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Top Science News
November 15, 2020

Tree rings (stock | (c) (c) CrispyMedia / Adobe

Tree Rings and Supernovas

Hurricane photo | (c) (c) EvgeniyQW / Adobe

Hurricanes Reaching Further Inland

Illustration of nerve | (c) (c) Giovanni Cancemi / Adobe

‘Volume Control’ in Brain Supports Learning

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

Half of Sun-Like Stars Could Host Rocky Planets

 Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet’s biology and geology, according to new …
Latest Top Headlines
updated 8:16pm EST

Health News
November 15, 2020

Person with thermometer | (c) (c) Leka / Adobe

A Drop in Human Temperature

Mother reading to child | (c) (c) fizkes / Adobe

Human Brains Are ‘Prewired’ to See Words

Liberal and conservative | (c) (c) andrii / Adobe

Hot-Button Words: Neural Polarization

Octopus arms with | (c) (c) maskalin / Adobe

Octopus-Inspired Sucker Transfers Delicate …

 In the nearly two centuries since 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37.0 degrees Celsius) was established as the standard ‘normal’ body temperature, it has been used as the measure by which fevers have been …
Latest Health Headlines
updated 8:16pm EST

Physical/Tech News
November 15, 2020

Illustration of moon Io, | (c) (c) Luca Oleastri / Adobe

Volcanic Impact On Io’s Atmosphere

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

 New radio images from ALMA show for the first time the direct effect of volcanic activity on the atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 8:16pm EST

Environment News
November 15, 2020

Common vampire bats | (c) (c) belizar / Adobe

Vampire Bats: Social Distancing While Sick

Rift Valley (stock | (c) (c) Tomasz / Adobe

Turbulent Era Sparked Leap in Human Behavior

Paro Taktsang temple | (c) (c) ultramansk / Adobe

Rain Really Can Move Mountains

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

COVID-19’s Massive Impact On Carbon Emissions

 New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost — no public health guidance …
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 8:16pm EST

Society/Education News
November 15, 2020

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

Nitrous Oxide Emissions Pose Climate Threat

How Coronavirus Took Hold in N. America, Europe

Strict Social Distancing, Lower COVID-19 Risk

Unconscious Learning Underlies Belief in God?

 Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study. The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the production of food worldwide …
Latest Society/Education Headlines
updated 8:16pm EST

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Russ Roberts

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