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 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Intertropical Convergence Zone limits climate predictions in the tropical Atlantic...

The strongest climate fluctuation on time scales of a few years is the so-called El Nio phenomenon, which originates in the Pacific. A similar circulation pattern exists in the Atlantic, which scientists have now studied in more detail. Their results cont...

 2021-01-15 16:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers Find NTRK fusions more common than expected in pediatric tumors...

Researchers have found that NTRK fusions are more common in pediatric tumors and also involve a wider range of tumors than adult cancers, information that could help prioritize screening for NTRK fusions in pediatric cancer patients who might benefit from...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

Phys.org

New videos show RNA as it's never been seen...

A new Northwestern University-led study is unfolding the mystery of how RNA molecules fold themselves to fit inside cells and perform specific functions. The findings could potentially break down a barrier to understanding and developing treatments for RN...

 2021-01-15 15:54 

TreeHugger

This Is Your Kid's Future Favorite Shirt...

Living Loudly makes fun, whimsical t-shirts from bamboo-blended fabric. They come in zero-waste packaging wrapped in seed paper....

 2021-01-15 15:50 

smithsonianmag.com

Why Kamala Harris' Pearls Have a Special Significance...

The vice president-elect's ties to her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, run deep, and her jewelry lets that shine...

 2021-01-15 15:30 

ScienceDaily.com

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows...

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA....

 2021-01-15 15:28 

ScienceNews.org

The Parker Solar Probe will have company on its next pass by the sun...

The probe is about to make another close pass of the sun. This time, Solar Orbiter, BepiColombo and others will be watching too....

 2021-01-15 15:02 

NPR

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Trump Administration Will Let More Doctors Prescribe Drug To Fight Opioid Addiction...

The change means that doctors will no longer need a special federal waiver in order to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication to treat opioid use disorder....

 2021-01-15 14:39 

NPR

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Caro Verbeek: What Can The Scents Of The Past Tell Us About Our History?...

Each day, we breathe about 22,000 times--and all that time we smell. Scent historian Caro Verbeek recreates scents of the past. She says, just like music and art, smell is a part of our heritage....

 2021-01-15 14:35 

National Geographic

Napoleon's military defeat in Egypt yielded a victory for history...

When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought along an 'army' of scholars, whose studies of this ancient culture became the foundation of Egyptology....

 2021-01-15 14:34 

NBC News

Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet...

Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet...

 2021-01-15 14:29 

Science AAAS

Science journals to offer select authors open-access publishing for free...

"Green" open-access route complies with the Coalition S funders' mandate...

 2021-01-15 14:23 

Phys.org

Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates...

Most frogs emit a characteristic croak to attract the attention of a potential mate. But a few frog species that call near loud streams—where the noise may obscure those crucial love songs—add to their calls by visually showing off with the fl...

 2021-01-15 14:23 

Phys.org

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies...

For about one in 13 children in the U.S., normally harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body's natural defenses into overdrive....

 2021-01-15 14:23 

Phys.org

Changes in nutrient storage and metabolism help fruit flies reach maturity...

RIKEN developmental biologists have analyzed the transitions that precede metamorphosis in fruit fly larvae using experiments and mathematical modeling1. They have also identified the survival strategies underlying these transitions. While conducted on fr...

 2021-01-15 14:18 

Phys.org

Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom...

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to University of Queensland research....

 2021-01-15 14:18 

Phys.org

Protecting the genome from transposon activation...

Transposons are foreign DNA elements capable of random insertion into the genome, an event that can be very dangerous for a cell. Their activity must be silenced to maintain genomic integrity, which is primarily achieved by H3K9me3-mediated repression. Re...

 2021-01-15 14:17 

Phys.org

Optical computing at sub-picosecond speeds...

Vanderbilt researchers have developed the next generation of ultrafast data transmission that may make it possible to make already high-performance computing "on demand." The technology unjams bottlenecks in data streams using a hybrid silicon-van...

 2021-01-15 14:14 

Phys.org

A new way to look for gravitational waves...

In a paper published today in Physical Review Letters, Valerie Domcke of CERN and Camilo Garcia-Cely of DESY report on a new technique to search for gravitational waves—the ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first detected by the LIGO and ...

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom...

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to new research. The technique works in a manner similar to the way two sides of a magnet repel each other....

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

ADA lowers target HbA1C levels for children with type-1 diabetes...

In early 2020, upon recommendation by leading endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association lowered the target hemoglobin A1C guidelines for children with type 1 diabetes. Their goal in recommending stricter glucose control was to ensure children with t...

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

An unexpected, and novel, target for prostate cancer: Our biological clock...

Researchers find that CRY-1, a regulator of circadian rhythms, promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair....

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Changing resilience of oceans to climate change...

Oxygen levels in the ancient oceans were surprisingly resilient to climate change, new research suggests....

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Managing large-scale construction projects to avoid cost overruns...

Supplier selection and pricing format decisions that reflect key characteristics of the project, such as the size of the project, duration, and type of customer, are best at reducing a significant part of cost overruns....

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Guppies have varying levels of self-control...

Just like humans trying to stick to New Year's resolutions, guppies have varying levels of self-control, a new study shows....

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

New fossil provides clarity to the history of Alligatoridae...

Families are complicated. For members of the Alligatoridae family, which includes living caimans and alligators - this is especially true. They are closely related, but because of their similarity, their identification can even stump paleontologists....

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment...

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients....

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Newly developed GaN based MEMS resonator operates stably even at high temperature...

JST PRESTO researcher developed a MEMS resonator that stably operates even under high temperatures by regulating the strain caused by the heat from gallium nitride (GaN). This device is small, highly sensitive and can be integrated with CMOS technology pr...

 2021-01-15 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Are partially protected areas the 'red herrings' of marine conservation?...

Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don't meet their broad conservation objectives, researchers have found....

 2021-01-15 14:10 

Phys.org

Simulating evolution to understand a hidden switch...

Computer simulations of cells evolving over tens of thousands of generations reveal why some organisms retain a disused switch mechanism that turns on under severe stress, changing some of their characteristics. Maintaining this "hidden" switch is...

 2021-01-15 14:04 

Phys.org

Fluorescence microscopy at highest spatial and temporal resolution...

LMU researchers simplify the MINFLUX microscope and have succeeded in differentiating molecules that are extremely close together and tracking their dynamics....

 2021-01-15 14:00 

Scientific American

Unrivaled View of Brilliant 'Planetary Nebula' NGC 2899...

Its distinctive butterfly shape is caused by one star interfering with the gas expulsion pattern of another...

 2021-01-15 13:33 

Nature

COVID’s toll on smell and taste: what scientists do and don’t know...

Researchers are studying the sensory impact of the coronavirus, how long it lasts and what can be done to treat it....

 2021-01-15 13:33 

Nature

Alarming COVID variants show vital role of genomic surveillance...

Efforts to track SARS-CoV-2 sequences have helped identify worrying variants — but researchers are blind to emerging mutations in some regions....

 2021-01-15 13:30 

Phys.org

Intimate associations between SARS-CoV-2 and mitochondria suggest new angles of attack...

As one wise pundit recently observed, "everybody is a virologist now." For the many people whose interest in biology formerly began and ended with "the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell," a second axiom can now be offered, namely,...

 2021-01-15 13:17 

The Conversation

Cities can help migrating birds on their way by planting more trees and turning lights off at night...

Tennessee Warblers (_Leiothlypis peregrina_) breed in northern Canada and spend winters in Central and South America. Kyle Horton , CC BY-ND Millions of birds travel between their breeding and wintering grounds during spring and autumn migration, creating...

 2021-01-15 13:14 

LiveScience.com

Astronomers are still reeling from the loss of iconic Arecibo radio telescope...

The collapse of the iconic radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico last month has left astronomers with a host of questions about what went wrong and what comes next....

 2021-01-15 13:07 

LiveScience.com

The planet is dying faster than we thought...

A triple-threat of climate change, biodiversity loss and overpopulation is bearing down on Earth, a new paper from 17 scientists warns....

 2021-01-15 13:00 

Science AAAS

Many scientists citing two scandalous COVID-19 papers ignore their retractions...

Globally discredited hospital data from the company Surgisphere continues to live as reliable evidence—even in leading journals...

 2021-01-15 13:00 

Sky & Telescope

What the Most Distant Quasar Tells Us About Black Hole Birth...

The existence of a quasar when the universe was only 670 million years old is helping astronomers understand how black holes are born. The post What the Most Distant Quasar Tells Us About Black Hole Birth appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2021-01-15 12:23 

Phys.org

A new regime for analyzing properties of topological materials...

Two recent studies demonstrate that there is a topological origin of two related metal alloys' ability to convert light into electrical current. New fundamental research on rhodium monosilicide (RhSi), published in NPJ Quantum Materials, and on cobalt...

 2021-01-15 12:23 

Phys.org

Innovative gene stacks enhance wheat rust resistance...

John Innes Centre researchers have helped in the development of pioneering gene stacking techniques to combat the growing threat of wheat rust....

 2021-01-15 12:20 

Phys.org

Project maps 'astronomical' number of celestial objects...

Nearly 700 million astronomical objects have been carefully cataloged and made public as part of a major international collaboration involving researchers from The Australian National University (ANU)....

 2021-01-15 12:07 

SpaceNews

OneWeb raises $400 million...

Broadband satellite company OneWeb announced Jan. 15 it has raised $400 million from SoftBank and Hughes Network Systems, allowing the company to continue deployment of its constellation. SpaceNews...

 2021-01-15 12:02 

Space.com

Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000 Martian days on the Red Planet...

NASA's Curiosity rover marked 3,000 Martian days, or...

 2021-01-15 12:00 

Space.com

NASA extends planetary science missions at Mars and Jupiter...

NASA has extended two planetary science missions: the InSight lander at Mars and the Juno orbiter at Jupiter....

 2021-01-15 12:00 

Space.com

Is NASA about to get its first female leader?...

The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris may very well make history with their choice to lead the 62-year-old U.S. space agency....

 2021-01-15 12:00 

National Geographic

31 vintage images from 133 years of the Nat Geo archives...

January 13, 2021 marked National Geographic's 133rd birthday. Take a look back at some of the remarkable images that published in our magazine....

 2021-01-15 12:00 

Scientific American

Scientists Weigh In on India's Citizenship Debate...

Repressive measures by India's government are sparking a backlash in the nation's scientific community...

 2021-01-15 11:45 

Scientific American

Telescopes on Far Side of the Moon Could Illuminate the Cosmic Dark Ages...

Instruments deployed on missions to the lunar far side might give us an unprecedented view of the early universe...

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