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A meteor fireball lit up Mexico’s sky together with the arrival of Hurricane Delta and minor earthquakes. The fireball was seen last Tuesday night in the skies over the northeastern region of Mexico. Large Fireball With Hurricane Delta and Earthquakes The fireball meteor was most clearly seen over Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León, located near the US border. It came at approximately 10:14
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People whose Facebook posts seem to match up fairly closely with their personalities report more life satisfaction than those whose posts and personalities diverge. Credit: Alamy Psychology 09 October 2020 Authentic self-expression on social media is linked to enhanced mood. When social media overflows with friends’ good news, it can be tempting to play up
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Hurricane Delta made landfall in Yucatan Peninsula early Wednesday at a maximum wind estimated at 110 miles per hour, knocking out powerlines and trees, damaging windows, and causing flooding in cities and towns. No deaths or injuries due to the storm were reported in Mexico.  The hurricane hit Puerto Morelos, just south of Cancun, a
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Wildfires are causing significant negative impacts on people’s physical and emotional health and California’s economy. Apocalyptic Scenario A report from the BBC has described the wildfire situation this summer as “apocalyptic.” According to a resident, Asha Karim, they narrowly escaped being victims of the fires, causing them to take a grueling 13-mile walk. On the way back, they saw vehicles
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Asian Americans have been protesting anti-China rhetoric that has arisen in the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Credit: Steven Senne/AP/Shutterstock An Asian American civil-rights group has launched an effort to support Chinese and Chinese American scientists who are facing inquiries from law enforcement as a result of the United States’ increased crack-down on foreign
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A ‘diamond ring’ can be fabricated in 45-60 seconds by shining beams of light on a vat of specialized resin. Credit: C.C. Cook et al./Adv. Mater. Materials science 09 October 2020 New ingredients allow a printing technique that once produced only brittle objects to turn out items that are pliable or sturdy. From a vat
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Two months have not yet passed, and Louisiana has not yet recovered from the destruction of the last hurricane, which came it is the way. However, it is already bracing for Hurricane Delta as it goes north to the Gulf this Thursday from the Yucatan Peninsula. According to forecasters, this storm could arrive by Friday and may bear winds
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The rising nitrous oxide emissions from intensive farming threaten the attainment of the Paris Agreement goals, accelerating global warming and making it likely the planet will surpass the 2º C increase limit.  The problem with intensive farming Intensive farming threatens to jeopardize our chances of achieving the Paris Agreement’s terms concerning climate change. The growing livestock populations and increased artificial fertilizer use increase
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It is essential to be ready with crucial plans and preparations needed for this year’s peak Atlantic hurricane season and other natural disasters. Peak season approaching The peak of 2020’s record Atlantic hurricane season is coming to the East, along with the raging wildfires in the West. According to Tampa, Florida veteran emergency manager Chauncia Willis,
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1. Chen, X. et al. The emergence of silicon photonics as a flexible technology platform. Proc. IEEE 106, 2101–2116 (2018). CAS  Google Scholar  2. Smit, M., Williams, K. & van der Tol, J. Past, present, and future of InP-based photonic integration. APL Photonics 4, 050901 (2019). ADS  Google Scholar  3. Capmany, J. & Perez, D.
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Monolith Materials, a startup company, is now building a plant that will convert natural gas into hydrogen and ammonia fertilizer in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Need for Ammonia Farming worldwide needs ammonia for the production of fertilizers, which are an essential aspect of growing crops. These crops, and the fertilizers that sustain them, provide the food that sustains billions of consumers worldwide.  Unfortunately, ammonia is a
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1. Fendt, M. & Fanselow, M. S. The neuroanatomical and neurochemical basis of conditioned fear. Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. 23, 743–760 (1999). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  2. Pavlov, I. P. Conditioned Reflexes: an Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex (Oxford Univ. Press, 1927) 3. Rescorla, R. A. Pavlovian conditioned inhibition. Psychol. Bull. 72,
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1. Watson, J. E. M., Dudley, N., Segan, D. B. & Hockings, M. The performance and potential of protected areas. Nature 515, 67–73 (2014). ADS  CAS  Google Scholar  2. Dudley, N. Guidelines for Applying Protected Area Management Categories (IUCN, 2008). 3. Dudley, N. et al. The essential role of other effective area-based conservation measures in
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Red seaweed has been found by researchers from UC Davis to reduce the expulsion of methane by cattle through ‘belching,’ and it can help alleviate climate change and global warming. Reduced Methane Emissions This was the finding of a new study by the University of California Davis scientists. Red seaweed has been shown to cause a dramatic decrease in emissions of methane from cattle. Past
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Researchers at the CSIRO are developing a COVID-19 vaccine.Credit: Scott McNaughton/The Age/Getty Australia’s universities and national science agency have been thrown a lifeline in yesterday’s budget, the country’s first since the pandemic began. As part of a major spending spree designed to kick-start the economy, universities are set to receive Aus$1 billion (US$710 million) in
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A new study has shown that only renewable energy and not nuclear energy can provide low carbon energy or substantially lower carbon emissions most rapidly and cost-effectively. Countries should therefore prioritize renewables instead of nuclear power. Nuclear Energy and Carbon Emissions  The study’s findings resulted from analyzing 123 countries covering 25 years. The study was conducted by researchers from the International School
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When her Danish colleagues first suggested distributing protective cloth face masks to people in Guinea-Bissau to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Christine Benn wasn’t so sure. “I said, ‘Yeah, that might be good, but there’s limited data on whether face masks are actually effective,’” says Benn, a global-health researcher at the University of Southern
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An official prepares ballot boxes for Indonesia’s 2019 election.Credit: Willy Kurniawan/Reuters Since Nature’s earliest issues, we have been publishing news, commentary and primary research on science and politics. But why does a journal of science need to cover politics? It’s an important question that readers often ask. This week, Nature reporters outline what the impact
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It is a current dilemma if old sea oil rigs should be left in the sea or not, and the merits of leaving them are being discussed, including economic, environmental, and social benefits.  Leaving Artificial Structures at Sea The decommissioning of the offshore gas and oil infrastructure of the UK will cost 24 billion pounds in taxpayer money, as estimated by HMRC.
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Trump has repeatedly undercut messages from public-health officials such as those on the White House coronavirus task force, including its coordinator Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Since he took office in January 2017, US President Donald Trump has not made science a priority;
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The Department of Conservation officials reports of low levels of hemorrhagic disease in deer in Missouri.  The deers in counties of Boone, Camden, Cole, Jackson, Linn and Osage were confirmed to have inflicted the hemorrhagic disease through diagnostic tests. At least 100 additional suspected cases from the various location all over Missouri was reported.  READ: The
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The Antarctic’s melting snow has revealed the frozen remains of penguins as old as 800 years to 5,000 years. With the entire world warming up and surpassing the 1.1º C threshold in temperature increase, the ice sheets worldwide are melting, and exposing Viking remains, ancient viruses, methane, diesel, and now, dead penguins.  A Discovery On the coast of the Antarctic at Cape Irizar, the researchers who
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According to analysts, green hydrogen produced from solar and wind energy may become the most inexpensive “transformative fuel,” as termed by Australia’s government. Developed by this Decade The government wanted to prioritize “clean hydrogen” as the low-emissions technology, which will eventually replace fossil fuels for transportation, electric power, and industry to help eliminate carbon emissions. The government’s recent statement on this technology
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The XENON1T is one experiment that has been hunting for dark matter.Credit: Enrico Sacchetti Physicists are hatching a plan to give a popular but elusive dark-matter candidate a last chance to reveal itself. For decades, physicists have hypothesized that weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are the strongest candidate for dark matter — the mysterious substance
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Venus’s atmosphere is highly acidic and contains very little water.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The surprise discovery of gas that could be a sign of life on Venus has reignited scientific interest in Earth’s closest neighbour. Researchers and space agencies worldwide are now racing to turn their instruments — both on Earth and in space — towards the
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A virtual forum, “Stronger than Storms: Climate & Just Recovery Forum” was participated by thousands of peoples and climate disaster frontliners last night. The forum became an avenue for uniting community members on the frontlines of fires, storms, fossil fuel extraction, and climate disaster.  The forum also called for a just recovery from several crises
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Wildlife species continue to be threatened, some with extinction, by the continuing wildfires occurring in the western US. Wholesale Destruction in Multiple States  The wildfires this year have so far been the worst wildfire season on the West coast within the last seven decades, with around three million hectares in Washington, California, and Oregon burned. The fires killed 35 people
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Workers carry out a burial wearing full protective equipment at Pondok Ranggon COVID-19 cemetery in Jakarta.Credit: Mast Irham/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, the official global death toll has now exceeded one million people. Researchers
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Figure 1 | Rivers of meltwater carve into the Greenland ice sheet.Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty The Greenland ice sheet is losing ice at an increasing rate, owing to rising air and ocean temperatures1,2. Melting of the ice sheet is currently increasing global mean sea level by about 0.7 millimetres per year (see go.nature.com/3mrkuw8), but models predict3
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The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society has issued a new publication with a checklist of breeding guidelines to plant breeders and farmers of crops, authored by researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and the University of Portsmouth.  It is a formula for growing crops more sustainably and helping its users better understand and improve their plants. It helps increase yield and growth using their
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