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Scientists have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine ...
A groundbreaking study is the first to analyze the relationship between group behaviors, group type, group dynamics, and kinship of beluga whales in 10 locations across the ...
Common domestic cats, as we know them today, might have accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago. This is indicated by new analyses done on an almost ...
Dinosaurs and pterosaurs may be known for their remarkable size, but a newly described species that lived around 237 million years ago suggests that they originated from ...
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Study Links Abnormally High Blood Sugar With Higher Risk of Death in COVID-19 Patients Not Previously Diagnosed With Diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death ...

Couldn't Socially Distance? Blame Your Working Memory

A new study highlights the critical role that working memory capacity plays in social distancing compliance during the early stages of the COVID-19 ...

Physicians Give First Comprehensive Review of COVID-19's Effects Outside the Lung

Based on their experience treating COVID-19, physicians have assembled critical information about the coronavirus's effects on organs outside the ...

Study Pinpoints Brain Cells That Trigger Sugar Cravings and Consumption

New research has identified for the first time the specific brain cells that control how much sugar you eat and how much you crave sweet tasting food. The study specifically identifies the brain ...

Arctic Ocean Changes Driven by Sub-Arctic Seas

New research explores how lower-latitude oceans drive complex changes in the Arctic Ocean, pushing the region into a new reality distinct from the 20th-century ...

Global COVID-19 Registry Finds Strokes Associated With COVID-19 Are More Severe, Have Worse Outcomes and Higher Mortality

Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to die of stroke than AIS patients who do not have ...

COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted in the Womb, Reports Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

A baby girl in Texas -- born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 -- is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 ...

Changes in the Immune System Can Promote Healthy Aging

As we age, the immune system gradually becomes impaired. One aspect of this impairment is chronic inflammation in the elderly, which means that the immune system is constantly active and sends out ...

Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine Do Not Work on COVID-19

Lopinavir is a drug against HIV, hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Until recently, both drugs were regarded as potential agents in the fight against the coronavirus ...

Construction: How to Turn 36 Seconds Into USD 5.4 Billion

A team of researchers have, for the first time ever, linked 40 years of productivity data from the construction industry with the actual work done. The results show that productivity in the ...

Children Rarely Transmit COVID-19, Doctors Write in New Commentary

A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics concludes that children infrequently transmit COVID-19 to each other or to adults and that many schools, provided they follow appropriate social ...

Farmers' Climate Change Conundrum: Low Yields or Revenue Instability

Climate change will leave some farmers with a difficult conundrum, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell University and Washington State University: Either risk more revenue ...

Liquid Metal Synthesis for Better Piezoelectrics: Atomically-Thin Tin-Monosulfide

Scientists have applied liquid-metal synthesis to piezoelectrics, advancing future flexible, wearable electronics, and biosensors drawing their power from the body's movements. Piezoelectric ...

Scientists May Have Found One Path to a Longer Life

Mifepristone appears to extend lifespan in evolutionarily divergent species Drosophila and C. elegans in ways that suggest it may do so in humans, as ...

Satellite Data Show Severity of Drought Summers in 2018 and 2019

Measurements by the GRACE-FO satellite mission show a decline in water storage in Central Europe by up to 94 percent compared with seasonal fluctuations. The changes are so serious that a recovery ...

Socio-Economic, Environmental Impacts of COVID-19 Quantified

How is COVID-19 impacting people and the planet and what are the implications for a post-pandemic world? A new study quantifies the socio-economic losses and environmental ...

Preliminary Study Suggests Tuberculosis Vaccine May Be Limiting COVID-19 Deaths

While a direct correlation between BCG vaccinations and a reduction in coronavirus mortalities still needs to be understood more fully, researchers hold hope that the BCG vaccine might be able to ...

Less Impact from Wildfire Smoke on Climate

New research revealed that tiny, sunlight-absorbing particles in wildfire smoke may have less impact on climate than widely hypothesized because reactions as the plume mixes with clean air reduce its ...

Researchers Solve a 50-Year-Old Enzyme Mystery

Advanced herbicides and treatments for infection may result from the unraveling of a 50-year-old ...

Study Sheds Light on Bushfires' Microclimate Impact

A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality. Its findings could help understand the ...

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