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New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth

Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 14th, 2022

Researchers study impact of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites on astronomy

A team of researchers has studied the impact of SpaceX's growing Starlink satellite constellation on the work of astronomers......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

Study: Female dolphins have a working clitoris, so they probably enjoy sex

"Every time we looked at the vaginas, it was like this giant clitoris staring us in the face." Enlarge / Sure, they look like they're just taking a friendly swim, but these two dolphins are actually aroused. A recent study found that f.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 15 min. ago

Felony Charges Are 1st In a Fatal Crash Involving Autopilot

X2b5Ysb8 shares a report from ABC News: California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appea.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News10 hr. 47 min. ago

Samsung announces Exynos 2200 with AMD “Xclipse” GPU

Samsung's chip announcement is light on details and lacks performance claims. Enlarge / The Exynos 2200. There's an AMD GPU in there. (credit: Samsung) The bizarre story of the Exynos 2200 continues. Samsung LSI's flagship s.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 hr. 15 min. ago

Manslaughter charges follow Tesla driver’s Autopilot red light run

The crash happened in Los Angeles in 2019, killing two people in a Honda Civic. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) Prosecutors in California have charged a Tesla driver with two counts of manslaughter as a result o.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 hr. 15 min. ago

S.African lions, pumas contracted COVID from zoo workers: study

Big cats caged in zoos are at risk from catching COVID-19 from their keepers, a study said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

How a contagious cancer spread among clams

A contagious blood cancer jumped from one species of clam to another and spread among clams living in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, shows a study published today in eLife......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

A giant panda"s gut bacteria help it remain chubby while on a bamboo diet

The giant panda feeds exclusively on fibrous bamboo, yet they still manage to stay chubby and healthy. In a study published January 18 in the journal Cell Reports, researchers reveal that shifts in the bear's gut microbiota in the season when nutriti.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

Safe planetary boundary for pollutants, including plastics, exceeded, researchers say

For the first time, an international team of researchers has assessed the impact on the stability of the Earth system of the cocktail of synthetic chemicals and other "novel entities" flooding the environment. The 14 scientists conclude in the scient.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

Scientists prove that deadly gene has jumped from a harmless organism to a nasty pathogen

University of South Australia scientists have made a surprising discovery in the origins of an antibiotic-resistant gene previously thought to have been confined to Adelaide......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

Talent in rural Cornwall "wasted" due to poor public transport and lack of internet access

The skills of talented people in living in rural Cornwall are being wasted because of poor public transport and lack of internet access, a new study warns......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

A new coating to protect kidney failure patients on dialysis

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at USask to help improve health outcomes for patients on dialysis......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

Increase in marine heat waves threatens coastal habitats

Heat waves—like the one that blistered the Pacific Northwest last June—also occur underwater. A new study in Frontiers in Marine Science paints a worrisome picture of recent and projected trends in marine heat waves within the nation's largest.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

Blue LEDs light the way toward sustainable development

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are commonly used in the electronic displays in our TVs, smartphones, and other devices; now, researchers at the Institute of Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD) at Hokkaido University have utilized blue LEDs.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 15 min. ago

Climate change threatens future Winter Olympics

Climate change will limit where the Winter Olympics can be held as winter changes across the Northern Hemisphere, according to a study by an international team of researchers led by the University of Waterloo......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 15 min. ago

Understanding rare rain events in the driest desert on Earth

In the enduring dryness of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile where the average rainfall is as low as 5 millimeters per year, rare rain events can come swiftly and intensely. They shape the landscape and provide precious moisture to plants and othe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 15 min. ago

A huge asteroid makes close approach to Earth today

An asteroid two-and-a-half times the size of the Empire State Building is hurtling toward Earth, but there's n cause for alarm......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 15 min. ago

Humanity Has Turned Land Itself Into a Menace

All of our meddling has primed Earth to collapse under cities and belch greenhouse gases, a nasty feedback loop that’s accelerating global warming......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Look up and watch asteroid 1994 PC1 fly past Earth this week

In a slow moving universe, asteroids give us a rare chance to see things moving in real time. We have such a chance coming right up on the evening of Tuesday, January 18, when 1.1-kilometer asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1 passes 1.23 million miles (1.98 mil.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Why are zebra mussels so sticky? Study may lead to new industrial coatings, medical adhesives

A water tank full of coin-sized invertebrates may not be the first thing you'd expect to see in a materials science and engineering research lab......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022