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Tens of thousands of scientists are redeploying to fight coronavirus

Michelle Cipicchio (right) trains two lab technicians at the Broad Institute to extract viral RNA from patient samples.Credit: Scott Sassone/Broad Institute   As labs shut down around the world, researchers are finding creative ways to donate their time, supplies and … Continue reading

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It’s hard to fool a nose

Ann-Sophie Barwich is a cognitive scientist, empirical philosopher and historian of science, technology and the senses. She is assistant professor at Indiana University, Bloomington in the departments of history, philosophy of science and cognitive science. Her book Smellosophy: What the … Continue reading

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Why does your cotton towel get stiff after natural drying? – ScienceBlog.com

Cotton towels often become stiff when washed without fabric softener and naturally dried, but the mechanism behind it has remained a mystery. In previous studies, the research groups at Kao Corporation suggested the involvement of bound water — a special … Continue reading

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The Dark History of Matches

SUBSCRIBED When we began mass-producing matches in the 1800s, workers in the factories started dying mysteriously. The history of our sparking little flame-sticks is darker than you think.

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COVID-19 vaccine development – Oxford Vaccine Group

A vaccine candidate for COVID-19 has been identified by researchers from the Oxford Vaccine Group and Oxford’s Jenner Institute. COVID-19 is a disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in the city … Continue reading

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Science Behind Virus: Potential treatments for coronavirus

As the search for a vaccine continues, the medical community is moving fast to find drugs that can treat the coronavirus. Two tracks are being pursued: the first one is antibodies against the virus, another option is antiviral drugs. Subscribe … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: nitrogen dioxide emissions drop over Italy

New data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal the decline of air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide emissions, over Italy. This reduction is particularly visible in northern Italy which coincides with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. … Continue reading

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A Hummingbird-Sized Dinosaur Skull Found Preserved in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber

Protected in a small piece of amber dating back 99 million years, an ancient skull is changing the timeline researchers have for when reptiles transitioned into the descendants of current-day birds. Found in Myanmar, the oculudentavis khaungraae had at least … Continue reading

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Parallel Worlds Probably Exist. Here’s Why

Veritasium   Special thanks to: Prof. Sean Carroll https://www.preposterousuniverse.com His book, a major source for this video is ‘Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and The Emergence of Spacetime’ I learned quantum mechanics the traditional ‘Copenhagen Interpretation’ way. We can use … Continue reading

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Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens

Genetic data shows that countries are getting hit with multiple introductions of the virus.   by Antonio Regalado Mar 4, 2020 In the unprecedented outbreak of a new coronavirus sweeping the world, the germ’s genetic material may ultimately tell the … Continue reading

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