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Bulging stomachs often take the blame for ending holiday indulging. But bulging intestines might be the real appetite killer.
For many people, there’s still a lot to learn about where things stand with HIV, and what U=U means. #longreads
Some connections were even stronger than similar connections in people with whole brains.
In 2017 and 2018, the Americas saw fewer than 500,000 dengue cases. This year, more than 2.7 million cases have hit.
Long gamma-ray bursts are among the most powerful explosions in the universe.
Patches of long-frozen snowpack and ice in the Mongolian steppes are rapidly vanishing — with dire consequences for the reindeer and herders who rely on the icy spots. https://t.co/NuGBYyo8Og
"The average temperature for the entire Earth rose gradually from the 1880s until the early 1940s. At that time, a cooling trend suddenly set in which is continuing today.…" — SN, 11/15/1969 https://t.co/9P8Uesbzop
There are more than 2,000 known Nazca Lines, depicting animals, plants, fantastical beings and geometric patterns. But the glyphs can be hard to spot.
Genetic variability means choosing embryos for certain traits is a gamble
The find suggests that a molecule crucial to life’s genetic machinery hitched a ride to Earth.
Julia Robinson, the first women to serve as president of the American Mathematical Society, never thought of herself as a brilliant person. #longreads
This roughly 1,300-year-old rectangular piece of rock with two hornlike projections on top resembles several rooks that have been found at other Islamic sites in the region. https://t.co/iMj0sxwEjs
“We have the science, we have the medications. We know what we need to do, but we have to get people to come in the door and stay in the door.” #longreads
A palm-sized sandstone object found in 1991 at an Early Islamic trading outpost in what’s now southern Jordan appears to be the oldest known chess piece. https://t.co/iMj0sxwEjs
Every December 8, Julia Robinson blew out the candles on her birthday cake and made the same wish: that someday she would know the answer to Hilbert’s 10th problem. #longreads
Many of life’s ingredients have been found in space. Now we can add ribose to the list, a sugar that is essential to reading and carrying out instructions encoded in our genes.
Picking embryos based on genetics might not give prospective parents the “designer baby” they’re after.
An AI trained to recognize ancient designs called Nazca Lines in the Peruvian desert has discovered a new geoglyph etched into the earth.
Sulfate pollution turned out to be the culprit.
Newly recorded oral histories of the Tsaatan people help researchers document climate change.
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