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 2021-05-07 14:50 

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A barred galaxy's massive molecular inflow...

Large amounts of gas are sometimes funneled to a galaxy's nuclear regions, with profound consequences. The gas triggers starburst activity and can also feed the supermassive black hole, converting it into an active galactic nucleus (AGN); indeed the s...

 2021-05-07 12:55 

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Supernovae twins open up new possibilities for precision cosmology...

Cosmologists have found a way to double the accuracy of measuring distances to supernova explosions—one of their tried-and-true tools for studying the mysterious dark energy that is making the universe expand faster and faster. The results from the ...

 2021-05-06 16:35 

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FAST detects 3D spin-velocity alignment in a pulsar...

Pulsars—another name for fast-spinning neutron stars—originate from the imploded cores of massive dying stars through supernova explosion....

 2021-05-06 14:22 

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Socioeconomic inequality drives trade patterns in global wildlife market...

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Hong Kong and one in Singapore has found that socioeconomic inequality is driving existing trade patterns in the global wildlife market. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances...

 2021-05-06 14:20 

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FASER is born: New experiment will study particles that interact with dark matter...

The newest experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is now in place at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. FASER, or Forward Search Experiment, was approved by CERN's research board in March 2019. Now installed in the LHC t...

 2021-05-05 19:20 

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Research confirms trawl ban substantially increases the abundance of marine organisms...

Biodiversity is of crucial importance to the marine ecosystem. The prohibition of trawling activities in the Hong Kong marine environment for two and a half years has significantly improved biodiversity, an inter-university study led by City University of...

 2021-05-05 16:25 

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Scientists discover how antibiotics target bacterial RNAP to inhibit its gene transcription...

A group of researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has uncovered the mechanism of how DNA is being melted to start bacterial gene transcription and how one class of antibiotics inhibits this process—an important way...

 2021-05-05 14:06 

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Main stage of Chinese rocket likely to plunge to Earth soon...

The largest section of the rocket that launched the main module of China's first permanent space station into orbit is expected to plunge back to Earth as early as Saturday at an unknown location....

 2021-05-05 13:58 

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Mysterious hydrogen-free supernova sheds light on stars' violent death throes...

A curiously yellow pre-supernova star has caused astrophysicists to re-evaluate what's possible at the deaths of our Universe's most massive stars. The team describe the peculiar star and its resulting supernova in a new study published today in M...

 2021-05-04 07:25 

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'Last resort' antibiotic pops bacteria like balloons...

Scientists have revealed how an antibiotic of 'last resort' kills bacteria....

 2021-05-03 21:06 

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Using social values for profit cheapens them, a new study cautions...

Businesses sometimes align themselves with important values such as a clean environment, feminism, or racial justice, thinking it's a win-win: the value gets boosted along with the company's bottom line....

 2021-05-03 16:37 

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When will your elevator arrive? Two physicists do the math...

The human world is, increasingly, an urban one—and that means elevators. Hong Kong, the hometown of physicist Zhijie Feng (Boston University), adds new elevators at the rate of roughly 1500 every year...making vertical transport an alluring topic fo...

 2021-05-03 15:00 

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Earthquake, tsunami hazards from subduction zones might be higher than current estimates...

Two of the most destructive forces of nature—earthquakes and tsunamis—might actually be more of a threat than current estimates according to new research conducted by scientists at The University of New Mexico and the Nanyang Technological Uni...

 2021-05-03 14:33 

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The patchy environment of a rare cosmic explosion revealed...

Scientists from the National Centre for radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR) Pune used the upgraded Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (uGMRT) to determine that AT 2018 cow, the first of a newly discovered class of cos...

 2021-05-03 14:10 

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Potential Achilles' heel of SARS-CoV-2 virus captured on video...

Proteins known as lectins can bind to the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and prevent it from accessing human cells, an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia's Dr. Josef Penninger has demonstrated....

 2021-05-03 12:54 

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Ancient food webs can chart sustainable futures...

At first glance, it might seem that archaeology and ecology don't have much in common. One unearths the ancient human past; the other studies the interactions of living organisms. But taking the long view in understanding humans' influence on ecos...

 2021-04-29 15:18 

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Was North America populated by 'stepping stone' migration across Bering Sea?...

For thousands of years during the last ice age, generations of maritime migrants paddled skin boats eastward across shallow ocean waters from Asia to present-day Alaska. They voyaged from island to island and ultimately to shore, surviving on bountiful se...

 2021-04-29 14:03 

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Rapid evolution and host immunity drive the rise and fall of antibiotic resistance during acute infection...

Antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to human health. Resistant infections now cause more than 750,000 deaths per year and are predicted to increase to 10 million deaths per year by 2050. It is known that treating patients with antibiotics is asso...

 2021-04-28 20:30 

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Engineering professor solves deep earthquake mystery...

These mysterious earthquakes originate between 400 and 700 kilometers below the surface of the Earth and have been recorded with magnitudes up to 8.3 on the Richter scale....

 2021-04-28 15:00 

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Scientists harness molecules into single quantum state...

Researchers have big ideas for the potential of quantum technology, from unhackable networks to earthquake sensors. But all these things depend on a major technological feat: being able to build and control systems of quantum particles, which are among th...

 2021-04-27 15:00 

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Physicists net neutron star gold from measurement of lead...

Nuclear physicists have made a new, highly accurate measurement of the thickness of the neutron "skin" that encompasses the lead nucleus in experiments conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility...

 2021-04-27 15:00 

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Fair climate policy could help reduce extreme poverty...

Ambitious climate policies could help to reduce extreme poverty in developing countries. This is the result of a new study by scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)—a result that is in contrast to wide-spread assumptio...

 2021-04-27 12:52 

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Do fish feel pain? Research team says it's likely...

An international, multidisciplinary team that includes faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington has published a paper in the journal Philosophical Psychology that wades into the debate about whether fish feel pain....

 2021-04-27 12:49 

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Detecting inequality from space...

Scientists from Wageningen, Utrecht and Nanjing University found a way to estimate income inequality from nighttime light emissions. So-far inequality could only be estimated reliably for a limited group of countries and at a very course spatial scale. Th...

 2021-04-26 18:31 

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False alarm: No space junk threat after all to SpaceX crew...

SpaceX's four astronauts had barely settled into orbit last Friday when they were ordered back into their spacesuits because of a potential collision with orbiting junk....

 2021-04-26 12:21 

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Nanobodies inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection, including emergent variants...

Australian researchers have identified neutralizing nanobodies that block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells in preclinical models....

 2021-04-22 19:58 

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Machine learning model generates realistic seismic waveforms...

A new machine-learning model that generates realistic seismic waveforms will reduce manual labor and improve earthquake detection, according to a study published recently in JGR Solid Earth....

 2021-04-22 15:00 

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New material could better protect soldiers, athletes and motorists...

Soldiers, athletes, and motorists could lead safer lives thanks to a new process that could lead to more efficient and re-useable protection from shock and impact, explosion, and vibration, according to a new study....

 2021-04-22 14:26 

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Freeze! Executioner protein caught in the act...

A new molecular 'freeze frame' technique has allowed WEHI researchers to see key steps in how the protein MLKL kills cells....

 2021-04-22 13:41 

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Cold War legacy: Investigation of cesium-137 in U.S. honey...

Work that began in 2017 as a spring break assignment for members of a William & Mary freshman seminar unexpectedly blossomed into a serious investigation into the presence of a radioactive isotope in honey in the eastern U.S....

 2021-04-22 12:25 

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Researchers report possible solutions for hard-to-recycle plastics...

Millions of tons of plastic end up in landfills every year. It's a big societal problem and an even larger environmental threat....

 2021-04-21 16:12 

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Bubble with titanium triggers titanic explosions...

Scientists have found fragments of titanium blasting out of a famous supernova. This discovery, made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, could be a major step in pinpointing exactly how some giant stars explode....

 2021-04-21 07:44 

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Using engineering methods to track the imperceptible movements of stony corals...

Coral reefs around the world are under threat from rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, disease and overfishing, among other reasons....

 2021-04-20 19:31 

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Was Cascadia's 1700 earthquake part of a sequence of earthquakes?...

The famous 1700 Cascadia earthquake that altered the coastline of western North America and sent a tsunami across the Pacific Ocean to Japan may have been one of a sequence of earthquakes, according to new research presented at the Seismological Society o...

 2021-04-20 18:00 

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Predicting the next pandemic virus is harder than we think...

The observation that most of the viruses that cause human disease come from other animals has led some researchers to attempt "zoonotic risk prediction" to second-guess the next virus to hit us. However, in an Essay publishing April 20th in the op...

 2021-04-19 17:27 

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Study reveals the workings of nature's own earthquake blocker...

A new study finds a naturally occurring "earthquake gate" that decides which earthquakes are allowed to grow into magnitude 8 or greater....

 2021-04-19 15:44 

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MicroMESH: A microscopic polymeric network to attack glioblastoma multiforme...

A micro-sized polymeric net wrapping around brain tumors, just like a fishing net around a shoal of fish: this is microMESH, a new nanomedicine device capable of conforming around the surface of tumor masses and efficiently delivering drugs. It has been d...

 2021-04-19 14:44 

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Modeling collisions between argon nuclei and neutrinos from a supernova...

Massive stars end their lives in explosions called core-collapse supernovae. These explosions produce very large numbers of weakly interacting particles called neutrinos. Scientists working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab, ...

 2021-04-19 12:57 

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SARS-CoV-2 variants from mink evade inhibition by antibodies...

It has been known for about a year that minks can become infected with SARS-CoV-2. The virus had been transmitted from humans to farmed mink and mutated in infected animals. Mutations were acquired in the spike protein, which is crucial for the entry of t...

 2021-04-16 20:58 

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Simulations reveal how dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain binds to host, succumbs to antibodies...

Large-scale supercomputer simulations at the atomic level show that the dominant G form variant of the COVID-19-causing virus is more infectious partly because of its greater ability to readily bind to its target host receptor in the body, compared to oth...

 2021-04-15 18:00 

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Nuclear DNA from sediments helps unlock ancient human history...

The field of ancient DNA has revealed important aspects of human evolutionary past, including relationships with Denisovans and Neandertals. These studies have relied on DNA from bones and teeth, which store DNA and protect it from the environment. But su...

 2021-04-15 13:48 

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Researchers find link between earthquake timing and water cycle in Taiwan...

A team of researchers from Taiwan, Canada and the U.S. has found a link between the water cycle in Taiwan and the timing of earthquakes there. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of the water cycle in ...

 2021-04-15 13:30 

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Triangular-shaped spikes key to coronavirus transmission, finds new study...

COVID-19 needs no introduction. Last year, the disease, which is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, reached every continent across the globe. By the end of March 2021, there had been an estimated 128 million cases recorded with almost three million of these ...

 2021-04-15 13:25 

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Novel antibiotic deceives bacteria through mimicry...

Most antibiotics need to penetrate their target bacteria. But Darobactin, a newly discovered compound, is much too large to do so. Nonetheless, it kills many antibiotic-resistant pathogens—by exploiting a tiny weak spot on their surface. Basel resea...

 2021-04-14 17:21 

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Shape-shifting Ebola virus protein exploits human RNA to change shape...

The human genome contains the instructions to make tens of thousands of proteins. Each protein folds into a precise shape—and biologists are taught that defined shape dictates the protein's destined function. Tens of thousands of singular shapes...

 2021-04-13 15:00 

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Combining mask wearing, social distancing suppresses COVID-19 virus spread...

Studies show wearing masks and social distancing can contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but their combined effectiveness is not precisely known....

 2021-04-13 13:29 

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Social comparisons with similar people determine income's effect on happiness...

In a state with greater income inequality, the happiest place to occupy is not at the pinnacle of the income distribution, as one might think, but somewhere in the middle that provides clear vantage points of people like ourselves, a new study suggests....

 2021-04-13 11:57 

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Ancient history sheds new light on connection between weather and war...

Data extracted from the oldest surviving document recording Korean history shows a strong correlation between extreme weather events and war....

 2021-04-12 19:00 

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Common approach to diversity in higher education reflects preferences of white Americans...

Increasing diversity remains a key priority at universities, especially in the wake of mass demonstrations in support of racial equality in 2020 following the death of George Floyd. Many universities are guided by the motivation that diversity enhances st...

 2021-04-12 17:09 

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A multidimensional view of SARS-CoV-2...

What exactly happens when the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 infects a cell? In an article published in Nature, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry paints a comprehensive picture of the viral infectio...

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