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NEWS 22 October 2021 Ancient DNA points to origins of modern domestic horses Genetic analysis shows that the ancestors of all modern horses lived in the Western Eurasian steppes more than 4,000 years ago. Tosin Thompson Tosin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter
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NEWS 22 October 2021 Scientists reel as Brazilian government backtracks on research funds President Jair Bolsonaro has approved a bill funnelling cash away from science and towards other areas of government, stranding research proposals and dashing hopes. Meghie Rodrigues Meghie Rodrigues View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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Download PDF They always take me early morning, shiptime, when the alien mindlink is strongest. I slump down as the prison guards strap me into the mindlink cradle. Arms, legs, chest, waist, neck; everything. They lock the back of my prisoner’s harness to the cradle, tightening it until I can’t move an inch. Same as
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Typically, human Internal organs grow and undergo changes during the course of life, although they hardly change completely. Things aren’t that straightforward for infant octopuses. (Photo : Getty Images) Kölliker’s Organs (KO)   Prior to their birth, embryonic octopuses grow hundreds of temporary, tiny structures referred to as Kölliker’s organs (KO) which conceal every visible part
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Adding an artificial enzyme to bacteria1 allows them to carry out unnatural reactions that produce novel chemical compounds from sugars. 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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Colombian conservation authorities have started neutering the cocaine hippos previously owned by renowned cartel leader Pablo Escobar. The action will prevent the hippo species from expanding further, which may harm stream environments and endanger indigenous animals and humans. In the wetland stream channels near Medelln, Colombia, a previously owned Hacienda owned Escobar ran a residential
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A quick bath in water helps to make a sheet of treated wood as pliable as paper, allowing it to take on complex forms that have much more strength than natural wood. 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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Bunnings Warehouse is being urged to remove a popular poison variety off its shelves by Australia’s leading bird protection organization. BirdLife Australia has asked that the retailer cease selling certain rat and mouse poisons, saying they are harming native birds and fauna. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) After a severe mouse epidemic hit eastern Australia in
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CAREER COLUMN 21 October 2021 How to make your research reproducible Ensuring that your work is reproducible is not as daunting or complicated as you might think. Experts share their tips. Jeffrey M. Perkel Jeffrey M. Perkel View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share
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1. Ingstad, H. & Ingstad, A. S. The Viking Discovery of America: The Excavations of a Norse Settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland (Breakwater Books, 2000). 2. Wallace, B. L. in Contact, Continuity, and Collapse: the Norse Colonization of the North Atlantic (ed. Barrett, J.) 207–238 (Brepols, 2003). 3. Nydal, R. A critical review of
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According to a study by researchers at Rutgers University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and other institutions, a potential nuclear war may have devastating effects on humanity for years to come. Smoke from the resulting fires would cause climate change that could last up to 15 years. This in turn would threaten global food
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NATURE PODCAST 20 October 2021 Omnimagnets move non-magnetic objects every which way An ancient solar storm helps pinpoint when Vikings lived in the Americas, and using magnets to deftly move non-magnetic metals. Benjamin Thompson & Nick Petrić Howe Benjamin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Nick
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 Credit local authors fairly on international research papers Angela I. N. Obasi  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6801-8889 0 , Seye Abimbola  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1294-3850 1 , Ndekya Oriyo  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6336-9911 2 , Ben Morton  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6164-2854 3 , André Vercueil  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1591-4131 4 & Refiloe Masekela  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9665-2035 5 Angela I. N. Obasi Liverpool School
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Scorpions are venomous reptiles. They’ve one of the most ferocious beasts here on earth for millennia, with their 8 legs, a brace of anguish forceps, and a tail that culminates in a stinger. History, astronomy, Greek myths, games consoles, and corporate logos all contain them Nevertheless, in a recent finding, there was another identical seen
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 Countries of the Indo-Gangetic Plain must unite against air pollution Muhammad Fahim Khokhar  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4489-6593 0 , Muhammad Shehzaib Anjum  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2873-5741 1 , Abdus Salam  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5609-6828 2 , Vinayak Sinha  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5508-0779 3 , Manish Naja  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4597-1690 4 , Hiroshi Tanimoto  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5424-9923 5 , James H. Crawford
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 United States has several programmes for early-career leaders Dalal Najib 0 , John Boright 1 & John Hildebrand 2 Dalal Najib National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington DC, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar John Boright National Academies of Sciences,
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Following several nights lacking water, 2 males were retrieved from isolated Australian desert. Mahesh Patrick aged 14, and Shaun Emitja aged 21, got separated when their automobile went bogged in the Northern Territory outback near Arlparra and Harts Range. The duo mysteriously disappeared on Monday upon failed to retreat to Hermannsburg, an Indigenous town 120 kilometers south-west
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NEWS 19 October 2021 Attempt to charge Mexican scientists with ‘organized crime’ prompts international outcry The Mexican government has accused 31 scientists and officials of organized crime and money laundering — allegations that they deny and that many claim are politically motivated. Sara Reardon 0 Sara Reardon Sara Reardon is a freelance writer in Bozeman,
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Lakes throughout the world are getting warmer and freezing for fewer days per year because of global climate change1. 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 checkout.
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Download PDF It was turtle-nesting season when this photograph was taken one night in June. I am on Needham’s Point beach measuring a critically endangered female hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). As field director of the Barbados sea turtle project, I run the day-to-day conservation activities and train and manage volunteers. We also run research projects
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Companies that contributed millions of pounds to sponsor the Cop26 climate conference have blasted it as “mismanaged” and “very last minute” as the event in Glasgow approaches next month. The sponsors, which include some of the country’s largest corporations, have filed formal complaints with the government, blaming “very inexperienced” civil servants for delayed decisions, poor
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Although the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t technically finish until November 30, experts say the chances of another tropical storm forming shortly are slim. There is currently just one name remaining on the list of storm names for 2021, after a hectic pace during hurricane season’s peak. Wanda. Is it possible that that name will go unnoticed?
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CAREER COLUMN 15 October 2021 How I wrote a pop-science book Much of John Tregoning’s pandemic year was spent writing a book about infectious disease. Now that it’s out, what has he learnt? John Tregoning 0 John Tregoning John Tregoning is a reader in respiratory infections in the Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London,
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Download PDF When it comes to preserving the cherished memories of the vacation where he’ll propose to his girlfriend, Ryan Burkeman doesn’t play cheap. Somewhere in the lines of the itemized receipt from his travel agent — signed off on by the happy couple — is the cost of an extra airline ticket: first class,
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Industrial fishing might have disrupted some of the chemical flows in the ocean as much as human-induced climate change has1. 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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After detecting probable gasoline traces in the city’s tap water, officials in Canada’s northernmost capital have declared a municipal state of emergency. Residents of Iqaluit, the Arctic territory of Nunavut’s capital, have been advised not to consume, boil, or cook with the city’s water. Public Health Warning pic.twitter.com/3hdvDvzWfl — Government of Nunavut (@GOVofNUNAVUT) October 12,
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