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“Supernova Feedback” – Milky Way Likely Catapulting Stars Into Its Outer Halo
Though mighty, the Milky Way and galaxies of similar mass are not without scars chronicling turbulent histories. University of California, Irvine astronomers and others have…
A New Way to Fine-Tune Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Exotic Materials
Raw-Type Dog Foods Identified as a Major Source of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria – Public Health Risk to Humans
New Way Unlocked to Understand Evolving Genetic Strains of SARS-CoV-2, Virus That Causes COVID-19
What Did the Hubble Space Telescope See on Your Birthday?
Specialized Proteins May Halt the Severe Cytokine Storms Seen in COVID-19 Patients
Long-Living Tropical Trees Play Much Larger Role in Carbon Storage Than Previously Thought
Astronomers Measure Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf for the First Time
Solving the Ventilator Shortage with Windshield Wiper Parts and MacGyver’s Ingenuity
NASA Commemorates Earth Day With Downloadable Art – Desktop & Mobile Wallpapers
To honor the day’s 50th anniversary, NASA’s JPL has unveiled posters in which our home planet is the star. When Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders…
‘A Really Bad Time to Be Alive’ – Ocean Deoxygenation Linked to Ancient Die-Off
Researchers present new evidence that the deoxygenation of the ocean wiped out biodiversity during one of the “Big Five” mass extinctions in Earth’s history –…
Severity of COVID-19 May Depend on Your Individual Genetic Variation in Immune System
Genetic variability in the human immune system may affect susceptibility to, and severity of infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus…
Diet Can Change the Way Sugar Tastes – Here’s the Science Behind It
Learning and tasting are controlled by the same molecules, animal studies show. The food animals eat can change how they perceive future food. This response…
Could 3D Printers Create the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators?
SLAC scientists and collaborators are developing 3D copper printing techniques to build accelerator components. Imagine being able to manufacture complex devices whenever you want and…
Conductive Gels That Stick When Wet for Better Biomedical Sensors and Implants
A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants. Polymers that are good conductors of electricity could be…
Coronavirus World Map: 2,160,207 Confirmed Cases; 207 Countries; 146,088 Deaths
WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report 89 No new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr…
Apollo 13 Crew Returned Safely to Earth 50 Years Ago
The crew of Apollo 13, Commander James A. Lovell, Command Module Pilot (CMP) John L. “Jack” Swigert and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Fred W. Haise,…
Seeing ‘Under the Hood’ in Batteries to Push for Next-Gen Performance
Technique adapted at Berkeley Lab X-ray facility finds growing use for next-gen battery R&D. From next-gen smartphones to longer-range electric cars and an improved power…
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