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March 27, 2020


Since pre-industrial times, the world’s oceans have warmed by an average of one degree Celsius (1°C). Now researchers report that those rising temperatures have led to widespread changes in the … read more

Geologists have discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most animals today, including humans. The wormlike creature, Ikaria wariootia, is the earliest bilaterian, or organism … read more

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles, in the past 22 years, and researchers are concerned that the shape of … read more

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact … read more

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Health News

March 27, 2020


From a simple blood draw, microbial DNA may reveal who has cancer and which type, even at early … read more

An analysis of public genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses found no evidence that the virus was made in a laboratory or otherwise … read more

New research finds that the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. Scientists found that severe acute respiratory … read more

Infectious disease researchers studying the novel coronavirus were able to identify how quickly the virus can spread, a factor that may help public … read more

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Physical/Tech News

March 27, 2020


Using data from the Dark Energy Survey, researchers have found and cataloged more than 300 minor planets beyond Neptune, including more than 100 new discoveries. This updated catalog of … read more

Researchers have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporize … read more

Earth turned faster at the end of the time of the dinosaurs than it does today, rotating 372 times a year, compared to the current 365, according to a new study of fossil mollusk shells from the late … read more

Ever wish your computer could think like you do or perhaps even understand you? That future may not be now, but it’s one step closer, thanks to scientists and engineers and their recent discovery of … read more

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Environment News

March 27, 2020


Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of dozens of mammoths have revealed clues about how ancient communities survived Europe’s ice … read more

A new multinational study incorporating the latest models of global climate, crop production and trade examines the possible effects of a nuclear … read more

Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study. That’s more than … read more

Infection biologists have investigated how the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 penetrates cells. They have identified a cellular enzyme that is essential for viral entry into lung cells: the protease … read more

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Society/Education News

March 27, 2020


Whether it’s coronavirus or misinformation, scientists can use mathematical models to predict how something will spread across populations. But what happens if a pathogen mutates, or information … read more

A new study suggests that iron fertilization may not have a significant impact on phytoplankton growth, at least on a global … read more

A new study uses machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple across the country, beyond coastal areas at … read more

Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists has found … read more

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