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How life on Earth could help us find life on Mars

Posted: 06 Jul 2020 03:46 AM PDT

Jonathan O’Callaghan In our continuing search for other life in the universe, one place has always looked promising – Mars. It is a rocky planet like Earth, orbiting the same star, and at a distance where water could have been present on the planet. Today, however, Mars is a barren wasteland. Any water it once […]
July 4th fireworks in Central Fresno push fine PM levels off the scale

Posted: 05 Jul 2020 07:01 PM PDT

So a check of the fine particulate matter in Central Fresno on the evening of Jul. 4, 2020 indicates microscopic specks of soot, chemicals and liquid droplets in air measured 150 micrograms per cubic meter (ug/m3) at 10 p.m. corresponding to a ROAR (Real-time Outdoor Activity Risk) Level 5 reading – meaning Very Unhealthy air. […]
AI’s carbon footprint problem

Posted: 05 Jul 2020 07:20 AM PDT

For all the advances enabled by artificial intelligence, from speech recognition to self-driving cars, AI systems consume a lot of power and can generate high volumes of climate-changing carbon emissions. A study last year found that training an off-the-shelf AI language-processing system produced 1,400 pounds of emissions – about the amount produced by flying one person roundtrip […]
New Study Examines Recursive Thinking

Posted: 05 Jul 2020 07:09 AM PDT

Recursion — the computational capacity to embed elements within elements of the same kind — has been lauded as the intellectual cornerstone of language, tool use and mathematics. A multi-institutional team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers, for the first time, show this ability is shared across age, species and cultural groups in a new study […]
New species of Ichthyosaur discovered in museum collection

Posted: 05 Jul 2020 07:03 AM PDT

Hauffiopteryx altera (Latin for different from) has been identified as a new species of Ichthyosaurs by researchers from McGill University and the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in Germany. Ichthyosaurs (‘fish lizards’), a group of tuna-shaped reptiles that inhabited Earth’s seas during the Mesozoic Era, were discovered by scientists in the early 19th century. Similar to the […]
In mouse study, black raspberries show promise for reducing skin inflammation

Posted: 05 Jul 2020 07:01 AM PDT

Eating black raspberries might reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies, a new study indicates. In a study done with mice and published earlier this month in the journal Nutrients, researchers found that a diet high in black raspberries reduced inflammation from contact hypersensitivity – a condition that causes redness and inflammation in the skin. Steve Oghumu [


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