Ancient Indigenous forest gardens promote a healthy ecosystem via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
A new study by historical ecologists finds that Indigenous-managed forests -- cared for as 'forest gardens' -- contain more biologically and functionally diverse species than surrounding conifer-dominated forests and create important habitat for…
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Mars has right ingredients for present-day microbial life beneath its surface, study finds via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
New research suggests that rocks in the Martian crust could produce the same kind of chemical energy that supports microbial life deep beneath Earth's surface.
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Ground and satellite observations map building damage after Beirut explosion via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Days after the 4 August 2020 massive explosion at the port of Beirut in Lebanon, researchers were on the ground mapping the impacts of the explosion in the port and surrounding city. The goal was to document and preserve data on structural and…
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The science of spin: Asteroseismologists confirm older stars rotate faster than expected via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Stars spin faster than expected as they age according to a new study which uses asteroseismology to shed new light on this emerging theory.
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How we know whether and when to pay attention via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
International team of researchers identifies cognitive computations underlying human predictive behavior.
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Using exoplanets as dark matter detectors via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
In the continuing search for dark matter in our universe, scientists believe they have found a unique and powerful detector: exoplanets. Astrophysicists suggest dark matter could be detected by measuring the effect it has on the temperature of…
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Fighting harmful bacteria with nanoparticles via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Multi-resistant pathogens are a serious and increasing problem in today's medicine. Where antibiotics are ineffective, these bacteria can cause life-threatening infections. Researchers are currently developing nanoparticles that can be used to…
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California's wildfire season has lengthened, and its peak is now earlier in the year via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers have analyzed CALFIRE wildfire statistics from 2000 to 2019, comparing them with data from 1920 to 1999, to learn that the annual burn season has lengthened in the past two decades and that the yearly peak has shifted from August to July.
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Mars' changing habitability recorded by ancient dune fields in Gale crater via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
An international team has found evidence of ancient dunes on Mars that could help explain ancient surface conditions.
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The future looks bright for infinitely recyclable plastic via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Plastics are ubiquitous, but they're not practical. Less than 10% are recycled, and the other approximately 8 billion tons are creating a pollution crisis. Researchers are determined to change that. A new analysis shows producing and recycling their…
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ALMA discovers rotating infant galaxy with help of natural cosmic telescope via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Using ALMA, astronomers found a rotating baby galaxy 1/100th the size of the Milky Way at a time when the Universe was only seven percent of its present age. Thanks to assistance by the gravitational lens effect, the team was able to explore for the…
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Membranes unlock potential to vastly increase cell-free vaccine production via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers discovered that enriching cell-free vaccine extracts with cellular membranes increased the yields of protein-based vaccines by five-fold, significantly broadening access to potentially lifesaving medicines.
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Average-risk individuals may prefer stool-based test over colonoscopy for cancer screening via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
When given a choice, most individuals with an average risk of colorectal cancer said they would prefer a stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer over colonoscopy, the method most often recommended by health care providers.
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Astronomers release new all-sky map of Milky Way's outer reaches via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories.
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California's worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Engineers are developing methods to estimate the impact of California's destructive wildfires on air quality in neighborhoods affected by the smoke from these fires. Their research fills in the gaps in current methods by providing air quality…
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Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer via Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new study. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020. Analyzing data from more than 19,500 cancer patients,…
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