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CAREER FEATURE 13 September 2021 Springboard to science: the institutions that shaped Black researchers’ careers Historically Black colleges and universities offer personal and professional support that predominantly white US institutions do not. Virginia Gewin 0 & David Payne Virginia Gewin Virginia Gewin is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon. View author publications You can also
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Researchers discovered that the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, which occurred more than ten years ago, are still doing havoc on the region’s marine life, notably oysters, which acquired crippling tissue abnormalities known as metaplasia. In the same tissue, metaplasia refers to the replacement of one differentiated somatic cell type with another differentiated
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NEWS 09 September 2021 COVID advances win US$3-million Breakthrough prizes Pioneers of mRNA vaccines and next-generation sequencing techniques are among the winners of science’s most lucrative awards. Zeeya Merali Zeeya Merali View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share
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During the dinosaur era, iconic tyrannosauroids like T. rex notoriously controlled the top of the food web. However, the T-Rex was not always the king. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Uzbekistan Giant Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis, a new dinosaur from the lower Upper Cretaceous of Uzbekistan, was named based on a single maxilla specimen. According to the study
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NEWS 10 September 2021 Trove of CRISPR-like gene-cutting enzymes found in microbes The search for a CRISPR enzyme’s ancestors has revealed more than one million potential genome-editing tools. Heidi Ledford Heidi Ledford View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
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A soft, stretchy film changes from transparent to red to blue as it bends, opening up opportunities for responsive 3D displays and robotics.1 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 will
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A modelling system could help to identify hospitalized people who are unknowingly carrying pathogens that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. 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 will be finalised during
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NEWS 09 September 2021 China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor If China’s experimental reactor is a success it could lead to commercialization and help the nation meet its climate goals. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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NEWS 09 September 2021 Face masks for COVID pass their largest test yet A rigorous study finds that surgical masks are highly protective, but cloth masks fall short. Lynne Peeples 0 Lynne Peeples Lynne Peeples is a science journalist in Seattle, Washington. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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New research found that plastic pollution in freshwater such as lakes provides habitat for microscopic algae in a matter of just two weeks. Researchers from University of Nottingham explored impacts of plastic waste on colonies of algae within freshwater ecosystems. Microalgae or microscopic algae, typically found in freshwater and marine systems, have a predominantly photosynthetic
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CORRESPONDENCE 07 September 2021 Spacefarers, protect our planet from falling debris Dipshikha Chakravortty  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7838-5145 0 , Saptarshi Basu  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9652-9966 1 & K. S. Nandakumar  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5802-7853 2 Dipshikha Chakravortty Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Saptarshi Basu Indian Institute
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Thousands of South Lake Tahoe homeowners who escaped the Caldor Fire in California were allowed to return home this weekend, but officials cautioned them that they could face an unexpected threat: bears. (Photo : Pixabay) According to the Associated Press, Sgt Simon Brown of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office told reporters, “The delicate balance
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CORRESPONDENCE 07 September 2021 COVID-19: release approved vaccines for trials of new ones Melanie Saville 0 Melanie Saville Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, London, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share
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Download PDF As a wildlife-conservation biologist studying climate change, I want to understand the evolving environment through the eyes of large animals. My work — usually in cold, remote places — involves finding animals, and ways to eat, sleep and be warm. I might be miserable, but I get insights that others cannot into what
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An Australian study has shown that blue-tongue lizards are resistant to the venom of the red-bellied black snake. Skink family’s largest animals, blue-tongues seem to have developed a chemical resistance to the venom released by the snake, while carnivorous monitor lizards called goannas that usually consume Australia’s venomous snakes have not. Researchers at the University
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It starts with a familiar tale. Two massive stars are born from a cloud of gas and dust. One eventually runs out of fuel, forming either a neutron star or a black hole. But then, in a fratricidal twist, this compact object spirals closer and closer to the other star, sweeps through its sibling’s atmosphere
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NEWS 03 September 2021 Freak US winters linked to Arctic warming Models suggest that distortions in polar-vortex winds can send chilly air hurtling southwards. But some climate scientists remain unconvinced. Quirin Schiermeier Quirin Schiermeier View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share
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Download PDF It’s grossly irresponsible. Or worse. But I don’t know that yet. Imagine a zebra, they say. What information is in its bar-coded stripes? You can’t tell, I say; zebras don’t fit on the supermarket scanner. They call me a smart ass. A zebra’s stripes are meaningless, I tell them. There are no data
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Parrots are smart and social, and their parents care for them for a long time — all characteristics shared with tool-using primates. Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana), medium-sized parrots native to Indonesia, are known to create and use tools in captivity, but Mark O’Hara and Berenika Mioduszewska at the University of Vienna and their colleagues wanted
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