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DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth
Dozens of viruses don't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this is possible?and perhaps more common than we think.
7 hours ago
WIRED Science
DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth
Cities Aren't the Wildlife 'Deserts' Scientists Once Feared
As more animals are spotted in urban areas, researchers recognize how cities can play a significant role in fostering biodiversity.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
Cities Aren't the Wildlife 'Deserts' Scientists Once Feared
The Pandemic Olympics, Vaccine Misinformation, and More News
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
The Pandemic Olympics, Vaccine Misinformation, and More News
How Mockingbirds Compose Songs Just Like Beethoven
The birds aren't producing sounds at random. Some of their strategies are surprisingly similar to ones used by humans.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
How Mockingbirds Compose Songs Just Like Beethoven
The Olympics Could Be a Covid-19 "Super-Evolutionary Event"
In a warped version of international cooperation, the Games could provide a place for variants of the virus to spread and then return home with athletes.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
The Olympics Could Be a Covid-19 "Super-Evolutionary Event"
Can Consciousness Be Explained by Quantum Physics? New Research
One of the most important open questions in science is how our consciousness is established. In the 1990s, long before winning the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for his prediction of black holes, physicist Roger Penrose teamed up with anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff to propose an ambitious answer. They ...
5 hours ago
Singularity HUB
Can Consciousness Be Explained by Quantum Physics? New Research
'Next-Generation' Total Artificial Heart Successfully Transplanted into First US Patient
Late last year, a French company called Carmat received approval in Europe for its total artificial heart. It's exactly what it sounds like: a heart made of synthetic and biological materials intended for implantation into people who need heart transplants. Now, just half a year later, the first US patient ...
2 days ago
Singularity HUB
'Next-Generation' Total Artificial Heart Successfully Transplanted into First US Patient
NASA's Europa Clipper will fly on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy
Image: NASA NASA's Europa Clipper will start its journey to Jupiter's icy moon aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket built by SpaceX. NASA will pay SpaceX $178 million to launch the vehicle in October 2024. The Europa Clipper got the green light from NASA in 2015. It will fly by the moon ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
NASA's Europa Clipper will fly on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy
Vergecast: Jeff Bezos in space, RCS on Verizon, and Biden on Big Tech
Image; Blue Origin Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where our editors discuss the biggest stories in tech news this week. This week on The Vergecast, the show is split into three sections, hosted by Verge executive editor Dieter Bohn. ...
2 days ago
Science - The Verge
Vergecast: Jeff Bezos in space, RCS on Verizon, and Biden on Big Tech
The pandemic made it even harder to check on the ocean's vital signs 
A man takes a picture of German icebreaker and research vessel "Polarstern" upon arrival at the harbour of nothern German town of Bremerhaven, on October 12, 2020, after a year-long mission, the biggest Arctic expedition in history, bringing home observations from scientists that sea ...
2 days ago
Science - The Verge
The pandemic made it even harder to check on the ocean's vital signs 
Communication around masks is still terrible
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced long-awaited guidelines in May for when vaccinated people could stop wearing masks, some experts cautioned that the changes were coming too soon. We were still learning more about ...
2 days ago
Science - The Verge
Communication around masks is still terrible
Arm's cheap and flexible plastic microchip could create an "internet of everything"
Plastic chips would be flexible and cheap; meaning they could be printed pretty much anywhere. | Image: PragmatIC If you think microchips are ubiquitous now, appearing in everything from washing machines to lampposts, just wait until circuits can be printed onto plastic, paper, ...
2 days ago
Science - The Verge
Arm's cheap and flexible plastic microchip could create an "internet of everything"
Alabama doctor describes how sick COVID patients 'beg' for the vaccine but she can only hold their hand and tell them it ...
2 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Alabama doctor describes how sick COVID patients 'beg' for the vaccine but she can only hold their hand and tell them it ...
A Virgin Galactic ticket holder who met Blue Origin passenger Wally Funk at parties said the 82-year-old had 'the energy ...
9 hours ago
Yahoo Science
A Virgin Galactic ticket holder who met Blue Origin passenger Wally Funk at parties said the 82-year-old had 'the energy ...
NASA's Mars helicopter nailed its 10th flight - double what engineers had hoped Ingenuity would do
14 hours ago
Yahoo Science
NASA's Mars helicopter nailed its 10th flight - double what engineers had hoped Ingenuity would do
Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88
21 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88
COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day - the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day - the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules
Heatwaves are killing workers on the job. The government needs to set new rules for employers before more Americans needlessly ...
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
Heatwaves are killing workers on the job. The government needs to set new rules for employers before more Americans needlessly ...
What does a virtual roller coaster ride tell us about migraine?
When experiencing the ups and downs of a virtual roller coaster ride, people who get migraine headaches reported more dizziness and motion sickness than people who do not get migraines, according to a new study.
2 days ago
Science Daily
What does a virtual roller coaster ride tell us about migraine?
Advantages of intranasal vaccination against SARS-CoV-2
There are many reasons that an intranasal vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus would be helpful in the fight against COVID-19 infections, immunologists write in a new article.
2 days ago
Science Daily
Advantages of intranasal vaccination against SARS-CoV-2
Neuroscientists posit that brain region is a key locus of learning
Long thought of as a generic alarm system, the locus coeruleus may actually be a sophisticated regulator of learning and behavior, according to a new review.
2 days ago
Science Daily
Neuroscientists posit that brain region is a key locus of learning
Americans with higher net worth at midlife tend to live longer
In a wealth and longevity study to incorporate siblings and twin pair data, researchers analyzed the midlife net worth of adults (mean age 46.7 years) and their mortality rates 24 years later. They discovered those with greater wealth at midlife tended to live longer.
2 days ago
Science Daily
Americans with higher net worth at midlife tend to live longer
Better healthcare management can reduce the risk of delirium among older adults
New research by an Executive PhD Research student at the Business School (formerly Cass) outlines how elderly patients with neurological conditions are significantly more likely to develop delirium shortly after they are hospitalised, and those admitted on Sunday and Tuesday are more likely to develop ...
2 days ago
Science Daily
Better healthcare management can reduce the risk of delirium among older adults
'Feel good' brain messenger can be willfully controlled, new study reveals
Researchers have discovered that spontaneous impulses of dopamine, the neurological messenger known as the brain's 'feel good' chemical, occur in the brain of mice. The study found that mice can willfully manipulate these random dopamine pulses for reward.
2 days ago
Science Daily
'Feel good' brain messenger can be willfully controlled, new study reveals
Astronomers See Moons Forming in Disk Around Distant Exoplanet
Scientists have never before gotten such a clear view of moons in the making.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Astronomers See Moons Forming in Disk Around Distant Exoplanet
Montana's Famed Trout Under Threat as Drought Intensifies
The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Montana's Famed Trout Under Threat as Drought Intensifies
It's a Grizzly Bear Survival Program. For Grizzly Bears.
In British Columbia, researchers have undertaken a unique challenge: tracking orphan grizzly cubs, reared in a shelter, to see whether they can thrive back in the wild.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
It's a Grizzly Bear Survival Program. For Grizzly Bears.
Scientists Finish the Human Genome at Last
The complete genome uncovered more than 100 new genes that are probably functional, and many new variants that may be linked to diseases.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Scientists Finish the Human Genome at Last
Australia's Trash Parrots Invent New Skill in Suburbs
Sydney's clever and adaptable sulfur-crested cockatoos learn how to pry open garbage bins by watching one another.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Australia's Trash Parrots Invent New Skill in Suburbs
Inside Mars, NASA's InSight Mission Mapped Surprises Down to the Core
NASA's InSight mission revealed Mars's inner workings down to its core, highlighting great differences of the red planet from our blue world.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Inside Mars, NASA's InSight Mission Mapped Surprises Down to the Core
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