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      November 17, 2020

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      Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet's biology and geology, according to ...
      Climate change is causing hurricanes that make landfall to take more time to weaken, reports a new study. Researchers showed that hurricanes that develop over warmer oceans ...
      For centuries, historians and scientists mostly agreed that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered. Not so, ...
      Scientists identified a novel family of sensors in the first layer of cells inside the suction cups that have adapted to react and detect molecules that don't dissolve well ...
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      COVID-19 Highlights Risks of Wildlife Trade

      Researchers say that more epidemics resulting from animal hosts are inevitable unless urgent action is taken. To protect against future pandemics, they call for governments to establish effective ...

      NASA Model Reveals How Much COVID-Related Pollution Levels Deviated from the Norm

      Using computer models to generate a COVID-free 2020 for comparison, NASA researchers found that since February, pandemic restrictions have reduced global nitrogen dioxide concentrations by nearly 20 ...

      Study Highlights Sex-Specific Variability in Mouse Features

      Scientists have shown that sex-specific differences in variability depend on individual physical and physiological features in mice, debunking competing theories that either males or females are more ...

      Researchers Improve Neuronal Reprogramming by Manipulating Mitochondria

      Researchers have identified a hurdle towards an efficient conversion: the cell metabolism. By expressing neuron-enriched mitochondrial proteins at an early stage of the direct reprogramming process, ...

      Biochar from Agricultural Waste Products Can Adsorb Contaminants in Wastewater

      Biochar -- a charcoal-like substance made primarily from agricultural waste products -- holds promise for removing emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from treated wastewater. That's ...

      Researchers Quantify Carbon Changes in Sierra Nevada Meadow Soils

      Meadows in the Sierra Nevada mountains are critical components of watersheds. In addition to supplying water to over 25 million people in California and Nevada, meadows contain large quantities of ...

      Fish Carcasses Deliver Toxic Mercury Pollution to the Deepest Ocean Trenches

      The sinking carcasses of fish from near-surface waters deliver toxic mercury pollution to the most remote and inaccessible parts of the world's oceans, including the deepest spot of them all: ...

      Dairy Cows Exposed to Heavy Metals Worsen Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogen Crisis

      Dairy cows, exposed for a few years to drinking water contaminated with heavy metals, carry more pathogens loaded with antimicrobial-resistance genes able to tolerate and survive various antibiotics. ...

      Paleontologists Uncover Three New Species of Extinct Walruses in Orange County, California

      Millions of years ago, in the warm Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California, walrus species without tusks lived abundantly. But in a new study, paleontologists have identified three new ...

      Deafening Insects Mask True Biodiversity Assessed Via Acoustic Surveys in Japan

      Ecologists have been using recordings of animal noises to assess biodiversity in sub-tropical Japan. The team assessed how effective these acoustic surveys were for pinpointing Okinawa's wild ...

      Implementing Carbon Pricing During the Pandemic Could Help Countries Recover Greener, Smarter

      As economies 'build back better,' it may be an opportune time to introduce carbon pricing to tackle climate change, according to new ...

      New Tool Predicts Geological Movement and the Flow of Groundwater in Old Coalfields

      A remote monitoring tool can help authorities manage public safety and environmental issues in recently abandoned coal mines. The tool uses satellite radar imagery to capture millimeter-scale ...

      Tiny Cave Snail With Muffin-Top Waistline Rolls out of the Dark in Laos

      Recent cave exploration has turned up a tiny, top-heavy snail that glistens under the light of the microscope lens. Only 1.80 mm tall, this transparent snail bulges at the middle, giving a natural ...

      Cellular Powerplant Recycles Waste Gases

      Carbon monoxide is a very poisonous gas. Humans die within minutes when they inhale it. However, some microorganisms tolerate carbon monoxide. Knowledge about how these bacteria survive opens a ...

      Solar Cells: Mapping the Landscape of Caesium Based Inorganic Halide Perovskites

      Scientists have printed and explored different compositions of caesium based halide perovskites. In a temperature range between room temperature and 300 Celsius, they observe structural phase ...

      Study Reconstructs Ancient Storms to Help Predict Changes in Tropical Cyclone Hotspot

      New research reveals that tropical cyclones were actually more frequent in the southern Marshall Islands during the Little Ice Age, when temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were cooler than they ...

      New Method Brings Physics to Deep Learning to Better Simulate Turbulence

      Deep learning, also called machine learning, reproduces data to model problem scenarios and offer solutions. However, some problems in physics are unknown or cannot be represented in detail ...

      Genetic Code Evolution and Darwin's Evolution Theory Should Consider DNA an 'Energy Code'

      Darwin's theory of evolution should be expanded to include consideration of a DNA stability 'energy code' -- so-called 'molecular Darwinism' -- to further account for the ...

      Former Piece of Pacific Ocean Floor Imaged Deep Beneath China

      In a study that gives new meaning to the term 'rock bottom,' seismic researchers have discovered the underside of a rocky slab of Earth's lithosphere that has been pulled more than 400 ...

      Cannabis Strength Soars Over Past Half Century

      Largest study on how cannabis has changed over time finds increased strength putting consumers at greater risk of ...

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