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Top Science News
November 9, 2020

Exoplanets illustration | (c) (c) Dimitar Marinov / Adobe

Half of Sun-Like Stars Could Host Rocky Planets

Vicunas in Peru | (c) (c) Wasim / Adobe

Early Big-Game Hunters Were Likely Female

Senior couple on bench | (c) (c) / Adobe

Positive Outlook Predicts Less Memory Decline

Suction cups on octopus | (c) (c) igor_zubkov / Adobe

Touch and Taste? It’s All in the Tentacles

 According to new research using data from NASA’s retired planet-hunting mission, the Kepler space telescope, about half the stars similar in …
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updated 9:01am EST

Health News
November 9, 2020

Heart attack concept | (c) (c) / Adobe

Reviving Cells After a Heart Attack

DNA and coronavirus | (c) (c) / Adobe

‘Silent’ Mutations Helped Give Coronavirus Edge

Neurons illustration | (c) (c) solvod / Adobe

New Key Player in Long-Term Memory

CRISPR/Cas9 gene | (c) (c) wladimir1804 / Adobe

Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Genome Editing

 This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is being awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 method for genome …
Latest Health Headlines
updated 9:01am EST

Physical/Tech News
November 9, 2020

Earth (stock image; | (c) (c) Artsiom Petrushenka / Adobe

Wave: Some Exoplanets May Be Able to See Us, Too

NASA's OSIRIS-REx | (c) NASA/Goddard/University of

NASA Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid

Foucault's pendulum | (c) (c) Patricia / Adobe

Detecting the Universe’s Missing Mass

The Moon (stock | (c) (c) taffpixture / Adobe

Magnetic Fields On Moon from Old Core Dynamo

 A long discussed theory about the local magnetic spots of the moon suggests that they are the result of magnetization processes caused by impacts of massive bodies on the moon surface. A new study …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 9:01am EST

Environment News
November 9, 2020

Masked Earth photo | (c) (c) diy13 / Adobe

COVID-19’s Massive Impact On Carbon Emissions

Ficus microcarpa (stock | (c) (c) Hatori_Shisuka / Adobe

Evolutionary Secrets of the Banyan Tree

Tractor spraying field | (c) (c) eleonimages / Adobe

Nitrous Oxide Emissions Pose Climate Threat

Archaeopteryx fossil | (c) (c) Cheattha / Adobe

Dinosaur Feather Study Debunked

 A new study provides substantial evidence that the first fossil feather ever to be discovered does belong to the iconic bird-like dinosaur, Archaeopteryx. This debunks a recent theory that the fossil …
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 9:01am EST

Society/Education News
November 9, 2020

How Coronavirus Took Hold in N. America, Europe

Strict Social Distancing, Lower COVID-19 Risk

Unconscious Learning Underlies Belief in God?

Brain Circuit Damaged by Social Isolation

 Researchers have identified specific sub-populations of brain cells in the prefrontal cortex, a key part of the brain that regulates social behavior, …
Latest Society/Education Headlines
updated 9:01am EST

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