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Advances In Science

Science news and discoveries made possible through the contributions and work of the Estate Foundation and the Morrison Fellowship Prize.

People who have had evidence of a prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to be well protected against being reinfected with the virus, at least for a few months, according to a new study. This finding may explain why reinfection appears to be relatively rare, and [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021, Continue reading at the source
A new theoretical study has proposed a novel mechanism for the creation of supermassive black holes from dark matter. The international team find that rather than the conventional formation scenarios involving 'normal' matter, supermassive black holes could instead form directly from dark matter in high density regions in the centres [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Researchers analyzed the dog's mitochondrial genome, and concluded that the animal belonged to a lineage of dogs whose evolutionary history diverged from that of Siberian dogs as early as 16,700 years ago. The timing of that split coincides with a period when humans may have been migrating into North America [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have identified how the slime mold Physarum polycephalum saves memories -- although it has no nervous system. [...]
Tue, Feb 23, 2021, Continue reading at the source
New research suggests animal personality can be reliably measured simply from the way individual animals move, a type of micropersonality trait, and that the method could be used to help scientists understand about personality differences in wild animals. [...]
Tue, Feb 23, 2021, Continue reading at the source
A new study explores the extraordinary rate at which the world's largest fish, the endangered whale shark, can recover from its injuries. The findings reveal that lacerations and abrasions, increasingly caused through collisions with boats, can heal in a matter of weeks and researchers found evidence of partially removed dorsal [...]
Tue, Feb 23, 2021, Continue reading at the source
By discovering a new printable biomaterial that can mimic properties of brain tissue, researchers are now closer to developing a platform capable of treating conditions using regenerative medicine. [...]
Tue, Feb 23, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Decoy sea turtle eggs containing tracking tech are new weapons against beach poachers and traffickers. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Feb 23, 2021, Continue reading at the source
All the best moments so far from NASA's Perseverance rover, all in one place. [...]
Tue, Feb 23, 2021, Continue reading at the source
According to a new study, Earth, Venus and Mars were created from small dust particles containing ice and carbon. The discovery opens up the possibility that the Milky Way may be filled with aquatic planets. [...]
Tue, Feb 23, 2021, Continue reading at the source
New video from NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the [...]
Mon, Feb 22, 2021, Continue reading at the source
When you slip into sleep, it's easy to imagine that your brain shuts down, but new research suggests that groups of neurons activated during prior learning keep humming, tattooing memories into your brain. [...]
Mon, Feb 22, 2021, Continue reading at the source
With 3 new missions safely at Mars, we’re ready for the next era of exploration and discovery. [...]
Fri, Feb 19, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The Red Planet once had liquid water on the surface, and conditions that could have supported life. [...]
Mon, Feb 15, 2021, Continue reading at the source
This week the world’s attention is on Mars as its next era of exploration begins. We’re also digging into space policy, with new actions you can take. [...]
Fri, Feb 12, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Red dwarf stars are more common than our Sun. What are the prospects for life on exoplanets that orbit them? [...]
Thu, Feb 11, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Spotted hyena males do not fight for mates, so how are certain males shut out of the mating game? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2021, Continue reading at the source
NASA is not a problem to be solved but a tool that drives solutions. The Planetary Society recommends investments in science, exploration, and planetary defense as a means to invest in the national manufacturing and scientific workforce and strengthen international alliances. [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Just how big is the International Space Station? See for yourself, and catch up on this week’s space news. [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2021, Continue reading at the source
After an intense game of cat and mouse with different particles, atomic physicists have measured the radius of the helium nucleus five times more precisely than before. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2021, Continue reading at the source