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October 29, 2020

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New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost -- no public health ...
The first analysis of a sedimentary drill core representing 1 million years of environmental history in the East African ...
A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped solve a long-standing ...
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw ...
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Average Body Temperature Among Healthy Adults Declined Over the Past Two Decades

In the nearly two centuries since German physician Carl Wunderlich established 98.6°F as the standard 'normal' body temperature, it has been used by parents and doctors alike as the ...

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Winding Down in Florida, Some Numbers Are Up and It's Unexpected

Florida's sea turtle nesting surveying comes to a close on Halloween and like everything else in 2020, the season was a bit weird. The number of green sea turtle nests on central and southern ...

Genetic Analysis System Yields New Insights Into Bacterial Pneumonia

A team of infectious disease researchers has developed a new method to identify virulence genes in Streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia. Using this technique in a mouse ...

Device Takes Us Closer to High-Performing Wearable and Eco-Disposable AI Electronics

Engineers have unveiled a device with unique functionality that could signal the dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics, including next-generation wearables and eco-disposable ...

Estrogenic and Anti-Estrogenic Effects of PFASs Could Depend on the Presence of Estrogen

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have received intense scrutiny in recent years because of their persistence in the environment and potential endocrine-disrupting effects. However, their estrogenic ...

Mountain Gorillas Are Good Neighbors Up to a Point

Mountain gorilla groups are friendly to familiar neighbors - provided they stay out of 'core' parts of their territory - new research ...

Coral Researchers Find Link Between Bacterial Genus and Disease Susceptibility

Corals that appear healthy are more prone to getting sick when they're home to too many parasitic bacteria, new research ...

Soil-Powered Fuel Cell Promises Cheap, Sustainable Water Purification

Soil microbial fuel cells proven to be capable of creating energy to filter a person's daily drinking water in Brazil ...

Reforestation Plans in Africa Could Go Awry

An international team publishes the findings of a study on the biogeographical history of sub-Saharan ...

Renewable Energy Targets Can Undermine Sustainable Intentions

Renewable energy targets (RETs) may be too blunt a tool for ensuring a sustainable future, according to new ...

The Rhythm of Change: What a Drum-Beat Experiment Reveals 211Ʊ Cultural Evolution

Living organisms aren't the only things that evolve over time. Cultural practices change, too, and in recent years social scientists have taken a keen interest in understanding this cultural ...

Coastal Greenland Reshaped as Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Loss Accelerates

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge and therefore coastal ...

Hurricanes Pack a Bigger Punch for Florida's West Coast

Hurricanes, the United States' deadliest and most destructive weather disasters, are notoriously difficult to predict. With the average storm intensity as well as the proportion of storms that ...

Australian Scientists Discover 500-Meter-Tall Coral Reef in the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef, measuring more than 500 meters high -- taller than the Empire State Building, the Sydney Tower and the Petronas ...

Post-Wildfire Hazards: Toward an Understanding of When and How Slope Failure May Occur

Across the western US, severe wildfires fueled by tinder-dry vegetation have already burned more than 3.2 million hectares (8 million acres) -- an area the size of Maryland -- as of the end of ...

Scientists Map Structure of Potent Antibody Against Coronavirus

Scientists have shown that a potent antibody from a COVID-19 survivor interferes with a key feature on the surface of the coronavirus's distinctive spikes and induces critical pieces of those ...

Beaches Can Survive Sea-Level Rises as Long as They Have Space to Move

An international team of coastal scientists has dismissed suggestions that half the world's beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st ...

How to Design Organic Solar Cell Materials

Scientists have recently scrutinized organic solar cells and derived design rules for light-absorbing dyes that can help to make these cells more efficient, while tailoring the absorption spectrum of ...

Antarctica Yields Oldest Fossils of Giant Birds With 21-Foot Wingspans

Some of the largest birds in history, called pelagornithids, arose a few million years after the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs and patrolled the oceans with giant wingspans for some ...

Photovoltaics Industry Can Help Meet Paris Agreement Targets

To meet the Paris Agreement's goal of preventing Earth's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial level, one of the best options for the energy ...

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