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New Paper Has a Wild Explanation For The Most Explosive ‘Meteor Impact’ on Record

MICHELLE STARR 5 MAY 2020 In the early morning of 30 June 1908, something exploded over Siberia. The event shattered the normal stillness of the sparsely populated taiga, so powerful that it flattened an area of forest 2,150 square kilometres (830 square miles) in size – felling an estimated 80 million trees. Eyewitness reports describe…

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Self-Isolated at the End of the World

Listen to This ArticleAudio Recording by AudmTo hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.More than once recently, I have lain awake counting the sirens going up the otherwise empty streets of Manhattan, wondering if their number might serve as a metric for how bad the…

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Waterfront parks could rob tsunamis of their power

When a tsunami slams into a coast, parks with rolling hills could provide about as much protection as towering seawalls, according to the authors of a new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These tsunami mitigation parks, as they’re called, are designed to combine the protective qualities of an…

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Nuclear pore transport puzzle solved by super-resolution microscopy

a–c Transport routes of N-terminally tagged LBR (LBR-N), C-terminally tagged LBR (LBR-C), and N-terminally tagged Lap2β (Lap2β-N) respectively. (i) Schematic cartoon representation of each INM protein (orientation N-terminus to the left and C-terminus to the right). The depicted membrane represents a single bilayer of the NE. (ii) 2D spatial locations (projected) of each INM protein candidate.…

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New ancient plant captures snapshot of evolution

In this image of one of the new ancient species’ reproductive structures, elliptical impressions of sporangia can be seen in one row, while on the right, another row displays preserved carbonized spore masses. Credit: Andrew Leslie In a brilliant dance, a cornucopia of flowers, pinecones and acorns connected by wind, rain, insects and animals ensure…

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Starlink satellites in May: Can you see Starlink tonight? UK SpaceX Starlink tracker

The SpaceX satellites were visible towards the end of April, baffling many stargazers who did not know what they were seeing. SpaceX has so far launched 422 satellites into orbit as Elon Musk, 48, expands his constellation of internet-beaming satellites. The Starlink constellation, which has been branded an eyesore by astronomers, could one day number…

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Study: Could dark matter be hiding in existing data?

by Glenn Roberts Jr. This image was produced by a simulation showing the evolution of dark matter in the universe. Credit: Milennium-II Simulation Dark matter has so far defied every type of detector designed to find it. Because of its huge gravitational footprint in space, we know dark matter must make up about 85 percent…

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Life Is Bubbling Up To Seafloor With Petroleum From Deep Below

Hydrocarbon seep in the southern Gulf of Mexico emitting a viscous petroleum, much like asphalt. Hydrocarbons serve as an energy source for microbes and in turn, microbial biomass is a food source for a diverse community of organisms including tube worms, mussels, crabs and shrimp. CREDIT Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), University of Bremen…

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How Island Evolution Forged a Bizarre Mammal in Ancient Madagascar

In July 1999, David Krause was enjoying the balmy winter weather of Madagascar as he dug in the dirt for dinosaurs. The island’s soil was fertile ground for life in ancient times. At the end of the Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago, Madagascar—already an island at that point, having chipped off of a drifting…

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Mechanism of water extraction from gypsum rock by desert colonizing microorganisms

Edited by Donald E. Canfield, Institute of Biology and Nordic Center for Earth Evolution, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M., Denmark, and approved March 30, 2020 (received for review January 28, 2020) This article requires a subscription to view the full text. If you have a subscription you may use the login form below to…