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 2021-05-09 04:00 

EurekAlert

How proteins control information processing in the brain...

A complicated interaction between different proteins is needed for information to pass from one nerve cell to the next. Researchers at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have now managed to study this process in the synaptic vesicles, whi...

 2021-05-09 01:05 

livemint

Variant accelerating India's Covid-19 explosion, says WHO top scientist...

B 1.617 is likely to be a variant of concern because it has some mutations which increase transmission, said Soumya Swaminathan...

 2021-05-08 20:55 

RedOrbit

Tesla to Pay Fine, Install Solar Rooftop in Settlement With Bay Area Emissions Regulators...

Tesla will pay a $750,000 fine and install a community solar microgrid that includes one of its solar rooftops as part of a settlement with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in California. This district covers nine counties in the San Francisco...

 2021-05-08 20:45 

Phys.org

Archaeologists discover remains of 9 Neanderthals near Rome...

Italian archaeologists have uncovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome, shedding new light on how the Italian peninsula was populated and under what environmental conditions....

 2021-05-08 20:00 

Space.com

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket on its 10th flight Sunday and you can watch it online...

SpaceX is preparing to launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets for a record 10th time to deliver 60 Starlink satellites into orbit....

 2021-05-08 18:02 

Universe Today

Volcanoes on Mars Might Still be Active...

Back in March, NASA's InSight lander detected two large quakes from a geologically active region of Mars called the Cerberus Fossae. Now, using imagery from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which circles the red planet at an altitude of about 300km, r...

 2021-05-08 15:00 

The Daily Galaxy

Planet Earth Report "Biological 'Fukushima' Threatens the Planet to Mutation that Rewired the Human Mind"...

This week's stories from Planet Earth range from the discovery of the cells the size of basketballs existing in the ocean abyss to extraterrestrial space archaeology in the search for advanced life to watching the expansion of the Universe in real tim...

 2021-05-08 14:04 

LiveScience.com

You can see the International Space Station (and China's Tianhe, too) in the night sky this weekend...

You can see two space stations in the night sky this weekend, China's Tianhe and the International Space Station....

 2021-05-08 13:53 

LiveScience.com

Jurassic squid got murdered mid-meal, leaving this epic fossil behind...

This was the ultimate Jurassic seafood platter....

 2021-05-08 13:00 

Scientific American

In Case You Missed It...

Top news from around the world...

 2021-05-08 12:34 

SpaceNews

U.S. role in global greenhouse gas constellation still up in the air...

The United States is expected to play a supporting role in an international campaign to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from space. SpaceNews...

 2021-05-08 12:33 

SpaceNews

NOAA tracks and analyzes the changing climate...

Many different organizations within NOAA monitor climate change with data and imagery captured by ground-based, airborne, maritime and satellite sensors. NOAA officials then gauge the accuracy of the information, analyze it and compare it with historical ...

 2021-05-08 12:29 

ScienceDaily.com

Artificial intelligence makes great microscopes better than ever...

Collaboration between deep learning experts and microscopy experts leads to an significantly improved data-intensive light-field microscopy method by using AI and ground-truthing it with light-sheet microscopy. The result is the power of light-field micro...

 2021-05-08 12:29 

ScienceDaily.com

The legume family tree...

The most comprehensive study of the family tree for legumes, the plant family that includes beans, soybeans, peanuts, and many other economically important crop plants, reveals a history of whole-genome duplications....

 2021-05-08 12:00 

The Daily Galaxy

"Gates of Hell" Primordial Black Holes Formed Moments After the Big Bang (Weekend Feature)...

Supermassive black holes have been described by astronomers as the "Gates of Hell" and "one-way doors out of the universe." Now, the existence of primordial black holes, gravity wells formed just moments after the Big Bang that some scient...

 2021-05-08 12:00 

Scientific American

First in Flight: NASA Just Proved Flying on Mars Is Possible--Next Up Is the Solar System...

With Ingenuity's five successful flights on the Red Planet, aviation may find unexpected footing in the future of space exploration...

 2021-05-08 11:00 

LiveScience.com

What does it take to become an astronaut?...

Out of 18,000 people, just 12 got into NASA's 2017 astronaut class....

 2021-05-08 10:24 

Phys.org

Ingenuity Mars helicopter completes first one-way trip...

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter completed its fifth flight on the Red Planet today with its first one-way journey from Wright Brothers Field to an airfield 423 feet (129 meters) to the south. After arrival above its new airfield, Ingenuity climbed to...

 2021-05-08 04:00 

EurekAlert

Mild COVID-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting heart damage...

Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, according to a study led by UCL (University College London) researchers and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Barts Charity....

 2021-05-08 04:00 

EurekAlert

Switch of breast tumors to HER2-low in recurrence may provide greater therapeutic options...

The finding that breast tumours can evolve to express low HER2 potentially widens the number of patients who can benefit from new investigational agents, typically novel antibody-drug conjugate therapies, that are currently in clinical trials for HER2-low...

 2021-05-08 01:24 

Universe Today

Mars Helicopter Completes its 4th Flight. 117 Seconds of Airtime...

On April 30th, 2021, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter achieved yet another milestone and set new records with its fourth flight on Mars. This time around, the helicopter took off at 12:33 AM Mars Standard Time (10:49 AM EDT; 07:49 AM PDT) and ascended to an ...

 2021-05-08 01:16 

Space.com

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands at new airfield after 5th flight...

Ingenuity made its fifth Martian flight today (May 7), cruising to a new patch of ground on its first one-way trip on the Red Planet....

 2021-05-07 23:01 

Space.com

You can see the International Space Station (and China's Tianhe, too) in the night sky this weekend...

You can see two space stations in the night sky this weekend, China's Tianhe and the International Space Station....

 2021-05-07 22:21 

Space.com

A huge Chinese rocket booster is falling from space, but don't worry. It likely won't hit you....

China's Long March 5B rocket core stage plummets to Earth this weekend. You have almost nothing to worry about....

 2021-05-07 22:11 

New Scientist

Measuring time accurately increases the entropy in the universe...

A clock with controllable accuracy has shown that the better a clock is at timekeeping, the more entropy it will produce in the form of heat, increasing disorder as it ticks...

 2021-05-07 21:52 

Space.com

Inspiration4: The first all-civilian spaceflight on SpaceX Dragon...

Inspiration4 will be the world's first spaceflight unsupervised by professional astronauts, using commercial equipment to launch civilian space enthusiasts into orbit....

 2021-05-07 21:28 

Space.com

'Debris' on NBC is a sci-fi show with enormous potential...

NBC's original sci-fi show...

 2021-05-07 21:12 

Phys.org

Massive molecular study uncovers clues to the evolution and diversification of essential plant family...

The most comprehensive study of the family tree for legumes, the plant family that includes beans, soybeans, peanuts, and many other economically important crop plants, reveals a history of whole-genome duplications. The study also helps to uncover the ev...

 2021-05-07 21:10 

Phys.org

Archaeologists pinpoint population for the Greater Angkor region...

Long-running archaeological research, boosted by airborne lidar sensing and machine-learning algorithms, finds that Cambodia's Greater Angkor region was home to 700,000-900,000 people....

 2021-05-07 21:09 

Phys.org

New research sets stage for development of salmonella vaccine...

With the COVID-19 vaccines on many people's minds, some may be surprised to learn that we do not yet have vaccines for many common infectious diseases....

 2021-05-07 21:08 

Phys.org

Study describes new mechanism for terminating transcription of DNA into RNA in bacteria...

A bacterial protein helps to stop transcription—the process of making RNA copies of DNA to carry out the functions of the cell—by causing the cellular machinery that transcribes the DNA to pause at the appropriate spots in the genome. The prot...

 2021-05-07 21:00 

TreeHugger

Mikrohus: A Scandinavian Style Tiny Home For Minimalist Living...

The minimalism movement inspired this woman to move into a tiny house....

 2021-05-07 20:30 

Scientific American

Failure of Genetic Therapies for Huntington's Devastates Community...

Hopes were high for drugs designed to lower levels of a mutant protein, but development has stalled...

 2021-05-07 20:18 

TreeHugger

Will the Spike in Lumber Prices Hurt the Mass Timber Movement?...

These timber towers are built of the same wood as single family houses, and they use a lot of it....

 2021-05-07 20:08 

SpaceNews

China acknowledges Long March 5B situation as rocket heads for weekend reentry...

China's foreign ministry acknowledged the imminent uncontrolled reentry of the Long March 5B Friday as the orbit of the first stage continued to lose altitude. SpaceNews...

 2021-05-07 20:00 

ScienceDaily.com

Sleep disorders tally $94.9 billion in health care costs each year...

Sleep disorders are associated with significantly higher rates of health care utilization including more doctors visits and prescriptions, placing an additional $94.9 billion in costs each year to the U.S. Health care system....

 2021-05-07 20:00 

ScienceDaily.com

new mechanism for terminating transcription of DNA into RNA in bacteria...

A bacterial protein helps to stop transcription -- the process of making RNA copies of DNA to carry out the functions of the cell -- by causing the cellular machinery that transcribes the DNA to pause at the appropriate spots in the genome....

 2021-05-07 19:37 

TreeHugger

Eco-Friendly Cooling Tips For High Tunnels and Greenhouses...

A garden designer explains how she keeps her under cover growing spaces cool all summer....

 2021-05-07 19:21 

Space.com

US Space Command is tracking China's falling rocket booster, but won't shoot it down...

U.S. Space Command is closely tracking a large Chinese rocket body falling uncontrollably back to Earth that is predicted to hit the atmosphere sometime on Saturday (May 8)....

 2021-05-07 19:12 

LiveScience.com

Giant sequoia tree still smoldering 9 months after devastating California wildfires...

A giant sequoia tree in California's Sequoia National Park is still smoldering months after devastating wildfires hit the region last summer....

 2021-05-07 19:04 

SpaceNews

NASA increases prices for ISS private astronaut missions...

NASA has increased the prices it will charge for future private astronaut missions to the International Space Station, saying the new prices reflect the true costs of supporting those missions. SpaceNews...

 2021-05-07 19:00 

Scientific American

Coronavirus News Roundup, May 1May 7...

Pandemic highlights for the week...

 2021-05-07 19:00 

TreeHugger

Climate Crisis Got Worse in 2020, UN Report Says...

Last year was one of the three hottest years on record....

 2021-05-07 18:58 

Space.com

Where will China's falling rocket booster crash? Here's how to track it online....

Several websites give regular updates on the Chinese Long March 5B rocket core that's uncontrollably falling to Earth, with an expected re-entry on Saturday night (May 8)....

 2021-05-07 18:53 

LiveScience.com

Gargantuan Chinese rocket core will slam through the atmosphere on Saturday, officials predict...

A Chinese rocket core is tumbling uncontrolled through orbit, and may crash through the atmosphere on Saturday (May 8), government officials warn...

 2021-05-07 18:00 

Scientific American

Carbon Capture Technologies Are Improving Nicely...

U.S. lab is looking to establish a nationwide industry...

 2021-05-07 17:59 

TreeHugger

7-Eleven in Taiwan Says It Will Start Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics...

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven in Taiwan says it will phase out single-use plastic packaging by 2050, starting with a 10% reduction annually....

 2021-05-07 17:51 

Space.com

Perseverance rover captures sounds of Mars helicopter Ingenuity's flight in awesome first (video)...

NASA's Perseverance rover captured the whirring of Ingenuity's fast-spinning rotors during the little chopper's fourth Red Planet flight, which took place on April 30....

 2021-05-07 17:47 

SpaceNews

Momentus SPAC merger seeking extension...

The blank-check company proposing to merge with in-space transportation company Momentus is going down to the wire in its effort to convince shareholders to give it more time to close the deal. SpaceNews...

 2021-05-07 17:45 

Scientific American

COVID, Quickly, Episode 6: The Real Reason for India's Surge and Mask Liftoff...

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American's senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh......

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