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April 23, 2020

Researchers have identified specific types of cells that appear to be the targets of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that is causing the Covid-19 … read more

Can staying up late make you fat? Researchers found the opposite to be true when they studied sleep in worms: It’s not the sleep loss that leads to obesity, but rather that excess weight can cause … read more

The human language pathway in the brain has been identified by scientists as being at least 25 million years old — 20 million years older than … read more

What scientists thought was a planet beyond our solar system has ‘vanished.’ Though this happens to sci-fi worlds, scientists seek a more plausible explanation. One interpretation: instead of a … read more

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Health News

April 23, 2020

Scientists have long hypothesized the existence of enzyme clusters, or ‘metabolons,’ in facilitating various processes within cells. Researchers have now directly observed functional metabolons … read more

Scientists have conducted the largest-ever whole genome sequencing study of schizophrenia to provide a more complete picture of the role the human genome plays in this … read more

The sensation of sweetness starts on the tongue, but sugar molecules also trip sensors in the gut that directly signal the brain. This could explain … read more

People with a gene variant that puts them at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease are protected from its debilitating effects if they also carry a variant of a completely different gene, investigators … read more

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Physical/Tech News

April 23, 2020

Observations have revealed for the first time that a star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way moves just as predicted … read more

New data throws more support behind the theory that neutrinos are the reason the universe is dominated by … read more

Since its discovery in 2017, an air of mystery has surrounded the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system, an elongated, cigar-shaped body named ‘Oumuamua. How was it formed, and … read more

Unparalleled observations of a nova outburst in 2018 by a trio of satellites, including two NASA missions, have captured the first direct evidence that shock waves powered most of the explosion’s … read more

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Environment News

April 23, 2020

Researchers have used a new geochemical tool to shed light on the origin of nitrogen and other volatile elements on Earth, which may also prove useful as a way to monitor the activity of … read more

A new study finds volcanic activity played a direct role in triggering extreme climate change at the end of the Triassic period 201 million year ago, wiping out almost half of all existing … read more

Earth’s molten core may be leaking iron, according to researchers who analyzed how iron behaves inside our … read more

Four fossilized monkey teeth discovered deep in the Peruvian Amazon provide new evidence that more than one group of ancient primates journeyed … read more

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Society/Education News

April 23, 2020

Despite the time spent with smartphones and social media, young people today are just as socially skilled as those from the previous generation, a new study … read more

As COVID-19 spreads worldwide, leaders are relying on mathematical models to make public health and economic decisions. A new model improves tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in … read more

A new modelling study conducted in a simulated Singapore setting has estimated that a combined approach of physical distancing interventions, … read more

A new multinational study incorporating the latest models of global climate, crop production and trade examines the possible effects of a nuclear … read more

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