Ancient Zircons Date Onset of Plate Tectonics to 3.6 Billion Years Ago – Event Crucial to Making Earth Hospitable to Life

    Ancient Zircons Date Onset of Plate Tectonics to 3.6 Billion Years Ago – Event Crucial to Making Earth Hospitable to Life

    Zircons studied by the research team, photographed using cathodoluminescence, a technique that allowed the team to visualize the interiors of…
    Can We Make Opioids Less Addictive? [Video]

    Can We Make Opioids Less Addictive? [Video]

    In 2017, millions of people around the world were addicted to opioids and 115,000 died of an overdose. Opioids are…
    The Fate of the Planet: Unconventional Takes On Pandemics and Nuclear Defense Could Protect Humanity From Catastrophic Failure

    The Fate of the Planet: Unconventional Takes On Pandemics and Nuclear Defense Could Protect Humanity From Catastrophic Failure

    Launch of SM-3 Block IB interceptor from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). Credit: U.S. Navy From engineered pandemics…
    Black Hole Spin Discovery Could Shed Light on General Relativity and the Lifespan of Stars

    Black Hole Spin Discovery Could Shed Light on General Relativity and the Lifespan of Stars

    One of the key goals of gravitational wave astronomy is to understand and characterize binary black hole spins, according to…
    New Evidence for Controversial Theory That the Electron Is Composed of Two Particles

    New Evidence for Controversial Theory That the Electron Is Composed of Two Particles

    Researchers at Princeton University conducted experiments on materials known as quantum spin liquids, finding evidence that the electrons in the…
    US Power Sector Is Already Halfway to Zero Carbon Emissions

    US Power Sector Is Already Halfway to Zero Carbon Emissions

    Projected versus actual outcomes for the U.S. power sector. Credit: Berkeley Lab New Berkeley Lab study reviews progress towards a…
    Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction Took Ten Times Longer on Land Than in the Water

    Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction Took Ten Times Longer on Land Than in the Water

    An illustration showing Lystrosaurus during the end-Permian mass extinction. Credit: Gina Viglietti Our planet’s worst mass extinction event happened 252…
    Antibody Binding-Site Conserved Across COVID-19 Virus Variants – Big Implications for Future Vaccines

    Antibody Binding-Site Conserved Across COVID-19 Virus Variants – Big Implications for Future Vaccines

    A Penn State research team found that the N protein on SARS-CoV-2 is conserved across all SARS-related pandemic coronaviruses (top,…
    Is your family ‘CO safe’ when big storms hit?

    Is your family ‘CO safe’ when big storms hit?

    (HealthDay)—If you live in the path of hurricanes , the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging you to…
    Robotic Navigation Tech – That Helped NASA’s Perseverance Rover Land on Mars – Will Explore the Deep Ocean

    Robotic Navigation Tech – That Helped NASA’s Perseverance Rover Land on Mars – Will Explore the Deep Ocean

    The Orpheus submersible robot is being developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and JPL to explore the deep ocean autonomously.…
    PlayStation history: From console neophyte to all-conquering veteran

    PlayStation history: From console neophyte to all-conquering veteran

    Sony PlayStation consoles have generally been the go-to platform for many gamers since the mid-1990s, with the exception of one…
    Android 12 might include big changes to notifications and widgets | Engadget

    Android 12 might include big changes to notifications and widgets | Engadget

    It’s no secret that Google will talk about Android 12 at its I/O 2021 conference, but it might be clearer…
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