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Astronomy 19 hours ago

Scientists propose plan to determine if Planet Nine is a primordial black hole

Scientists at Harvard University and the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine once-and-for-all the true nature of the hypothesized ...

Plants & Animals 20 hours ago

Meet Phrynopus remotum—the world's newest frog to get a name

The eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains in central Perú are among the most remote places in the world.

Analytical Chemistry 20 hours ago

Deep learning enables early detection and classification of live bacteria using holography

Waterborne diseases affect more than 2 billion people worldwide, causing substantial economic burden. For example, the treatment of waterborne diseases costs more than $2 billion annually in the United States alone, with ...

Space Exploration 21 hours ago

A trio of Mars missions in the starting blocks

"We have lift-off, we have lift-off!"

Ecology 22 hours ago

Study reveals scale of habitat loss for endangered birds

A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent in the next century as farmers convert land to more profitable crops and meet increased demand ...

Space Exploration 23 hours ago

Eyes on the stars: UAE's Mars probe a first for the Arab world

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates has built a nuclear power programme and sent a man to space, and now plans to join another elite club by sending a probe to Mars.

Earth Sciences Jul 09, 2020

Sea surface temperature has a big impact on coral outplant survival

Global average sea surface temperatures have risen at unprecedented rates for the past three decades, with far-reaching consequences for coral reefs. Today, the majority of coral reefs are surviving at their upper thermal ...

Education Jul 09, 2020

Science education community should withdraw from international tests, study says

The science community should withdraw from involvement in international tests such as PISA because they have forced schools to adopt "narrow" curricula and pedagogies, a study says.

Environment Jul 09, 2020

Study looks at life inside and outside of seafloor hydrocarbon seeps

Microbial cells are found in abundance in marine sediments beneath the ocean and make up a significant amount of the total microbial biomass on the planet. Microbes found deeper in the ocean, such as in hydrocarbon seeps, ...

Plants & Animals Jul 09, 2020

Discovery reveals how plants make cellulose for strength and growth

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals how plants create the load-bearing structures that let them grow—much like how building crews frame a house.

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