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We are all this beetle, escaping from the other end of the frog

I am … I am … magnificent! Photo: Shinji Sugiura / Kobe University Finally, science has confirmed that what we have always known in our hearts is true: There are two ways to get out of a frog. (“I always say that,” says my partner Madeleine Aggeler.) A new study published this week in Current biologyShinji Sugiura, a biologist at …

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Katie Mack: “Knowing how the universe will end is freeing yourself”

Image copyright Goddard of NASA Terms like “heat death,” “great extraction,” and “cavities in a vacuum” don’t sound so interesting. And they are not. They describe some of the theories that scientists have about how our universe will die one day. But when cosmologist Katie Mack thinks about the end of it all, it gives her peace of mind. “There’s …

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ALMA captures the agitated planet factory

ALMA image of the planet-forming disk around the young star RU Lup, showing a giant set of spiral arms made of gas. The structure extends to about 1000 astronomical units of the star. Credit: ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO), J. Huang; NRAO / AUI / NSF, S. Dagnello Planet-forming environments can be much more complex and chaotic than expected. …

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Hydrogel paves the way for biomedical advancement

Behnam Akhavan, University of Sydney. Credit: University of Sydney Published in Advanced functional materials, a team of biomedical engineers from the University of Sydney has developed a plasma technology to strongly bind hydrogels – a jelly-like substance that is structurally similar to the soft tissue of the human body – to polymeric materials, allowing manufactured devices interact better with the …

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Malignant cancer first diagnosed in a dinosaur

The main tumor mass is located in the upper part of the bone and can be seen in the 3D reconstruction in yellow; red gray is the normal bone and red denotes the medullary cavity. Credit: Danielle Dufault’s Centrosaurus Diagram. Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum. © Royal Ontario Museum / McMaster University A collaboration led by the Royal Ontario …

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The new SpaceX spacecraft does not fire; next launch attempt on Tuesday

Putting humans in the picture is a better idea of ​​how big the Starship orbital prototype will be. SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared that behind-the-scenes look at Texas workers with Starship on a carrier in September 2019. Elon Musk SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype had another starting shot on Monday, as the engine of the SN5 test model did not start. …

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Remains of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth extracted from the Siberian lake | Fossils

Russian scientists are scouring the only well-preserved bones of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth after completing the operation to remove them from the bottom of a Siberian lake. Experts spent five days traversing the lemon of Lake Pechenelava-To on the remote Yamal Peninsula to find the remains, which include tendons, skin and even excrement, after they were located by local residents. …

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Scientists experimented with sperm scams for 350 years, which do not spin

Sperm is essential for the fertilization of almost every living organism on our planet, including humans. To reproduce, human sperm must swim a distance equivalent to climbing Mount Everest to find the egg. They complete this epic journey by simply wagging their tails, moving the fluid to swim forward. Although more than 50 million sperm will fail to reach the …

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