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Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), The Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology (BIST), Barcelona, Spain Ernest Latorre, Laura Casares, Manuel Gómez-González, Marina Uroz, Léo Valon, Elena Garreta, Nuria Montserrat, Marino Arroyo & Xavier Trepat LaCàN, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech, Barcelona, Spain Ernest Latorre, Sohan Kale & Marino Arroyo INM-Leibniz Institut für Neue Materialien, Saarbrücken, Germany Roshna V. Nair & Aránzazu del Campo Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red
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Climate change would have a significant effect on global food production and health.  According to new studies, if consumers, agricultural companies, governments, and foreign organizations do little, climate change would have a significant effect on global food supply and health. (Photo : Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Call for Climate Action (Photo : Pixabay) The
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Startup of Elon Musk’s brain-implant Neuralink shares a video showing a monkey making use of its device to play ” Ping Pong” with its mind  (Photo : Simon) Neuralink’s Devices  Neuralink named the experiment an “initial demonstration of the potential capabilities” of its high-tech brain chips, although it’s not clear whether the outcomes will be
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Companies in search of breakthrough products tend to disregard the greatest invention machine in the world: life’s over three-billion-year evolution history by natural selection. By observing dogs, birds, sharks, and other creatures of the wild, scientists and engineers have developed many new products whose inspiration came from these animals and their physical characteristics. (Photo :
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President Joe Biden released his first proposed budget for the United States on 9 April.Credit: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post/Getty US President Joe Biden unveiled his first proposed budget on 9 April, and it signaled strong support for research and development. The spending plan would provide across-the-board increases in science funding and inject billions into the
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A nurse immunizes a teacher in Granada, Spain, with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.Credit: Carlos Gil Andreu/Getty The very rare occurrence of a mysterious blood-clotting disorder among some recipients of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has researchers scrambling to uncover whether and how the inoculation could trigger such an unusual reaction. After weeks of investigation, the European Medicines
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Noah Baker and Amy Maxmen talk whistle-blowers, politics and COVID surveillance Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 Rick Bright exposed former president Trump’s political meddling in the US COVID response. Now he is championing a new privately funded initiative to track viral spread and combat new variants. We discuss the challenges
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Fresh scientific collaborations lead to exciting results. Credit: Getty Human behaviour 09 April 2021 Want fresh results? Analysis of thousands of papers suggests trying new teammates A deep dive into the physical-science literature links the most original research with the most recently formed teams of co-authors. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
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An international team of scientists has studied individual differences in red deer behavior. They discovered that most behaviors observed form a component of personality, which they labeled ‘Confidence/Aggressiveness’. (Photo : Getty Images) Consistent Differences in Behavior  As is commonly known, individual people act consistently different from one another and these types of consistent differences in
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1. Pomeranchuk, I. On the theory of liquid 3-He. Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz 20, 919–926 (1950). CAS  Google Scholar  2. Andrei, E. Y. & MacDonald, A. H. Graphene bilayers with a twist. Nat. Mater. 19, 1265–1275 (2020); correction https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-00917-w (2021). ADS  CAS  Article  PubMed  Google Scholar  3. Lu, X. et al. Superconductors, orbital magnets and
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Any preserved traces, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological period is known as a fossil. Bones, eggs, exoskeletons, animal or microbe imprints in stone, amber-preserved artifacts, feathers, petrified wood, oil, gas, and DNA fragments are only few examples.  Fossils range in scale from one-micrometer microbes to fossils and trees that are
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1. Holyoak, K. J. in Advances in the Psychology of Human Intelligence Vol. 2 (ed. Sternberg, R. J.) 199–230 (Erlbaum, 1984). 2. Newell, A. & Simon, H. A. Human Problem Solving (Prentice-Hall, 1972). 3. Reitman, W. R. in Human Judgments and Optimality (eds Shelley, M. W. & Bryan, G. L.) 282–315 (Wiley, 1964). 4. Kahneman,
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When solving problems, humans tend to think about adding something before they think of taking something away — even when subtracting is the better solution. Experiments show that this newly discovered psychological phenomenon applies across a range of situations from improving a physical design to solving an abstract puzzle. People think about what they can
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NOAA is using balloons like this one (shown being released in a photographic time lapse) to measure the size and number of aerosols in the stratosphere.Credit: Patrick Cullis, CIRES/NOAA GML United States urged to invest in sun-dimming studies The US government should launch a federal research programme to explore whether it’s feasible — or even
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In the Milky Way, gas (red and blue; artificially coloured) flows outwards from ‘stellar eggs’ that could hatch into baby stars. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Lu et al./Astrophys. J. Astronomy and astrophysics 06 April 2021 Baby stars make it in a tough part of the Galaxy Star formation might be more resilient than astronomers had thought.
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The Disordered Cosmos Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Bold Type (2021) Aged ten, writes theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, “I thought that I could keep my curiosity about the mathematics of the universe and the existence and function of racism separate.” In fact, she became a leading Black activist in US academia, co-organizing last year’s Strike for Black Lives.
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This storm-water pond, which collects runoff from nearby Gothenburg, is part of a larger effort to help the Swedish city live up to its billing as the ‘Greenest City on Earth’. It’s an accolade that’s well deserved, yet Gothenburg could still do better. In this picture, from late November 2020, I’m taking water samples to
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The reappearance of the humpback whale’s populations over the past five decades is said to be one of the great global conservation success stories. And presently, the federal Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment is thinking about erasing the species from Australia’s threatened list. (Photo : Getty Images) Population of Humpback Whales Humpback whales
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The number of Egyptian vultures dying in Eastern Europe and the Middle East is higher than in sub-Saharan Africa contrary to well-known belief; and part of these disappearances is due to threats of the origin of humans like collision with energy infrastructures, electrocution, direct persecution, or poisoning. This is revealed in an article released in
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A vaccinator prepares a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.Credit: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/Getty In mid-March, several European countries paused distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine made by the University of Oxford, UK, and the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, following reports that some people had developed blood-clotting disorders after receiving the jab. The decisions were based on a group
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