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The aging U.S. power grid is not expected to hold up well to the coming climate stresses. #longreads
There hasn’t been a surefire way to treat cat allergies yet. But if cat allergies can be treated, maybe someday so can other kinds. #longreads
As a mystery illness started spreading in China in late December, researchers at Inovio Pharmaceuticals were keeping a close eye on what was happening, even before anyone knew the cause was a coronavirus.
Without action to prepare for climate change by 2100, sea level rise could cost 4 percent of global GDP each year by 2100, a study finds. https://t.co/iGgskJzh7I
“We know that drug use comes in cycles.”
Ancestors of Neandertals and Denisovans left Africa for Eurasia around 700,000 years ago and then interbred with a Homo population that had exited Africa long before, according to a new genetic study.
African turquoise killifish can double their life span by pressing pause on cell growth and organ development.
Things don’t look good for the Colorado River under climate change.
Researchers from @Biology_LU found the first evidence of a parasite that can move from mother to baby lizards.
Methane has about 80 times the atmosphere-warming potential of carbon dioxide — but only on short timescales.
An experiment at CERN is painstakingly measuring the energy levels of antimatter hydrogen atoms. https://t.co/Azr70YXC76
Nebelivka, a village of around 700 people, sits amid rolling hills and grassy fields. Here at the edge of eastern Europe, empty space stretches to the horizon. But it wasn’t always that way. https://t.co/tmH04RTJmM
After repeated dives in a cave, scientists began to suspect they were seeing the same olms in the same spots every time.
Oxygen is the third most common element in the cosmos, after hydrogen and helium. But molecular oxygen, O2, has never been seen outside our galaxy — until now. https://t.co/SmDC2sQKxc
Burying the dead — a behavior typically associated only with Homo sapiens — implies compassion for group members, care and mourning for the dead, and perhaps spirituality and belief in an afterlife.
An ethicist weighs in on the present and future of brain research.
Seeing into the massive gulf between “infinite” and “almost infinite” requires the mysterious power of quantum physics. https://t.co/jBbIZROaoH
Breaking down bodies into dirt may be an environmentally friendly alternative to burial or cremation. https://t.co/PDMdDBUvrD
A robot with a sense of touch may one day “feel” pain, both its own physical pain and empathy for the pain of its human companions. https://t.co/K1ix5EQF4Z
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