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Ancient trees’ gnarled, twisted shapes provide irreplaceable habitats

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...These old mountain pines (Pinus uncinata) offer food and shelter... ...in segments house and feed forest species Mountain pines (Pinus uncinata... ..., an ecologist at Michigan State University in East Lansing... ...Sergi Munné-Bosch and ecophysiologist Ot Pasques, both at the University...

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What to know about today’s attempted moon landing and how to watch it

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...’s Apollo 17 Today, the United States aims to take one small step... ...will mark the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon since NASA... ...Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.... ..., which launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on February...

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JWST spies hints of a neutron star left behind by supernova 1987A

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...The blue region marks where the James Webb Space Telescope detected... ...The rings of gas and dust were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope... ...NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has spied indirect hints of a powerful... ...So the infrared eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST,...

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The United States was on course to eliminate syphilis. Now it’s surging

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..., the United States has reversed course, with cases of the infectious... ...disease surging.... ...and adult infectious disease clinician and researcher at Johns Hopkins... ...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in January....

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Physicist Sekazi Mtingwa considers himself an apostle of science

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...Ask physicist Sekazi Mtingwa how he ended up where he is today, and... ...and humanitarian Sekazi Mtingwa was one of two key developers of... ...Mtingwa helped found not only the National Society of Black Physicists... ...the National Society of Black Physicists in 1977....

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Messed-up metabolism during development may lead guts to coil the wrong way

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...State University in Raleigh report February 19 in Development.... ...intestines to grow in the wrong direction, researchers from North Carolina... ...“Think of the intestine as a garden hose,” says Nanette Nascone-Yoder... ...is a spring 2024 science writing intern at Science News....

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A new book explores the transformative power of bird-watching

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...on Derway Island in Burlington.... ...), a lecturer at the University of Vermont, takes students birding... ...work as a journalism instructor at Loyola University New Orleans... ...to his walks through Warner Park prescribed by his doctor....

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Social media harms teens’ mental health, mounting evidence shows. What now?

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...In January, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook’s parent company Meta... ...Zuckerberg opened by saying: “The existing body of scientific work... ..., an economist at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.... ...The answer was a clear yes, says MIT economist Alexey Makarin, a...

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Taking a weight-loss drug reduced a craving for opioids

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...Early results provide some evidence that drugs like Wegovy can tackle... ..., suggest that a close relative of the weight-loss drugs Wegovy and... ...Erin I. Garcia de Jesus is a staff writer at Science News.... ..., a behavioral neuroscientist at Penn State College of Medicine in...

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Here’s how scientists reached nuclear fusion ‘ignition’ for the first time

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...In December 2022, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory... ...never-before-seen phenomenon In December 2022, scientists at the National... ...The work is “exquisitely beautiful,” says physicist Peter Norreys... ...Annie Kritcher of LLNL, “and we're trying to do that spherically...

 


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