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Male rodents with less time to breed grow bigger testes

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 6:49am
Male rodents in species with shorter breeding seasons tend to have larger testes, probably because the time pressure increases sperm competition between males
Categories: Astronomy

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 6:23am
NASA’s planned successor to the Hubble Space Telescope
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Shifting jet stream due to warming could threaten Europe from 2060

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 4:00pm
Changes in the position of the polar jet stream around the Arctic may have caused past famines in Europe, and global warming could lead to even bigger changes from around the 2060s
Categories: Astronomy

Rare genetic variants play important role in people who live to be 100

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 12:00pm
An analysis of DNA from 515 centenarians has identified rare genetic variants that might help explain how they reached their hundredth birthday
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Cows have been potty-trained to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 12:00pm
Sixteen young cows learned quickly how to urinate in a latrine, allowing their urine to be processed without producing greenhouse gases emissions
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Food production emissions make up more than a third of global total

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 12:00pm
Global greenhouse gas emissions from food production are 37 per cent of the total, and animal-based food production emits twice as much as plant-based food production
Categories: Astronomy

Planet-eating stars can be identified by their telltale chemistry

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 8:00am
Stars that have eaten their planets aren't promising places to look for alien life, and now there is a technique that can help quickly identify such stars from their chemistry
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Army ants use temporary bases to store food when raiding insect nests

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 7:00am
Army ants steal more food during raids on other insect nests by temporarily storing their plunder nearby, a computer simulation and fieldwork in the Amazon suggest
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Sea fireflies adapted their threatening glow to attract mates

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 4:00am
Tiny bean-shaped crustaceans called ostracods, known as sea fireflies, release glowing blue mucus to threaten predators, but some males evolved to use this to attract females
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Even tiny green spaces in cities help urban wildlife biodiversity

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 11:18am
Greening parts of cities is widely promoted as boosting biodiversity, health and well-being, and now researchers have found that improving even tiny green spaces leads to big increases in biodiversity
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Why has El Salvador officially adopted bitcoin as its currency?

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 8:21am
El Salvador is the first country to adopt the cryptocurrency bitcoin as legal tender, but other nations may follow suit
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Covid-19 news: UK approves Pfizer and AstraZeneca booster shots

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 7:20am
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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Almost no one encrypts their emails because it is too much of a hassle

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 4:00am
A study looking at the use of encryption to keep the contents of an email private has found that the technology is rarely used, despite being available for decades
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AI can detect a deepfake face because its pupils have jagged edges

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 4:00am
The pupils of faces in computer-generated deepfake videos or images have more jagged edges and are less symmetrical than those in real human eyes
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A glimpse at Greenland's deep-sea ecosystems threatened by fishing

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 5:06pm
Halibut fishing off the coast of Greenland uses heavy equipment dragged along the sea floor, which can cause irreversible harm to slow-growing anemones and coral
Categories: Astronomy

Tooth decay has been a problem for primates for 54 million years

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 12:00pm
Microsyops latidens, a prehistoric primate that lived about 54 million years ago, had dental cavities – perhaps because it had a taste for fruit and other sugar-rich food
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Black holes just got much more complicated thanks to quantum pressure

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 12:00pm
Black holes were once thought not to have pressure, but a new set of quantum calculations has found that they may have some at their edges, which was completely unexpected
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Blood test could reveal who is most likely to get severe covid-19

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 10:00am
A simple blood test could help predict which people with covid-19 are likely to get severely ill and need to go on a ventilator
Categories: Astronomy

Scorpions develop a sting in the tail before they are ready to use it

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 9:37am
Newborn scorpions produce and store venom in their tail, or telson, despite not being able to use it until they have shed their first exoskeleton
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Will China's algorithm crackdown serve its citizens or the state?

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 4:00am
China has drafted powerful new legislation that would control how businesses use data to target advertising, curate social media feeds and recommend content
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