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2020 Nov 25 - 3:28am
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Couinter-intuitively, small marine animals don't use their limbs or propulsors to push themselves through the water while swimming. Instead, their appendages create negative pressure behind them that pulls the animal through the water, scientists report.
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2020 Nov 25 - 3:28am
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Anthraquinones are a class of naturally occurring compounds prized for their medicinal properties, as well as for other applications, including ecologically friendly dyes. Despite wide interest, the mechanism by which plants produce them has remained shrouded in mystery until now. New work reveals a gene responsible for anthraquinone synthesis in plants. Their findings could help scientists cultivate a plant-based mechanism for harvesting these...
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2020 Nov 25 - 3:28am
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A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey thanks to a simple new method.
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2020 Nov 25 - 3:17am
Scientific American
A duckbill dinosaur jawbone found in Morocco means that dinosaurs crossed a large body of water to reach Africa.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Tags: EARTH, Natural Disasters, The Sciences
2020 Nov 25 - 3:08am
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Artificial intelligence can make it possible to see astrophysical phenomena that were previously beyond reach. Astronomers present the most comprehensive observations yet carried out of one of the star-forming regions closest to the Earth.
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2020 Nov 25 - 3:08am
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Researchers used a variety of advanced drug screening techniques to test out more than 10,000 compounds in search of a cure. To their surprise, they found that the widely used antibiotic methacycline was effective at preventing brain infections and reducing neurological problems associated with the virus in mice.
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2020 Nov 25 - 3:08am
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US pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continent-wide study. Study authors found that improved air quality under a federal program to reduce ozone pollution may have averted the loss of 1.5 billion birds during the past 40 years.
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2020 Nov 25 - 3:08am
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Even though people tend to remember fewer details about past events as time goes by, the details they do remember are retained with remarkable fidelity, according to a new study. This finding holds true regardless of the age of the person or the amount of time that elapsed since the event took place.
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2020 Nov 25 - 3:08am
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Metabolic robustness, the ability of a metabolic system to buffer changes in its environment, is not always a welcome feature for microbiologists: it interferes with metabolic engineering or prevents that antibiotics kill bacteria. Therefore it is important to understand the mechanisms that enable metabolic robustness. A massively parallel CRISPRi screen demonstrated that E. colimetabolism is very robust against knockdowns of enzymes, and multi-...
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2020 Nov 25 - 2:15am
Scientific American
After a 44-year hiatus, humans are on the verge of returning fresh material from the moon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Tags: The Sciences, Space
2020 Nov 25 - 2:00am
Scientific American
The most effective misinformation starts with seeds of truth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Tags: junktag (ignore), Mind, Behavior & Society, The Sciences
2020 Nov 25 - 1:46am
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Research finds a new relationship between memory and the ability to incorporate changes into one's understanding of the world.
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2020 Nov 25 - 1:45am
Scientific American
The appointment telegraphs the incoming administration considers climate change a key foreign policy concern -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Tags: Sustainability, climate, Policy & Ethics
2020 Nov 25 - 1:11am
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Scientists have come up with a simple method to evaluate the strength and performance of polymer materials. They hope that their work will enable scientists and engineers to better evaluate the polymers they work with, and eventually synthesize better ones.
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2020 Nov 25 - 12:36am
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What should we get for our kids this holiday? As children get older, giving them something they can experience (live through) instead of material things makes them happier, according to new research.
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