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African naked mole-rat getty Naked mole-rats are mostly hairless, mouse-sized rodents with rat-like tails. Nicknamed “sand puppies,” they live in labyrinth, completely dark burrows in sub-Saharan areas of eastern Africa. Although they are mammals, there are “eusocial,” which means that their lives are rigidly organized in patterns similar to those of ants, bees, wasps, and
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The overdense regions from the early Universe grow and grow over time, but are limited in their … [+] growth by both the initial small sizes of the overdensities and also by the presence of radiation that’s still energetic, which prevents structure from growing any faster. It takes tens-to-hundreds of millions of years to form
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China’s Long March 2F rocket, pictured here on a previous mission, was used for the secretive … [+] launch. Getty Images China says it has successfully tested a “reusable spacecraft”, widely believed to be a space plane that could enable frequent and low-cost access to space – but the mission remains shrouded in mystery. Yesterday,
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In this false-color image of the Moon, blue areas show the presence of water. ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown University/USGS New research shows the Moon has rust on its surface, which is quite odd. Rust forms when iron reacts with oxygen to form iron oxide. While rust is common on Earth, and even the surface of Mars, its presence
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Dr. Stephen Thomas, Chief of Infectious Diseases at SUNY Upstate Medical University, discusses the importance of the “infection prevention bundle”—the series of steps that students, families and schools should take to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.   In-person learning is the optimal learning environment for students. Los Angeles Times via Getty Images As an
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Chinese couple wear protective masks to prevent COVID-19 as they look through protective glasses … [+] while watching the sun during the annular solar eclipse outside the Forbidden City on June 20, 2020 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Getty Images In 100 days—on December 14, 2020—a magnificent totality comparable to 2017’s ‘Great
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Artist’s depiction of a coronavirus such as SARS-Cov-2 getty Previously, I wrote about the evidence for airborne transmission of Covid-19. Here I want to consider how to protect against airborne transmission and what airborne transmission might mean for the epidemiology of Covid-19. Wear a mask Homemade face masks protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2 getty The
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An illustration of an active black hole, one that accretes matter and accelerates a portion of it … [+] outwards in two perpendicular jets. The normal matter undergoing an acceleration like this describes how quasars work extremely well. The matter that falls into a black hole, of any variety, will be responsible for additional growth
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A Rocket Lab Electron rocket delivered a satellite for Capella Space as well as the company’s own First Light satellite on August 31. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab has successfully deployed its first Photon satellite, a spacecraft designed and built in-house, the company announced Thursday. The unannounced deployment which took place on August 31,demonstrates the space
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