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Universal Flu Vaccine Developed Using Novel Nanoparticles

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 09:43 AM PDT

Universal Novel Nanoparticle Flu Vaccine Protects Against 6 Influenza Viruses in Mice A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in…

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Changes in Southern Hemisphere Winds Stopped by International Ozone Treaty

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 09:00 AM PDT

Study adds to evidence showing effectiveness of Montreal Protocol. Chemicals that deplete Earth’s protective ozone layer have also been triggering changes in Southern Hemisphere atmospheric…

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Ultimate Strength of Metals Accurately Predicted With New Theoretical Model

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 08:00 AM PDT

A new model is able to accurately determine the peak strength of polycrystalline metals. To build safe and robust automobiles, spacecraft, and other technology, scientists…

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Birds Can Thrive in Urban Environments With Either Big Brains or Frequent Breeding

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 07:00 AM PDT

Researchers have found that birds can thrive in cities either by having larger brains or by breeding more often. A new study in Frontiers in…

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European Space Agency Scales Down Mission Operations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 06:36 AM PDT

In response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic, ESA has decided to further reduce on-site personnel at its mission control center in Darmstadt, Germany. The new…

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Climactic Risk of Global Sea Level Rise as Antarctica’s Denman Glacier Has Retreated Almost 3 Miles

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 05:50 AM PDT

UCI, NASA scientists assess ice sheet with potential to raise global sea levels nearly 5 feet. East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly…

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Scientist Have Uncovered the Mechanism Behind Mesmerizing “Whiskey Webs”

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 05:00 AM PDT

‘Whiskey Webs’ Are the New ‘Coffee Ring Effect’ Spilled coffee forms a ring as the liquid evaporates, depositing solids along the edge of the puddle….

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Superconductivity Discovered in Meteorites – Could Be Superconducting in Extraterrestrial Environments

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 04:36 AM PDT

Scientists at UC San Diego and Brookhaven Laboratory in New York went searching for superconducting materials where researchers have had little luck before. Setting their…

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New Anticancer Therapy Prospects After “Brake” on Immune Activity Identified

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 04:00 AM PDT

The immune system is like a carefully regulated machine, complete with its own built-in “brakes” that prevent it from overreacting and causing excess inflammation in…

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Teeth Serve as ‘Archive of Life’ – Record Intimate Details of a Person’s Life

Posted: 25 Mar 2020 03:00 AM PDT

Teeth constitute a permanent and faithful biological archive of the entirety of the individual’s life, from tooth formation to death, a team of researchers has…

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White House Announces New Partnership to Unleash U.S. Supercomputing Resources to Fight COVID-19

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 09:14 PM PDT

The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful…

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COVID-19 World Map: 372,757 Confirmed Cases; 190 Countries; 16,231 Deaths

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 08:57 PM PDT

WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report 64 Four new countries/territories/areas from the South-East Asia Region [1], and Region of the Americas [3] have reported cases…

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Cataclysmic Binaries: Observable Novae Are Just “Tip of the Iceberg”

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 07:34 PM PDT

New simulation-based study on sleeping cataclysmic binaries supports contested 35-year-old predictions, shows that observable novae are just “tip of the iceberg.” Almost 35 years ago,…

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Solar System’s Turbulent Formation Quickly Gave Way to Current Planetary Configuration

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 04:26 PM PDT

Model developed by Brazilian researchers shows chaotic phase that placed objects in current orbits beginning within first 100 million years after formation of giant planets….

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Infections Responsible for 20% of Childhood Deaths in England and Wales

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 03:30 PM PDT

Infections are still responsible for one in five childhood deaths in England and Wales, with respiratory infections topping the league table of known causes, reveals…

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How Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Can Counteract a Legacy of Extinctions and Restore a Lost World

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 11:41 AM PDT

Study from international team of researchers, including University of Massachusetts Amherst biologist John Rowan, shows introduced species can restore a lost world. When cocaine kingpin…

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Rats Can Smell Hunger on Other Rats – Give More Generously to Those in Need

Posted: 24 Mar 2020 11:00 AM PDT

How do animals that help their brethren manage to prioritize those most in need? A study publishing March 24, 2020, in the open-access journal PLOS…

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