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Since the 2010 BP oil spill, marine scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) have sampled more than 2,500 individual fish representing 91 species from 359 locations across the Gulf of Mexico and found evidence of oil exposure in all of them, including some of the most popular types of seafood. ...
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First Gulf of Mexico-Wide Survey of Oil Pollution in Fish Completed 10 Years after      Deepwater Horizon | USF News

Emotional, social and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents have been linked to higher levels of genetic vulnerability for adult depression.
Genetics linked to childhood emotional, social and psychiatric problems - Faculty of Medicine - University of Queensland

New evidence suggests that cocaine enhances creativity, but only in certain instances. Specifically, cocaine was found to enhance divergent thinking, the ...
Study finds cocaine enhances creativity, but not as much as drug users believe

We report temporal patterns of viral shedding in 94 patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and modeled COVID-19 infectiousness profiles from a separate sample of 77 infector–infectee transmission pairs. We observed the highest viral load in throat swabs at the time of symptom onset, and inferred that infectiousness peaked on or before symptom onset. ...
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Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19 | Nature Medicine

We can all relate to the euphoric feeling of payday. But where you choose to spend your cash can make a big difference in your mental well being.
Spending on Memorable Experiences Linked to Mental Well-Being

Flamingos are well known for their gregarious habits and aggregations in large flocks, but evaluation of the mechanisms behind social grouping remain …
Evaluating the social networks of four flocks of captive flamingos over a five-year period: Temporal, environmental, group and health influences on assortment - ScienceDirect

Aspirin is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing several cancers of the digestive tract, including some that are almost invariably fatal, such as pancreatic and liver cancers. The largest and most comprehensive analysis to date of the link between aspirin and digestive tract cancers found reductions in the risk of these cancers of between 22% and 38%.
Aspirin linked to reduction in risk of several cancers

Astronomers have discovered a planet nearly the same size as Earth that orbits in its star’s habitable zone, where liquid water could exist on its surface, a new study said.

The presence of liquid water also indicates the planet could support life.

This newly found world, Kepler-1649c, is 300 light-years away from Earth and orbits a star that is about one-fourth the size of our sun.
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Has NASA discovered another Earth?

Scientists have observed the biggest supernova — stellar explosion — ever detected, the violent death of a huge star up to 100 times more massive than our sun in a faraway galaxy.
Scientists spot biggest supernova ever detected | CBC News

NASA has revealed how its Mars Curiosity rover team is doing after the space agency asked its employees to work from home in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
NASA Is Operating Its Mars Rover From Workers’ Home Offices | Digital Trends

Following the explosion of an oxygen tank in Apollo 13’s Service Module on April 13, 1970, approximately 56 hours into the mission, the situation was bleak. With the Command Module (CM) without any power, the Lunar Module (LM) was activated as a life boat to sustain the crew. The task ahead – to save the … Continue reading "Even More Things That Saved Apollo 13: Charging the Batteries"
Even More Things That Saved Apollo 13: Charging the Batteries - Universe Today

AI companies are increasing worldwide because everybody know the importance of AI. As everybody know AI is one of the demanding field of the world.
Top 5 Best AI Companies to watch in 2020 - 247techclub

Study offers sobering warning on the impact of rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
Volcanic CO2 emissions helped trigger Triassic climate change - McGill University

A close encounter with another star may have ripped the cigar-shaped interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua from its parent body, flinging it toward our solar system.
Cosmic visitor ‘Oumuamua may have been ripped from an alien world |

"Plantibodies" represent a new avenue for treatments against fast moving viruses like influenza or coronavirus
We could soon be harvesting anti-viral antibodies from tobacco plants

Eating a Mediterranean diet — high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil — has powerfully positive effects on the mind, suggests a new study.
Mediterranean diet: New analysis says it may optimize brain health

It turns out we should follow our parent’ advice when we’re thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a study finding eating the traditional ‘three-vegies’ before pregnancy lowers the risk of a premature birth.
Traditional vegetable diet lowers the risk of premature babies - Faculty of Medicine - University of Queensland

Just a month ago, it looked like Atlas might put on a dazzling sky show around the time of its closest approach to the sun, which occurs on May 31. But it wasn't meant to be.
Comet Atlas is falling apart, new photos confirm | Space

Strange particles observed by an experiment in Antarctica could be evidence of an alternative reality where everything is upside down
We might have spotted a parallel universe going backwards in time

This proposed mesh telescope would let us gaze out into the dark cosmos, unhindered by our planet's atmosphere and radio interferences.
NASA funded proposal to build a telescope on the far side of the moon


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