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Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacksScientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away -- from the inside out -- portions of plaques that cause heart attacks.Tiny salamander's huge genome may harbor the secrets of regenerationIf scientists can find the genetic basis for the axolotl's ability to regenerate, they might be able to find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans. But they have been thwarted in the attempt by another peculiarity of the axolotl -- it has the largest genome of any animal yet sequenced, 10 times larger than that of humans.Driven by Earth's orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migrationNew research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle East, and the Mediterranean were wetter and drier and how the plant composition changed in tandem, possibly providing migration corridors throughout time.New gene correction therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophyDuchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of 12 and reducing life expectancy. Researchers have developed a gene therapy that may provide permanent relief for those suffering from DMD.Parkinson's disease may start before birthPeople who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes.Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flashScientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by turning waste into valuable graphene that can then strengthen concrete and other composite materials.Keto diet works best in small doses, mouse study findsA ketogenic diet -- which provides 99 percent of calories from fat and only 1 percent from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week, researchers found in a study of mice.Discovery sheds new light on how cells moveThrough experiments, researchers found that the force each cell applies to the surface beneath it -- in other words, traction -- is the dominant physical factor that controls cell shape and motion as cells travel as a group.
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Rubber ‘leaves’ reveal the physics of the floating lotus
Nature, Published online: 29 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00189-zScientists explore why some lotus leaves lie smooth and flat, but others are deeply ruffled.From the archive
Nature, Published online: 28 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00147-9How Nature reported a controversy in 1970 over the harm caused by fallout from nuclear testing, and a 1920 call to end the trade in exotic bird plumage.Catalexit: funds for science could suffer
Nature, Published online: 28 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00188-0Catalexit: funds for science could sufferIsaac Asimov: centenary of the great explainer
Nature, Published online: 28 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00176-4The indefatigably curious chemist and science-fiction icon championed rationality for the common good in 20 million published words. By David LeslieInnovative plant breeding could deliver crop revolution
Nature, Published online: 28 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00186-2Innovative plant breeding could deliver crop revolutionSocial scientists battle bots to glean insights from online chatter
Nature, Published online: 28 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00141-1Automated production of social-media posts can confound research studies.Daily briefing: Biotech magnate funds free drugs for ultra-rare diseases
Nature, Published online: 28 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00231-0Foundation will have to tackle high cost of producing treatments for diseases that affect fewer than ten individuals. Plus: Isaac Asimov at 100 and a coronavirus update.Genentech was not the first biotech company
Nature, Published online: 28 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00187-1Genentech was not the first biotech company
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Okay, this Logo Proves that Space Force Should Have Really Been Called Star Fleet
Now that the US Space Force’s new uniforms have been eviscerated on social media (that was so last week) it’s up to their new logo to keep the uproar going. The newest branch of the US Armed Forces hasn’t disappointed: their logo looks like the Star Fleet logo from Star Trek, inviting all kinds of …
The post Okay, this Logo Proves that Space Force Should Have Really Been Called Star Fleet appeared first on Universe Today.Here’s What the Climate Might Look Like on Proxima Centauri B
NASA scientists have run simulations that show what the climate on Proxima b might be like, with encouraging results!
The post Here’s What the Climate Might Look Like on Proxima Centauri B appeared first on Universe Today.Weekly Space Hangout: January 29, 2020 – Plumes on Enceladus with Dr. Christopher Glein
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Pam Hoffman (EverydaySpacer.com / @EverydaySpacer) Veranika Klimovich ( @VeronikaSpace) Tonight we welcome Dr. Christopher Glein, Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute. Chris is the lead author of a new paper which studies Saturn’s moon Enceladus and the plumes of gases and frozen sea spray which …
The post Weekly Space Hangout: January 29, 2020 – Plumes on Enceladus with Dr. Christopher Glein appeared first on Universe Today.A Cubesat Deployed a De-Orbiting Tether and Now it’s Losing Altitude 24 Times Faster than Before
A company called Tethers Unlimited has deployed its de-orbiting tether in a successful test on the Prox-1 satellite. The satellite is one of four that are carrying the device, called the Terminator Tape. Rather than stay in space for years or decades, and add to the growing problem of space debris, Prox-1 is using its …
The post A Cubesat Deployed a De-Orbiting Tether and Now it’s Losing Altitude 24 Times Faster than Before appeared first on Universe Today.A Television Satellite Might be About to Explode
A DirecTV satellite suffered a battery failure and now has to be de-orbited. Otherwise, it could cause a collision and explosion.
The post A Television Satellite Might be About to Explode appeared first on Universe Today.Carnival of Space #648
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Zain Husain at the Brownspaceman.com blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #648. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry to email@example.com, …
The post Carnival of Space #648 appeared first on Universe Today.The Brightest Supernova Ever Seen was Caused by a White Dwarf Spiraling into a Red Giant
Super-luminous supernovae are the brightest explosions in the Universe. In just a few months, a super-luminous supernova can release as much energy as our Sun will in its entire lifespan. And at its peak, it can be as bright as an entire galaxy. One of the most-studied super-luminous supernovae (SLSN) is called SN 2006gy. Its …
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The ESA is working on a system (TRAILER) that will allow two robots to work in tandem and explore the lunar surface.
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This modern-meets-rustic tiny home opens up like a magic trickThe Joshua Tree is a 231-SF timber-framed tiny house on wheels – and has the cutest interior.Is the climate crisis coming for your wine?In case you're thinking of numbing your way through our dystopian future with a good glass of pinot...Why we need a Carbon-cle Cup Award for Unsustainable DesignRIBA has announced that all its prizes will now be sustainable. We are going to need a counterpoint.These tasty backpacker meals are zero-wasteFernweh Food Co. packages its plant-based, dehydrated food in glass jars and muslin bags.New York's Governor Cuomo considers helmet mandates for car driversHe wants data? We've got data. And if it saves just one life.....Yes, you can be stylish in winter!Slow fashion vlogger Alyssa Beltempo offers cold-weather styling tips.Photo: Snowy owl surveys her kingdomOur photo of the day comes from Beiseker, Alberta.9 tips to avoid illness from salad greensIn a cruel twist of irony, some of the world's healthiest food – leafy greens – have become some of the riskiest in terms of foodborne illness.
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Problems in social science are being used to discredit climate scienceA US conference may be using the reproducibility crisis in the social sciences in an attempt to discredit climate science, and scientists question whether to attend and push backAnimal DNA is full of viral invaders and now we've caught them at itWe know viruses invaded animals’ genomes in the ancient past, but only now have we actually witnessed it happening and the DNA being passed to offspringNew coronavirus may be much more contagious than initially thoughtThe new coronavirus is spreading faster than SARS - and it may be because it can be passed on before a person shows any sign of symptomsUK government approves Huawei 5G deal despite security fearsChinese telecomms firm Huawei will be allowed to provide technology for key parts of the UK's super-fast 5G infrastructure, prime minister Boris Johnson has said, despite opposition from the USSolar Orbiter will give us our best views of the sun’s top and bottomThe Solar Orbiter spacecraft, set to launch on 7 February, will give us our first clear views of the sun’s poles and help unravel the mystery of the solar windAlbatrosses strapped with sensors help spy on illegal fishing boatsAttach a radar sensor to an albatross and you have a bird spy. Researchers deployed 169 of them in the Indian Ocean and found that a quarter of fishing vessels may be operating illegallyHarsh peer reviewer comments disproportionately affect minoritiesA survey has found that women and ethnic minority researchers are more likely to experience self-doubt in response to unprofessional comments from peer reviewersCan an N95 face mask protect you from catching the new coronavirus?Face masks are reportedly selling out across China, as people try to protect themselves from the new coronavirus. But in some cases, it may be dangerous to wear certain masks
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Painting Found Inside Walls of Italian Gallery Authenticated as Stolen Klimt"Portrait of a Lady" went missing from the Ricci Oddi Modern Art Gallery in February 1997The Modern Craft Cocktail Movement Got Its Start During ProhibitionSomething needed to be done to mask the taste of bootleg alcohol that could include ingredients ranging from dead rats to wood tarThe Equal Rights Amendment Is 97 Years Old and Still Not Part of the Constitution. Here’s WhyA brief history of the long battle to pass what would now be the 28th AmendmentOne-Ton Boulder Returned to Arizona National Forest Following Brazen TheftThe thief (or thieves) likely used heavy machinery to commit the crimeLost Renaissance Masterpiece Found Hanging Above Woman’s Hot Plate Sells for $26.8 MillionExperts say the panel painting was created by Florentine artist Cimabue around 1280The Battle Over the Memory of the Spanish Civil WarHow Spain chooses to memorialize Francisco Franco and the victims of his authoritarian regime is tearing the nation apartHolly Cow! Fattest Bear of Them All Claims Coveted TitleFor #FatBearWeek2019, the furever fabulous 435 Holly reigns triumphantThe Best Places Around the World to See Bats (by the Millions)Bat tourism might sound creepy, but it may be the best way to help bat conservation around the world
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Can the coronavirus outbreak be contained?More than 50 million people are quarantined in China, but whether the strategy will stem the epidemic’s spread is unclear.How pandas use their heads as a kind of extra limb for climbingShort legs on a stout bear body means pandas use a rare technique to climb up a tree.As NASA’s Spitzer telescope’s mission ends, here’s a look back at its discoveriesFor more than 16 years, the Spitzer Space Telescope has witnessed the births and deaths of stars, charted the Milky Way, found faraway worlds and more.Psilocybin may help cancer patients with depression and anxiety for yearsA study hints that a hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms could reshape how people cope with hard diagnoses over the long term.A Siberian cave contains clues about two epic Neandertal treksStone tools and DNA illuminate an earlier and a later journey eastward across Asia.How to brew a better espresso, according to scienceTo make more consistent and affordable espresso shots, use fewer beans and grind them more coarsely, a new study says.A squid fossil offers a rare record of pterosaur feeding behavior150 million years ago, a pterosaur attempted to snatch a squid from the ocean surface and lost a tooth in the process.How one woman became the exception to her family’s Alzheimer’s historyA single mutation in a woman who evaded Alzheimer’s may point to new ways to treat the disease.
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Ocean Heat Waves Linked to Rise in Whale EntanglementsWhales searching for food near California during recent marine heat events became ensnared in fishing gear -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe Art of LyingLying has gotten a bad rap. In fact, it is among the most sophisticated accomplishments of the human mind. But how can one tell if a person is fibbing? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comProposed House Bill Would Delay NASA's Return to the MoonAlthough still a long way from becoming law, the legislation is reigniting a debate over the space agency’s plans -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comStopping the Coronavirus: Have We Learned the Lessons from SARS?The parallel dos and don’ts for the two viruses are striking -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe Coronavirus Questions that Scientists are Racing to AnswerAlthough scientists have learned a lot so far, there is still much they do not know about the novel virus spreading in China and other countries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe International Space Station Is Getting a Commercial ModuleAxiom Space will provide at least one habitable segment to help spur commercial activity in orbit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comScientists Must Stand Up for InternationalismNationalistic trends across the world threaten the cross-border cooperation that underlies scientific progress -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comFully Autonomous Weapons Pose Unique Dangers to HumankindNations racing to acquire weapons that choose their own targets are ignoring the apocalyptic scenarios that can unfold when rivals catch up -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA, Partners Name Ocean Studying Satellite for Noted Earth ScientistNASA and several partners announced Tuesday they have renamed a key ocean observation satellite launching this fall in honor of Earth scientist Michael Freilich, who retired last year as head of NASA’s Earth Science division, a position he held since 2006.NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Space Station Cargo LaunchMedia accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station.NASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space StationNASA has selected Axiom Space of Houston to provide at least one habitable commercial module to be attached to the International Space Station as the agency continues to open the station for commercial use.NASA TV to Air Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from Space StationMore than two months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Alan Bean, will depart the orbiting laboratory on Friday, Jan. 31.NASA to Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes with Day of RemembranceNASA will honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Thursday, Jan. 30.NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space StationNASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.Media Invited to Renaming Ceremony for International Ocean Science SatelliteNASA and its partners on an upcoming mission to extend long-term observations of global sea level change will announce the renaming of the mission, currently known as Sentinel-6A/Jason-CS, at a ceremony at 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 28.NASA Administrator Names Director for Ohio CenterNASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Marla Pérez-Davis director of the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective immediately. Pérez-Davis has been serving as the acting director of Glenn since Oct. 1, 2019.
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Sentinel-6 satellite renamed in honour of renowned US scientist
ESA, NASA, the European Commission, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have renamed the upcoming Sentinel-6A satellite after Earth scientist Dr Michael H. Freilich.Solar Orbiter – the Sun close-upVideo: 00:03:20
ESA’s mission to the Sun, Solar Orbiter, is due for launch on an Atlas V 411 from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 7 February 23:15 EST / 04:15 GMT / 05:15 CET on 8 Feb.
Equipped with a suite of ten scientific instruments, Solar Orbiter will capture the first images of the Sun’s poles and make detailed observations of solar activity. Its specially designed heatshield is capable of enduring temperatures of more than 500ºC.
This A and B roll includes footage of launch preparations in Florida and interviews with mission leaders.
Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. The spacecraft has been developed by Airbus.CryoSat sheds new light on Antarctica’s biggest glacier
Ice loss from Pine Island Glacier has contributed more to sea-level rise over the past four decades than any other glacier in Antarctica. However, the way this huge glacier is thinning is complex, leading to uncertainty about how it is likely to raise sea level in the future. Thanks to ESA’s CryoSat mission, scientists have now been able to shed new light on these complex patterns of ice loss.Cosmic recordsImage:
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano (middle) and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan (left) work on get-ahead tasks during the fourth spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).
Saturday’s spacewalk, which lasted five hours and 55 minutes, was the last in a four-part series to extend the life of the particle physics detector that was not designed to be maintained in space.
Installed on the outside of the International Space Station in 2011, the instrument out-lived its three-year mission time to provide researchers with invaluable data on cosmic rays that bombard our planet. When the cooling pumps for AMS-02 began to fail, plans were made to service the instrument in space and give it a new lease on life and science.
During the fir...Solar Orbiter launch media kit
Solar Orbiter launch media kitWeek in images: 20-24 January 2020
Week in images: 20-24 January 2020
Discover our week through the lens (20-24 January 2020).Flying solo
Solar Orbiter will orbit our nearest star, the Sun, observing it up close. It will take the first-ever direct images of its poles, while also studying the inner heliosphere – the bubble-like region around the Sun created by the stream of energised, charged particles released in the solar wind.Deforestation in BoliviaImage:
This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features an area in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, where part of the tropical dry forest has been cleared for agricultural use.
Since the 1980s, the area has been rapidly deforested owing to a large agricultural development effort where people from the Andean high plains (the Altiplano region) have been relocated to the lowlands of Bolivia.
The relatively flat lowlands and abundant rainfall make this region suitable for farming. In fact, the local climate allows farmers to benefit from two growing seasons. The region has been transformed from dense forest into a patterned expanse of agricultural land. This deforestation method, common in this part of Bolivia, is characterised by the radial p...
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