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Top Science News
June 15, 2021

In a discovery that challenges long-held dogma in biology, researchers show that mammalian cells can convert RNA sequences back into DNA, a feat more common in viruses than eukaryotic ...
Researchers have identified the brain regions involved in choosing whether to find out if a bad event is about to ...
A new study predicts massive range declines of Africa's great apes -- gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos -- due to the impacts of climate change, land-use changes and human population ...
The biggest shark attack in history did not involve humans. A new study by earth scientists has turned up a massive die-off of sharks roughly 19 million years ago. It came at a period in history when ...
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Health News
June 15, 2021

Scientists investigated how the immune system's previous exposure to cold-causing coronaviruses impact immune response to COVID-19. In doing so, they ...
What information is retained in a memory over time, and which parts get lost? These questions have led to many scientific theories over the years, and now researchers have been able to provide some ...
In work that could one day help athletes as well as aging adults regenerate tissue more effectively, scientists increased the regeneration of muscle cells in mice by activating the precursors of ...
The development of dementia late in life is associated with abnormal blood levels of dozens of proteins up to five years earlier, according to a new study. Most of these proteins were not known to be ...
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Physical/Tech News
June 15, 2021

The property that makes fluorescent lights buzz could power a new generation of more efficient computing devices that store data with magnetic fields, rather than ...
A new study led by a planetary scientist uses a computer model of Mars to put forth a promising explanation onto how Mars once contained rivers and lakes: Mars could have had a thin layer of icy, ...
New research suggests that rocks in the Martian crust could produce the same kind of chemical energy that supports microbial life deep beneath ...
The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter ...
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Environment News
June 15, 2021

A growing body of research has explored the ability of solar geoengineering to reduce physical climate changes. But much less is known about how ...
Rodents and pigs share with certain aquatic organisms the ability to use their intestines for respiration, a new study finds. The researchers demonstrated that the delivery of oxygen gas or ...
Climate change is exacerbating problems like habitat loss and temperatures swings that have already pushed many animal species to the brink. But can scientists predict which animals will be able to ...
The Antarctic ice sheet was even more unstable in the past than previously thought, and at times possibly came close to collapse, new research suggests. The findings raise concerns that, in a warmer ...
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Society/Education News
June 15, 2021

Researchers showed that COVID-19 survivors -- including those not sick enough to be hospitalized -- have an increased risk of death in the six months following diagnosis with the virus. They also ...
Coral reefs provide many services to coastal communities, including critical protection from flood damage. A new study reveals how valuable coral ...
The human scream signals more than fear of imminent danger or entanglement in social conflicts. Screaming can also express joy or excitement. For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that ...
A new study explains why people rarely look at a situation, object or idea that needs improving -- in all kinds of contexts -- and think to remove something as a solution. Instead, we almost always ...
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