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Diamond holds up at pressures more than five times those in Earth’s core

Diamond stands up to a squeeze. Surprisingly, the material’s structure persists even when compressed to 2 trillion pascals, more than…

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Chemists are reimagining recycling to keep plastics out of landfills

It feels good to recycle. There’s a certain sense of accomplishment that comes from dutifully sorting soda bottles, plastic bags…

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‘Fundamentals’ shows how reality is built from a few basic ingredients

FundamentalsFrank WilczekPenguin Press, $26 As the story is usually told, science began when some deep thinkers in ancient Greece decided…

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A robot arm toting a Venus flytrap can grab delicate objects

A new robotic grabber is ripped straight from the plant world. The device, made with a severed piece of a…

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50 years ago, scientists poked holes in the existence of polywater

By the sweat of their brow — Science News, January 23, 1971 Polywater, or anomalous water, has provoked a continuing…

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Giant worms may have burrowed into the ancient seafloor to ambush prey

Around 20 million years ago, giant ocean worms may have burrowed into the seafloor and burst forth like the space…

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The COVID-19 pandemic made U.S. college students’ mental health even worse

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused the mental health of U.S. college students to plummet, a new study shows. Students…

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Space station detectors found the source of weird ‘blue jet’ lightning

Scientists have finally gotten a clear view of the spark that sets off an exotic type of lightning called a…

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Biden administration outlines its ambitious plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Inauguration Day marks both a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic and a new chapter in the U.S. response to…

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The first magnetar flare detected from another galaxy was tracked to its home

For the first time, astronomers have definitively spotted a flaring magnetar in another galaxy. These ultra-magnetic stellar corpses were thought…

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The most ancient supermassive black hole is bafflingly big

The most ancient black hole ever discovered is so big it defies explanation. This active supermassive black hole, or quasar,…

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The more contagious coronavirus variant may soon be the U.S.’s dominant strain

A highly contagious coronavirus variant will become the dominant version of the virus in the United States in March, emphasizing…

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The Parker Solar Probe will have company on its next pass by the sun

The Parker Solar Probe is no stranger to the sun. On January 17, the NASA spacecraft will make its seventh…

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‘The New Climate War’ exposes tactics of climate change ‘inactivists’

The New Climate WarMichael E. MannPublic Affairs, $29 Sometime around the fifth century B.C., the Chinese general and military strategist…

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2020 and 2016 tie for the hottest years on record

2020 is in a “dead heat” with 2016 for the hottest year on record, scientists with NASA and the National…

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One of the oldest known cave paintings has been found in Indonesia

Inside a cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, scientists have found one of the oldest known artistic depictions of…

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Arctic Region’s New Climate Amid Global Warming Alarms Scientists

The warming planet continues to affect even the coldest parts of the world. More recently, scientists reported that the Arctic…

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Early Studies Show Long-Term Covid-19 Effects Can Heal

While COVID-19 does leave long-term effects on survivors, a new study suggests that those effects can heal over time. With…

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Apple Helps Out UCLA for 3-Year Study on Depression and Anxiety

Apple continues its efforts to improve health and well-being by helping out UCLA on a three-year study on depression and…

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Plastic Wastes from PPE Can Be Transformed into Biofuel

One of the unnoticed aftermath of the pandemic is the increasing generated waste from thrown away personal protective equipment (PPEs).…

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