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In the Earth’s atmosphere, there is a persistent, heat-absorbing particle that does not like water at first, absorbs light, and takes its time going on called ‘black carbon.’ Numerous studies show reducing black carbon emissions reduces near-term global warming, increases agricultural yields, and reduces premature mortality. The Heat-Absorbing Particles in The Earth’s Atmosphere   Black
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Even the most ardent supporters of traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands have condemned the “cruel and unnecessary” slaughter of a superpod of nearly 1,500 dolphins on Sunday, which was herded into shallow waters off Skálabotnur beach on the island of Eysturoy and left to writhe for hours before being slaughtered. (Photo : Getty Images) The
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CORRESPONDENCE 14 September 2021 Afghanistan: conflict risks local and global health Muhammad Jawad Noon  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3639-0242 0 Muhammad Jawad Noon Georg August University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced legions of workers to move from centralized offices to kitchen tables. An analysis of the activities of employees at one major technology firm suggests that widespread remote working can curb real-time communication and reduce collaboration between groups1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal
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 Light rain in Spain gave firefighters combating the “monster” wildfire on Monday some breathing space. This fire has killed one firefighter, forcing approximately 2,600 residents from their homes. (Photo : Getty Images) The Monster Wildfire  The regional government said about 51 water-dropping planes and 500 firefighters have been making effort to stop the fire, with
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CORRESPONDENCE 14 September 2021 Africa: invest in local manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines James Ayodele 0 & Sylvain Boko 1 James Ayodele Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Sylvain Boko Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, African Union
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Even without fizzy drinks and sweets, an extinct primate had the same dental problems as modern humans, according to fossils — providing the earliest known evidence of mammals with cavities1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90
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Download PDF Sugar-cane research in Barbados goes back to colonial times. The breeding programme of the West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station, where I work, began in 1888. The operation is owned by its members, including countries across the West Indies and three Florida sugar companies. I was fascinated by this network as an
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CAREER FEATURE 13 September 2021 Springboard to science: the institutions that shaped Black researchers’ careers Historically Black colleges and universities offer personal and professional support that predominantly white US institutions do not. Virginia Gewin 0 & David Payne Virginia Gewin Virginia Gewin is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon. View author publications You can also
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Researchers discovered that the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, which occurred more than ten years ago, are still doing havoc on the region’s marine life, notably oysters, which acquired crippling tissue abnormalities known as metaplasia. In the same tissue, metaplasia refers to the replacement of one differentiated somatic cell type with another differentiated
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NEWS 09 September 2021 COVID advances win US$3-million Breakthrough prizes Pioneers of mRNA vaccines and next-generation sequencing techniques are among the winners of science’s most lucrative awards. Zeeya Merali Zeeya Merali View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share
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During the dinosaur era, iconic tyrannosauroids like T. rex notoriously controlled the top of the food web. However, the T-Rex was not always the king. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Uzbekistan Giant Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis, a new dinosaur from the lower Upper Cretaceous of Uzbekistan, was named based on a single maxilla specimen. According to the study
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NEWS 10 September 2021 Trove of CRISPR-like gene-cutting enzymes found in microbes The search for a CRISPR enzyme’s ancestors has revealed more than one million potential genome-editing tools. Heidi Ledford Heidi Ledford View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
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A soft, stretchy film changes from transparent to red to blue as it bends, opening up opportunities for responsive 3D displays and robotics.1 Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation will
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A modelling system could help to identify hospitalized people who are unknowingly carrying pathogens that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation will be finalised during
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NEWS 09 September 2021 China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor If China’s experimental reactor is a success it could lead to commercialization and help the nation meet its climate goals. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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NEWS 09 September 2021 Face masks for COVID pass their largest test yet A rigorous study finds that surgical masks are highly protective, but cloth masks fall short. Lynne Peeples 0 Lynne Peeples Lynne Peeples is a science journalist in Seattle, Washington. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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CORRESPONDENCE 07 September 2021 Spacefarers, protect our planet from falling debris Dipshikha Chakravortty  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7838-5145 0 , Saptarshi Basu  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9652-9966 1 & K. S. Nandakumar  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5802-7853 2 Dipshikha Chakravortty Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Saptarshi Basu Indian Institute
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CORRESPONDENCE 07 September 2021 COVID-19: release approved vaccines for trials of new ones Melanie Saville 0 Melanie Saville Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, London, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share
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An Australian study has shown that blue-tongue lizards are resistant to the venom of the red-bellied black snake. Skink family’s largest animals, blue-tongues seem to have developed a chemical resistance to the venom released by the snake, while carnivorous monitor lizards called goannas that usually consume Australia’s venomous snakes have not. Researchers at the University
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Download PDF As a wildlife-conservation biologist studying climate change, I want to understand the evolving environment through the eyes of large animals. My work — usually in cold, remote places — involves finding animals, and ways to eat, sleep and be warm. I might be miserable, but I get insights that others cannot into what
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BOOK REVIEW 06 September 2021 Intellectual bees, doyenne of dark matter, and mathematical grief: Books in brief Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks. Andrew Robinson 0 Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson’s many books include Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts and Einstein on the Run: How Britain Saved the
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The Galápagos Conservancy and the Galápagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) declared Galápagos pink iguanas as ‘critically endangered’ in the island, according to their recent survey. Preliminary results from the first-ever comprehensive census showed that there over a hundred fewer of the rosy-hued lizards on the northern slopes of Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, the largest
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