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- Human Coronaviruses Can Remain Infectious on Inanimate Surfaces For Up To Nine Days, New Review Says
- Female Burrunan Dolphins Form Social Clusters: Study
- Asteroid Belt Will Be Pulverised by Sun in Six Billion Years, Researchers Predict
- Meet Thanatotheristes degrootorum, New Tyrannosaur from Canada
- Gun Owners Don’t Sleep Better and Aren’t Happier, Two New Studies Show
|Human Coronaviruses Can Remain Infectious on Inanimate Surfaces For Up To Nine Days, New Review Says
Posted: 11 Feb 2020 12:13 PM PST
According to a review of previous studies, published online February 6, 2020 in the Journal of Hospital Infection, human coronaviruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) or endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) can persist on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for up to 9 days; surface […]
|Female Burrunan Dolphins Form Social Clusters: Study
Posted: 11 Feb 2020 09:06 AM PST
Like giraffes, lions, hyenas and grey kangaroos, female Burrunan dolphins (Tursiops australis), a species of bottlenose dolphin endemic to southern Australian coastal waters, form social bonds with kin and other females in similar reproductive condition, while maintaining moderate and loose social bonds with some same-sex individuals, according to new research from Flinders University. “Just like […]
|Asteroid Belt Will Be Pulverised by Sun in Six Billion Years, Researchers Predict
Posted: 11 Feb 2020 07:07 AM PST
According to new research by University of Warwick and University of Colorado, Boulder scientists, electromagnetic radiation from stars at the end of their giant branch phase — lasting just a few million years before they collapse into white dwarfs – would be strong enough to spin even distant asteroids at high speed until they tear […]
|Meet Thanatotheristes degrootorum, New Tyrannosaur from Canada
Posted: 11 Feb 2020 05:13 AM PST
A new species of tyrannosaurine dinosaur that lived about 79.5 million years ago (Cretaceous period) has been identified from fossils found in Alberta, Canada. “We are thrilled to announce the first new species of tyrannosaur to be discovered in Canada in 50 years,” said Dr. François Therrien, curator of dinosaur paleoecology at the Royal Tyrrell […]
|Gun Owners Don’t Sleep Better and Aren’t Happier, Two New Studies Show
Posted: 11 Feb 2020 04:44 AM PST
Despite claims that owning a gun makes a person feel safer and sleep easier, gun owners don’t sleep any better than people who do not own guns, they also aren’t any happier, according to two new studies led by the University of Arizona. “We want to understand gun owners’ subjective experiences,” said lead author Dr. […]
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