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Researchers might have spotted tectonic action inside Venus

Venus might be hell, but don’t call it a dead planet. Amid surface temperatures of up to 471 °C and surface pressures 100 times greater than those on Earth, new research suggests the planet might still be geologically active. That’s encouraging news to people who think it could once have hosted life (or that it might still…

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Believe It or Not, Scientists Just Discovered a New Mammal and It’s Adorable

YaleIt’s hard to believe that in 2021 it could still be possible for humans to discover a brand-new mammal. Yet that’s precisely what has happened. Scientists recently released a description of the new species, along with a video of its unique-sounding call. The adorable little creature—dubbed Dendrohyrax interfluvialis—is a species of tree hyrax, in other…

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Scientists glue Miniature computers on snails to Resolve mass extinction Puzzle

A tiny computer backpack adorns the shell of this rosy wolf snail. Inhee Lee Using a tiny computer about the size of a pencil eraser, scientists have figured out how a native tree snail species managed to survive a vicious predator that wiped out 50 other snail species in the South Pacific. French authorities who ran…

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Scientists glean planet formation secrets by Analyzing a young and chaotic Celebrity system

Scientists have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study a very young star system called Elias 2-27. The team has shed light on some mysteries of planet formation by confirming that gravitational instabilities play a key role in planet formation. For the first time, researchers directly measured the mass of a protoplanetary disk…

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Scientists find huge increase in drug-resistant Salmonella infections in U.S.

A group of researchers estimates that infections from antibiotic-resistant strains of non-typhoidal Salmonella have increased 40 percent, based on statistics from 2004-2008 compared with numbers from 2015-2016. “Clinically important resistance” to ampicillin or ceftriaxone or nonsusceptibility to ciprofloxacin were found while examining an estimated 220,000 infections in 2015-2016 compared with an estimated 159,000 infections in…

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Researchers are Instructing drones to hunt down Individual screams

Technology The device’s engineers designed them for post-disaster scenarios, like earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images By Dalvin Brown, Washington Post June 17, 2021 | 12:55 PM If someone created a flying machine capable of tracking you down by listening for your voice, you might be creeped out. But what if you were pinned…

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Scientists Discover New Species of Tree Hyrax

Dendrohyrax interfluvialis lives in the wet and dry forests that lie between the two rivers in coastal regions of southeastern Ghana, southern Togo and Benin, and southwestern Nigeria. Dendrohyrax interfluvialis. Image credit: Oates et al., doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab029. Tree hyraxes (genus Dendrohyrax) are one of only three genera currently recognized in Procaviidae, the only extant family…

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Scientists Now Know For Sure What Causes the Northern Lights

Mike-Hubert.comHumans have spent millennia in awe of the beautiful aurora borealis in the night sky. And while we remained uncertain of what causes them for some time now, physicists have finally figured out exactly how the phenomenon works. According to a new article published in scientific journal Nature Communications, it all starts with the sun.…

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Some Scientists Believe the Universe Is Conscious

Is the universe a conscious being, like a gigantic widely dispersed human brain?Scientists have long questioned how consciousness and science mix.Two mathematicians have turned one theory into a crunchable math model. In upcoming research, scientists will attempt to show the universe has consciousness. Yes, really. No matter the outcome, we’ll soon learn more about what…

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Scientists call for improved Direction of a weedy Shrub to protect owl habitat

When is a weed not a weed? Can native plants be weeds? Sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) was once a well-behaved tree growing in gullies from Gippsland in Victoria up to Brisbane in Queensland. But it is now a major problem, leading to an almost complete suppression of native vegetation where it has invaded. Programs to…