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Top Science News
November 3, 2020

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Positive Outlook Predicts Less Memory Decline

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Touch and Taste? It’s All in the Tentacles

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Where Were Jupiter and Saturn Born?

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A Drop in Human Temperature

 A new study finds that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful — what psychologists call ‘positive affect’ — are less likely to experience memory decline as they age. This result adds to a …
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Health News
November 3, 2020

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‘Silent’ Mutations Helped Give Coronavirus Edge

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New Key Player in Long-Term Memory

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Genome Editing

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Could Electromagnetic Fields Treat Diabetes?

 Researchers have identified a number of ‘silent’ mutations in the roughly 30,000 letters of the COVID-19 virus’s genetic code that helped it thrive …
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Physical/Tech News
November 3, 2020

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NASA Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid

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Detecting the Universe’s Missing Mass

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Magnetic Fields On Moon from Old Core Dynamo

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Last Moments of Star Devoured by Black Hole

 NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
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Environment News
November 3, 2020

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Evolutionary Secrets of the Banyan Tree

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Nitrous Oxide Emissions Pose Climate Threat

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Dinosaur Feather Study Debunked

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Modern Humans, Neanderthals, in Europe Earlier

 The banyan fig tree Ficus microcarpa is famous for its aerial roots, which sprout from branches and eventually reach the soil. The tree also has a unique relationship with a wasp that has coevolved …
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Society/Education News
November 3, 2020

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How Coronavirus Took Hold in N. America, Europe

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Strict Social Distancing, Lower COVID-19 Risk

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Unconscious Learning Underlies Belief in God?

Brain Circuit Damaged by Social Isolation

 Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections before they spread, according to a new study. Combining virus genomics with epidemiologic simulations and travel records, the …
Latest Society/Education Headlines
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