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The secret call of the wild: how animals teach each other to survive

3 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Cultural knowledge, passed from animal to animal, is key to how species adapt to change in the world around them Sam Williams' Macaw Recovery Network in Costa Rica rewilds...
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Air pollution linked to far higher Covid-19 death rates, study finds

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Dirty air increases risk of respiratory problems that can be fatal for coronavirus patients Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Air pollution is...
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Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Rare hole is result of low temperatures in atmosphere and is expected to disappear A rare hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic, in what scientists say is the...
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Coronavirus-related layoffs hit health tech startups

1 day ago   |   STAT

With the economy in freefall amid the coronavirus pandemic, some health tech startups have started to furlough and lay off workers. The cuts underscore that not even digital...
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Impacts of relative humidity on fine aerosol properties via environmental wind tunnel experiments

2 days ago   |   Harvard

Jingxin Xu, Fahua Zhu, Sheng Wang, Xiuyong Zhao, Ming Zhang, Xinlei Ge, Junfeng Wang, Wenxin Tian, Liwen Wang, and Liu Yang. 2019. “ Impacts of relative humidity on fine...
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Laundry tweaks can help clothes last longer and pollute less

2 days ago   |   Science News for Students

Laundry tweaks can help clothes last longer and pollute less : Did you ever notice how your favorite clothes lose their color and seem flimsier with time? Washing may be to...
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Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity chief

3 days ago   |   The Guardian

Warning comes as destruction of nature increasingly seen as key driver of zoonotic diseases See all our coronavirus coverage Coronavirus latest: at a glance The United Nations'...
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From Maragha to Samarqand and Beyond: Revisiting a Quartet of Scientific Traditions in Greater Persia

3 days ago   |   Harvard

Elaheh Kheirandish. 2020. “ From Maragha to Samarqand and Beyond: Revisiting a Quartet of Scientific Traditions in Greater Persia .” In The Timurid Century, edited by Charles...
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Australian news: stories you may have missed during the coronavirus crisis

5 days ago   |   The Guardian

High court to hand down George Pell verdict, water flows into the Menindee Lakes and Victoria renews logging As Australia's coronavirus outbreak continues - but with the...
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The Milky Way's central bulge offers a jewel box packed with glittering stars

The Milky Way's central bulge offers a jewel box packed with glittering stars

6 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

Not so long ago, astronomers thought of the Milky Way's central bulge as an old folks home where mostly ancient stars congregated and slowly moved about. But more recent...
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PlayStation 5's DualSense controller: Two-toned design, more haptic feedback

PlayStation 5's DualSense controller: Two-toned design, more haptic feedback

The PlayStation 5's new gamepad is called DualSense and sports a bold two-toned design. Did Aperture Science make this? [credit: Sony / Aurich Lawson ] While we still don't... Read more ...

Pink Moon 2020: NASA welcomes the Pink Supermoon - 'Most super' Full Moon...

Pink Moon 2020: NASA welcomes the Pink Supermoon - 'Most super' Full Moon this year

A PINK MOON tonight will be the biggest and brightest Full Moon of the year, NASA has announced. Read more ...

Our Crisis Fatigue Crisis and the Politics of Coronavirus

Our Crisis Fatigue Crisis and the Politics of Coronavirus

Not only is he experiencing exasperated frustration, but he's touching his face. The new coronavirus pandemic is affecting our daily lives in many unexpected ways. We are... Read more ...

NASA astronaut, two cosmonauts set for Thursday launch to space station

NASA astronaut, two cosmonauts set for Thursday launch to space station

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Russian Soyuz commander Anatoly Ivanishin and flight engineer Ivan Vagner pose for a picture at... Read more ...

New search methods are ramping up the hunt for alien intelligence

New search methods are ramping up the hunt for alien intelligence

New search methods are ramping up the hunt for alien intelligence : For about a week in 1960, radio astronomer Frank Drake thought he might have discovered aliens. He had... Read more ...

Space weather warning: Earth being battered by 1.6million KMPH solar winds

Space weather warning: Earth being battered by 1.6million KMPH solar winds

EARTH is currently being bombarded by solar winds which are colliding with the planet at a staggering 1.6 million kilometres per hour. Read more ...

Tiger King: Can captive tigers be released into wild?

Tiger King: Can captive tigers be released into wild?

TIGER King has taken the world by storm, proving to be a global sensation when many are locked at home with little to do but binge on Netflix. Read more ...

Coronavirus good news: Blitz mentality will get us through, says psychologist

Coronavirus good news: Blitz mentality will get us through, says psychologist

SOCIETY will make it through the lockdown thanks to the Blitz Mentality, which helped Britain get through the blitz bombings of World War 2, and the lockdown could even be good... Read more ...

Event Horizon Telescope reveals inner workings of quasar's jet

Event Horizon Telescope reveals inner workings of quasar's jet

Zooming in on quasar 3C 279, the Event Horizon Telescope array reveals the origin of a high-speed jet blasting away from a supermassive black hole. Lower resolution views, like... Read more ...

The dangers of "It may work, it may not," and "What do you have to lose?...

The dangers of "It may work, it may not," and "What do you have to lose? Hydroxychloroquine and the allure and perils of abandoning evidence-based science

K.Lee Lerner. 2020. “ The dangers of "It may work, it may not," and "What do you have to lose? Hydroxychloroquine and the allure and perils of abandoning evidence-based... Read more ...