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How does Earth sustain its magnetic field?

Life as we know it could not exist without Earth's magnetic field and its ability to deflect dangerous ionizing particles. It is continuously generated...

Neurobiology: How much oxygen does the brain need?

The brain has a high energy demand and reacts very sensitively to oxygen deficiency. Neurobiologists have now succeeded for the first time in directly...

Plant study challenges tropics’ reputation as site of modern evolutionary innovation

In a surprise twist, a major group of flowering plants is evolving twice as quickly in temperate zones as the tropics.

Compounds halt SARS-CoV-2 replication by targeting key viral enzyme

New research identifies several existing compounds that block replication of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) within human cells grown in the laboratory. The inhibitors all...

Consumers prefer round numbers even when the specific number is better news

Consider this scenario: A vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been developed that is 91.27% effective. If public health officials present this information using...

Novel protein drives cancer progression

Researchers have discovered a protein that drives the progression of esophageal cancer and liver cancer and it could be a promising target for cancer...

Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide

The first comprehensive worldwide assessment of heatwaves down to regional levels has revealed that in nearly every part of the world heatwaves have been...

Why it’s no last orders for the Tequila bat

Scientists studying the 'near threatened' tequila bat, best known for its role in pollinating the Blue Agave plant from which the drink of the...

Order from noise: How randomness and collective dynamics define a stem cell

Without stem cells, human life would not exist. Due to them, a lump of cells becomes an organ, and a fertilized egg develops into...

Optical amplifiers: Highest peak power and excellent stability

Optical amplifiers based on chirped pulse amplification (CPA) are used to generate high intensity pulses. In the CPA scheme, a weak temporally stretched seed...

Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster: Pricing, Specs, Release Date

Fender's new American Acoustasonic Telecaster has a unique digital system onboard that gives it a tremendously varied sonic palette.

How to Repay Your Coronavirus Retirement Distribution

When the CARES Act was passed in late March, it provided a lifeline for people who were facing financial constraints due to the coronavirus...