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'Not unduly concerned': Medical experts still confident in Pfizer vaccine despite reported deathsMedical professionals in Norway and Australia play down safety concerns about Australia's first COVID vaccine after a small number of people in Norwegian nursing homes die after receiving the Pfizer jab.

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Virgin Orbit Just Launched a Rocket From a 747Launching rockets from planes is a decades-old concept that never really took off. Billionaire Richard Branson thinks its time has come.

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NASA test of mega Moon rocket engines cut shortNASA conducted a test firing of the engines for its giant Space Launch System lunar rocket on Saturday but they shut down earlier than planned, the space agency said.

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Nations failing to fund climate adaptation: UNThe world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations.

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Beetle keeps rivals off scent of food buried for offspringThey scout for a dead mouse or bird, dig a hole and bury it, pluck its fur or feathers, roll its flesh into a ball and cover it in goop—all to feed their future offspring.

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Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of CairoEgypt's former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Sunday revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.

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Gottlieb expects new virus variant to dominate infections in U.S. in 5 weeksThe new variant discovered in the United Kingdom is currently about 0.5% of all infections in the U.S.

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Love in the time of algorithms: would you let artificial intelligence choose your partner?Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly common across aspects of our lives. But what role should it play in how we find love?

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How the Suburbs Could Help Save BiodiversityScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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'We are worried': Indians hopeful but anxious as vaccination drive beginsIndia launches bid to vaccinate 300m people amid fears over efficacy of domestically produced vaccine.

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A Single Dose Nanoparticle Vaccine for COVID-19In the race for finding the right vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic, a new vaccine candidate emerged.

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Gravitational waves and black holesAfter collecting data for more than twelve years the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves announced it may have detected new kinds of gravitational waves caused by colliding supermassive black holes.

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Branson's Virgin Orbit tries to reach space with mid-air rocket launchBillionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit aims to reach space for the first time on Sunday by launching a rocket from mid-air, a key attempt after aborting the rocket's first test launch last year.

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New Way to Extract Energy from Black HolesIn his theory of general relativity, Einstein predicted that black holes harbor an enormous amount of energy.

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Finding meaning in the life of a loved one who dies is part of griefWeve all lost so much through the pandemic, but by making sense of it we can look forward.

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How a Nutrient Can Aid in Infection PreventionMicrobes are considered to be a serious threat to public health, one of many reasons why it's important to prevent bacterial infection - Cell And Molecular Biology.

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Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launchBillionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering ten NASA satellites to orbit and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket's first test launch last year.

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More than 50 sarcophagi uncovered at Egypt's Saqqara necropolisWooden sarcophagi discovered at site south of Cairo along with funerary temple of Queen Naert.

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Gut Microbes May Play a Role in AnorexiaEating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are illnesses that involve serious disturbances in eating behaviors and related thoughts - Microbiology.

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The Crooked, Complex Geometry of Round TripsImagine if we lived on a cube-shaped Earth. How would you find the shortest path around the world?

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Archaeology news: ‘Major discoveries' announced of ‘more than 50' Egyptian sarcophagiARCHAEOLOGY experts have revealed the discovery of a trove of treasures at Egypt's Saqqara necropolis.

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Virgin Orbit launch live stream: How to watch LauncherOne rocket fire into spaceVIRGIN ORBIT is today sending its LauncherOne rocket to space from the belly of a 747 jet.

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NASA SLS test fire: Artemis 1 ‘mega rocket' aborts Green Run hot fireNASA has ended a critical engine test early for a core stage of its cutting-edge rocket Space Launch System , the space agency has announced.

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Speeding Up Covid Testing, Predicting Who Gets 'Long Covid', and How Video Games Change How You ThinkJoin Chris Berrow from the Naked Scientists this week, as we look at a new way of speeding up coronavirus testing, predicting who's going to get "long Covid", and how video games are using sight and sound to change the way you think.

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So Apparently Platypuses Glow in the DarkOf all the weird animals that exist in the world, platypuses are up there with the weirdest, and last year scientists discovered something even more peculiar about their fur: it glows!

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Koala mating habits, diet and habitat myths and misconceptions bustedDespite the impression given on postcards, koalas are not as laid back as they seem.

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What could go wrong during the test?Just as with a real launch, technical glitches occur. In an earlier test, known as a wet dress rehearsal, in which the entire countdown was simulated except for igniting the engines, almost everything went well.

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Semeru volcano on Indonesia's Java island spews hot cloudsMount Semeru, the highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island of Java, spewed hot clouds as far away as 4.5 kilometers on Saturday.

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Pandemic interrupts longtime Isle Royale wolf, moose studyOne of the world's longest-running wildlife field studies has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Joe Biden names scientific advisers and seeks to bring Eric Lander into cabinetHuman Genome Project co-leader hailed as ‘science polymath' and ‘fabulous choice'

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Watching RNA Folding As Its Being MadeOnce thought of primarily as an intermediary between the coding portions of DNA and proteins, our understanding of RNA and its many functions has expanded - Cell And Molecular Biology.

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Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green criticsSupporters insist that storage technology is not a costly mistake but the best way for UK to cut emissions from heavy industry.

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The Timeless Journey of the Moebius StripScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Biden Names Top Geneticist Eric Lander as Science AdviserScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Nasa's Boeing deep space rocket set for ‘' testTest is step before first unmanned launch later this year, in push to land humans on the moon again by 2024.

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Saudi Arabia unveils plans for 'zero-carbon' city built in 100 MILE straight lineSAUDI ARABIA has revealed plans for arguably the most unconventional city ever conceived - a zero-carbon literally linear project appropriately dubbed ‘The Line'.

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NASA's Boeing moon rocket set for '' ground testNASA's Boeing-built deep space exploration rocket, Space Launch System , is set to fire its behemoth core stage for the first time on Saturday, a crucial test for a years-delayed U.S. government project facing mounting pressure from emerging private sector technology.

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NASA's Boeing moon rocket cuts short '' ground testNASA's deep space exploration rocket built by Boeing briefly ignited all four engines of its behemoth core stage for the first time on Saturday, cutting short a crucial test to advance a years-delayed U.S. government program to return humans to the moon in the next few years.

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Can This Group Revive the Finicky Corpse Flower?In botanic gardens around the world, the reproductive future of the famously smelly plant is threatened.

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The Physics of Reddit's Spinning Solar System IconIf the dots on the loading screen were planets, is their motion realistic? And can we actually model it?

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Dinosaur discovery: Fossils found in Argentina may have belonged to largest land animalDINOSAUR fossils unearthed in South America may belong to the largest land animal that scientists have ever found - so far.

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Space hotel: Axiom Space readies for 2024 launchSPACE may soon be home the hottest new hotel around, if a new startup led by an ex-NASA International Space Station head goes according to schedule.

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World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UNThe coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020, according to a UN report released on Friday.

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Out-of-control Australian bushfire threatens Perth homesAustralian firefighters said they expect to battle an out-of-control bushfire well into the night on Saturday, as the blaze threatens lives and homes in the west coast city of Perth.

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How to Drive the Coronavirus AwayWhat's the transmission risk inside a car? An airflow study offers some insight for passengers and drivers alike.

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Dark matter: X-rays surrounding 'Magnificent 7' may be traces of elusive substanceDARK MATTER might be responsible for some mysterious X-ray emissions surrounding a group of neutron stars, a new study has proposed.

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NASA SLS engine test live stream: How to watch Artemis mission rocket's ‘hot fire' testThe first stage of NASA's next-generation SLS moon rocket faces a critical test firing today.

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From the Vault: David Grinspoon on PlutoIn the book "Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto," authors Dr. Alan Stern and Dr. David Grinspoon recount the riveting history of the quest to send a spacecraft to the planet Pluto.

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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flightsGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people; UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter; German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from names.

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Episode #810News Items Graphene Supercapacitors Controlling Superintelligent Machines Scalar Energy Scam Phil McAlister Director of commercial spaceflight development at NASA Headquarters.

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Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit fliesTokyo, Japan - Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans.

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A portrait of Sir John EcclesEnviroTeens take young readers on fun adventures learning about the environment A portrait of Sir John Eccles - Australian Nobel Laureate who devoted his life to unravelling the complexities of the human brain.

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What's Up With Those COVID Variants?Two new versions of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the UK and South African variants, were announced in December.

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Hydrogen fuel and fertiliser from potato farm waste is on the boil in a bid to lower heavy costs to farmersTrials to turn waste from potato farms into fertiliser and energy are underway in a bid to be environmentally friendly and lower heavy costs to farmers.

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New push to cut light pollution and keep the skies dark in WAAround the world, dark night skies filled with stars are increasingly being brightened by artificial light pollution.

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Well-Preserved Fossil of Jurassic-Period Shark Unearthed in GermanyAn international team of paleontologists from Austria and Switzerland has uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved skeleton of Asteracanthus ornatissimus, a species of hybodontiform shark that lived about 150 million years ago , in the famous limestones of Solnhofen in Germany.

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Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian OceanA group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System , a basin-wide monitoring system to better understand the impacts of human-caused climate change in a region that has been warming faster than any other ocean.

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Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million timesIn groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart...

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What are the limits of human endurance?This week's questions come from two CrowdScience listeners in Japan who already know a fair bit about stamina, having run several marathons and long-distance triathlons between them.

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Stories of COVID-19: Community, Part 1Right now, while we can't safely gather together, it can be difficult to feel part of a community.

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Moon landing: JFK's secret Apollo 11 plan exposed in newly uncovered files on NASATHE MOON LANDING of Apollo 11 was of much more strategic value to the US than simply beating the Soviet Union in the Space Race and expanding its knowledge of the Moon.

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The more contagious coronavirus variant may soon be the U.S.a€™s dominant strainMore rigorous efforts to vaccinate, wear masks and social distance are needed to curb the variant's spread, CDC says.

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Biden names geneticist Lander for new Cabinet-level post, elevating role of scienceU.S. President-elect Joe Biden named pioneering geneticist Eric Lander as the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday, elevating the post to Cabinet-level status for first time.

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C.D.C. Warns New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid CasesThe more contagious version, first identified in Britain, is expected to spread widely and lead to further strains on an already overburdened health care system.

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Progress reported on one-dose J&J vaccine; COVID-19 reinfections seen as rareReuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

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Coronavirus News Roundup: January 9-January 15Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Enterovirus Images May Pave the Way to Edible VaccinesMost adenoviruses infect the respiratory system. But there are variants of these viruses that infect the gastrointestinal system.

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Hubble Observes Young Supernova Remnant in Small Magellanic CloudA massive star exploded in the Small Magellanic Cloud between 2,000 and 1,000 years ago and left behind an expanding, gaseous remnant called 1E 0102.2-7219.

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Six-wavelength spectroscopy can offer new details of surface of VenusA trio of papers provide new insight into the composition and evolution of the surface of Venus, hidden beneath its caustic, high temperature atmosphere.

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Solar storm releases 1.8 million km per hour particles headed straight towards EarthSOLAR winds travelling at more than 1.8 million kilometres an hour are making their way through the solar system and could soon hit Earth, astronomers have forecast for the coming days.

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Examination of Theia 456 finds its nearly 500 stars were born at same timeThe Milky Way houses 8,292 recently discovered stellar streams—all named Theia. But Theia 456 is special.

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Faster Vaccinations, New Mutations, and More Coronavirus NewsCatch up on the most important updates from this week.

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Nanodiamond sensors can act as both heat sources and thermometersA team of scientists from Osaka University, the University of Queensland and the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering used tiny nanodiamonds coated with a heat-releasing polymer to probe the thermal properties of cells.

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West Virginia Leads In Race To Distribute VaccinesWhy has New York struggled to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, while West Virginia excelled?

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The New Vision For VaccinesHow will the apparent success of the mRNA approach change the path of vaccine production in the future?

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How The West Is Battling COVID-19 And Valley FeverClinicians say they are under a "triple threat" with the flu, the pandemic, and the fungal disease, valley fever.

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How To Spot A Conspiracy TheoryHere's how machine learning models and folklore analysis can help us detect—and perhaps defang—conspiracy theories.

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A New President, An Ongoing Climate CrisisAuthor and climate scientist Michael Mann lays out what President Biden can do in his first 100 days to show he's serious about climate policy.

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How Did A Vaccine Get Developed In Less Than A Year?How decades of vaccine research, financial investment, and a bit of luck gave scientists the tools to quickly create—and test—vaccines for COVID-19.

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Mysterious Heat Spikes inside Cells Are Probed with Tiny DiamondsScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Using metals for fuelDid you know that in microgravity we are preparing one of the most promising fuels for the future?

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US fishing and seafood industries saw broad declines last summer due to COVID-19While losses vary by sector, by region and by industry, data and information from this report may help businesses and communities assess losses and inform long-term recovery and resilience strategies.

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Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infectionScientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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Towards applications: ultra-low-loss on-chip zero-index materialsA refractive index of zero induces a wave vector with zero amplitude and undefined direction.

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New study compiles four years of corn loss data from 26 states and Ontario, CanadaPlant pathologists working at universities across 26 corn-producing states in the United States and in Ontario, Canada, compiled data about annual corn reductions caused by diseases.

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Engineers find a way to control chemical catalysts with sculpted lightLike a person breaking up a cat fight, the role of catalysts in a chemical reaction is to hurry up the process—and come out of it intact.

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Dire Wolves Split from Living Canids 5.7 Million Years Ago: StudyTo reconstruct the evolutionary history of dire wolves, an international team of genetic researchers sequenced five genomes from the fossilized remains dating from 12,900 to more than 50,000 years ago.

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Archaeology news: Experts identify contents of Maya drug containerARCHAEOLOGISTS have identified the contents of drug containers used by the Maya civilisation 1,000 years ago, offering a unique insight into how the ancient civilisation lived.

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Zombie news: Apocalypse movies helped people prepare for the pandemic, study showsZOMBIE movies prepared people for the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have revealed, showing that there are stark similarities between apocalypse fiction and the current state of the world.

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Fundamentals: Ten Keys to RealityBrian Greene and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek discuss quantum mechanics, dark matter, cosmology, consciousness, and Wilczek's new book, "Fundamentals: Ten Keys to to the WSF newsletter for updates on future programs and live conversations: Site:"

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Researchers trace geologic origins of Gulf of Mexico 'super basin' successThe Gulf of Mexico holds huge untapped offshore oil deposits that could help power the U.S. for decades.

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Bangladesh zoo seeks mate for lonely Kanchi the RhinoA lonely rhinoceros at a Bangladesh zoo is looking for new love after losing her partner seven years ago, but pandemic travel restrictions are hampering her keeper's attempts to play matchmaker.

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Vampire finches: how little birds in the Galapagos got a taste for big bird bloodFor most people, the word "vampire" brings to mind Dracula or perhaps slayers such as Blade or Buffy; or maybe even the vampire bats of South America.

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Rare Quadruple Helix DNA Found in Live Human CellsMany people picture the classic double-stranded helix when picturing a molecule of DNA, but DNA is also capable of forming far more complex structures.

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Cities can help migrating birds on their way by planting more trees and turning lights off at nightMillions of birds travel between their breeding and wintering grounds during spring and autumn migration, creating one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world.

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A textual analysis of Trump's language shows shifts in the weeks leading up to the Capitol riotThroughout his presidency, Trump's unorthodox use of language has fascinated linguists and social scientists. But it wasn't just his words that day that led to the violence.

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How hitchhiking worms choose their vehiclesTiny worms that live inside fig trees use the fig wasp as a 'vehicle' to hitch rides from one tree to another by crawling into the wasp's gut without harming it.

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Want a hot stock tip? Avoid this type of investment fund"Buy low and sell high" says the old adage about investing in the stock market.

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Physicists propose a new theory to explain one dimensional quantum liquids formationLiquids are ubiquitous in Nature: from the water that we consume daily to superfluid helium which is a quantum liquid appearing at temperatures as low as only a few degrees above the absolute zero.

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Large mammals make soil more fertile in tropical forestsThe White-lipped peccary is a boar-like hoofed mammal found throughout Central and South America. These animals roam the forest in bands of 50 to 100 individuals, eating a wide variety of foods.

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Understanding Hearing AidsAccording to this report from the World Health Organization, more than 5% of the world's population suffers from disabling hearing loss.

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Intertropical Convergence Zone limits climate predictions in the tropical AtlanticThe strongest climate fluctuation on time scales of a few years is the so-called El Niño phenomenon, which originates in the Pacific.

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Climate impacts on health and urban areas: Heatwaves and death rateOver the last half-century, the probability of heat extreme events has changed by orders of magnitude in almost every region of the world, with occurrences that are now up to a hundred times more in respect to a century ago.

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Astronomers Discover 38 New Cool Brown Dwarfs in Solar NeighborhoodAstronomers and citizen scientists from the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project have announced an unprecedented census of 525 L, T, and Y-type dwarfs within 65 light-years of the Sun, including 38 new discoveries.

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Understanding how sound waves travel through disordered materialsA team of researchers lead by the University of Tsukuba have created a new theoretical model to understand the spread of vibrations through disordered materials, such as glass.

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Scientists' discovery is paving the way for novel ultrafast quantum computersScientists at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu have found a way to develop optical quantum computers of a new type.

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X-rays surrounding 'Magnificent 7' may be traces of sought-after particleA new study, led by a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , suggests that particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray emissions surrounding a group of neutron stars.

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Divergences between scientific and indigenous and local knowledge can be helpfulDivergences between scientific and indigenous and local knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests.

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The end of domestic wine in 17th century JapanResearchers from Kumamoto University have found an Edo period document that clearly indicates the Hosokawa clan, rulers of the Kokura Domain , completely stopped producing wine in 1632, the year before the shogunate ordered them to move to the Higo Domain.

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The basis for mitochondria, essential cellular powerhousesMitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways.

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Genital shape key to male flies' sexual successHaving genitals of a certain shape and size gives male flies a major reproductive advantage, new research shows.

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Scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containersScientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time.

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Precise measurements of cluster formation in outer neutron 'skin' of a range of tin isotopesA large international team of researchers has developed a way to measure cluster formations in the outer neutron 'skin' of a range of tin isotopes rich in neutrons.

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Artificial intelligence beats us in chess, but not in memoryIn the last decades, artificial intelligence has shown to be very good at achieving exceptional goals in several fields.

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South African scientists discover new chemicals that kill malaria parasiteSouth African scientists have discovered chemical compounds that could potentially be used for a new line of drugs to treat malaria and even kill the parasite in its infectious stage, which most available drugs do not.

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New videos show RNA as it's never been seenA new Northwestern University-led study is unfolding the mystery of how RNA molecules fold themselves to fit inside cells and perform specific functions.

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US plan to breed 10,000 monkeys a year for lab testsExclusive: Numbers could be increased to 30,000 a year as Covid pandemic intensifies worldwide demand for lab animals, writes Jane Dalton.

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The Parker Solar Probe will have company on its next pass by the sunThe probe is about to make another close pass of the sun. This time, Solar Orbiter, BepiColombo and others will be watching too.

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The Surprising Psychological Benefits of Living SustainablyPlease check out the SMASH Packaging games and video on The Sustainables website! again to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for supporting BrainCraft and sponsoring this video.

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Brexit trade problems: What's gone wrong and can it be fixed?Queues of lorries at borders and empty supermarket shelves confirm what most already knew: the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement has increased trade barriers between the EU and the UK.

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Data-driven rating system makes it easier to select sports teamsPicking the right sports team for a particular event or to play in certain conditions is many a selector's nightmare.

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Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract matesMost frogs emit a characteristic croak to attract the attention of a potential mate. But a few frog species that call near loud streams—where the noise may obscure those crucial love songs—add to their calls by visually showing off with the flap of a hand, a wave of a foot or a bob of the head.

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In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergiesFor about one in 13 children in the U.S., normally harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body's natural defenses into overdrive.

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Changes in nutrient storage and metabolism help fruit flies reach maturityRIKEN developmental biologists have analyzed the transitions that precede metamorphosis in fruit fly larvae using experiments and mathematical modeling1.

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Filling a crucial gap in aquafarming: Ion beam breeding to the rescueA research team led by scientists at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science has successfully created larger-than-usual strains of zooplankton—which are used in fish nurseries—by creating mutations with a heavy ion beam.

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Birds that play with others have the biggest brains—and the same may go for humansHave you ever seen magpies play-fighting with one another, or rolling around in high spirits?

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Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venomCertain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to University of Queensland research.

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Protecting the genome from transposon activationTransposons are foreign DNA elements capable of random insertion into the genome, an event that can be very dangerous for a cell.

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Optical computing at sub-picosecond speedsVanderbilt researchers have developed the next generation of ultrafast data transmission that may make it possible to make already high-performance computing "on demand." The technology unjams bottlenecks in data streams using a hybrid silicon-vanadium dioxide waveguide that can turn light on and off in less than one trillionth of a second.

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Ozone generators may help remediate contamination caused by thirdhand smokeIn 10 years of studying thirdhand smoke, which is the toxic cigarette residue that clings to virtually all indoor surfaces for months or years, Berkeley Lab scientist Hugo Destaillats said the most frequent question he hears from the public is how to remediate property where a smoker once lived.

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Primer on carbon dioxide removal provides vital resource at critical timeScientists say that any serious plan to address climate change should include carbon dioxide removal technologies and policies, which makes the newly launched CDR Primer an especially vital resource, says Berkeley Lab scientist Margaret Torn, one of about three dozen scientists who contributed to this document.

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A new way to look for gravitational wavesIn a paper published today in Physical Review Letters, Valerie Domcke of CERN and Camilo Garcia-Cely of DESY report on a new technique to search for gravitational waves—the ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first detected by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations in 2015 and earned Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne the Nobel...

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Archaeology news: 'Amazing statue' of ram representing Jesus Christ discovered in IsraelARCHAEOLOGISTS in Israel have recovered an 'amazing' marble statue of a ram believed to be from the sixth to seventh centuries.

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Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soilsFor years, conventional wisdom has held that roots don't grow as deep in hard soil because it's just too difficult for them to physically push through it.

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New data on the Quaternary ecosystems in the central Iberian PeninsulaAdrián Pablos and Nohemi Sala, researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana , lead the team that has recently published two papers in the journals Quaternary Science Reviews and Radiocarbon on the Cueva de los Torrejones, a classic site in the locality of Tamajón , that furnish new data on the Quaternary...

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Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified stateOut with the old, in with the new, as the New Year's saying goes, but not where the marine environment is concerned.

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Simulating evolution to understand a hidden switchComputer simulations of cells evolving over tens of thousands of generations reveal why some organisms retain a disused switch mechanism that turns on under severe stress, changing some of their characteristics.

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New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communitiesMangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world's tropical and subtropical coastlines.

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Four tips for learning language through film and TVFilms and TV shows can be great tools to help you become a more competent speaker of another language.

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Ammonite: The remarkable real science of Mary Anning and her fossilsPalaeontologist Mary Anning is known for discovering a multitude of Jurassic fossils from Lyme Regis on England's Dorset Coast from the age of ten in 1809.

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75% of Australia's marine protected areas are given only 'partial' protection. Here's why that's a problemA global coalition of more than 50 countries have this week pledged to protect over 30% of the planet's lands and seas by the end of this decade.

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Mars is still an active world—here's a landslide in Nili FossaeSince the 1960s and '70s, scientists have come to view Mars as something of a "dead planet." As the first close-up images from orbit and the surface came in, previous speculation about canals, water and a Martian civilization were dispelled.

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Unrivaled View of Brilliant 'Planetary Nebula' NGC 2899Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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2020 Was the One of the Hottest Years on RecordOfficials from NASA and NOAA say the warming of both the planet's air and water are driving weather disasters.

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NASA InSight's 'mole' fails mission after two years on MarsNASA engineers have said their final goodbyes to the Mars InSight probe's 'mole' instrument more than two years after the lander touched down on the Red Planet.

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Smartwatches can help detect COVID-19 days before symptoms appearDevices like the Apple Watch, Garmin and Fitbit watches can predict whether an individual is positive for COVID-19 even before they are symptomatic or the virus is detectable by tests, according to studies from leading medical and academic institutions, including Mount Sinai Health System in New York and Stanford University in California.

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Scientists Weigh In on India's Citizenship DebateScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Everything We Know Now About Schools, Kids, and Covid-19Researchers are finally getting good data on how severely SARS-CoV-2 affects children and how they transmit it.

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Telescopes on Far Side of the Moon Could Illuminate the Cosmic Dark AgesScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Camels have been dying after mistaking plastic for foodPlastic waste has been building up in the guts of some camels. It may now be killing off one percent of them in the United Arab Emirates each year.

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Survey Finds Majority of Voters Support Initiatives to Fight Climate ChangeA survey carried out after the November election found that 66 percent of respondents said that developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority.

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‘The New Climate War' exposes tactics of climate change ‘inactivists'In his new book, climate scientist Michael Mann draws the battle lines for a new phase of the struggle against climate change denialism.

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Changing resilience of oceans to climate changeOxygen levels in the ancient oceans were surprisingly resilient to climate change, new research suggests.

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SpaceX delays Starship launch as Elon Musk confirms SN9's engines need repairsSPACEX has pushed back the launch of the Starship Serial Number 9 as Elon Musk took to Twitter to confirm two of the rocket's Raptor engines are in need of repairs.

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Full moon dates for 2021, including January's Wolf MoonFull moons illuminate the sky every month, but why do they have different names?

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SpaceX Starship launch: SN9 could launch on Monday as FAA issues new flight restrictionsSPACEX'S Starship looks likely to launch on its first suborbital flight as early as Monday, January 18, according to the latest no flight restrictions issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

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At least 34 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildingsA strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 34 people.

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Astronomers document the rise and fall of a rarely observed stellar danceThe sun is the only star in our system. But many of the points of light in our night sky are not as lonely.

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Researchers model regional impacts of specific anthropogenic activities, their influence on extreme fire weather riskWhen the Thomas Fire raged through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in December 2017, Danielle Touma, at the time an earth science researcher at Stanford, was stunned by its severity.

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Researchers rewind the clock to calculate age and site of supernova blastAstronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star.

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Managing large-scale construction projects to avoid cost overrunsResearchers from University of Stavanger, University of Melbourne, and University of Wisconsin-Madison published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how major projects undertaken by temporary organizations can be better managed so that cost overruns are minimized.

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New fossil provides clarity to the history of AlligatoridaeFamilies are complicated. For members of the Alligatoridae family, which includes living caimans and alligators—this is especially true.

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Researchers offer insights on how diet ultimately reshapes languageAnthropologist Caleb Everett and former student Sihan Chen used a novel data analysis of thousands of languages, in addition to studying a unique subset of celebrities, to reveal how a soft food diet—contrasted with the diet of restructuring dentition and changing how people speak.

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Climate change doesn't spare the smallestIn a normal year, biologists Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs spend about six months in Costa Rica, where they conduct research and pursue conservation efforts in Área de Conservación Guanacaste , a World Heritage Site in the northwest that encompasses, a network of parks and preserves they helped establish in the 1980s and that has grown to...

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Guppies have varying levels of self-controlJust like humans trying to stick to New Year's resolutions, guppies have varying levels of self-control, a new study shows.

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Weirdhouse Cinema: ArenaIt's time to lace up for a boxing movie - but not just any boxing movie.

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Meet the creepy critters of the Southern Ocean's 'twilight zone'Rarely seen creatures from the depths of the Southern Ocean's "twilight zone" are helping to shed light on how the ocean stores carbon, the role they play in storing carbon themselves and how climate change could impact it.

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Cannabis Use May Affect Pregnancy ChancesSome people find that pot can give their sex life a boost. But if you're planning opt make a baby using cannabis may not be such a great idea, for wo - Health And Medicine.

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Snake lasso climbing, detecting gravitational waves with pulsars, coping with soil compaction, what land should we protect to reach 30% and electric eSnakes tie themselves in knots to climb up slippery poles after endangered prey; Spinning stars act as cosmic lighthouses to help detect gravitational waves; Heavy machinery is compacting agricultural soils.

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Guppies have varying levels of self-controlJust like humans trying to stick to New Year's resolutions, guppies have varying levels of self-control, a new study shows.

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Dairy product purchasing differs in households with and without childrenChampaign, IL, January 15, 2021 - American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits.

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New fossil provides clarity to the history of Alligatoridae''From what we have, we are able to understand a little bit more about the evolutionary history of caimans and the alligatorid group, which includes alligators and caimans.''

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Managing large-scale construction projects to avoid cost overrunsThrough studying 429 completed construction projects, the researchers find that supplier selection and pricing format decisions that reflect key characteristics of the project, such as the size of the project, duration, and type of customer, are best at reducing a significant part of the cost overruns observed.

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DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatmentResearchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients.

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The end of domestic wine in 17th century JapanAn historical document clearly indicates that the Hosokawa clan of Japan's Kokura Domain stopped producing wine in 1632, the year before the shogunate ordered them to move to the Higo Domain.

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Filling a crucial gap in aquafarming: ion beam breeding to the rescueResearchers at RIKEN, Japan successfully created a larger strain of zooplankton by creating mutations with a heavy ion beam, which contributes to improving the survival rate and growth of juvenile fish in aquaculture.

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Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe diseaseNow, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict - within a day of a hospital admission - which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.

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Scientists synthetize new material for high-performance supercapacitorsScientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with colleagues from the University of Lille synthetized a new material based on reduced graphene oxide for supercapacitors, energy storage devices.

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USC study measures brain volume differences in people with HIVWith access to treatment, HIV has become a lifelong chronic condition for the majority of 38 million people living with it.

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Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpfulDivergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests.

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A new tool to facilitate quicker, error-free software designThe tool permits the early detection of errors at any point during the modelling process, not just on completion, as is the case now.

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Artificial Intelligence beats us in chess, but not in memoryA new piece of research shows that the brain strategy for storing memories may lead to imperfect memories, but in turn, allows it to store more memories, and with less hassle than AI.

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Altering mealtimes could prevent development of Type 2 diabetesAn innovative new study is set to examine if changing our mealtimes to earlier or later in the day could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Genital shape key to male flies' sexual successHaving genitals of a certain shape and size gives male flies a major reproductive advantage, new research shows.

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Basis for the essential cellular powerhousesResearchers have solved the operating mode of the barrel pore protein assembly in the mitochondrial outer membrane.

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Simulating evolution to understand a hidden switchSome organisms evolve an internal switch that can remain hidden for generations until stress flicks it on.

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Scientists' discovery is paving the way for novel ultrafast quantum computersScientists at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu have found a way to develop optical quantum computers of a new type.

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Stuck in a rut: Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified stateResearchers from the University of Tsukuba have found that ocean acidification limits algal communities to a state of low diversity and complexity.

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Revisiting the Global Workspace orchestrating the hierarchical organisation of the human brainA paper published on 4 January in the open access journal Nature Human Behavior by Gustavo Deco, director of the Brain and Cognition Center, and Morten L. Kringelbach, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University and the Center for Music in the Brain, University of Aarhus.

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Increased risk of Parkinson's disease in patients with schizophreniaA new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life.

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Researchers trace geologic origins of Gulf of Mexico 'super basin' successThe Gulf of Mexico holds huge untapped offshore oil deposits that could help power the U.S. for decades.

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Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian OceanA group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System , a basin-wide monitoring system to better understand the impacts of human-caused climate change in a region that has been warming faster than any other ocean.

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45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts, which could affect COVID vaccinationAs the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don't yet have access to the 'patient portal' online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a vaccination appointment.

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NIH scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infectionScientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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New study compiles four years of corn loss data from 26 states and Ontario, CanadaPlant pathologists working at universities across 26 corn-producing states in the United States and in Ontario, Canada, compiled data about annual corn reductions caused by diseases.

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US fishing and seafood industries saw broad declines last summer due to COVID-19The US fishing and seafood sector years generated more than $200 billion in annual sales and supported 1.7 million jobs in recent years.

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Controlling chemical catalysts with sculpted lightUsing state-of-the-art fabrication and imaging, researchers watched the consequences of adding sculpted light to a catalyst during a chemical transformation.

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Special interests can be assets for youth with autismWhen he was in middle school, teachers would give Sam Curran a list of words to type in a computer to practice his vocabulary.

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Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract matesA University of California, Berkeley, conservationist has discovered that the glass frog Sachatamia orejuela can be added to the list of species that make use of visual cues in response to their acoustic environments.

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COVID-19 deaths really are different. But best practices for ICU care should still applyCOVID-19 deaths are indeed different from other lung failure deaths, according to two recent studies, with 56% of COVID-19 patients dying primarily from the lung damage caused by the virus, compared with 22% of those whose lungs fail due to other causes.

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T cells linked to myelin implicated in MS-like disease in monkeysScientists have uncovered new clues implicating a type of herpes virus as the cause of a central nervous system disease in monkeys that's similar to multiple sclerosis in people.

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Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million timesIn groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart and conductivity.

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USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intakeA University of Saskatchewan study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, and high alcohol consumption among university students.

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New study connects religiosity in US South Asians to cardiovascular diseaseThe Study on Stress, Spirituality and Health , a cutting-edge proteomics analysis, suggests that religious beliefs modulate protein expression associated with cardiovascular disease in South Asians in the United States.

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Climate impacts on health and urban areas: Heatwaves and death rateHeat does not kill in the same way everywhere. Urban planning, social cohesion, traffic, crime: the urban and social context can worsen the vulnerability of individuals to heatwaves, with differences even within the same city.

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UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccinesTo assist these efforts, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health have developed a tool that incorporates a person's age and socioeconomic status to prioritize vaccine distribution among people who otherwise share similar risks due to their jobs.

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IOF and IFCC review calls for harmonization of assays for reference bone turnover markersThe newly published review 'Analytical considerations and plans to standardize or harmonize assays for the reference bone turnover markers PINP and ²-CTX in blood' describes the current status of assays for PINP and ²-CTX in blood, as well as the plans for and ongoing progress towards the achievement of harmonization or standardization of...

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Spreading the soundTsukuba University scientists describe the diffusion of sound in disordered materials, such as glass, using a new mathematical model.

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Google 'throwing its weight around' by burying links to some commercial news sites, experts sayGoogle says burying links to some commercial news sites is an insignificant experiment, but experts argue the tech giant is throwing its weight around in retaliation to being asked to pay news organisations for original content.

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China surges forward in new space race a€“ a€˜Americans very worried! a€™CHINA has announced progress of its super heavy space rocket development which could cause concerns for NASA.

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Episode 411 with Frank Wilczek!  Probably ScienceNobel laureate Frank Wilczek , author of the new book Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality, joins Matt and Andy to talk about the work that earned him a Nobel Prize, as well as his book, which delves into the essential concepts that form our understanding of how the universe works, digging into fundamental ideas like time, space, matter, energy,...

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New year, new outbreak: China rushes to vaccinate 50 million as holiday loomsDrive to immunise 3.5% of the population in weeks comes ahead of the lunar new year festival and as three major cities are locked down.

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Where There's Recreational Cannabis Junk Food Sales Are HigherIn areas where recreational cannabis has been legalized, sales of "junk" foods such as ice cream, cookies and chips have gone up, according to research from Georgia State University and the university of Connecticut in the December 2020 issue of Economics and Human Biology.

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CDC projects up to 90,000 U.S. COVID deaths in next 3 weeksThere's added urgency in vaccinating Americans as the CDC projects nearly 100,000 will die in the U.S. from the coronavirus in the next three weeks.

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Extensive lung damage seen in COVID patients, and cases are rising in kidsDr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert and senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, joins CBSN to discuss another grim forecast from the CDC projecting more than 90,000 COVID-related deaths in the U.S. in the next three weeks.

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2020 and 2016 tie for the hottest years on recordOcean temperature data as well as temperatures measured over land at weather stations around the globe revealed the extent of the warming.

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Magic Mushrooms Grow Inside Man Who Used Them IntravenouslyIn a remarkable case of self-medicating gone wrong, a Nebraska man chose to inject magic mushrooms into his blood — rather than eat them.

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Past COVID infection provides some immunity for at least 5 months, study showsThe researchers noted, however, that someone who's been infected may still be able to carry the virus and pass it on to others, even if they don't get sick again.

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World Health Organization team arrives in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19's originsA team from the World Health Organization has arrived in Wuhan, China, to begin its investigation into where and how the coronavirus first started.

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Bezos' Blue Origin aims to fly first space passengers by AprilReuters) - Billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned space company Blue Origin aims to carry the first passengers on its New Shepard space vehicle as early as April, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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These states have done best  and worst  at vaccinating their residents against COVID-19West Virginia is leading the pack, while big states like California and George are struggling, according to CDC data.

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RIP: Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planetNASA declared the Mars digger dead Thursday after failing to burrow deep into the red planet to take its temperature.

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Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perksJeff Bezos' Blue Origin company launched a new capsule into space Thursday to test all the astronaut perks before people strap in.

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Eating omega-3 fat helps hibernating Arctic ground squirrels warm up during deep coldBy feeding arctic ground squirrels special diets, researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acids, common in flax seed and fish oil, help keep the animals warmer in deep hibernation.

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Cotton quality mapping as a tool for growersModern cotton-harvesting equipment can identify and track modules created during harvest down to the subfield.

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Research breaks new ground in understanding how a molecular motor generates forceA team of biophysicists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Penn State College of Medicine set out to tackle the long-standing question about the nature of force generation by myosin, the molecular motor responsible for muscle contraction and many other cellular processes.

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Understanding future species distribution: New data for biogeographersClimate change impacts, affecting primarily ecosystems' functions and consequently human sectors, have become a crucial topic.

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Presidential inaugurations boost tourism, but not this yearWhile new research from West Virginia University economists finds that presidential inaugurations have gained popularity as must-see tourist events in recent years, major security threats will keep visitors away for the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden.

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Toadlet peptide transforms into a deadly weapon against bacteriaResearchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and EMBL Hamburg have discovered remarkable molecular properties of an antimicrobial peptide from the skin of the Australian toadlet.

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Tetris is no longer just a game, but an algorithm that ensures maximum hotel room occupancyTo achieve full occupancy, hotels used to rely exclusively on experience, concentration and human abilities.

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Keeping the costs of superconducting magnets down using ultrasoundSuperconductivity already has a variety of practical applications, such as medical imaging and levitating transportation like the ever-popular maglev systems.

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Reverse engineering 3-D chromosome models for individual cellsGenome analysis can provide information on genes and their location on a strand of DNA, but such analysis reveals little about their spatial location in relation to one another within chromosomes—the highly complex, three-dimensional structures that hold genetic information.

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Lack of managers keeps India's businesses smallIn today's economy, American businesses often tap into professional management to grow, but most firms in India and other developing countries are family owned and often shun outside managers.

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Turn off that camera during virtual meetings, environmental study saysIt's not just to hide clutter anymore—add "saving the planet" to the reasons you leave the camera off during your next virtual meeting.

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Geologic history written in garnet sandOn a beach on a remote island in eastern Papua New Guinea, a country located in the southwestern Pacific to the north of Australia, garnet sand reveals an important geologic discovery.

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Researchers show Irish soil can offer more hope in fight against antibiotic resistanceScientists who highlighted the bug-busting properties of bacteria in Northern Irish soil have made another exciting discovery in the quest to discover new antibiotics.

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Rare lichen unique to Florida discovered in museum collections, may be extinctScientists have found a new species of fleshy verdigris lichen, thanks to DNA analysis of museum specimens.

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Researchers conduct security analysis and improve quantum random number generationRecently, the research team led by academician GUO Guangcan from the University of Science and Technology of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has made security analysis and improvement of source independent quantum random number generators with imperfect devices.

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Could delaying a second vaccine dose lead to more dangerous coronavirus strains?Some experts worry extending the time between vaccine doses could help the virus evolve in potentially harmful ways, but viral evolution is complex.

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Mary Catherine Bateson Dies at 82; Anthropologist on Lives of WomenAfter a well-documented childhood as the daughter of Margaret Mead, she earned her own renown with a book on women's lives that became a touchstone to feminists.

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Gravitational waves and black holesAfter collecting data for more than twelve years the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves announced it may have detected new kinds of gravitational waves caused by colliding supermassive black holes.

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Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act ViolationsToyota's $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.

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Researchers Put Ukraine on Global Genome MapPeople of Ukraine carry many previously known and several novel genetic variants with clinical and functional importance that in many cases show allele frequencies different from neighboring populations in the rest of Europe, according to an analysis of genome-wide data from 97 individuals from Ukraine.

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What Does a More Contagious Virus Mean for Schools?The coronavirus variant discovered in Britain is more easily spread among children, as it is among adults.

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2020 is "effectively tied" for warmest year on recordNew data from NASA, NOAA and Berkeley Earth show Earth's fever continues to escalate.

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Infectious disease journalist reflects on one year of the coronavirus pandemicHelen Branswell, a senior writer covering infectious diseases for STAT, reflects on her experience covering the pandemic one year after the coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China.

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Coronavirus vaccine distribution ramps up across the U.S.The U.S. saw its second consecutive day of more than 4,000 reported deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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Employers debate whether to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for employeesLinkedIn's senior editor at large Jessi Hempel joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the ongoing debate about whether employers should require their employees to get the coronavirus vaccine.

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Arizona battles a growing COVID-19 crisisArizona is one of the nation's COVID-19 hotspots, as medical professionals there are pushed to their limits fighting for the lives of their growing number of patients.

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Despite efforts to increase rollout, vaccination rates fail to meet demandThe federal government is requesting states to vaccinate more people, even though many can't meet the demand.

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