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Top Science News
September 22, 2020

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Comet Found to Have Its Own Northern Lights

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What Led to First Organic Molecules

Erupting volcano (stock | (c) (c) Ingo Bartussek / Adobe

Ocean Carbon: Humans Outpace Ancient Volcanoes

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Possible Marker of Life Spotted On Venus

 A new study of an ancient period that is considered the closest natural analog to the era of modern human carbon emissions has found that massive …
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Health News
September 22, 2020

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Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

Alzheimer's | (c) (c) vchalup / Adobe

Female Chromosomes: Resilience to Alzheimer’s

Doctor writing word | (c) (c) Michail Petrov / Adobe

Transplanted Brown-Fat-Like Cells for Obesity

Fatigue concept, woman | (c) (c) kite_rin / Adobe

Got Fatigue? Brain Regions That May Control It

 A potential therapy for obesity would transplant HUMBLE (human brown-like) fat cells, human white fat cells that have been genetically modified using CRISPR to become similar to heat-generating brown …
Latest Health Headlines
updated 11:46am EDT

Physical/Tech News
September 22, 2020

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Giant Halo Around Andromeda Galaxy

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Cosmic Rays May Soon Stymie Quantum Computing

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Galactic Bar Paradox Resolved in Cosmic Dance

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A Galaxy’s Stop-And-Start Young Radio Jets

 New light has been shed on a mysterious and long-standing conundrum at the very heart of our galaxy. The new work offers a potential solution to the so-called ‘Galactic bar paradox’, whereby …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 11:46am EDT

Environment News
September 22, 2020

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Meteorite Strikes: Unexpected Form of Silica

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Ancient Star Explosions: Deep-Sea Sediments

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Optical Illusions Explained in a Fly’s Eyes

Sumatran orangutan | (c) (c) Anton Petrus / Adobe

Animal Species May Be Vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2

 Why people perceive motion in some static images has mystified not only those who view these optical illusions but neuroscientists who have tried to explain the phenomenon. Now neuroscientists have …
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 11:46am EDT

Society/Education News
September 22, 2020

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Smiling Really Does Give You a Positive Outlook

Seismograph (stock | (c) (c) Anna / Adobe

Lockdown: Human-Linked Earth Vibrations Down

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World Population to Shrink After Mid-Century

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Why Some Words More Memorable Than Others

 With widespread, sustained declines in fertility, the world population will likely peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion, and then decline to about 8.8 …
Latest Society/Education Headlines
updated 11:46am EDT

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