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Scientists expose fascinating ‘compartments’ to bacteria

Credit: Public domain CC0 Bacteria (tiny and in some cases deadly unicellular organisms) are much more complex than is usually thought. A review paper from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), published in the high-impact journal Nature Revisions Microbiology, sheds light on the organelles, the internal compartments of the bacterial cells that house and support functions essential for their survival …

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The Arctic climate goes further than this summer’s lanes

The Arctic summer of 2020 is one that has been marred by wildfires in the Far North, with smoke stretching more than 1,000 miles into the water, along with alarming new records of temperature and ice melting. While rapid Arctic climate change is not exactly news, the region is warming about three times the rest of the world – the …

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NASA Mars Launch 2020: Highlights From Perseverance Rover’s Journey

NASA’s Perseverance rover is headed to Mars, the third spacecraft to be launched this month. Perseverance, a robotic-wheeled vehicle designed to look for signs of past life on Mars, rose from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday at 7:50 a.m. Eastern time. The launch was delayed for a couple of weeks by a series of technical delays and overcoming the …

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The “snowball lands” may have been triggered by a dive into the incoming sunlight – “Be careful of speed”

The findings also suggest that exoplanets located in habitable areas may be susceptible to glaciation. At least twice in Earth’s history, almost the entire planet was nestled in a leaf of snow and ice. These dramatic events in the “Land of Snowballs” occurred rapidly in succession, about 700 million years ago, and evidence suggests that consecutive global glaciers set the …

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The dragon of the crew is returning to Earth, here is the time to breathe

The Crew Dragon spacecraft, produced by the private company SpaceX, is scheduled to return from the International Space Station (ISS) and splash into the Atlantic Ocean on August 2. astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will begin the attack procedure on August 1 and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere the next day, a total of 64 days from ascent. The historic …

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Researchers find out how to genetically alter squid: traits

On the left is an unmodified hatch of a long-land squid (Doryteuthis pealeii). The one on the right was injected with CRISPR-Cas9 targeting a pigmentation gene before the first cell division. It has very few pigmented cells and clearer eyes. Karen Crawford hide subtitle switches the title Karen Crawford The first genetically modified squid has scientists excited about a potential …

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The long-lasting voltage in the standard model addressed

Credit: Public domain CC0 The best known particle in the lepton family is the electron, a key element in matter and fundamental to our understanding of electricity. But the electron is not an only child. It has two heavier siblings, muon and lepton tau, and together they are known as the three flavors of lepton. According to the Standard Model …

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