To repair DNA damage, plants need good contractors: Scientists reveal a complex network of genes that helps plants cope with DNA damage

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To repair DNA damage, plants need good contractors: Scientists reveal a complex network of genes that helps plants cope with DNA damage When a building is damaged, a general contractor often oversees various subcontractors — framers, electricians, plumbers and drywall hangers —…

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AI reveals hidden objects in the dark

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AI reveals hidden objects in the dark Barbastathis et. al. You might not see most objects in near-total darkness, but AI can. MIT scientists have developed a technique that uses a deep neural network to spot objects in extremely low light. The…

ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets

ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets

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ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations. View the Original Article . . . {authorlink} https://www.nasa.gov/rss/dyn/lg_image_of_the_day.rss NASA Image of the Day The…

Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes

Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes

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Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with humanmade lava are helping to answer this important question. By cooking up 10-gallon batches of molten rock and injecting them with…

Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays

Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays

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Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from almost 100 modern bird species, scientists…

Damning evidence of dam’s impacts on rainforest birds: A 30-year old hydroelectric project in Thailand has caused rainforest bird communities to collapse

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Damning evidence of dam’s impacts on rainforest birds: A 30-year old hydroelectric project in Thailand has caused rainforest bird communities to collapse A study by an international team of conservation scientists found that a dam built in Thailand 31 years ago has…

Enhancing our vision of the past

Enhancing our vision of the past

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Enhancing our vision of the past An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Bristol have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics. Ancestors of insects and…

The secret contamination of polar bears: Hundreds of unrecognized halogenated contaminants discovered in polar bear serum

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The secret contamination of polar bears: Hundreds of unrecognized halogenated contaminants discovered in polar bear serum Using a new approach to measure chemical contaminants in polar bears, scientists from Canada and the United States found a large variety of new chlorinated and…

Solving 21st-century problems requires skills that few are trained in, scientists find

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Solving 21st-century problems requires skills that few are trained in, scientists find From companies trying to resolve data security risks to coastal communities preparing for rising sea levels, solving modern problems requires teamwork that draws on a broad range of expertise and…

Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security: International coordination and financing essential

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Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security: International coordination and financing essential Leading scientists call for action to increase global soil carbon, in advance of the annual climate summit of the United Nations Framework…

Scientists more accurately gauge the brightness of the universe

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Scientists more accurately gauge the brightness of the universe NASA/ESA/Hubble Space Telescope You’d think that it would be virtually impossible to determine the collective brightness of the observable universe, but a team of scientists has come surprisingly close. They’ve completed the most…

InSight lander settles into its Martian ‘sandbox’

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InSight lander settles into its Martian ‘sandbox’ Now that the Insight lander has settled in on Mars, scientists are learning more about the spot it’s in. With its 7-foot-wide solar panels fully deployed, it has already set a record for the most…

To image leaky atmosphere, NASA rocket team heads north

To image leaky atmosphere, NASA rocket team heads north

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To image leaky atmosphere, NASA rocket team heads north On a frigid morning in early December, a team of NASA rocket scientists will huddle in the control room in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, a remote archipelago off the northern coast of Norway. Here at…

China halts scientist’s gene-edited baby research

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China halts scientist’s gene-edited baby research China Stringer Network / Reuters The scientific community and the world at large were rocked this week when researcher He Jiankui claimed he had created the world’s first genetically edited babies. Using CRISPR/Cas9, He says he…

Whale songs’ changing pitch may be response to population, climate changes

Whale songs’ changing pitch may be response to population, climate changes

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Whale songs’ changing pitch may be response to population, climate changes Blue whales around the world are singing a little flat, and scientists may now have more clues as to the reason why. A new study finds there’s a seasonal variation in…