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Friday, January 24, 2020

Why water dances and skitters on very hot surfaces?

Rather than sizzling and evaporating on super hot surfaces, water droplets instead stay intact, dancing and skittering over the surface in what’s known as the Leidenfrost effect. Now researchers...

Nixon had a speech ready in case the astronauts who went to the Moon...

The Apollo XI mission in 1969, when Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on the Moon, was a historic milestone and a great triumph of (american) technique. At the time, however,...

A species requires high genetic diversity to ensure its long-term survival… but narwhal

A narwhal discovery challenges the idea that genetic diversity is necessary for a species to survive. Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark sequenced the genome of a narwhal...

NASA records Mars earthquake for the first time

The seismometer installed on Mars has detected the first seismic tremor on the red planet. It was last April 6 and a soft but distinctive seismic signal was detected, similar...

Global warming is ravaging life in the oceans

Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, researchers report. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities...

New DNA calculator software can answer questions such as how many different species exist...

A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of a software tool that can provide conclusive answers to some of the world's most fascinating questions. The tool, which combines...

A name is sought for a new planet in our Solar System

Planet 2007 OR10 was discovered on July 17, 2007, during a search for distant bodies in a region of space known as the Kuiper Belt. Now, the three astronomers...

Which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular?

Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of...

Climate change even affects the Earth’s gravity

On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. After all, the mission...

More bidders, lower bids

Economists from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have co-authored a new study that challenges conventional thinking about auctions and is applicable to real-life...
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China, desperate to censor information about the Wuhan virus on the social media

The so-called "Wuhan virus" is so new that it is only known by the name of the region in China where the outbreak is...
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Edible cannabis products are now sold in Canada

From 16 December 2019, edible cannabis products are permitted to be sold in Canada. These must comply with new regulations for edible, inhalable and...
Shark attack map

Are you afraid of being attacked by a shark? You shouldn’t be

Shark attacks in 2019 were unusually low for the second year running, with 64 unprovoked bites in 2019, researchers report. According to the University of...

Looking for strategies to limit the amount of time your teen spends gaming?

Eighty-six percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be...
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Becoming less active and gaining weight: Downsides of becoming an adult

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to...

How do cybercriminal gangs form?

New research identifies common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm...

How to mark your three favorite whatsapps at the top of the list

Android allows you to implement the 'Set Chats' feature, which allows you to place up to three chats at the top of your WhatsApp...

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