Immunity to the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists Find

Important immune cells survive in the bone marrow of people who were infected with the virus or were inoculated against it, new research suggests.

#antibodies, #bone-marrow, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #nature-journal, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Scientists Drove Mice to Bond by Zapping Their Brains With Light

The study, a tour de force in bioengineering, comes after two decades of research on brain-to-brain synchrony in people.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #cell-journal, #light-emitting-diodes, #nature-journal, #nature-neuroscience-journal, #wireless-communications, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Blazes That Refuse to Die: ‘Zombie Fires’

With a changing climate, fires in far northern forests that smolder throughout winter and erupt again in spring could become more common, a new study suggests.

#forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #nature-journal, #wildfires

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The Earliest Human Burial in Africa

A child laid to rest 78,000 years ago yields clues to early human burials in East Africa.

#africa, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #funerals-and-memorials, #kenya, #nature-journal, #research, #your-feed-science

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Long Covid Patients Face Lingering, Worrisome Risks, Study Finds

Patients who were not sick enough to be hospitalized still had a significantly greater risk of dying within six months than people who were not infected.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #nature-journal, #research, #veterans, #veterans-administration, #your-feed-healthcare

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Why That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.

#biodiversity, #clams, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #food, #nature-journal, #oysters, #research, #salmon, #trout

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That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.

#biodiversity, #clams, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #food, #nature-journal, #oysters, #research, #salmon, #trout

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Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.

Among the surprising findings in a new paper on marine ecosystems: Trawling releases as much planet-warming carbon each year as global aviation.

#biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #sala-enric

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Scientists Grow Mice Embryos in a Mechanical Womb

Biologists have long held that a fetus needs a living uterus to develop. Maybe not anymore.

#israel, #mammals, #mice, #nature-journal, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tissue-human, #uterus

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Global Warming’s Deadly Combination: Heat and Humidity

A new study suggests that large swaths of the tropics will experience dangerous living and working conditions if global warming isn’t limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

#global-warming, #nature-journal, #temperature, #weather

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In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

In a single sample, geneticists discovered a version of the coronavirus first identified in Britain with a mutation originally reported in South Africa.

#brazil, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #great-britain, #moderna-inc, #nature-journal, #new-york-city, #oregon, #pfizer-inc, #portland-ore, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Where Does the Columbian Mammoth Come From?

Genomic data — the oldest ever recovered from a fossil — reveals the origin and evolution of the Columbian mammoth.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #fossils, #genetics-and-heredity, #ice-age, #mammoths-animals, #nature-journal, #paleontology, #research, #your-feed-science

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Potential for New Coronaviruses May Be Greater Than Known

Researchers calculated the likelihood of different viruses recombining in the same animal to make new disease-causing pathogens.

#animals, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nature-journal, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #university-of-liverpool, #university-of-massachusetts, #your-feed-science

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Einsteinium Is Mysterious. Scientists Have Unlocked Some of Its Secrets.

Number 99 on the periodic table does not occur naturally and is difficult to make and store, challenging researchers who want to study it.

#chemistry, #einstein-albert, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nature-journal, #physics, #radiation, #research

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The Real Dire Wolf Ran Into an Evolutionary Dead End

The species’ remarkable genetic isolation from other wolves may have contributed to its demise.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #game-of-thrones-tv-program, #genetics-and-heredity, #nature-journal, #north-america, #paleontology, #research, #wolves, #your-feed-science

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Ancient DNA Shows Humans Settled Caribbean in 2 Distinct Waves

Millions of people living on the islands today inherited genes from the people who made them home before Europeans arrived.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #caribbean-area, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #native-americans, #nature-journal, #research, #your-feed-science

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Limiting Indoor Capacity Can Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Study Shows

Research using cellphone data in 10 U.S. cities last spring could help influence officials’ decisions on new restrictions as cases resurge around the country.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #nature-journal, #research, #restaurants, #united-states, #urban-areas, #your-feed-healthcare

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Warming May Make Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After Landfall

New research suggests that climate change may be causing storms to retain destructive power for longer after moving inland.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nature-journal, #research

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Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity but Lack the Data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #american-assn-for-the-advancement-of-science, #black-people, #cell-journal, #discrimination, #elife-journal, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #lancet-the-journal, #minorities, #nature-journal, #new-york-times, #pnas-journal, #public-library-of-science-plos, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-society, #science-journal, #science-and-technology, #springer-nature, #your-feed-science

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Meet the Diabolical Ironclad Beetle. It’s Almost Uncrushable.

Just about any other living thing would be liquefied at the forces this insect can withstand.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #beetles, #evolution-biology, #nature-journal, #research, #skeletons

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Finally, the First Room-Temperature Superconductor

It conveys electricity in the climate of a crisp fall day, but only under pressures comparable to what you’d find closer to Earth’s core.

#chemistry, #electric-light-and-power, #electronics, #hydrogen, #nature-journal, #physics, #research, #superconductors, #your-feed-science

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The Vikings Were More Complicated Than You Might Think

One of the biggest surveys ever of ancient DNA offers new evidence of who the Vikings were and where they went raiding and trading.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #denmark, #england, #estonia, #genetics-and-heredity, #great-britain, #harvard-university, #nature-journal, #race-and-ethnicity, #reich-david-e-1974, #research, #scandinavia, #university-of-copenhagen, #uppsala-university, #vikings, #willerslev-eske, #your-feed-science

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Up Is Down in This Fun Physics Experiment

The liquid levitates, and a boat floats along its bottom side.

#chemistry, #nature-journal, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #physics, #research, #water

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Why Does the Coronavirus Hit Men Harder? A New Clue

Women produce a more powerful immune response than do men, a new study finds.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hamburg-germany, #immune-system, #nature-journal, #proteins, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #yale-university, #your-feed-science

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A Woman May Have Been Cured of H.I.V. Without Medical Treatment

In dozens of other patients who suppress the virus without drugs, it seems to have been cornered in parts of the genome where it cannot reproduce, scientists reported.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bone-marrow, #genetics-and-heredity, #harvard-university, #immune-system, #nature-journal, #transplants, #your-feed-science

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Scientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to Covid-19, Even After Mild Infections

New research indicates that human immune system cells are storing information about the coronavirus so they can fight it off again.

#antibodies, #cell-journal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #nature-journal, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Global Warming Could Unlock Carbon From Tropical Soil

Warming soils in the tropics could cause microbes to release carbon dioxide from storage. One scientist called the finding “another example of why we need to worry more.”

#carbon-dioxide, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #research, #smithsonian-tropical-research-institute, #soil

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Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 Vaccine Protects Monkeys, Study Finds

It’s the second study in a week to report promising results in monkeys for a vaccine candidate. But the real test will come with human trials that are now underway.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #monkeys-and-apes, #nature-journal, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors for Coronavirus Deaths

The largest study yet confirms that race, ethnicity, age and gender can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #england, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #minorities, #nature-journal, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Some Polynesians Carry Native American DNA, Study Finds

A new genetic study suggests that Polynesians made an epic voyage to South America 800 years ago.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #canoes-and-canoeing, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #native-americans, #nature-journal, #research, #your-feed-science

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Even the South Pole Is Warming, and Quickly, Scientists Say

Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.

#antarctic-regions, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #research, #south-pole, #victoria-university-of-wellington

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Life Hatched From Soft Eggs, Some a Foot Long, in Dinosaur Era

A football-size egg from Antarctica and baby dinosaurs from Mongolia and Argentina shine new light on ancient reptile reproduction.

#dinosaurs, #eggs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fabbri-matteo, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #legendre-lucas, #nature-journal, #norell-mark-a, #paleontology, #reptiles, #research, #wiemann-jasmina, #your-feed-science

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DNA of ‘Irish Pharaoh’ Sheds Light on Ancient Tomb Builders

In one of Europe’s most impressive Stone Age burial mounds, researchers found evidence of brother-sister incest that suggests the existence of a ruling elite.

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China Reports Progress in Ultra-Secure Satellite Transmission

Researchers enlisted quantum physics to send a “secret key” for encrypting and decrypting messages between two stations 700 miles apart.

#national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #nature-journal, #pan-jian-wei, #satellites, #science-and-technology, #space-and-astronomy, #your-feed-science

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For a Day, Scientists Pause Science to Confront Racism

Scholars said they would not hold classes or lectures on Wednesday, and leading journals and scientific associations said they would not announce most breakthroughs.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #arxiv, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kamai-brittany, #nature-journal, #nord-brian, #physical-review-letters, #physics, #prescod-weinstein-chanda, #race-and-ethnicity, #science-and-technology, #space-and-astronomy, #strikes, #your-feed-science

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The Sea’s Weirdest Creatures, Now in ‘Staggering’ Detail

With a new laser-scanning tool, marine biologists are getting a fine-comb look at some of the gloopiest and most mysterious organisms in the ocean.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #laser-light-amplification-by-stimulated-emission-of-radiation, #monterey-bay-calif, #monterey-bay-aquarium-research-institute, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #robison-bruce-h, #your-feed-science

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The Galaxy That Grew Up Too Fast

A vast wheel of gas in the primordial cosmos is forcing astronomers to rethink how some of the universe’s largest structures may have formed.

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With Crispr, a Possible Quick Test for the Coronavirus

A pioneer of the gene-editing technology has devised a diagnostic test for the infection that could be as simple as a pregnancy test.

#biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crispr-dna, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #nature-journal, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science, #zhang-feng-1982

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A Strange Dinosaur May Have Swum the Rivers of Africa

The Spinosaurus possessed a long, powerful tail. Paleontologists think the dinosaur used that to propel itself through water.

#africa, #dinosaurs, #fossils, #ibrahim-nazir, #nature-journal, #paleontology, #research, #swimming, #your-feed-science

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Airborne Coronavirus Detected in Wuhan Hospitals

While the RNA of the virus was found in tiny droplets in China, scientists don’t know if it was capable of transmitting the virus.

#air-conditioning, #air-pollution, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #ke-lan, #nature-journal, #research, #wuhan-china

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Did Heavy Rain Make Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupt?

Two earth scientists offered a new model to explain destructive activity in 2018, but a number of their colleagues aren’t buying it.

#amelung-falk, #farquharson-jamie, #geology, #hawaii, #kilauea-volcano-hawaii, #nature-journal, #rain, #research, #volcanoes, #your-feed-science

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Why the Big Bang Produced Something Rather Than Nothing

How did matter gain the edge over antimatter in the early universe? Maybe, just maybe, neutrinos.

#antimatter, #ichikawa-atsuko-k, #japan, #nature-journal, #neutrinos, #physics, #sanchez-federico, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #your-feed-science

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