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 2020-07-10 06:38 

Phys.org

Eyes on the stars: UAE's Mars probe a first for the Arab world...

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates has built a nuclear power programme and sent a man to space, and now plans to join another elite club by sending a probe to Mars....

 2020-07-10 06:00 

Forbes

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Ask Ethan: What Is The Science Behind Wearing A Mask?...

At a very simple level, it's nothing but physics. Here's why you should care....

 2020-07-10 04:05 

The Conversation AU

Howzat! We can all learn from elite batsmen, and not just about cricket...

While many people may enjoy a game of backyard cricket, only a few go on to become elite professional batsmen in Australia. Cricket batting is example of what human skills can achieve. The fastest bowling delivery speeds can exceed 150km/h . That leaves a...

 2020-07-10 04:00 

EurekAlert

Commentary in Pediatrics: Children don't transmit Covid-19, schools should reopen in fall...

Based on one new and three recent studies, the authors of this commentary in Pediatrics conclude that children rarely transmit Covid-19, either among themselves or to adults. Based on the evidence, the authors recommend that schools reopen in the fall, si...

 2020-07-10 03:01 

SpaceNews

ESA confirms Ariane 6 delay to 2021...

Europe's Ariane 6 rocket won't launch until the second half of 2021, a delay of at least six months if not more, the European Space Agency confirmed July 9. SpaceNews...

 2020-07-10 03:00 

LiveScience.com

Astronomers discover South Pole Wall, a gigantic structure stretching 1.4 billion light years across...

Astronomers unveil new super-sized cosmic structure called the South Pole Wall...

 2020-07-10 03:00 

Scientific American

Polynesians and Native South Americans Made 12th Century Contact...

Scientists have found snippets of Native South American DNA in the genomes of present-day Polynesians, and they trace the contact to the year 1150. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2020-07-10 01:42 

Universe Today

New Zealand just got its first International Dark Sky Park...

As light pollution around the world increases, we are losing our access to the night sky. Thankfully, dark sky preserves and parks do exactly what their names suggest preserve the night sky as our ancestors knew it. And recently, the Wai-iti Recreational ...

 2020-07-10 01:35 

Universe Today

Finally! We've got a comet that's visible to the unaided eye. Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE...

Look up! A rare naked-eye comet, C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), is now visible to the unaided eye. But act fast this celestial treat won't last long. Astronomers first detected the comet C/2020 F3 (better known as NEOWISE) in late March with the Near-Earth Obje...

 2020-07-10 00:01 

New Scientist

European bison to be introduced in the UK for first time outside zoos...

In early 2022, four European bison are to be released in a controlled area of a nature reserve outside Canterbury a move conservationists hope will regenerate ecosystems...

 2020-07-09 23:48 

BBC

England's future water supplies at 'serious risk'...

MPs warn some regions will run out of water within the next 20 years unless "urgent action" is taken....

 2020-07-09 23:47 

BBC

Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says...

The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building....

 2020-07-09 23:15 

SpaceNews

Ex-Im Bank to step up support for space industry challenged by Chinese competitors...

Congress stood up the "Program on China and Transformational Exports" which Ex-Im is now working to implement SpaceNews...

 2020-07-09 23:15 

Universe Today

A Giant Galaxy Seen Lighting Up the Universe Shortly After the Big Bang...

The discovery of a bright galaxy that existed 13 billion years ago is shedding light on a period known own as the "Cosmic Dark Ages." The post A Giant Galaxy Seen Lighting Up the Universe Shortly After the Big Bang appeared first on Universe Today...

 2020-07-09 23:02 

LiveScience.com

Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts...

The U.S. has now confirmed more than 3 million COVID-19 cases, as numbers surge in Arizona, Texas, Florida and California....

 2020-07-09 23:00 

Phys.org

Study sheds light on bushfires' microclimate impact...

A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality....

 2020-07-09 23:00 

Phys.org

Sea surface temperature has a big impact on coral outplant survival...

Global average sea surface temperatures have risen at unprecedented rates for the past three decades, with far-reaching consequences for coral reefs. Today, the majority of coral reefs are surviving at their upper thermal limit and an increase in just one...

 2020-07-09 22:39 

LiveScience.com

WHO releases new COVID-19 guidance on airborne transmission, but it doesn't change much...

WHO said airborne transmission of COVID-19 "cannot be ruled out."...

 2020-07-09 22:14 

Universe Today

That Strange Gel-Like Material Discovered by China's Lunar Rover? It's Just Rock...

In January 2019, China landed its Chang'e 4 mission on the Moon's far side. The Yutu-2 rover got busy exploring its surroundings. It's still going, even though the rover's nominal operating mission was only three months. Among the mission&...

 2020-07-09 21:35 

Space.com

NASA unveils new rules to protect the moon and Mars from Earth germs...

NASA has unveiled new policies to protect the moon and Mars (and Earth) from contamination as human spaceflight advances....

 2020-07-09 21:28 

ScienceDaily.com

Community initiative increases teenage use of effective contraception...

Study finds that teenagers utilize Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at a rate five times higher than the United States as a whole....

 2020-07-09 21:28 

ScienceDaily.com

A complex gene program initiates brain changes in response to cocaine...

Researchers used single-nucleus RNA sequencing to compare transcriptional responses to acute cocaine in 16 unique cell populations from the brain nucleus accumbens. The atlas is part of a major study that used multiple cutting-edge technologies to describ...

 2020-07-09 21:28 

ScienceDaily.com

New study supports remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment...

A new study found that remdesivir potently inhibited SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, in human lung cell cultures and that it improved lung function in mice infected with the virus....

 2020-07-09 21:28 

ScienceDaily.com

Salmonella biofilm protein causes autoimmune responses -- Possible link with Alzheimer's...

Scientists have demonstrated that a Salmonella biofilm protein can cause autoimmune responses and arthritis in animals....

 2020-07-09 21:28 

ScienceDaily.com

New evidence of long-term volcanic, seismic risks in northern Europe...

An ancient European volcanic region may pose both a greater long-term volcanic risk and seismic risk to northwestern Europe than scientists had realized, geophysicists report. The densely populated area is centered in the Eifel region of Germany, and cove...

 2020-07-09 21:28 

ScienceDaily.com

CT of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) versus CT of influenza virus pneumonia...

A new article investigating the differences in CT findings between coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia and influenza virus pneumonia found that most lesions from COVID-19 were located in the peripheral zone and close to the pleura, whereas influenza ...

 2020-07-09 21:26 

Space.com

The 'morning star' Venus is at its brightest for 2020 this week. Here's how to see it....

After putting on a great show in our evening sky during the first half of this year, dazzling Venus puts on a spectacular showing for early morning risers for the balance of 2020....

 2020-07-09 21:19 

Phys.org

A new role for a tiny linker in transmembrane ion channels...

In the molecular-level world of ion channels—passageways through membranes that carry signals in a cell's environment and allow it to respond—researchers have debated about the role of a small piece of the channel called a linker, says com...

 2020-07-09 20:08 

Phys.org

Study looks at life inside and outside of seafloor hydrocarbon seeps...

Microbial cells are found in abundance in marine sediments beneath the ocean and make up a significant amount of the total microbial biomass on the planet. Microbes found deeper in the ocean, such as in hydrocarbon seeps, are usually believed to have slow...

 2020-07-09 20:07 

Phys.org

Native bees also facing novel pandemic...

Move over, murder hornets. There's a new bee killer in town....

 2020-07-09 20:07 

Universe Today

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Human Skin More Protected from Space Radiation...

Earth is a radiation cocoon. Inside that cocoon, the atmosphere and the magnetosphere keep us mostly safe from the Sun's radiaition. Some ultraviolet light gets through, and can damage us. But reasonable precautions like simply minimizing exposure can...

 2020-07-09 19:59 

The Conversation AU

Large-scale facial recognition is incompatible with a free society...

In the US, tireless opposition to state use of facial recognition algorithms has recently won some victories. Some progressive cities have banned some uses of the technology. Three tech companies have pulled facial recognition products from the market. De...

 2020-07-09 19:42 

National Geographic

Meet the astonishing creatures of the night sea...

"It is a menagerie that is beyond imagination." Photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes on the animals—and unlikely friendships—they've captured while blackwater diving....

 2020-07-09 19:40 

Phys.org

New study predicts coral bleaching and coral-eating starfish invasions months in advance...

A new study by the Marine Laboratory at the University of Guam may help researchers predict coral bleaching months earlier than current tools, and, for the first time, may help predict invasion events of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish. The study wa...

 2020-07-09 19:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Biologists trace plants' steady mitochondrial genomes to a gene found in viruses, bacteria...

Biologists have traced the stability of plant mitochondrial genomes to a particular gene - MSH1 - that plants have but animals don't. Their experiments could lend insight into why animal mitochondrial genomes tend to mutate....

 2020-07-09 18:45 

Scientific American

Slash CO2, Then Wait--and Wait--for Temperatures to Drop...

Climate action today will take decades to manifest in global temperatures because of "climate inertia"...

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Discovery reveals how plants make cellulose for strength and growth...

The discovery unveils the molecular machinery that plants use to weave cellulose chains into cable-like structures called 'microfibrils.'...

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Study identifies unique cells that may drive lung fibrosis...

This is one of the first comprehensive looks at lung cells using a technology called single-cell RNA sequencing. Instead of examining a mash-up of many cells from a tissue sample, single-cell sequencing allowed researchers in this study to closely examine...

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Ways to keep buildings cool with improved super white paints...

Materials scientists have demonstrated ways to make super white paint that reflects as much as 98% of incoming heat from the sun. The advance shows practical pathways for designing paints that, if used on rooftops and other parts of a building, could sign...

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Safer CRISPR gene editing with fewer off-target hits...

The CRISPR system is a powerful tool for the targeted editing of genomes, with significant therapeutic potential, but runs the risk of inappropriately editing ''off-target'' sites. However, a new study shows that mutating the enzyme at the...

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists urge caution, further assessment of ecological impacts above deep sea mining...

A new study argues that deep-sea mining poses significant risks, not only to the area immediately surrounding mining operations but also to the water hundreds to thousands of feet above the seafloor, threatening vast midwater ecosystems. Further, the scie...

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Fair justice systems need open data access...

Researchers are developing an A.I. platform that provides users with access to the information and insights hidden inside federal court records, regardless of their data and analytic skills....

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists trace the origin of our teeth from the most primitive jawed fish...

Scientists have digitally 'dissected', for the first time, the most primitive jawed fish fossils with teeth found near Prague more than 100 years ago. The results show that their teeth have surprisingly modern features....

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers find rise in broken heart syndrome during COVID-19 pandemic...

Researchers have found a significant increase in patients experiencing stress cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-09 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Global wildlife surveillance could provide early warning for next pandemic...

Researchers propose a decentralized, global wildlife biosurveillance system to identify -- before the next pandemic emerges -- animal viruses that have the potential to cause human disease....

 2020-07-09 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

A 'regime shift' is happening in the Arctic Ocean...

Scientists find the growth of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has increased 57 percent over just two decades, enhancing its ability to soak up carbon dioxide. While once linked to melting sea ice, the increase is now propelled by rising concentrations o...

 2020-07-09 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

No association found between exposure to mobile devices and brain volume alterations in adolescents...

A new study of 2,500 Dutch children is the first to explore the relationship between brain volume and different doses of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields....

 2020-07-09 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Women who deliver by C-section are less likely to conceive subsequent children...

Women who deliver their first child by cesarean section (C-section) are less likely to conceive a second child than those who deliver vaginally, despite being just as likely to plan a subsequent pregnancy, according to researchers. The team followed more ...

 2020-07-09 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Study says inhalers OK to use amid COVID-19 concerns...

Researchers find that the benefits of inhalers for asthma sufferers outweigh the risks of contracting coronavirus, following concerns raised after WHO warned that steroids could reduce immunity....

 2020-07-09 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Socio-economic, environmental impacts of COVID-19 quantified...

How is COVID-19 impacting people and the planet and what are the implications for a post-pandemic world? A new study quantifies the socio-economic losses and environmental gains....

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