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NEWS ROUND-UP 01 December 2021 Pandemic mental health and Eurasia’s oldest jewellery The latest science news, in brief. Twitter Facebook Email Download PDF The pendant, seen here from two different angles, features drilled holes and around 50 smaller indentations that create an irregular curve.Credit: Antonino Vazzana/BONES Lab Mammoth pendant could be Eurasia’s oldest jewellery A
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CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Collaborate equitably in ancient DNA research and beyond Mehmet Somel 0 , N. Ezgi Altınışık 1 , Füsun Özer 2 & María C. Ávila-Arcos 3 Mehmet Somel Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar N. Ezgi Altınışık Hacettepe
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A new marine reptile has been found by international researchers from Canada, Colombia, and Germany. One of the few remaining ichthyosaurs-ancient animals that appear remarkably like live swordfish-the specimen is a superbly preserved meter-long skull. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) A New Species? Hans Larsson, Director of the Redpath Museum at McGill University, states, “This species
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CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Animal experiments: EU is pushing to find substitutes fast Stefan Hippenstiel  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5146-1064 0 , Christa Thöne-Reineke  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2755 1 & Jens Kurreck  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1469-0052 2 Stefan Hippenstiel Charité‚ Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Christa Thöne-Reineke Freie Universität Berlin,
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With the emerging Omicron strain of COVID-19, Moderna has claimed that an upgraded COVID-19 vaccination for the new strain might well be available by earlier time of year 2022. During last Sunday’s BBC’s Andrew Marr Program, Mr. Paul Burton, a Senior Healthcare Director commented, “Humans must therefore understand further about existing medication’s potential to offer safeguards
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CORRESPONDENCE 30 November 2021 Climate researchers: consider standing for office — I did John Dearing  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1466-9640 0 John Dearing University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email With the COP26 climate summit receding in the rear-view mirror, in many regions
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Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Ashwin Rode & Andrew Hultgren Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Tamma Carleton National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, USA Tamma Carleton, Michael Greenstone, Solomon Hsiang & Amir Jina Rhodium Group, New York, NY, USA Michael Delgado, Trevor Houser & Kelly E. McCusker Department
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Alzheimer’s disease, the primary source of mortality amongst US citizens and affects 5.8 million Americans. Pharmacological studies have attempted and failed for past decades to generate medicines that might halt the course of the illness. Some prominent drug manufacturers have forsaken the objective of creating Alzheimer’s medications entirely. Now, experts claim to have reached a
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Download PDF For the past five years, I’ve studied oysters — a commercially and environmentally important species in southeast England. My research is very practical: I help to solve problems by working with oyster growers (known locally as oystermen), regulators and other community members. Resulting papers are evidence of work I’ve already done. Most oysters
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Download PDF Hi, I was hoping you could help me with my grandfather’s EverLife? I can’t seem to get it to load. I keep getting this error message — something about data corruption. Thanks. No, I don’t subscribe to EverLife Care, but look at this perfect little exadrive. There you go — see? Not a
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Despite what most Australians would have you think, the country isn’t overrun with deadly spiders. But occasionally, a spider emerges, causing arachnophobia in even the most stoic among us. Take, for example, this female funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus) recently given to the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. (Photo : Pixabay) Reason For the
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The Colon Cancer Conundrum Colorectal cancer rates in younger adults are climbing. The race is on to figure out why. Cassandra Willyard 0 Cassandra Willyard Cassandra Willyard is a science journalist based in Madison, Wis. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter
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Following discovering a possibly more infectious novel coronavirus type in South Africa, President Joe Biden said on Friday that most visitors from eight southern African nations would be denied admission to the United States beginning on Monday. (Photo : Getty Images) The new strain, named Omicron, presents a fresh challenge for Biden, who has had
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The COVID Cancer Effect Oncologists are grappling with predicting—and mitigating—the effects of the pandemic. Usha Lee McFarling 0 Usha Lee McFarling Usha Lee McFarling is a Pulitzer Prize–winning science and medical writer based in Los Angeles. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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1. Pawley, J. B. (ed.) Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy 3rd edn (Springer, 2006). 2. Laissue, P. P., Alghamdi, R. A., Tomancak, P., Reynaud, E. G., Shroff, H. Assessing phototoxicity in live fluorescence imaging. Nat. Methods 14, 657–661 (2017). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  3. Baumgart, E. & Kubitscheck, U. Scanned light sheet microscopy with confocal
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 November 2021 The Importance of Spotting Cancer’s Warning Signs Despite the vast resources aimed at finding ways to detect the disease early, more needs to be done. Lauren Gravitz 0 Lauren Gravitz Contributing Editor View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Download
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To rescue the endangered shortfin mako, fishing nations in the North Atlantic have agreed to limit captures of the world’s fastest shark, the Mako. (Photo : NOAA Fisheries/Walter Heim) Related Article: Tons of Dead Fishes: Tampa Bay Will Be “Dead Zone” if Red Tide Doesn’t End Soon Restrictions The restriction was hailed as a “breakthrough” by
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NEWS 25 November 2021 Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert Researchers are racing to determine whether a fast-spreading variant in South Africa poses a threat to COVID vaccines’ effectiveness. Ewen Callaway Ewen Callaway View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Medics at an
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NEWS 25 November 2021 Record number of first-time observers get Hubble telescope time Since NASA introduced a double-blind review system to reduce bias, more successful proposals are coming from astronomers who haven’t been awarded observation time before. Dalmeet Singh Chawla Dalmeet Singh Chawla View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed
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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT 24 November 2021 Neutron beam sheds light on medieval faith and superstition Hidden inside a leaden amulet, researchers find words of magic and Christian creed side by side. Twitter Facebook Email A Norwegian amulet dating back more than 700 years has been hiding a runic inscription that holds religious and magic significance. Access
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Heavy rain is expected in storm-ravaged areas of western Washington, British Columbia and Canada, as cleanup and recovery efforts continue. (Photo : Getty Images) Storms to Impact Northwest  This week, the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada, are expected to experience yet another train of storms, according to Accuweather. After a huge atmospheric river caused
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1. Trisos, C. H., Merow, C. & Pigot, A. L. The projected timing of abrupt ecological disruption from climate change. Nature 580, 496–501 (2020). ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar  2. Pecl, G. T. et al. Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science 355, eaai9214 (2017). Article  Google Scholar  3. Sih,
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1. Colwell, R. K. Spatial scale and the synchrony of ecological disruption. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03760-4 (2021). 2. Trisos, C. H., Merow, C. & Pigot, A. L. The projected timing of abrupt ecological disruption from climate change. Nature 580, 496–501 (2020). ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar  3. Jorda, G. et al. Ocean warming compresses the three-dimensional habitat
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Employing a submersible device, experts investigated newly discovered hydrothermal vents. A fascinating realm exists in the Gulf of California, off the ocean of La Paz, Mexico, wherein blazing heated water blurts from 80-foot-tall (24-meter) dunes and colorful worms. Researchers just uncovered this hydrothermal paradise, and while exploring the region, they uncovered at least six relatively
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Many seabirds form long-term pairings, but do not necessarily mate for life — and are more likely to ‘break up’ in years when environmental conditions are unfavourable, researchers reveal. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 €
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CORRESPONDENCE 23 November 2021 Science community steps up to reform open access Geoffrey Boulton  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9535-0684 0 , Ahmed C. Bawa  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5889-5295 1 , Dominique Babini  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5752-7060 2 & Luke Drury  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9257-2270 3 Geoffrey Boulton University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed
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CORRESPONDENCE 23 November 2021 Support deaf participants at virtual conferences Denis Meuthen  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3373-5383 0 Denis Meuthen Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Virtual meetings are often considered to be a more inclusive alternative to in-person scientific conferences (see R.
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Once the domain of toys for toddlers, battery-powered electric trains could enable zero-emission cargo transport at prices that are competitive with existing diesel-powered locomotives1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation
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‘Sea aliens’ have been recently washing up on British shorelines, and Britons are warned of its deadly sting. You might mistake them as an odd-looking jellyfish, but they are Portuguese man-of-war, group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish. According to a conservation group, these deadly sea creatures with a very alien-like appearance are
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Download PDF Every year, my team and I collect mosquitoes at about a dozen villages in Kayin state, Myanmar, a conflict zone near the Thai border. Run by the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, based in Mae Sot, Thailand, it’s one of the largest operations of its kind in the world. It looks like I’m working
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Artificial neural networks can tell one artist’s work from another’s using the 3D topography of the brushstrokes, researchers have found1. The technique could help to identify forgeries, or to distinguish the hands of various members of an old master’s workshop who have contributed to one painting. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy
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According to recent research published in the interdisciplinary AGU journal Water Resources Research, which focuses on hydrology and water resources, central valley’s groundwater could possibly become exhausted as a result of excessive pumping of water during and after droughts. (Photo : Getty Images) Effect of Drought on Groundwater After the state’s previous two droughts, groundwater
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In temperate forests, the outbreaks of invasive moth caterpillars, Lymantria dispar dispar, and forest tent caterpillar moths, Malacasoma disstria, occur at least once every five years. The insects consume so many leaves that research has discovered that the resulting decrease in leaf-fall and increase in caterpillar poop significantly alters the nutrients, specifically carbon and nitrogen,
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