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Rosenbauer, a fire safety company, is always considering new and innovative firefighting strategies. While electric vehicles are no more prone to flames than conventional vehicles, battery fires are distinct from gasoline fires and require specialist equipment to extinguish them efficiently. Battery Fires (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Battery fires are often hotter than gasoline flames. Most
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Many seabirds form long-term pairings, but do not necessarily mate for life — and are more likely to ‘break up’ in years when environmental conditions are unfavourable, researchers reveal. 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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CORRESPONDENCE 23 November 2021 Science community steps up to reform open access Geoffrey Boulton  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9535-0684 0 , Ahmed C. Bawa  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5889-5295 1 , Dominique Babini  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5752-7060 2 & Luke Drury  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9257-2270 3 Geoffrey Boulton University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed
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Princeton University researchers warn that rodents may be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-like coronaviruses. Researchers said that some rodent species in the past were repeatedly exposed to such. The study’s genomic analysis of various mammal species which examined specific receptor SARS viruses were bind to revealed that rats previously exposed to the virus may have developed
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CORRESPONDENCE 23 November 2021 Support deaf participants at virtual conferences Denis Meuthen  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3373-5383 0 Denis Meuthen Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Virtual meetings are often considered to be a more inclusive alternative to in-person scientific conferences (see R.
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According to the study, even if bees are only exposed to pesticides once, it may take numerous generations to recover. (Photo : Getty Images) Although pesticides have long been recognized to impact the biodiverse ecosystem negatively, little is known about how they affect insects over time. This new study reveals that even a single insecticide
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Once the domain of toys for toddlers, battery-powered electric trains could enable zero-emission cargo transport at prices that are competitive with existing diesel-powered locomotives1. 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
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Download PDF Every year, my team and I collect mosquitoes at about a dozen villages in Kayin state, Myanmar, a conflict zone near the Thai border. Run by the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, based in Mae Sot, Thailand, it’s one of the largest operations of its kind in the world. It looks like I’m working
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According to recent research published in the interdisciplinary AGU journal Water Resources Research, which focuses on hydrology and water resources, central valley’s groundwater could possibly become exhausted as a result of excessive pumping of water during and after droughts. (Photo : Getty Images) Effect of Drought on Groundwater After the state’s previous two droughts, groundwater
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Artificial neural networks can tell one artist’s work from another’s using the 3D topography of the brushstrokes, researchers have found1. The technique could help to identify forgeries, or to distinguish the hands of various members of an old master’s workshop who have contributed to one painting. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy
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In temperate forests, the outbreaks of invasive moth caterpillars, Lymantria dispar dispar, and forest tent caterpillar moths, Malacasoma disstria, occur at least once every five years. The insects consume so many leaves that research has discovered that the resulting decrease in leaf-fall and increase in caterpillar poop significantly alters the nutrients, specifically carbon and nitrogen,
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According to reports, monkeys being sent to the United States for laboratory test died in crates during the flight.   (Photo : Getty Images) How the Tragedy Happened Animal-protection activists said the animals’ death is “shocking and tragic,” calling on Spain’s Wamos Air to stop transporting animals for tests.  This year, the airline transported many shipments
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Berry and cherry growers in Washington state have to deal with serious losses due to the devastating effects of drosophila flies on their crops.  (Photo : Getty Images) Parasitoid Wasp: Solution to the Spread of Berry-Eating Flies Researchers discovered that a parasitoid wasp may be very effective in curbing the flies’ spread.   Elizabeth Beers, a
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In today’s generation, experts have successfully corrected an archaeological stir and were able to evaluate fresh remains recovered from long-necked dinosaur’s last grave site. The experts that conducted the investigation believe that the title for the world’s longest dinosaur may belong to the fittingly titled Supersaurus. The World’s Longest Dinosaur   (Photo : Photo from wikimedia.org) As per
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On our branch of the ape evolutionary tree, humans weren’t always alone. The Neanderthals are the most well-known of our distant cousins. (Photo : Max Fleischer, Dave Fleischer and Ovide Decroly on Wikimedia Commons) Outdated Views on Neanderthals We used to call Neanderthals a less complex and clever version of ourselves, which was an insult
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NEWS 18 November 2021 Do childhood colds help the body respond to COVID? A mechanism known as ‘original antigenic sin’ protects some people from flu; whether it helps immune reactions to coronaviruses is still unclear. Rachel Brazil Rachel Brazil View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook
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According to experts, an additional force likely contributed to an enormous extinction catastrophe 250 million years ago. Its minerals research in southern China suggests that volcanic eruptions caused a “volcanic winter” that severely reduced Earth’s temperatures. This development compounded the climatic consequences of other events at the period. (Photo : Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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CAREER COLUMN 18 November 2021 Adopting as academics: what we learnt Our quest to bring a child into our family led us to confront academic working practices, say Tony Ly and Nathan W. Bailey. Tony Ly 0 & Nathan W. Bailey 1 Tony Ly Tony Ly is a biomedical researcher and Sir Henry Dale fellow
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Tree groups’ ranges are moving as climatic conditions change. This process is being accelerated by wildfire, which lowers competition from established species, raising issues about managing land in a period of evolving ecosystems. (Photo : Getty Images) Tree Ranges (Photo : Getty Images) In forests across the western United States, trees are on the move.
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A research group used AI systems and night vision sensors to examine the movement of a spider’s eight limbs while building a web. Spiders, despite being tiny, can waltz on a human’s toenail, and are susceptible of stunningly exquisite and intricate architectural marvels. The final outcome is a simulation that can anticipate the phases of web formation
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CORRESPONDENCE 16 November 2021 Link knowledge and action networks to tackle disasters Jim Falk 0 , Rita R. Colwell 1 , Charles F. Kennel 2 & Cherry A. Murray 3 Jim Falk University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Rita R. Colwell University
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CORRESPONDENCE 16 November 2021 Presidents of Royal Society live long lives Oscar S. Wilson 0 & Herbert E. Huppert 1 Oscar S. Wilson King’s College, Cambridge, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Herbert E. Huppert King’s College, Cambridge, UK. View author publications You can also search
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CORRESPONDENCE 16 November 2021 Funders need to credit open science Hans de Jonge 0 , Maria Cruz 1 & Stephanie Holst 2 Hans de Jonge Dutch Research Council, The Hague, the Netherlands. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Maria Cruz Dutch Research Council, The Hague, the Netherlands.
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NEWS EXPLAINER 15 November 2021 More Alzheimer’s drugs head for FDA review: what scientists are watching Eli Lilly and other pharma firms have begun submitting their anti-amyloid drug hopefuls for approval. But questions linger over the controversial precedent set by Biogen’s aducanumab. Asher Mullard Asher Mullard View author publications You can also search for this
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Download PDF My work focuses on creating clean colour. Many conventional fabric dyes are made using unsustainable processes. Indigo dye, for example, is usually made from petroleum-derived aniline in a high-temperature process that involves formaldehyde and cyanide. Globally, around 20% of industrial water pollution comes from fabric dyeing. I want to make dyes using microbial
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CAREER FEATURE 15 November 2021 How to turn your ideas into patents Researchers and intellectual-property specialists offer their tips for deciding which discoveries are worth patenting, and how to do the homework needed for success. Andy Tay 0 Andy Tay Andy Tay is a science writer in Singapore. View author publications You can also search
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According to aquarium authorities, Winter, the prosthetic-tailed dolphin from the “Dolphin Tale” movies, died Thursday evening in a Florida zoo despite life-saving efforts to cure a gastrointestinal issue. Winter’s Death With heavy hearts, CMA announced tonight that Winter the Dolphin died at approximately 8 p.m. as animal care experts from around the country worked to
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Download PDF Emerging from the overhanging canopy, our ravening eyes consumed a castle wreathed in low mist. Ruined, it rose against a silver sky where ravens screeched, jade retro data glancing off gliding wings. “That’s Castle Argiope,” says Reverend Gates. He’s a handsome fellow: tall, stern. But everyone’s avatar is attractive, and the reverend has
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