SciTechDaily: “Pulsar Timing Array Explores Mystery Gravitational Waves From Supermassive Black Holes” plus 20 more

SciTechDaily: “Pulsar Timing Array Explores Mystery Gravitational Waves From Supermassive Black Holes” plus 20 more

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Pulsar Timing Array Explores Mystery Gravitational Waves From Supermassive Black Holes

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 10:08 AM PDT

Spiraling Supermassive Black Holes

Galaxies host supermassive black holes, which weigh millions to billions of times more than our Sun. When galaxies collide, pairs of supermassive black holes at...

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Evolution Now Accepted by Majority of Americans

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 09:05 AM PDT

Human Evolution Concept

The level of public acceptance of evolution in the United States is now solidly above the halfway mark, according to a new study based on...

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Early Warning: DNA Researchers Develop Critical Shortcut To Detect Known and Emerging Pathogens

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 08:00 AM PDT

DNA Virus Pathogen Concept

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a sophisticated new tool that could help provide early warning of rare and unknown viruses in the environment and...

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Astrophysicists Identify “Significant Reservoirs” of Organic Molecules Necessary To Form the Basis of Life

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 07:00 AM PDT

Protoplanetary Disk Surrounding Young Star

Analysis of unique fingerprints in light emitted from material surrounding young stars has revealed "significant reservoirs" of large organic molecules necessary to form the basis...

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Immune Signal Promotes Production of Energy-Burning “Beige Fat” That Could Reduce Obesity

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 05:57 AM PDT

Burn Abstract

Cytokine increases production of "beige fat" to burn more cellular energy. An immune signal promotes the production of energy-burning "beige fat," according to a new...

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Neurologist Explores Link Between COVID and “Brain Fog,” Memory Loss and Dementia

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 05:12 AM PDT

Brain Glitch Stress Disorder Concept

A new Rutgers study will examine how COVID-19 is affecting individuals in a number of cognitive-related areas, including memory loss, "brain fog," and dementia. "Many...

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Exquisitely Preserved Fossils Show What the Ancestral Brains of Arthropods Looked Like 500 Million Years Ago

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 04:25 AM PDT

Leanchoilia Artist's Reconstruction

Rare fossils preserving the brains of creatures living more than half a billion years ago shed new light on the evolution of arthropods. Exquisitely preserved...

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Quasi-Equilibrium Phase Coexistence Observed in Supercritical Fluids

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 03:46 AM PDT

Particle Transport Supercritical Fluid

A long-lasting non-equilibrium phase coexistence in supercritical fluids has been observed by a Korean research team. A team of researchers led by Professor Gunsu S....

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Using Evolutionary Principles To Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 03:14 AM PDT

Human Pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Three Antibiotics

Understanding resistance rates and cross-resistance can improve the potency of sequential antibiotic treatment protocols. Sequential treatment using antibiotics that are similar but swapped around frequently...

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MIT Superconducting Magnet Breaks Records – Major Advance Toward Fusion Energy

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 02:24 AM PDT

SPARC Tokamak Rendering

New superconducting magnet breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for practical, commercial, carbon-free power. It was a moment three years in the making,...

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High-Precision THz Time-Domain Ellipsometry Developed for Wide-Gap Semiconductors

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 02:00 AM PDT

Terahertz Time Domain Ellipsometry

In semiconductor device applications, there is an increasing demand for semiconductors with very high carrier concentrations. The semiconductor material parameters, namely carrier density and mobility,...

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New DNA-Based Microfluidic Chip Can Be Programmed To Solve Complex Math Problems

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 11:05 PM PDT

DNA Computing

A novel chip automates the reaction cascades occurring between molecules inside DNA to carry out complex mathematical calculations. The term 'DNA' immediately calls to mind...

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Want To Play Varsity College Sports? A Wealthy Family Helps

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 10:22 PM PDT

College Athletes

Athletic talent isn't all that is needed to succeed, study finds. It takes more than athletic talent to play varsity sports in college, at least...

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Researchers Engineer a Mini CRISPR Genetic Editing System That Could Be Easier To Deliver Into Cells

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 09:41 PM PDT

CRISPR Illustration

A compact and efficient CRISPR-Cas system, named CasMINI, could be broadly useful for cell-engineering and gene-therapy applications because it is easier to deliver into cells....

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Infant Formula Websites Overtly Discourage Breastfeeding – Position Formula As Superior to Breastmilk

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 09:04 PM PDT

Baby Milk Formula

Direct-to-consumer messages on company websites promote benefits of formula feeding, position it as superior to breastmilk. An analysis of websites for baby formula manufacturers finds...

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All Living Snakes Evolved From a Few Survivors of Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 06:36 PM PDT

Modern Snakes Evolved From Few Survivors

Research from the Milner Center for Evolution suggests modern snakes evolved from a handful of ancestors that survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. A...

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“X-Ray Magnifying Glass” Provides Unprecedented Look at Black Hole in the Early Universe

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 04:53 PM PDT

Gravitational Lensing Black Hole System

By taking advantage of a natural lens in space, astronomers have captured an unprecedented look at X-rays from a black hole system in the early...

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Johns Hopkins: Anti-Parasitic Drug Slows Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 03:27 PM PDT

Mouse Pancreas With Cancer

As the third-most lethal cancer in the United States, with only a 1% five-year survival rate for people with its most aggressive form, pancreatic cancer...

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Your Eyes May Reveal Your Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 02:16 PM PDT

Human Eye Close Up

Protein deposits in retina and brain appear to parallel possible neurodegeneration, an insight that might lead to easier, quicker detection. Amyloid plaques are protein deposits...

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What Lies Beneath: Volcanic Secrets Revealed – “We’ve Been Misled, Geologically Deceived”

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 01:00 PM PDT

Basaltic Lava Flow

Lava samples have revealed a new truth about the geological make-up of the Earth's crust and could have implications for volcanic eruption early warning systems,...

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Protein Made in the Liver May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease in the Brain

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 11:00 AM PDT

Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus in HSHA Mice

Peripherally produced amyloid causes neurodegeneration. Amyloid protein made in the liver can cause neurodegeneration in the brain, according to a new study in the open-access...

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