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July 12, 2020

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Pampered Cats Along Silk Road 1,000 Years Ago

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Tiny Ancient Relative of Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs

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Dying Stars Send Out Life’s Building Blocks

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Variant of COVID-19 Virus Dominates Globally

 New research shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell …
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Health News
July 12, 2020

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Shutting Down SARS-CoV-2 Polymerase Reaction

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Why Some Words More Memorable Than Others

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Humans and Monkeys: Similar Thinking Patterns

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Receptor Makes Mice Strong and Slim

 Increasing abdominal girth and shrinking muscles are two common side effects of aging. Researchers have discovered a receptor in mice that regulates both effects. Experiments with human cell cultures …
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Physical/Tech News
July 12, 2020

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Monster Black Hole Found in Early Universe

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Black Hole Collision: Exploding With Light

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‘Baby’ Planet in Young Star System

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Pluto May Have Liquid Ocean Beneath Icy Crust

 A new study suggests that Pluto and other large Kuiper belt objects started out with liquid oceans which have been slowly freezing over …
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Environment News
July 12, 2020

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End of Dinosaurs: Asteroid Impact, Not Volcanoes

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How Paradise Tree Snakes Undulate to Fly

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Sled Dogs Like 9,500-Year-Old ‘Ancient Dog’

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Why Are Plants Green?

 When sunlight shining on a leaf changes rapidly, plants must protect themselves from the ensuing sudden surges of solar energy. To cope with these changes, photosynthetic organisms have developed …
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updated 10:25am EDT

Society/Education News
July 12, 2020

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Neighborhood You Grew Up In and Gene Regulation

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Living Environment Key to Long Life

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Human Activity: Vertebrate Evolutionary History

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Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity, Heat

 A new study has identified thousands of incidents of previously rare or unprecedented extreme heat/humidity combinations in parts of Asia, Africa, …
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