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Wild Brown Bear Breaks Into the Alaska Zoo, Killing Caesar the Alpaca | Science Times

Wild Brown Bear Breaks Into the Alaska Zoo, Killing Caesar the Alpaca | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The  recently reported the death of Caesar, the alpaca, after a wild brown bear broke into the zoo grounds. Although the bear escaped at first, it was euthanized after returning to the zoo.With the help of , cameras were set up to keep track of the brown bear. The footage revealed that it was flipping trash bins. Biologist Dave Battle shared that they "typically remove brown bears that start accessing trash." Brown bears sometimes attempt to protect sources of food like dumpsters and may attack people and other...

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Jeff Bezos' Aerospace Company, Blue Origin, Will Test Moon Lander in First 2020 Flight | Science Times

Jeff Bezos' Aerospace Company, Blue Origin, Will Test Moon Lander in First 2020 Flight | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The upcoming flight will be the first for this 2020, marking the 13th launch for the New Shepard project. It follows the twelfth New Shepard flight last December 11, 2019.Blue Origin's latest mission is scheduled on September 24, Thursday, at 10:00 AM CDT.   The Blue Origin New Shepard will carry a total of 12 payloads, which includes a Deorbit, Descent, and Landing Sensor Demonstration system - a critical part of the Human Landing System, or moon lander.Together with and Dynetics, Blue Origin is one of the three...

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Y Chromosomes Shed Light Why Men Function Differently Than Women | Science Times

Y Chromosomes Shed Light Why Men Function Differently Than Women | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The was recently published by professor Christian Deschepper from the Université de Montréal, which is Montreal Clinical Research Institute's director of the Experimental Cardiovascular Biology research unit, in Scientific Reports.The study provides new light on understanding the mechanics of the genes in Y chromosomes that allow male cells to behave differently from female cells, said study lead author Deschepper, an associate professor at the McGill University.The researchers hope that their research would help...

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Alan Turing's Pattern Theory Explains the Formation of Fairy Circles | Science Times

Alan Turing's Pattern Theory Explains the Formation of Fairy Circles | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!, an English mathematician, is known for the Turing pattern or how patterns appear in nature. For the first time, ecologists have associated Turing's model with Australia's fairy circles.Researchers from the University of Gottingen and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany worked with scientists from the University of Western Australia and Israel's Ben‐Gurion University of the Negev on a study published in the . The team analyzed the pattern of fairy circles commonly found in Western Australia...

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New Species of Truffles Discovered Thanks to Mushroom-Munching Bonobos | Science Times

New Species of Truffles Discovered Thanks to Mushroom-Munching Bonobos | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!They are costly because they are also hard to find and to grow. Truffles are also difficult to store for any length of time because they lose their aroma only after a week. Its size could range from strawberry-size to an apple-sized, although there are  that were discovered.Truffles are found in many parts of the world, but the prestige truffles come from specific areas in Europe and California. But a new species of truffles have been discovered in the Dominican Republic of the Congo, thanks to the mushroom-munching...

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Evolution of Radio-Resistant Strains of Bacteria Revealed More Complex Mutations | Science Times

Evolution of Radio-Resistant Strains of Bacteria Revealed More Complex Mutations | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The term extremophiles have been used to describe a class of organisms that survive in extreme environments previously thought unable of sustaining life - intense heat or cold, places of extreme pressure or acidity levels, and those with . One species of bacteria, in particular, Deinococcus radiodurans, can withstand radiation levels fatal to humans a thousand times over. Researchers led by Dr. Michael M. Cox from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have decided to "let the cells tell them," according to . They have...

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This Startup Is Growing Sushi-Grade Salmon From Cells in a Lab | Science Times

This Startup Is Growing Sushi-Grade Salmon From Cells in a Lab | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Eating fish, then, seems preferable to meat. In fact, according to the , 3.1 billion people around the world now rely on fish and seafood for a fifth of their daily animal protein intake. Fish are also one of our only sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.But—spoiler—it turns out there are some serious issues with the seafood industry, too.READ:   Water , throwing off marine ecosystems’ natural balance and kicking off negative ripple effects throughout their food chains. —when we take fish out of their natural...

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Humpback Whale Found Its Way Back To Sea After Getting Lost in Crocodile-Infested River | Science Times

Humpback Whale Found Its Way Back To Sea After Getting Lost in Crocodile-Infested River | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!An update of the whale reports that it has successfully found its way back to the sea after being stranded for two weeks. According to authorities, there were two whales to have left the area, however, it seems that one whale got stuck in the river where large saltwater crocodiles live.In a very unusual event last week, three whales entered the East Alligator River in Kakadu Park. According to reports, the animals were spotted on Tuesday, September 15, and ever since then, authorities have been closely monitoring...

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Human Cells Look Younger Than Chimp's Despite Sharing 99% of Genetic Code | Science Times

Human Cells Look Younger Than Chimp's Despite Sharing 99% of Genetic Code | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Although the advancement in medicine over the last 200 years have made human lives longer, researchers from Duke University believe that there could be a more ancient explanation for why humans are long-lived primates. Their study suggests that the secret of human longevity may be found in the clock-like epigenetic changes that tick slower for humans.The researchers think that part of the secret of human longevity lies in the changes in the DNA within the human cells, which slowed down the rate of human aging around...

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Dynamics Anomaly: Researchers Keep Water in Liquid State at 170 degrees Celsius | Science Times

Dynamics Anomaly: Researchers Keep Water in Liquid State at 170 degrees Celsius | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Using the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) facility, researchers with the  Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) were able to identify this anomalous dynamic behavior of water. Their study, published in the journal (PNAS) on Tuesday, September 15.— DESY (@desynews)Researchers used a series of 120 X-ray , with individual flashes 0.886 microseconds apart from each other. This pulsing X-ray laser is sent through a thin, quartz glass tube filled with water and observed its behavior."We asked ourselves how...

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Scientists Develop Mini-Intestine Organoids to Mimic Multiple Intestinal Functions | Science Times

Scientists Develop Mini-Intestine Organoids to Mimic Multiple Intestinal Functions | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox! are unique for their use in developing various types of cells. They are also used to create  or tissue cell structures that replicate organs. French scientists have developed a new way to engineer mini-intestines with fewer restrictions than other methods of making organoids.A team from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne used tissue engineering and self-organization properties of intestinal stem cells to create mini-gut tubes. Their findings were published in the journal . Ever since the development of...

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Chitin-Derived Materials Can be Used to Create Tools & Shelter on Mars | Science Times

Chitin-Derived Materials Can be Used to Create Tools & Shelter on Mars | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!While rovers from the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and China are on their way to Mars in search of signs of life, researchers are developing ways for human survival on the Red Planet. Singaporean researchers have recently developed a technology using , an organic substance, which can be used to build shelters and materials needed on Mars.Javier Fernandez and his team from Singapore University of Technology and Design published their study in the journal . Their research is critical for future space...

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Thousands of Birds Mysteriously Drop Dead in New Mexico | Science Times

Thousands of Birds Mysteriously Drop Dead in New Mexico | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Researchers from the department of fish, wildlife, and conservation ecology New Mexico State University said that they had received reports in the past weeks that different species of birds are found dead.NMSU biologist Martha Desmond said that they see , and just seeing the numbers tell that the death of the birds is a large event.WOW:   Residents in New Mexico have reported seeing dead birds on hiking trails and in other areas as well. According to Desmond, the die-offs were first noticed last month at the White...

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Oldest Sperm To Date Is Preserved in 100-Million-Year-Old Amber | Science Times

Oldest Sperm To Date Is Preserved in 100-Million-Year-Old Amber | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The study was published in .The sperm cell approximately measures 0.6 millimeters and belonged to a still-living organism under the class of microcrustacean called ostracods. these organisms are known to house sperms that are up to ten times larger than they are. It seems impossible but when these organisms are twisted and tangled to form a ball, they could travel through the female reproductive more easily.The researchers used a micro-CT scan to reveal 39 of their ancient crustacean relatives that are all preserved...

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How Does the Hippocampus Affect Bodily Functions? | Science Times

How Does the Hippocampus Affect Bodily Functions? | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Humans and other mammals have two hippocampi on each side of the brain. Hippocampus is a significant component in the limbic system that plays a vital role in information processing turning  into, as well as spatial memory that enables navigation.There are various theories that explain the role of the hippocampus in different body functions. One of these theories is the , which suggests that those with damage in the hippocampus tend to be hyperactive and have difficulty in learning.Another theory explains the...

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Mosquitoes Invade Farm Animals in Louisiana After Hurricane Laura | Science Times

Mosquitoes Invade Farm Animals in Louisiana After Hurricane Laura | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!, ranked Category 4, left behind destruction in Louisiana and Texas with winds reaching up to 150 miles per hour. The hurricane also left something else behind, deadly swarms of mosquitoes that have been killing animals in Louisiana.Several farm animals like cattle and horses, as well as deer, have died due to too many mosquitoes sucking on their blood. The hordes of mosquitoes leave the animals anemic and constantly bleeding, and they become exhausted from constantly moving to avoid the pests.It is typical that...

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Golden Frogs in Panama Threatened by Superfungus | Science Times

Golden Frogs in Panama Threatened by Superfungus | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!As their name suggests, these frogs are yellow or gold in color with black spots on their bodies. They are cocooned from the outside world inside a fish tank installed by the  which is a 5,000-square-foot facility located in the northern city of Panama in Gamboa.These species are endemic in Panama, but these days, there are no golden frogs that can be seen in its natural habitat because of the threat brought by superfungus that kills the amphibians in the wild. According to the report from the World Wildlife Fund,...

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The Unusual Physics of an Upside-Down Boat Flips Previous Understandings of the Law of Buoyancy | Science Times

The Unusual Physics of an Upside-Down Boat Flips Previous Understandings of the Law of Buoyancy | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Almost 70 years ago, Russian Nobel prizewinning physicist  described the process of levitating liquid in mid-air. He said that rapidly shaking a pendulum up and down balances it upright rather than falling back to its original position. Scientists have used this concept to make liquids levitate mid-air to get air bubbles to sink.The new study used this concept and suggested that the law of buoyancy could also be flipped. The physicists have managed to float tiny toy boats on the underside layer of the levitating...

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Scientists Measure Fever in Worms Using Quantum Thermometer With Nanodiamonds | Science Times

Scientists Measure Fever in Worms Using Quantum Thermometer With Nanodiamonds | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!But recently, a team of researchers has developed a  to measure the temperature on a nanoscale size. They used this novel technology to observe a 'fever' in tiny nematode worms that is under pharmacological treatment. The technology helps in novel  in biomedical research and further strengthens the connection between biology and quantum sensing.An international team of scientists from Osaka City University has collaborated with other international partners to publish their study in the journal Science...

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Coca-Cola Uses 100% Recycled Plastic for their Bottles in Netherlands and Norway | Science Times

Coca-Cola Uses 100% Recycled Plastic for their Bottles in Netherlands and Norway | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Before them, the Coca-Cola in Sweden has already announced the same transition back in December 2019, making them the first market to switch to 100% rPET. Coca-Cola in the Netherlands is scheduled to launch its new bottles by October 2020, in which all its locally produced small plastic bottles are already 100% rPET, including other brands like Sprite and Fanta.Large plastic bottles will follow by 2021, which makes the Netherlands as the second market to make the transition to its locally produced...

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Florida Boy Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba From Lake | Science Times

Florida Boy Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba From Lake | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!A , scientifically known as Naegleria fowleri, killed a 13-year-old boy named Tanner Lake Wall in Florida. According to his parents, the boy contracted the brain-eating amoeba after swimming at a campground in North Florida a few days before he died.Alicia Whitehill, Tanner's mother, told the media in detail that the boy swam in a lake on Friday and Saturday with 50 other kids, their daughters, and her husband. But only Tanner got infected with amoeba, and no one else got the infection.13-year-old Tanner was a...

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COVID-19 Miracle: Doctors Uncover How a Father's Brain Adapted to Coronavirus | Science Times

COVID-19 Miracle: Doctors Uncover How a Father's Brain Adapted to Coronavirus | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Omar Taylor spent six weeks at the Colchester General Hospital in the United Kingdom. He had , as well as pneumonia, sepsis, respiratory failure, and later on had a stroke. The father of two was intubated and was put into a coma over the course of his treatment.Stroke consultant Dr. Joseph Ngeh, who cared for Mr. Taylor, also co-authored the report regarding the "miracle case," submitted to the . that the report would raise awareness about the risks of COVID-19 causing stroke. Taylor also expressed the same...

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Remembering 9/11: The Psychology Behind Terrorism | Science Times

Remembering 9/11: The Psychology Behind Terrorism | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The horrendous event was later known as the "" in memory of the day when thousands lost their lives, which changed the world. The al-Qaeda attack was considered the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history.The al-Qaeda group engaged in acts of terrorism by deliberately sending two airplanes to crash on the upper floors of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center complex. Due to the damage sustained from the impacts, the  collapsed. A third airplane also crashed into  in Arlington, Virginia.The fourth...

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Children Whose Parents Are Divorced Have Lower Levels of Love Hormones | Science Times

Children Whose Parents Are Divorced Have Lower Levels of Love Hormones | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The research, led by Baylor University in Waco, Texas, suggests a link between oxytocin, early experiences, and its effects in adulthood. Their study is published in the .Oxytocin is a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland's posterior lobe. It is often released by the brain during social bonding experiences - delivering a child, sexual activities, or even hugging. This behavior leads to informal nicknames to the hormone, such as the "."The study suggests that compared to children whose parents remained married,...

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Fungi May Be the Future of Sustainable Leather-Like Materials | Science Times

Fungi May Be the Future of Sustainable Leather-Like Materials | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Leather is traditionally made from animal skin, like from cattle, or synthetic polymers. Environmentalists and scientists have been working on finding ethical and environmentally friendly alternatives, such as fungi.Researchers from the University of Vienna published their study in the journal . Fungi, a source of creating leather-like material, can replace synthetic leather made from plastics that come from fossil fuels.Alexander Bismarck from the University of Vienna explained that fungi are generally 'CO2 neutral...

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