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Yesterday β€” 30 November 2021SCIENCE

The Mystery of Snowflakes

30 November 2021 at 23:35

UK refuses to release document showing Net Zero Strategy CO2 savings

30 November 2021 at 23:00
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has refused a freedom of information request that would allow independent scrutiny of the measures in its flagship green plan.

Lakes freezing later in winter leads to less algae in the spring

30 November 2021 at 22:00
A unique experiment in a Canadian lake has found that the timing of when ice forms can have a big impact on the organisms that live in it the following year

50 Years Ago, a Forgotten Mission Landed on Mars

30 November 2021 at 22:00
Here’s why the Mars 3 mission deserves more acclaim than history ever gave it.

This Extinct Eagle May Have Gulped Guts Like a Vulture

30 November 2021 at 19:46
Scientists suggest the largest eagle that ever existed hunted down its 500-pound prey and then stuck its head inside to gorge on organs.

While this Haast’s eagle depicted preying on a flightless moa has a feathery head, new researchΒ speculatesΒ it may have been bald.

Omicron Variant, in 20 Nations, Spread Earlier Than Was Known

30 November 2021 at 18:36
With evidence growing that a worrisome new coronavirus variant is highly contagious, health officials issued warnings that vulnerable people should not travel.

A Covid vaccination in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday.

Deep learning tool helps NASA discover 301 exoplanets

30 November 2021 at 17:39
NASA scientists used a neural network called ExoMiner to examine data from Kepler, increasing the total tally of confirmed exoplanets in the universe.

Cyclist deaths soar on rural roads in England

30 November 2021 at 17:29
The number of cyclists being killed on rural English roads rose sharply over the last year.

Rules to create gene-edited farm animals must put welfare first - review

30 November 2021 at 17:27
Ethics experts publish a report as the government considers whether to allow gene-edited farm animals.

NASA Delays Spacewalk, Citing Space Debris Threat to Astronauts

30 November 2021 at 16:33
The agency did not link the postponement of repairs to wreckage caused by a recent Russian antisatellite weapon test.

A spacewalk on the International Space Station, conducted by Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, in June.

NASA Delays Spacewalk, Citing Space Debris Threat to Astronauts

30 November 2021 at 16:33
The agency did not link the postponement of repairs to wreckage caused by a recent Russian antisatellite weapon test.

A spacewalk on the International Space Station, conducted by Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, in June.

Risso’s dolphins have invented rapid spin-dive technique for hunting

30 November 2021 at 16:01
A species of dolphin that hunts prey living 600 metres below the surface spins its body as it dives so it can drill down through the water rapidly

UK gene-edited food plans must not harm animal welfare, say ethicists

30 November 2021 at 16:01
Gene-edited foods may one day be sold in UK shops, but ethicists warn that using the technology in livestock may exacerbate animal welfare issues if, for example, it leads to the creation of disease-resistant animals that can be housed together more densely

Extinct New Zealand bird hunted like an eagle and ate like a vulture

30 November 2021 at 16:01
The Haast’s eagle had a beak and talons suited for capturing live prey, but its skull was adapted for ripping out organs

Bringing 400-million-year-old fossilized armored worms to β€˜virtual’ life

30 November 2021 at 14:39
Scientists have documented the discovery of two new species of fossilized armored worms in Australia -- Lepidocoleus caliburnus and Lepidocoleus shurikenus -- dating from about 400 million years ago. Then, using the micro-CT imaging capabilities of the MU X-ray Microanalysis Core facility, the researchers were able to develop first-of-its-kind digital 3D-models of the species' individual armor plates by virtually examining the armored skeletons of these ancient worms, called machaeridians.

Save $100 on Bowflex adjustable dumbbells for Cyber Monday

30 November 2021 at 14:02
Get 25% off this versatile set of Bowflex adjustable dumbbells, which is like getting 15 pairs of dumbbells.

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Was a Doozy

30 November 2021 at 13:45
The season was more active than normal for the sixth year in a row.

NASA TV to Air IXPE Prelaunch Activities, Launch

30 November 2021 at 12:24
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, the first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources, such as black holes and neutron stars.

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

30 November 2021 at 12:04
Combining knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, scientists from McGill University develop a biomaterial tough enough to repair the heart, muscles, and vocal cords, representing a major advance in regenerative medicine.

Brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars

30 November 2021 at 12:04
Scientists recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra.

Summer rains in American Southwest are not your typical monsoon

30 November 2021 at 12:04
Monsoons are continental weather events produced when intense summer sunlight heats land more than ocean. But new supercomputer simulations show that North America's only monsoon works differently. The North American monsoon, which drenches western Mexico and the American Southwest each summer, is generated when the jet stream collides with the Sierra Madre mountains, which diverts it southward and upward, condensing moisture laden air from the eastern Pacific into torrential rains.
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