Category: Science

Category: Science

2545 2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

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Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s
2539 ALMA captures distant colliding galaxy dying out as it loses the ability to form stars

ALMA captures distant colliding galaxy dying out as it loses the ability to form stars

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Galaxies begin to “die” when they stop forming stars, but until now astronomers had never clearly glimpsed the start of this process in a far-away galaxy. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter
2526 Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way's dark side

Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way’s dark side

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It is well known that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy. Within galaxies, stars also experience an acceleration, though this is due to some combination of dark
2520 Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

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In a new study, Stanford researchers report that intensifying precipitation contributed one-third of the financial costs of flooding in the United States over the past three decades, totaling almost $75
2500 'Galaxy-sized' observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

‘Galaxy-sized’ observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

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Scientists have used a “galaxy-sized” space observatory to find possible hints of a unique signal from gravitational waves, or the powerful ripples that course through the universe and warp
2490 Mapping the platypus genome: How Earth's oddest mammal got to be so bizarre

Mapping the platypus genome: How Earth’s oddest mammal got to be so bizarre

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Often considered the world’s oddest mammal, Australia’s beaver-like, duck-billed platypus exhibits an array of bizarre characteristics: it lays eggs instead of giving birth to live babies,
2477 Why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs

Why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs

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New research by scientists at the University of Bristol explains how a ‘stop-start’ pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles have changed so little
2447 New class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria

New class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria

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Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response
2441 Discovery boosts theory that life on Earth arose from RNA-DNA mix

Discovery boosts theory that life on Earth arose from RNA-DNA mix

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Chemists at Scripps Research have made a discovery that supports a surprising new view of how life originated on our planet. In a study published in the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, they demonstrated
2435 Primordial black holes and the search for dark matter from the multiverse

Primordial black holes and the search for dark matter from the multiverse

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The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) is home to many interdisciplinary projects which benefit from the synergy of a wide range of expertise available at the
2417 The upside of volatile space weather

The upside of volatile space weather

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Although violent and unpredictable, stellar flares emitted by a planet’s host star do not necessarily prevent life from forming, according to a new Northwestern University study. Emitted by stars,
2411 Volcanic eruptions directly triggered ocean acidification during Early Cretaceous

Volcanic eruptions directly triggered ocean acidification during Early Cretaceous

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Around 120 million years ago, the earth experienced an extreme environmental disruption that choked oxygen from its oceans. Known as oceanic anoxic event (OAE) 1a, the oxygen-deprived water led to a minor
2398 Climate change: Threshold for dangerous warming will likely be crossed between 2027-2042

Climate change: Threshold for dangerous warming will likely be crossed between 2027-2042

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The threshold for dangerous global warming will likely be crossed between 2027 and 2042 — a much narrower window than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s estimate of between now
2385 The aroma of distant worlds

The aroma of distant worlds

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Asian spices such as turmeric and fruits like the banana had already reached the Mediterranean more than 3000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. A team of researchers working alongside archaeologist
2379 Neuroscientists isolate promising mini antibodies against COVID-19 from a llama

Neuroscientists isolate promising mini antibodies against COVID-19 from a llama

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National Institutes of Health researchers have isolated a set of promising, tiny antibodies, or “nanobodies,” against SARS-CoV-2 that were produced by a llama named Cormac. Preliminary results
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