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As Earth formed from the disk of matter swirling around the Sun (artist’s impression), hydrogen moved into what would become the planet’s core. Credit: Gregoire Cirade/SPL Geology 25 May 2020 The core might contain Earth’s biggest reservoir as a result of hydrogen moving into the early planet’s centre. Earth’s core might contain most of the
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Einstein on Einstein Hanoch Gutfreund & Jürgen Renn Princeton Univ. Press (2020) Albert Einstein admitted in his final essay, ‘Autobiographical sketch’, that fellow physicists opposed his quest to unify the general theory of relativity with quantum mechanics. But he took comfort from philosopher Gotthold Lessing’s dictum: “The search for truth is more precious than its
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) worker damages a plant leaf. Bee-inflicted leaf damage leads to accelerated flowering and might have implications for the phenological synchrony of plants and pollinators.Hannier Pulido, De Moraes and Mescher Laboratories When pollen
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SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus particles imaged using an electron microscope.Credit: NIAID/National Institutes of Health/Science Photo Library Brazil’s researchers have a battle on their hands. The country has the world’s third-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, with more than 300,000 infections and 20,000 deaths. Scientists there have to fight not only the coronavirus, but also the government’s anti-science
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John Horton Conway was one of the most versatile mathematicians of the past century, who made influential contributions to group theory, analysis, topology, number theory, geometry, algebra and combinatorial game theory. His deep yet accessible work, larger-than-life personality, quirky sense of humour and ability to talk about mathematics with any and all who would listen
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Correction to: Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2172-5Published online 22 April 2020 In the abstract of this Article, “consistent with the lack of precursory summit inflation” should have read “consistent with the lack of substantial precursory summit inflation”, because a small amount (2–3 cm) of localized summit inflation was detected with GPS starting about two weeks before the eruption.
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Paint in this version of The Scream, held by the Munch Museum in Oslo, has degraded with time. Credit: Stian Lysberg Solum/AFP/Getty Materials science 21 May 2020 Storing Edvard Munch’s masterpiece at low humidity will help to preserve its colours, analysis shows. Bright yellow hues that once screamed from Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream
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IgE antibodies All human samples were collected under Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved protocols by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Research Blood Components, including informed consent obtained in accordance with relevant ethical regulations. Serum samples were obtained from individuals with a peanut allergy before treatment. Peanut allergy was confirmed by clinical history, allergen-specific IgE screening and
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Migrant workers living in dormitories in Singapore were initially overlooked for coronavirus testing.Credit: Edgar Su/Reuters Respiratory pathogens spread like wildfire when people are in close contact. So it’s little wonder that almost all of the 150 biggest coronavirus outbreaks in the United States have been in prisons, nursing homes, veterans’ homes, psychiatric hospitals, meat-packing plants
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