NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Has Successfully Landed on the Surface of Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is one step closer to taking its first flight on Mars. On Saturday, the space agency announced that the helicopter had been successfully dropped off on the surface of the planet by the Perseverance rover, which has essentially served as the Ingenuity’s space taxi, charging station, and…Read more...
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Mice could someday become venomous, suggests study on the evolution of oral venom systems

Although scientists have a good understanding of the composition of snake venom, little is understood about the evolutionary origins of oral venom systems.A new study identified a series of genes associated with venom production, and found that this system is also present in other animals, most of which produce saliva instead of venom.The results highlight the surprising similarities between species that look and behave very differently from each other.What do cuttlefish, scorpions, centipedes, ...
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Apple Caves to Russia and Begins Showing Russian Government-Approved Apps During iPhone Setup

After reportedly calling the requirements of a new Russian law a security threat and threatening to pull out of the country, Apple caved and decided to let Russia have its way, saying it would allow users to install government-approved Russian apps during iPhone setup. In recent days, we’ve gotten a first glimpse of…Read more...
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Fertility experts debunk 19 myths about getting pregnant and fertility

Fertility specialist Cindy Duke and reproductive urologist Sriram Eleswarapu debunk common myths. They talk about how IVF isn't guaranteed to work and how stress does not cause pregnancy loss. Dr. Duke and Dr. Eleswarapu dive deep into these infertility myths on this episode of Debunked. See more stories on Insider's business page. Duke: "Sex position matters."Eleswarapu: So, that is a myth."IVF guarantees pregnancy."Duke: Oh, boy. It's a tough myth for patients to hear.Eleswarapu: ...
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Sunday's Best Deals: Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Asus 27" Gaming Monitor, Car Seat Gap Fillers, Workout Bench, Digital Air Fryer, and More

A certified refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro and an Insignia digital air fryer lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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Here’s what happens when a beam of subatomic particles hits you in the face

What would happen if you stuck your body inside a particle accelerator? The scenario seems like the start of a bad Marvel comic, but it happens to shed light on our intuitions about radiation, the vulnerability of the human body, and the very nature of matter. Particle accelerators allow physicists to study subatomic particles by speeding them up in powerful magnetic fields and then tracing the interactions that result from collisions. By delving into the mysteries of the Universe, colliders hav...
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Genetic research has a whiteness bias. H3Africa is trying to fix it

African DNA is grossly underrepresented in genetic research, but a number of organizations have sprung up to address the problem.
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UK's Covid traffic light travel plan too simplistic, say scientists

Idea raises concerns among some scientists who say it could fail to stop new variants entering countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePotential plans to introduce a traffic light scheme for travel abroad have prompted concerns among scientists that the approach is too simplistic and could fail to prevent new variants from entering the UK.At present, it is illegal to travel abroad for holidays, with foreign travel only allowed in specific circumstances. Those who do tr...
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An astronomer's colorful animation shows how Saturn's disappearing rings act like a 'mini solar system'

Saturn's rings, imaged based on radio data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Green indicates regions with particles smaller than 5 centimeters; purple is where no particles are that small. The white area is so dense that it blocked radio signals. NASA/JPL Saturn's seven icy rings each spin at their own speed, behaving like a "mini solar system." Planetary scientist James O'Donoghue made a beautifully simple animation to show how it works. But the rings are temporary: Saturn i...
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Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition

Public can try pulling faces to trick the technology, while critics highlight human rights concernsIt is a technology that has been frowned upon by ethicists: now researchers are hoping to unmask the reality of emotion recognition systems in an effort to boost public debate.Technology designed to identify human emotions using machine learning algorithms is a huge industry, with claims it could prove valuable in myriad situations, from road safety to market research. But critics say the technolog...
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The 'elite controllers' who can naturally suppress HIV

Research into how some HIV-positive people keep the virus at bay promises to yield new treatment possibilities, from vaccines to gene therapiesThe year was 1998 when Joel Blankson encountered a patient he would never forget. Blankson was working in the HIV clinic at John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, when an HIV-positive woman in her mid-40s arrived for some routine tests.Blankson gave her a PCR test, intending to prescribe a newly developed combination of medicines called antiretrovira...
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Yes, Godzilla could take Kong in a fight — we have science to prove it

The 2021 film “Godzilla vs. Kong” pits the two most iconic movie monsters of all time against each other. And fans are now picking sides. Even the most fantastical creatures have some basis in scientific reality, so the natural world is a good place to look to better understand movie monsters. I study functional morphology – how skeletal and tissue traits allow animals to move – and evolution in extinct animals. I am also a huge fan of monster movies. Ultimately, this is a fight between a giant ...
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Keep an Eye Out for Visitors With a Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Only $95 Today

Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro | $95 | Amazon Gold BoxRead more...
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My rock’n’roll friendship with Lindy Morrison

She was in the Go-Betweens, Tracey Thorn was in the Marine Girls, their 30-year friendship enhanced both their livesOn 31 March 1983, she burst into my dressing room, asking at the top of her voice, “Has anyone here got a lipstick I can borrow?” I looked up to see a tall woman in a Lurex dress, with a mass of blonde hair. Our two bands, Marine Girls and the Go-Betweens, were on the same bill at the Lyceum in London. I was 20, and she was 31. I was a tentative singer, she was a loud, outspoken dr...
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George Floyd's girlfriend shared his opioids pain – Derek Chauvin refused to see it

Courteney Ross’s testimony showed how police departments fail in their duty to protect those who battle addictionChauvin trial, week one: vivid testimony and focus on force Of all the accounts of George Floyd’s life and death heard in a Minneapolis courtroom this week, perhaps the least expected was his girlfriend’s description of their shared struggle with opioid addiction.Courteney Ross’s wrenching testimony gave a very human glimpse into the remorseless search for a fix and a mutual fight to ...
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Streamlining the process of materials discovery

The M3I3 Initiative at KAIST has led to new insights into advancing materials development by implementing breakthroughs in materials imaging that have created a paradigm shift in the discovery of materials. The Initiative features the multiscale modeling and imaging of structure and property relationships and materials hierarchies combined with the latest material-processing data.
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