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Comets and asteroids have bombarded many planets — including Earth in its youth. But the seven Earth-sized worlds in an iconic planetary system have enjoyed a relatively quiet and undisturbed life, research shows1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00
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OUTLINE 01 December 2021 Video: Rebuilding a retina Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older adults, but techniques are being developed to offset the worst of the damage. Twitter Facebook Email The eye disease called age-related macular degeneration is expected to affect 18 million people worldwide by 2040. The dry form
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NEWS ROUND-UP 01 December 2021 Pandemic mental health and Eurasia’s oldest jewellery The latest science news, in brief. Twitter Facebook Email Download PDF The pendant, seen here from two different angles, features drilled holes and around 50 smaller indentations that create an irregular curve.Credit: Antonino Vazzana/BONES Lab Mammoth pendant could be Eurasia’s oldest jewellery A
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CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Collaborate equitably in ancient DNA research and beyond Mehmet Somel 0 , N. Ezgi Altınışık 1 , Füsun Özer 2 & María C. Ávila-Arcos 3 Mehmet Somel Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar N. Ezgi Altınışık Hacettepe
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CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Animal experiments: EU is pushing to find substitutes fast Stefan Hippenstiel  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5146-1064 0 , Christa Thöne-Reineke  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2755 1 & Jens Kurreck  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1469-0052 2 Stefan Hippenstiel Charité‚ Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Christa Thöne-Reineke Freie Universität Berlin,
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CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Climate researchers: consider standing for office — I did John Dearing  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1466-9640 0 John Dearing University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email With the COP26 climate summit receding in the rear-view mirror, in many regions
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A team of international experts revealed that ocean warming of the Arctic started way earlier than previously thought. The study suggests that since the beginning of the 20th Century, the Arctic Ocean had already been getting warmer due to the recent expansion of warming Atlantic water, called “Atlantification”. To understand the rapid changes crucial in
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NEWS 30 November 2021 China’s Mars rover has amassed reams of novel geological data Data collected by the Tianwen-1 mission and Zhurong Mars rover are offering insights into a previously unexplored region of Mars’s northern hemisphere. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter
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A possibility of extraterrestrial creatures infiltrating is modest, but we are enhancing the possibilities. Researchers theorize in recent research that the increased need for interplanetary travel increases the likelihood of alien life forms conquering Planet’s surface and Earth-based microorganisms infecting other worlds. Possible Alien Organisms Contaminating The Earth As per the dissertation, authored on 17th
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Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Ashwin Rode & Andrew Hultgren Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Tamma Carleton National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, USA Tamma Carleton, Michael Greenstone, Solomon Hsiang & Amir Jina Rhodium Group, New York, NY, USA Michael Delgado, Trevor Houser & Kelly E. McCusker Department
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WORLD VIEW 29 November 2021 Victories against AIDS have lessons for COVID-19 Anthony Fauci on four decades of progress against HIV, and what’s needed for the future. Anthony Fauci 0 Anthony Fauci Anthony Fauci is director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Increased air pollution has been linked to an increase in lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) globally and a team of scientists headed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is responsible for linking the both. The same research came to the conclusion that less smoking worldwide reduces lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) cases. (Photo : Getty Images) Effects of
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Download PDF Hi, I was hoping you could help me with my grandfather’s EverLife? I can’t seem to get it to load. I keep getting this error message — something about data corruption. Thanks. No, I don’t subscribe to EverLife Care, but look at this perfect little exadrive. There you go — see? Not a
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The Colon Cancer Conundrum Colorectal cancer rates in younger adults are climbing. The race is on to figure out why. Cassandra Willyard 0 Cassandra Willyard Cassandra Willyard is a science journalist based in Madison, Wis. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter
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Following discovering a possibly more infectious novel coronavirus type in South Africa, President Joe Biden said on Friday that most visitors from eight southern African nations would be denied admission to the United States beginning on Monday. (Photo : Getty Images) The new strain, named Omicron, presents a fresh challenge for Biden, who has had
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The COVID Cancer Effect Oncologists are grappling with predicting—and mitigating—the effects of the pandemic. Usha Lee McFarling 0 Usha Lee McFarling Usha Lee McFarling is a Pulitzer Prize–winning science and medical writer based in Los Angeles. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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Despite what most Australians would have you think, the country isn’t overrun with deadly spiders. But occasionally, a spider emerges, causing arachnophobia in even the most stoic among us. Take, for example, this female funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus) recently given to the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. (Photo : Pixabay) Reason For the
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The Importance of Spotting Cancer’s Warning Signs Despite the vast resources aimed at finding ways to detect the disease early, more needs to be done. Lauren Gravitz 0 Lauren Gravitz Contributing Editor View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Download
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Ammonia output is estimated to be over 200 megatons per year. This makes it the world’s second-most-produced chemical, after only sulphuric acid. (Photo : Pixabay) The results of a combined experimental and computational investigation for a novel group of catalysts that produce ammonia under moderate circumstances seem promising.  Ammonia Production Although there are various ways
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1. Pawley, J. B. (ed.) Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy 3rd edn (Springer, 2006). 2. Laissue, P. P., Alghamdi, R. A., Tomancak, P., Reynaud, E. G., Shroff, H. Assessing phototoxicity in live fluorescence imaging. Nat. Methods 14, 657–661 (2017). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  3. Baumgart, E. & Kubitscheck, U. Scanned light sheet microscopy with confocal
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sYizhak Feliks, Justin Small, and Michael Ghil discovered that the Earth’s global climate system varies in 11-year and 3,5-year cycles. On July 15th, the work was published in Climate Dynamics. The solar cycle, which climate skeptics have claimed for decades plays a crucial influence in global warming, has an 11-year near-periodicity. However, the study discovers
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NEWS 25 November 2021 Record number of first-time observers get Hubble telescope time Since NASA introduced a double-blind review system to reduce bias, more successful proposals are coming from astronomers who haven’t been awarded observation time before. Dalmeet Singh Chawla Dalmeet Singh Chawla View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed
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Experts at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have built a prototype that predicts SARS-CoV-2 versions with characteristics comparable to the Delta subtype, which will induce a more serious disease outbreak with more pathogens and innovative ailments. Their results, which will be published on November 19, 2021, may help scholars and authorities assess the significance
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NEWS 25 November 2021 Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert Researchers are racing to determine whether a fast-spreading variant in South Africa poses a threat to COVID vaccines’ effectiveness. Ewen Callaway Ewen Callaway View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Medics at an
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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT 24 November 2021 Neutron beam sheds light on medieval faith and superstition Hidden inside a leaden amulet, researchers find words of magic and Christian creed side by side. Twitter Facebook Email A Norwegian amulet dating back more than 700 years has been hiding a runic inscription that holds religious and magic significance. Access
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Commercial crabbing season has been delayed again in portions of California due to worries about endangered humpback whales that share their waters. Those expecting to catch a Dungeness crab for their Thanksgiving feast may find them in scarce supply this year. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Humpback Whale Entanglement (Photo : Getty Images) The entanglement of
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1. Colwell, R. K. Spatial scale and the synchrony of ecological disruption. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03760-4 (2021). 2. Trisos, C. H., Merow, C. & Pigot, A. L. The projected timing of abrupt ecological disruption from climate change. Nature 580, 496–501 (2020). ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar  3. Jorda, G. et al. Ocean warming compresses the three-dimensional habitat
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NEWS ROUND-UP 24 November 2021 COVID deaths, gravitational waves and pandemic PhD supervision The latest science news, in brief. Twitter Facebook Email Download PDF Elisabeth Steubesand, 105, receives an inoculation against COVID-19 in Germany, which has a large population of people vulnerable to the disease because they are older and have neither caught the virus
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Rosenbauer, a fire safety company, is always considering new and innovative firefighting strategies. While electric vehicles are no more prone to flames than conventional vehicles, battery fires are distinct from gasoline fires and require specialist equipment to extinguish them efficiently. Battery Fires (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Battery fires are often hotter than gasoline flames. Most
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Many seabirds form long-term pairings, but do not necessarily mate for life — and are more likely to ‘break up’ in years when environmental conditions are unfavourable, researchers reveal. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 €
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Princeton University researchers warn that rodents may be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-like coronaviruses. Researchers said that some rodent species in the past were repeatedly exposed to such. The study’s genomic analysis of various mammal species which examined specific receptor SARS viruses were bind to revealed that rats previously exposed to the virus may have developed
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CORRESPONDENCE 23 November 2021 Support deaf participants at virtual conferences Denis Meuthen  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3373-5383 0 Denis Meuthen Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Virtual meetings are often considered to be a more inclusive alternative to in-person scientific conferences (see R.
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Once the domain of toys for toddlers, battery-powered electric trains could enable zero-emission cargo transport at prices that are competitive with existing diesel-powered locomotives1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation
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According to the study, even if bees are only exposed to pesticides once, it may take numerous generations to recover. (Photo : Getty Images) Although pesticides have long been recognized to impact the biodiverse ecosystem negatively, little is known about how they affect insects over time. This new study reveals that even a single insecticide
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Artificial neural networks can tell one artist’s work from another’s using the 3D topography of the brushstrokes, researchers have found1. The technique could help to identify forgeries, or to distinguish the hands of various members of an old master’s workshop who have contributed to one painting. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy
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