 seconds to midnight — perilously close to catastrophe...

The symbolic timepiece was updated to reflect ongoing threats from the pandemic, climate change, nuclear weapons and disruptive technologies....

 2021-01-27 15:19 

ScienceNews.org

Chemists are reimagining recycling to keep plastics out of landfills...

Recycling plastics is really hard, and usually creates low-quality materials that aren't good for much. Chemists are trying to change that....

 2021-01-27 15:15 

Phys.org

Spacewalking astronauts improve station's European lab...

Spacewalking astronauts installed a high-speed data link outside the International Space Station's European lab on Wednesday and tackled other improvements....

 2021-01-27 15:15 

Scientific American

What the Capitol Riot Data Download Shows about Social Media Vulnerabilities...

A massive amount of information downloaded from Parler includes potentially incriminating material. But innocuous posts on mainstream platforms can also create vulnerabilities...

 2021-01-27 15:11 

Phys.org

Measures used to reduce the spread of COVID found to reduce contacts 50-62 percent in school children...

A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.K., one in the U.S. and one in Spain has found that measures to promote social distancing of school children to reduce COVID-19 exposure reduced contacts on average by 50 to 62% in a study of studen...

 2021-01-27 14:56 

NBC News

1st private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station...

1st private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station...

 2021-01-27 14:38 

New Scientist

NHS England criticised over missing ethnicity data for covid-19 jabs...

NHS England is facing growing criticism from public health leaders over its failure to publish data on the ethnicity of people who have been vaccinated against covid-19...

 2021-01-27 14:34 

LiveScience.com

Rock collector finds rare gemstone that looks like Cookie Monster...

An agate discovered in Brazil bears a remarkable resemblance to the Sesame Street muppet Cookie Monster....

 2021-01-27 14:32 

ScienceDaily.com

Newly discovered fossil, likely subaqueous insect...

A newly discovered trace fossil of an ancient burrow has been discovered. The fossil has an important role to play in gauging how salty ancient bodies of water were, putting together a clearer picture of our planet's past....

 2021-01-27 14:20 

Phys.org

A new way to measure record-setting electron beams...

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are figuring out new ways to accelerate electrons to record-high energies over record-short distances with a technique that uses laser pulses and exotic...

 2021-01-27 14:20 

Phys.org

Newly discovered molecule disrupts virus infections through protein quality control pathways...

A chemical probe molecule—a "first gen" molecule that can be used for drug development—that targets a host cell's protein quality control pathways can dramatically reduce infection by Dengue and Zika viruses. The research led by La...

 2021-01-27 14:20 

Phys.org

Simulating cities under pandemic conditions to make predictions about future outbreaks...

An international team of researchers has used modeling techniques borrowed from chemistry applications to create a new kind of city simulator. In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A, the group describes using their mode...

 2021-01-27 14:10 

Phys.org

How chromosomes evolve to create new forms of life...

3-D printing is a universal process in the sense that pretty much any part that can be drawn up in a CAD program can be printed, at least within a certain resolution. Machining a part on a mill or lathe, while having the advantage of greater accuracy and ...

 2021-01-27 14:00 

Phys.org

Astronomers discover new candidate redback millisecond pulsar...

Astronomers report the finding of a new candidate redback millisecond pulsar (MSP) binary associated with a gamma-ray source known as 4FGL J0940.37610. The newly found object is a short-period compact binary exhibiting X-ray emission that consists of a lo...

 2021-01-27 14:00 

Scientific American

How Evolution Helps Us Understand Cancer and Control It...

Cells need to cooperate to coexist in people, and when some break the rules, cancer results...

 2021-01-27 13:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9 in tightly packed DNA...

Researchers used single-molecule imaging to compare the genome-editing tools CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN. Their experiments revealed that TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome, called heterochromatin, that are densely ...

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