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Evolutionary Investigation Across Species Reveals Primate Voice Boxes Are Evolving at Rapid Pace

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 11:00 AM PDT

Gorilla Skull and Larynx

Study is largest ever investigation into evolution of larynges across species. Scientists have discovered that the larynx, or voice box, of primates is significantly larger…

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Mystery Solved: NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Close-Up of Ceres Reveals Origin of Mysterious Bright Regions on Dwarf Planet

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 09:33 AM PDT

Bright Areas Occator Crater Ceres

Data from NASA’s recent Dawn mission answers two long-unresolved questions: Is there liquid inside Ceres, and how long ago was the dwarf planet geologically active?…

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Researchers Create COVID-19 Mask Filtration Effectiveness Hierarchy – Dozens of Types of New, Used, and Expired Masks Tested

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 08:00 AM PDT

Mask Filtration Effectiveness Hierarchy

Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, research conducted at an EPA facility on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus shows that expired and sterilized used N95 masks are…

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Immune-System Paralyzed in Severe COVID-19 Cases

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 07:19 AM PDT

Immune System Paralyzed Concept

Some people get really sick from COVID-19, and others don’t. Nobody knows why. Now, a study by investigators at the Stanford University of Medicine and…

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Advance in Programmable Synthetic Materials: Artificial Molecules Could Power Future Computers

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 06:39 AM PDT

Information Encoded Multivariate MOF

Reading sequence of metal atoms in MOFs allows encoding of multiple chemical functions. Artificial molecules could one day form the information unit of a new…

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Generic BCG Vaccine Could Be Effective Against COVID-19

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 05:47 AM PDT

COVID-19 Vaccine Artist Concept

BCG vaccine is safe and does not lead to an increased risk of COVID-19 symptoms. More studies need to confirm whether this generic vaccine could…

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NASA Scientists Map Beirut Blast Damage – Devastating Explosion Rocked Port Area

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 03:41 AM PDT

Beirut Blast Damage Map

On August 4, 2020, a devastating explosion rocked the port area around Beirut, Lebanon. After the event, scientists used satellite radar imagery to map the…

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How Airplanes Counteract Luminous Plasma Phenomenon, St. Elmo’s Fire, During Thunderstorms

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 02:53 AM PDT

St. Elmo’s Fire

On the ground, windy conditions strengthen these electrical flashes, but new experiments tell a different story for flying objects. At the height of a thunderstorm,…

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Antiviral Treatment for COVID-19 Could Come Much Sooner Thanks to Malaria Breakthrough

Posted: 11 Aug 2020 02:00 AM PDT

Antibody Array Data

New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host, rather than from the pathogen itself, could offer effective treatment for a range of…

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Researchers Show Mathematically How to Best Reopen Your Business After COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted: 10 Aug 2020 09:15 PM PDT

Small Business Open Sign

In the USA, where the curve of infections has not yet flattened since the beginning of the pandemic, 158,000 people have died from Covid-19 already….

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NASA Scientists Develop Instrument for Analyzing Mars’s Boundary Layer – “We Have Great Capabilities in Lidar, Space Lasers, and Detectors”

Posted: 10 Aug 2020 06:17 PM PDT

Martian Lidar Instrument

Insights and technology gleaned from creating a carbon-measuring instrument for Earth climate studies is being leveraged to build another that would remotely profile, for the…

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Five Most Likely Causes of Post-traumatic Stress in Police Officers Identified in New Research

Posted: 10 Aug 2020 05:00 PM PDT

Police Squad Car

A combination of genetic and emotional differences may lead to post-traumatic stress (PTS) in police officers, a new study finds. Based on biological studies of…

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Pupil Size of Eyes Can Predict Death and Hospital Readmission in Heart Failure Patients

Posted: 10 Aug 2020 04:00 PM PDT

Eye Close Up

Pupil size predicts death and hospital readmission in patients with heart failure, according to research published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the…

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Opioid Overdose Deaths May Be Grossly Underestimated: Many Found to Be Misclassified As Sudden Heart Attacks

Posted: 10 Aug 2020 02:00 PM PDT

Coroner Dead Body

Findings suggest that national estimates of opioid overdose burden may be grossly underestimated. A 7-year comprehensive study of deaths attributed to out of hospital cardiac…

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Hydrothermal Fluid From Piccard Vents Leads to Discovery That Transforms Understanding of Hydrogen Depletion at the Seafloor

Posted: 10 Aug 2020 12:00 PM PDT

Understanding Hydrogen Depletion Seafloor

Scientists analyzing hydrothermal fluid from Piccard vents at Mid-Cayman Rise find non-biological processes deplete hydrogen that was thought to be readily available to subseafloor microbial…

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