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Experimental drug shows early promise against inherited form of ALS, trial indicates  

A clinical trial has found evidence that the experimental drug tofersen lowers levels of a disease-causing protein in people with an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, caused by mutations in the gene SOD1.

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2020-07-09 03:07:51



The best (and worst) materials for masks  

It's intuitive and scientifically shown that wearing a face covering can help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But not all masks are created equal, according to new research.

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2020-07-08 21:22:48



Mounting Evidence Suggests Coronavirus is Airborne--but Health Advice Has Not Caught Up  

After months of denying the importance of aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the World Health Organization is reconsidering its stance​ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 20:13:11



'Bystander Effect' not exclusive to humans  

A rat is less likely to help a trapped companion if it is with other rats that aren't helping, according to new research that showed the social psychological theory of the ''bystander effect'' in humans is present in these long-tailed rodents.

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2020-07-08 18:52:52



The effects of smartphone use on parenting  

Parents may worry that spending time on their smartphones has a negative impact on their relationships with their children. However, a new comprehensive analysis found that this is unlikely to be the case.

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2020-07-08 18:07:05



Let's Defund the Pentagon, Too  

We must begin moving beyond militarism, as Martin Luther King urged more than 50 years ago -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 17:22:29



How good gut bacteria help reduce the risk for heart disease  

Scientists have discovered that one of the good bacteria found in the human gut has a benefit that has remained unrecognized until now: the potential to reduce the risk for heart disease.

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2020-07-08 17:13:44



Lung, immune function in kids could protect from severe COVID-19  

Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children could be why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults.

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2020-07-08 16:36:42



Stress testing 'coral in a box'  

Coral death is impacting oceans worldwide as a consequence of climate change. The concern is that corals cannot keep pace with the rate of ocean warming. In particular, because a temperature increase of only one degree Celsius can make the difference between healthy and dying coral reefs. Some corals, however, are more resistant to increasing temperatures. In order to effectively protect coral reef habitats, it is important to identify which corals and reef sites are more resistant and thus have

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2020-07-08 16:30:19



Researchers create air filter that can kill the coronavirus  

Researchers have designed a 'catch and kill' air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly.

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2020-07-08 15:17:16



Study could rewrite Earth's history  

New research has found evidence to suggest that the Earth's first continents were not formed by subduction in a modern-like plate tectonics environment as previously thought, and instead may have been created by an entirely different process.

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2020-07-08 15:08:31



Evolutionary biologists find several fish adapt in the same way to toxic water  

Several species of fish have adapted to harsh environments using the same mechanism, which brings to question evolutionary chance, according to a new study.

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2020-07-08 13:59:09



Tree rings show unprecedented rise in extreme weather in South America  

A new South American Drought Atlas reveals that unprecedented widespread, intense droughts and unusually wet periods have been on the rise since the mid-20th century.

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2020-07-08 13:11:09



Learning more about particle collisions with machine learning  

A team of scientists has devised a machine learning algorithm that calculates, with low computational time, how the ATLAS detector in the Large Hadron Collider would respond to the ten times more data expected with a planned upgrade in 2027.

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2020-07-08 13:07:52



Neutralizing antibodies in the battle against COVID-19  

An important line of defense against SARS-CoV-2 is the formation of neutralizing antibodies. These can eliminate the intruders and have great potential to be used for prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Researchers have elucidated how these antibodies develop and have isolated potent SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies.

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2020-07-08 13:07:46



Vaccinations Have Sharply Declined Nationwide during the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Rates of childhood immunization have fallen across the U.S., raising the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks​ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 12:41:51



Tackling coral reefs' thorny problem: Crown-of-thorns starfish  

Researchers have revealed the evolutionary history of the crown-of-thorns starfish -- a predator of coral that can devastate coral reefs. Their findings shed light on how the populations of these starfish have changed over time and could potentially help reduce their ecological destruction.

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2020-07-08 12:23:17



Hearing persists at end of life  

Hearing is widely thought to be the last sense to go in the dying process. Now, the first study to investigate hearing in palliative care patients who are close to death provides evidence that some may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state. Electroencephalography (EEG) was used to measure the dying brain's response to sound. The findings may help family and friends bring comfort to a person in their final moments.

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2020-07-08 11:29:55



Texas will face driest conditions of the last 1,000 years  

Texas' future climate will feature drier summers and decreasing water supplies for much of the state for the remainder of the 21st century -- likely resulting in the driest conditions the state has endured in the last 1,000 years, according to a team of researchers.

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2020-07-08 10:07:24



Men and younger adults less active in lockdown  

New research indicates that men and younger adults have been less physically active during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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2020-07-08 09:56:29



Programmable balloons pave the way for new shape-morphing devices  

A team of researchers has designed materials that can control and mold a balloon into pre-programmed shapes. The system uses kirigami sheets -- thin sheets of material with periodic cuts -- embedded into an inflatable device.

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2020-07-08 09:06:29



New molecular tool precisely edits mitochondrial DNA  

The precision editing technologies that have revolutionized DNA editing in the cell nucleus have been unable to reach the mitochondrial genome. Now, researchers have broken this barrier with a new type of molecular editor that can make precise C* G-to-T* A nucleotide changes in mitochondrial DNA. The editor, engineered from a bacterial toxin, enables modeling of disease-associated mtDNA mutations, opening the door to a better understanding of genetic changes associated with cancer, aging, and mo

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2020-07-08 09:02:10



Black Images Matter: How Cameras Helped—and Sometimes Harmed—Black People  

From Frederick Douglass to George Floyd, photography has been key for racial justice. But cameras have also been used to hurt -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 08:18:53



Warming Could Lower One Barrier to Invasive Fish Reaching Great Lakes  

Mussels in the lakes, themselves invasive species, may not be able to outcompete Asian carp for food, as previously thought -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 08:15:12



Hypnosis Can Cure Lying But not Lack of Ambition  

Originally published in February 1900 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 08:04:39



Drones Capture Close Encounters between Great White Sharks and Beachgoers  

Over the past decade, the number of encounters between humans and sharks swimming off the coast of California has risen dramatically. Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at California State... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 07:37:33



Links between parents' and children's asthma and allergies  

New research found that, compared with a father's traits related to allergies and asthma, a mother's traits create a higher risk that a child will develop these same traits in early childhood.

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2020-07-08 07:23:59



Animals Use Social Distancing to Avoid Disease  

Lobsters, birds and some primates use quarantine to ward off infections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 07:22:27



How Universities Can Keep Foreign Governments from Stealing Intellectual Capital  

The arrest of a Harvard scientist earlier this year on charges of lying about working for the Chinese government was a wake-up call -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 07:02:10



Animals Appreciate Recent Traffic Lull  

Researchers saw a third fewer vehicle collisions with deer, elk, moose and other large mammals in the four weeks following COVID-19 shutdowns in three states they tracked. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 06:52:30



Supergenes play a larger role in evolution than previously thought  

Large blocks of 'plug and play' genes play a super-sized role in adaption-and may help fill lingering gaps in Darwin's theories.

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2020-07-08 06:06:41



Researchers develop sterilizable, alternative N95 mask  

Early results from modeling and a feasibility study for fit testing suggest that the iMASC system, an N95 mask alternative, could fit faces of different sizes and shapes and be sterilized for reuse.

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2020-07-08 05:56:03



Common inherited genetic variant identified as frequent cause of deafness in adults  

A common inherited genetic variant is a frequent cause of deafness in adults, meaning that many thousands of people are potentially at risk, reveals new research.

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2020-07-08 05:45:25



Scientists offer roadmap for studying link between climate and armed conflict  

Climate change -- from rising temperatures and more severe heavy rain, to drought -- is increasing risks for economies, human security, and conflict globally. Scientists are leading an effort to better assess the climate-conflict link to help societies manage the complex risks of increased violence from a changing climate.

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2020-07-08 05:33:19



Metabolomics meets genomics to improve patient diagnosis  

Researchers have improved their ability to identify the genetic cause of undiagnosed conditions.

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2020-07-08 05:28:34



Graphene: It is all about the toppings  

The way graphene interacts with other materials depends on how these materials are brought into contact with the graphene. The appropriate atoms are brought into contact with the graphene in such a way that they 'grow' on the graphene in the desired crystal structure. Until now the mechanisms of the 'growth' of such other materials on graphene have often remained unclear. A new study shows now how indium oxide grows on graphene.

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2020-07-08 05:21:04



Another Month Gone, Another Month Entering the Global Warming Record Books  

With Siberia burning under unprecedented heat, our planet experienced a virtual tie for warmest June on record

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2020-07-08 04:59:23



Microplastic pollution harms lobster larvae, study finds  

Microplastic fiber pollution in the ocean impacts larval lobsters at each stage of their development, according to new research. A study reports that the fibers affect the animals' feeding and respiration, and they could even prevent some larvae from reaching adulthood.

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2020-07-08 04:58:45



Physicists use oscillations of atoms to control a phase transition  

The goal of ''Femtochemistry'' is to film and control chemical reactions with short flashes of light. Using consecutive laser pulses, atomic bonds can be excited precisely and broken as desired. So far, this has been demonstrated for selected molecules. Researchers have now succeeded in transferring this principle to a solid, controlling its crystal structure on the surface.

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2020-07-08 04:40:55



Researchers propose novel approach to limit organ damage for patients with severe COVID-19  

In a new paper, researchers propose that controlling the local and systemic inflammatory response in COVID-19 may be as important as anti-viral and other therapies.

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2020-07-08 04:35:24



How colliding neutron stars could shed light on universal mysteries  

Researchers have discovered an unusual pulsar - one of deep space's magnetized spinning neutron-star 'lighthouses' that emits highly focused radio waves from its magnetic poles. It is unusual because the masses of its two neutron stars are quite different -- with one far larger than the other. The breakthrough provides clues about unsolved mysteries in astrophysics -- including the expansion rate of the Universe (the Hubble constant).

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2020-07-08 04:34:05



Probiotics alone or combined with prebiotics may help ease depression  

Probiotics either taken by themselves or when combined with prebiotics, may help to ease depression, suggests a review of the available evidence.

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2020-07-08 04:31:20



Naturally perforated shells one of the earliest adornments in the Middle Paleolithic  

Ancient humans deliberately collected perforated shells in order to string them together as beads, according to a new study.

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2020-07-08 04:31:05



Animals who try to sound 'bigger' are good at learning sounds  

Some animals fake their body size by sounding 'bigger' than they actually are. Researchers studied 164 different mammals and found that animals who lower their voice to sound bigger are often skilled vocalists. Both strategies -- sounding bigger and learning sounds -- are likely driven by sexual selection, and may play a role in explaining the origins of human speech evolution.

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2020-07-08 04:19:03



Bespoke catalysts for power-to-X  

Suitable catalysts are of great importance for efficient power-to-X applications -- but the molecular processes occurring during their use have not yet been fully understood. Using X-rays from a synchrotron particle accelerator, scientists have now been able to observe for the first time a catalyst during the Fischer-Tropsch reaction that facilitates the production of synthetic fuels under industrial conditions.

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2020-07-08 03:56:17



Coronavirus Is Attacking the Navajo 'because We Have Built the Perfect Human for It to Invade'  

A traditional Diné storyteller explains how disadvantage and injustice have shaped her people’s encounter with COVID-19 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 03:23:19



COVID-19 cases and deaths in federal and state prisons significantly higher than in general U.S. population  

Prison COVID-19 cases are five times higher and prison COVID-19 death rate are three times higher than the U.S. general population, according to new research.

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2020-07-08 02:58:43



Stereotypes Harm Black Lives and Livelihoods, but Research Suggests Ways to Improve Things  

Management researcher Modupe Akinola explains on how stereotypes hurt Black Americans and what we can do to counter them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-08 02:36:40



Fossil jawbone from Alaska is a rare case of a juvenile Arctic dromaeosaurid dinosaur  

A small piece of fossil jawbone from Alaska represents a rare example of juvenile dromaeosaurid dinosaur remains from the Arctic, according to a new study.

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2020-07-08 02:28:08



When it comes to DNA repair, it's not one tool fits all  

Researchers studied double-strand breaks with complex damage and found that enzyme tools to resect the breaks are highly specific to the type of break to be repaired.

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2020-07-08 02:20:57



COVID-19 brain complications found across the globe  

Cases of brain complications linked to COVID-19 are occurring across the globe, a new review has shown. The research found that strokes, delirium and other neurological complications are reported from most countries where there have been large outbreaks of the disease.

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2020-07-08 02:12:45



Neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner  

A study shows a newfound diversity in how cells talk to the muscle they innervate, revealing that the subclasses of neurons have distinct propensities for change, or 'plasticity'.

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2020-07-08 02:05:20



People more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality  

New research shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.

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2020-07-08 01:57:40



New evidence helps form digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine  

The shrine of Saint Thomas Becket, the most important pilgrimage destination in medieval England - visited for hundreds of years by pilgrims seeking miraculous healing - has been digitally reconstructed for the public, according to how experts believe it appeared before its destruction.

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2020-07-08 01:35:36



Cooling mechanism increases solar energy harvesting for self-powered outdoor sensors  

Thermoelectric devices, which use the temperature difference between the top and bottom of the device to generate power, offer some promise for harnessing naturally occurring energy. Authors tested one made up of a wavelength-selective emitter that constantly cools the device during the day using radiative cooling. As a result, the top of the device is cooler than the bottom, causing a temperature difference that creates constant voltage through day and night.

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2020-07-08 01:12:40



Custom nanoparticle regresses tumors when exposed to light  

A unique nanoparticle to deliver a localized cancer treatment inhibits tumor growth in mice, according to researchers.

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2020-07-07 21:43:45



Future Texas hurricanes: Fast like Ike or slow like Harvey?  

Climate change will intensify winds that steer hurricanes north over Texas in the final 25 years of this century, increasing the odds for fast-moving storms like 2008's Ike compared to slow-movers like 2017's Harvey, according to new research.

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2020-07-07 21:36:07



What makes ships mysteriously slow down or stop, even though engines are running?  

What makes ships mysteriously slow down or even stop as they travel, even though their engines are working properly? This was first observed in 1893 and was described experimentally in 1904 without all the secrets of this ''dead water'' being understood. A team has explained this phenomenon for the first time.

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2020-07-07 21:36:04



Engineered killer immune cells target tumors and their immunosuppressive allies  

Scientists have engineered natural killer immune cells that not only kill head and neck tumor cells in mice but also reduce the immune-suppressing myeloid cells that allow tumors to evade the immune response.

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2020-07-07 21:31:40



The collective power of the solar system's dark, icy bodies  

Two new studies by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder may help to solve one of the biggest mysteries about the dark, icy bodies of the outer solar system: why so many of them don't circle the sun the way they should.

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2020-07-07 20:49:25



Engineers use electricity to clean up toxic water  

Powerful electrochemical process destroys water contaminants, such as pesticides. Wastewater is a significant environment issue. Researchers say the technology could be readily applied to the wine industry, paper processing and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

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2020-07-07 20:36:09



Making a list of all creatures, great and small  

A new article outlines a roadmap for creating, for the first time, an agreed list of all the world's species, from mammals and birds to plants, fungi and microbes.

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2020-07-07 20:05:37



Strain of E. coli may offer protections against its more malevolent cousins  

Researchers say E. coli Nissle may protect human cells against other more pathogenic strains of E. coli such as E. coli 0157:H7, which is commonly associated with contaminated hamburger meat.

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2020-07-07 18:49:32



Brain structural elements in psychiatric disorders  

While researchers have previously identified brain structural signatures associated with individual neurological diseases using techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a team of scientists has now compared data from multiple studies to find brain structural abnormalities shared between four different neuropsychiatric conditions. The researchers also found brain signatures that were unique to individual conditions.

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2020-07-07 16:46:36



Boron nitride destroys PFAS 'forever' chemicals PFOA, GenX  

Chemical engineers have discovered a photocatalyst that can destroy 99% of the 'forever' chemical PFOA in laboratory tests on polluted water. Researchers showed the boron nitride catalyst also destroys GenX, a PFOA replacement that's also an environmental problem.

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2020-07-07 16:23:41



Dopamine neurons mull over your options  

Researchers have found that dopamine neurons in the brain can represent the decision-making process when making economic choices. As monkeys contemplated whether or not to choose an item, a subset of dopamine neurons transitioned from indicating the item's value to indicating the monkey's ultimate decision. Encoding of the decision into these dopamine neurons happened earlier than it did in other parts of the brain related to economic decision-making.

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2020-07-07 15:26:07



A key gene modifies regulatory T cells to fine-tune the immune response  

The human immune system is a finely-tuned machine, balancing when to release a cellular army to deal with pathogens, with when to rein in that army, stopping an onslaught from attacking the body itself. Now, researchers have discovered a way to control regulatory T cells, immune cells that act as a cease-fire signal, telling the immune system when to stand down.

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2020-07-07 14:43:41



How to tackle climate change, food security and land degradation  

How can some of world's biggest problems -- climate change, food security and land degradation -- be tackled simultaneously? Some lesser-known options, such as integrated water management and increasing the organic content of soil, have fewer trade-offs than many well-known options, such as planting trees, according to a new study.

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2020-07-07 14:37:10



Limitations of super-resolution microscopy overcome  

The smallest cell structures can now be imaged even better: The combination of two microscopy methods makes fluorescence imaging with molecular resolution possible for the first time.

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2020-07-07 14:34:57



Shock-dissipating fractal cubes could forge high-tech armor  

3D printed cubes,with intricate fractal voids efficiently dissipate shockwaves, potentially leading to new types of lightweight armor and materials to better withstand explosions and impacts.

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2020-07-07 13:49:14



The cosmic commute towards star and planet formation  

Interconnected gas flows reveal how star-forming gas is assembled in galaxies.

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2020-07-07 13:40:37



Flashes bright when squeezed tight: How single-celled organisms light up the oceans  

Research explains how a unicellular marine organism generates light as a response to mechanical stimulation, lighting up breaking waves at night.

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2020-07-07 12:37:28



Agriculture - a climate villain? Maybe not!  

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that agriculture is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, and is thus by many observers considered as a climate villain.

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2020-07-07 11:47:31



Interplay of impact, moral goals influences charitable giving to different causes  

With the rise of globalization, geographic borders are becoming less relevant for making charitable donations, which means nonprofits and charities can make more effective pitches to donors by emphasizing higher-level concepts such as morality and idealistic values, said Carlos Torelli, a professor of business administration and the James F. Towey Faculty Fellow at Illinois.

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2020-07-07 11:20:10



Research reveals regulatory features of maize genome during early reproductive development  

A team of researchers has mapped out the non-coding, 'functional' genome in maize during an early developmental window critical to formation of pollen-bearing tassels and grain-bearing ears.

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2020-07-07 11:20:05



Machine learning reveals vulnerabilities in 3D-printed carbon-fiber composites  

Components made of glass- and carbon- fiber reinforced composites, soaring in high-performance applications, can be 3D printed. A team of researchers has found that the printer head toolpaths are easy to reproduce -- and therefore steal -- with machine learning (ML) tools applied to the microstructures of the part obtained by a CT scan.

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2020-07-07 11:02:38



Bat Says Hi As It Hunts  

Velvety free-tail bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey, but that simultaneously identify them to their companions. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-07 10:36:35



Microscopic structures could improve perovskite solar cells  

Solar cells based on perovskite compounds could soon make electricity generation from sunlight even more efficient and cheaper. The laboratory efficiency of these perovskite solar cells already exceeds that of the well-known silicon solar cells. An international team has found microscopic structures in perovskite crystals that can guide the charge transport in the solar cell. Clever alignment of these electron highways could make perovskite solar cells even more powerful.

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2020-07-07 10:04:04



Liquid crystal integrated metalens for versatile color focus  

A research team recently demonstrated active manipulation of chromatic dispersion, achieving achromatic focusing within a designated broadband.

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2020-07-07 09:41:14



Researchers develop novel approach to modeling yet-unconfirmed rare nuclear process  

Researchers have taken a major step toward a theoretical first-principles description of neutrinoless double-beta decay. Observing this yet-unconfirmed rare nuclear process would have important implications for particle physics and cosmology. Theoretical simulations are essential to planning and evaluating proposed experiments.

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2020-07-07 09:23:03



Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors  

Increasing the levels of a chemical found in all human cells could boost a woman's fertility and help select the best eggs for IVF.

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2020-07-07 09:21:32



First direct evidence of ocean mixing across the Gulf Stream  

A new study provides first direct evidence for Gulf Stream blender effect, identifying a new mechanism of mixing water across the swift-moving current. The results have important implications for weather, climate and fisheries because ocean mixing plays a critical role in these processes. The Gulf Stream is one of the largest drivers of climate and biological productivity from Florida to Newfoundland and along the western coast of Europe.

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2020-07-07 09:12:02



Group genomics drive aggression in honey bees  

Researchers often study the genomes of individual organisms to try to tease out the relationship between genes and behavior. A new study of Africanized honey bees reveals, however, that the genetic inheritance of individual bees has little influence on their propensity for aggression. Instead, the genomic traits of the hive as a whole are strongly associated with how fiercely its soldiers attack.

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2020-07-07 08:39:37



To Beat a Computer at Chess, Prevent It from Learning  

Originally published in February 1950 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-07 07:48:32



Why We Can't Stop Talking About 'Karen' — and Why Labels and Memes Speak to Us  

A meme is often more than a joke — the social media critique of 'Karens' often has a deeper message.

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2020-07-07 07:32:48



Double take: New study analyzes global, multiple-tailed lizards  

Research into abnormal regeneration events in lizards has led to the first published scientific review on the prevalence of lizards that have re-generated not just one, but two, or even up to six, tails.

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2020-07-07 07:32:42



Science behind traditional mezcal-making technique  

Researchers reveal for the first time why bubbles are a good gauge of alcohol content in mezcal, a traditional Mexican spirit.

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2020-07-07 07:23:01



Our animal inheritance: Humans perk up their ears, too, when they hear interesting sounds  

Many animals move their ears to better focus their attention on a novel sound. That humans also have this capability was not known until now. A research team now has demonstrated that we make minute, unconscious movements of our ears that are directed towards the sound want to focus our attention on. The team discovered this ability by measuring electrical signals in the muscles of the vestigial motor system in the human ear.

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2020-07-07 07:08:08



Flu in early life determines our susceptibility to future infections  

Early infections of influenza A can help predict how the virus will affect people across different ages in the future and could impact the effectiveness of flu vaccines, says a new study.

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2020-07-07 06:23:35



Coconut confusion reveals consumer conundrum  

Coconut oil production may be more damaging to the environment than palm oil, researchers say.

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2020-07-07 06:15:02



Epigenetics: What the embryo can teach us about cell reprogramming  

Cell reprogramming provides an outstanding opportunity for the artificial generation of stem cells for regenerative medicine approaches in the clinic. As current cell reprogramming methods are low in efficiency, researchers around the globe aim to learn lessons from the early embryo which might lead them to a more efficient and faster generation of high-quality, fully reprogrammed stem cells.

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2020-07-07 06:02:45



Nitrogen pollution policies around the world lag behind scientific knowledge  

National and regional policies aimed at addressing pollution fueled by nitrogen lag behind scientific knowledge of the problem.

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2020-07-07 05:45:41



Higher manganese levels in early pregnancy linked to lower preeclampsia risk  

An analysis of data from more than 1,300 women followed prospectively through pregnancy found that women with lower levels of the essential mineral manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop the serious high blood pressure syndrome called preeclampsia in late pregnancy.

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2020-07-07 05:33:10



Famous 'Jurassic Park' dinosaur is less lizard, more bird  

From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember it best from the movie 'Jurassic Park,' where it's depicted as a venom-spitting beast with a rattling frill around its neck and two paddle-like crests on its head. But a new comprehensive analysis of Dilophosaurus fossils is helping to set the record straight, finding that the Dilophosaurus was actually the largest land animal of its time.

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2020-07-07 05:28:42



Contest between superconductivity and insulating states in Magic Angle Graphene  

A team of researchers develop a set of entirely novel knobs to control correlated electrons and demonstrate that superconductivity can exist without insulating phases in Magic Angle Twisted Bi-layer Graphene.

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2020-07-07 05:21:09



The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of Social Science Modeling  

It’s known as the “curse of dimensionality,” and it’s why our estimates of how a disease will behave will always have imprecision -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-07 05:19:36



Desk-based jobs may offer protection against poor cognition in later life  

People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, suggests new research.

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2020-07-07 05:11:55



Excitation of robust materials  

So-called topological materials have special electronic properties, which are very robust against external perturbations. In tungsten ditelluride such a topologically protected state can be ''broken up'' using special laser pulses within picoseconds and thus change its properties. This could be a key requirement for realising extremely fast, optoelectronic switches. For the first time, physicists observed changes to the electronic properties of this material in experiments in real-time.

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2020-07-07 04:44:56



Summer on Mars: NASA's Perseverance Rover Is One of Three Missions Ready to Launch  

A new generation of orbiters, landers and rovers will study the Red Planet as never before, setting the stage for returning pristine samples to Earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2020-07-07 04:38:27



Poor sleep at night 'spills over' into children's emotional lives  

Poor sleep harms children's mental health and emotional stability according to a new study.

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2020-07-07 04:15:46






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