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Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Failure in Human Disease
Engineering Art Deco
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All identical twins may share a common set of chemical markers on their DNA
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Fossils and ancient DNA paint a vibrant picture of human origins
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A supernova’s delayed reappearance could pin down how fast the universe expands
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Stone Age humans or their relatives occasionally trekked through a green Arabia
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Making methane from CO2: Carbon capture grows more affordable
In their ongoing effort to make carbon capture more aff...
New ‘vortex beams’ of atoms and molecules are the first of their kind
Like soft serve ice cream, beams of atoms and molecules...
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars
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As NASA’s Voyager 1 Surveys Interstellar Space, Its Density Measurements Are Making Waves
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Natural Frequency Method: estimating the preferred walking speed of Tyrannosaurus rex based on tail natural frequency
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Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87’s black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who pr...
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Ancient relic points to a turning point in Earth’s history 42,000 years ago
The temporary breakdown of Earth’s magnetic field...
Million-year-old mammoth genomes shatter record for oldest ancient DNA
Permafrost-preserved teeth, up to 1.6 million years old...
The number of Milky Way nova explosions per year has been pinned down
Each year, astronomers discover nova explosions in the ...
The most detailed model of a human cell to date
This is the most detailed model of a human cell to date...
Hayabusa2’s asteroid dirt may hold clues to the early solar system
For the first time, scientists are about to get their (...
This Unusual Bird Superpower Goes Back to the Dinosaur Extinction
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Cambrian Deep-Sea Arthropods Had Complex Compound Eyes
A team of paleontologists from Australia and the United...
LIFE BEYOND II: The Museum of Alien Life
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Female big-game hunters may have been surprisingly common in the ancient Americas
A woman buried with spearpoints and other hunting tools...
Mars plays shepherd to our moon’s long-lost twin, scientists find
An international team of planetary scientists led by as...
Strict new guidelines lay out a path to heritable human gene editing
Gene editing to make heritable changes in human DNA isn...
Paleontologists Find World’s Oldest Fossil Bug
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TESS Detects Elusive Pulsation Patterns in Delta Scuti Stars
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Sa...
Patients who Take ACEIs and ARBs May Be at Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19
ACEIs and ARBs are highly recommended medications for p...
High-speed microscope captures fleeting brain signals
Electrical and chemical signals flash through our brain...
Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon
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Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic
A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug th...
Huge bacteria-eating viruses narrow gap between life and non-life
Scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large,...
Super-precise CRISPR tool enhanced by enzyme engineering
A super-precise version of the CRISPR genome-editing to...
Arctic Ice Melt Is Changing Ocean Currents
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Inouye Solar Telescope: First Light
NSF’s newest solar telescope produces first images. Pre...
Is a gravitational wave detection near Betelgeuse a sign the star is ready to explode?
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Lithium-based semiconductor detects thermal neutrons
A new semiconductor made from lithium, indium, phosphor...
How ‘spooky’ is quantum physics? The answer could be incalculable
Albert Einstein famously said that quantum mechanics sh...
There’s a ‘Great Divide’ in Our Solar System, And We Might Finally Know How It Formed
Shortly after the Solar System formed, astronomers thin...
Oldest material on Earth discovered
Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the ol...
A giant wave of gas lurks near our solar system
HONOLULU — The Earth and sun are right next to a wavy r...
Antarctica shock: Scientists’ groundbreaking discovery 400ft below ice revealed
Antarctica is the planet’s southernmost continent&...
A Galactic-scale gas wave in the solar neighborhood
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NASA Planet Hunter Finds its 1st Earth-size Habitable-zone World
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The Quantum Internet
A Young Mississippi Woman’s Journey Through A Pioneering Gene-Editing Experiment
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ESO observations reveal black holes’ breakfast at the cosmic dawn
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have...
The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM
Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of al...
How planets may form after dust sticks together
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Study: Direction in Which Galaxies Spin Depends on Their Mass
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Interactive globe of ancient Earth!
Great interactive globe of ancient Earth! See Pangea, s...
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