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- Archean Earth’s Atmosphere was Rich in Carbon Dioxide, Researchers Say
- Powerful Combination of Two Experimental Drugs Counteracts Osteoarthritis in Rats
- New Species of Carnivorous Dinosaur Unveiled: Allosaurus jimmadseni
- Newly-Identified Coronavirus 2019-nCoV: Here’s What You Need to Know
- Hubble Space Telescope Spies NGC 7541
|Archean Earth’s Atmosphere was Rich in Carbon Dioxide, Researchers Say
Posted: 27 Jan 2020 01:59 PM PST
A team of researchers from the University of Washington and NASA’s Ames Research Center has analyzed iron-rich micrometeorites collected from 2.7 billion-year-old (Archean Eon) limestone in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and found that these tiny space rocks encountered a carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere on their journey to the planet’s surface. “Life formed more than […]
|Powerful Combination of Two Experimental Drugs Counteracts Osteoarthritis in Rats
Posted: 27 Jan 2020 11:36 AM PST
A research team headed by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has discovered that a combination of two molecules, alpha-KLOTHO (αKLOTHO) and TGF beta receptor 2 (TGFβR2), reverses the cellular and molecular signs of osteoarthritis in rats as well as in isolated human cartilage cells. Osteoarthritis, the most prevalent joint disease costing approximately […]
|New Species of Carnivorous Dinosaur Unveiled: Allosaurus jimmadseni
Posted: 27 Jan 2020 06:24 AM PST
A new species of carnivorous theropod dinosaur has been identified from the fossilized remains discovered in the 1990s in northeastern Utah and Wyoming, the United States. The newly-discovered dinosaur belongs to Allosauridae, a group of small to large-bodied, two-legged carnivorous dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Dubbed Allosaurus jimmadseni, the species inhabited the […]
|Newly-Identified Coronavirus 2019-nCoV: Here’s What You Need to Know
Posted: 27 Jan 2020 05:03 AM PST
The current outbreak of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, a rapidly flourishing capital city of the Hubei province and the traffic hub of central China, was caused by a novel coronavirus designated 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO). How many people have been infected worldwide? 2,744 cases have been confirmed in mainland China, and 80 […]
|Hubble Space Telescope Spies NGC 7541
Posted: 27 Jan 2020 02:31 AM PST
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an outstanding image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7541. NGC 7541 resides approximately 103.7 million light-years away in the constellation of Pisces. Also known as LEDA 70795 or UGC 12447, the galaxy has a diameter of 125,000 light-years. It was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William […]