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Scientists discover viruses that secretly rule the world’s oceans

Thousands of mysterious viruses that have recently been discovered in the world’s oceans could exert enormous influence on ecosystems, in part by “reprogramming” the hosts they infect, scientists have reported. The new research, published Thursday, June 9 in the journal Science (opens in a new tab)focuses on viruses that contain RNA, a molecular cousin of …

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Earth’s Magnetic Poles Likely Won’t Flip After All, Scientists Predict

The protective shell of our planet is no longer quite what it used to be. Over the past two centuries, its magnetic force has been dropping, and no one knows why. Meanwhile, a worrying weak spot in the field called the South Atlantic Anomaly blistered above the Atlantic Oceanand has already proven problematic for the …

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Earth’s Magnetic Poles Likely Won’t Flip After All, Scientists Predict

The protective shell of our planet is no longer quite what it used to be. Over the past two centuries, its magnetic force has been dropping, and no one knows why. Meanwhile, a worrying weak spot in the field called the South Atlantic Anomaly blistered above the Atlantic Oceanand has already proven problematic for the …

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Scientists have broken a staggering record on the melting point of platinum

Scientists have figured out how to make platinum more affordable as a catalyst: turn it into a liquid at low temperature. We have known for centuries that noble metals like platinum, gold, ruthenium and palladium make excellent catalysts for chemical reactions because they help break chemical bonds between atoms more effective than other metals. But …

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Scientists produce genetic map of chimpanzees to fight trafficking

Scientists have now mapped the genomes of 828 wild chimpanzees from across Africa, using new sequencing techniques. Scientists have produced the first genetic map of chimpanzees in the wild, providing a detailed reconstruction of the endangered species’ past migrations, and a new tool to combat illegal trafficking. The genomic catalog, which includes 828 individuals from …

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Astronauts face mental and emotional challenges to travel to deep space. Scientists are working on solutions | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The astronauts ventured into space for 61 years to unleash the human potential for exploration. But the floating freedom afforded by zero gravity also presents a number of limitations when it comes to …

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Scientists have shared footage of genetically modified hamsters fighting in their cages

Scientists accidentally create super-vicious HAMSTERS in lab after genetic modification test goes wrong

Scientists accidentally create super vicious HAMSTERS in lab after gene-editing experiment goes wrong and aggressive rodents chase, bite and pin each other Gene-editing lab test inadvertently creates horde of rabid hamsters Scientists removed key hormone in hopes it would boost animal cooperation But it drove them wild, prompting the hamsters to be chased, bited and …

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Scientists announce breakthrough in determining origin of life on Earth and possibly Mars

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain Scientists from the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution announced today that ribonucleic acid (RNA), an analog of DNA that was likely the first genetic material of life, forms spontaneously on basalt lava glass. This glass was abundant on Earth 4.35 billion years ago. Similar basalts from this antiquity survive on Mars …

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Scientists have figured out why childbirth has become so complex and dangerous

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 300,000 people die each year from pregnancy-related causes. Study finds that complex human childbirth and cognitive abilities are the result of upright walking. Childbirth in humans is much more complex and painful than in great apes. It was long believed to be the result of the larger human …

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