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September 28, 2020

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Two new studies offer an explanation for why COVID-19 cases can be so variable. A subset of patients has mutations in key ...
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has its own far-ultraviolet aurora, data reveal. It is the first time such electromagnetic emissions in the far-ultraviolet have been ...
New research identifies a process that might have been key in producing the first organic molecules on Earth about 4 billion years ago, before the origin of life. The ...
A new study of an ancient period that is considered the closest natural analog to the era of modern human carbon emissions ...
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Discovery of Close Binary Trans-Neptunian Object

A new study reveals the binary nature of a trans-Neptunian object ...

3D Biometric Authentication Based on Finger Veins Almost Impossible to Fool

Biometric authentication, which uses unique anatomical features such as fingerprints or facial features to verify a person's identity, is increasingly replacing traditional passwords for ...

Despite High Hopes, Carbon Absorbed by Amazon Forest Recovery Is Dwarfed by Deforestation Emissions

After calculating how much carbon had been lost through deforestation, scientists have discovered that, in more than 30 years, the regrowth of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon has offset ...

About 14% of Cerebral Palsy Cases May Be Tied to Brain Wiring Genes

Researchers confirm that about 14% of all cases of cerebral palsy, a disabling brain disorder for which there are no cures, may be linked to a patient's genes and suggest that many of those ...

Evolutionary and Heritable Axes Shape Our Brain

Every region has its place in the brain. However, it has been unclear why brain regions are located where they are. Now, scientists have defined two main axes along which brain regions are ...

Scientists Precisely Measure Total Amount of Matter in the Universe

A top goal in cosmology is to precisely measure the total amount of matter in the universe, a daunting exercise for even the most mathematically proficient. Scientists have now done just ...

Antiferromagnet Lattice Arrangements Influence Phase Transitions

New research reveals that the nature of the boundary at which an antiferromagnet transitions to a state of disorder slightly depends on the geometry of its lattice ...

Avoiding Environmental Losses in Quantum Information Systems

New research has revealed how robust initial states can be prepared in quantum information systems, minimizing any unwanted transitions which lead to losses in quantum ...

Cement-Free Concrete Beats Corrosion and Gives Fatbergs the Flush

Researchers have developed an eco-friendly zero-cement concrete, which all but eliminates ...

Genetic Differences in Body Fat Shape Men and Women's Health Risks

New findings about body fat help explain the differing health risks men and women face - and set the stage for better, more targeted ...

Cancer's Hidden Vulnerabilities

To fight cancer more effectively, a researcher probes its inner workings for metabolic ...

Sentinels of Ocean Acidification Impacts Survived Earth's Last Mass Extinction

Two groups of tiny, delicate marine organisms, sea butterflies and sea angels, were found to be surprisingly resilient -- having survived dramatic global climate change and Earth's most recent ...

Salute the Venerable Ensign Wasp, Killing Cockroaches for 25 Million Years

A new study has identified four new species of parasitic, cockroach-killing ensign wasps that became encased in tree resin 25 million years ago and were preserved as the resin fossilized into ...

To Kill a Quasiparticle: A Quantum Whodunit

Quasiparticles die young, lasting far, far less than a second. Why? A new Monash University study finds a culprit beyond the usual suspect (decay into lower energy states). Identification of the new ...

Busy Pictures Hinder Reading Ability in Children

A new study shows extraneous images draw attention from text, reducing comprehension in beginning ...

First Study With CHEOPS Data Describes One of the Most Extreme Planets in the Universe

CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b - one of the most extreme planets ...

First Measurements of Radiation Levels on the Moon

In the coming years and decades, various nations want to explore the moon, and plan to send astronauts there again for this purpose. But on our inhospitable satellite, space radiation poses a ...

Last-Resort Life Support Option Helped Majority of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients Survive

The life-support option known as ECMO appears to be saving lives for many of the critically ill COVID-19 patients who receive it. Patients in a new international study faced a staggeringly high risk ...

Researchers Help Develop Sustainable Polymers

Researchers have made new discoveries on the effects of temperature on sustainable polymers. Their findings may help the industry to produce plastics that are better for the ...

Coldest Northern Hemisphere Temps of Minus 69.6 Degress Celsius: Greenland, 1991

Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization as the ...

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