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USM Recognizes Newest Cohort of Hydrographic Science Graduates

Thu, 07/29/2021 – 10:07am | By: Van Arnold Nine students in the prestigious Hydrographic Science Program at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) were recognized during graduation ceremonies held Wednesday, July 28 at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. USM is the only university in the United States to offer an undergraduate program …

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It’s rocket science: Picking Physics over Biology propels Swati to NASA

It was the choice between physics and biology that made all the difference to Indian-born Swati Mohan in pursuing her passion in space science at NASA. Mohan, who was part of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission, said her decision to study physics in high school helped pursue her passion at NASA. “Physics was easy and …

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US coronavirus: The science didn’t change, the virus did, Fauci says as CDC updates mask guidance

CNN —   The CDC’s decision to change its mask guidance this week was prompted by scientists’ determination – only days old – that vaccinated people with breakthrough Delta coronavirus variant infections can pass the virus to others, the center’s director said Wednesday. Dr. Rochelle Walensky said such breakthrough infections are rare, and stressed that …

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Doctors call NFL concussion settlement ‘junk science’

(NewsNation Now) — In 2017, the settlement companies the NFL hired to administer its concussion settlement contracted Dr. Randolph Evans, a board-certified neurologist in Houston, to examine former NFL players and determine if they have cognitive impairment. “I examined 395 retired players in about a one-year period, and what I found was that approximately about …

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How Trust in Science Can Make You Vulnerable to ‘Pseudoscience’ | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Trusting science is good, but it could put you at risk for being duped by false science, or “pseudoscience,” if you let your guard down, researchers warn. Investigators found that people who trust science are more likely to believe and share false …

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Scientists complete decoding human genome, uncover over 100 new genes, variations

In February 2001, when researchers released the first set of the human genome sequence, it was a seismic event in the history of life sciences. However, it was not truly complete and 15 per cent of the genome was still to be deciphered. The most complicated chunk of DNA called for further research and technological …

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Citizen Science: A Window Into The World Around Us

Citizen science — even if you’re unfamiliar with the term, you probably have a good guess as to what it means. “Some people call it… people-powered discovery,” said Ellen McCallie, a program director with the National Science Foundation. “Citizen science is a way that people, whether you’re a trained scientist or not, can contribute to …

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Short stature and combined immunodeficiency associated with mutations in RGS10

Released from RGS10 repression RGS10 is a GTPase-activating protein (GAP) that inhibits signaling downstream of GPCRs, including those activated by chemokines. Chinn et al. characterized two RGS10 variants found in three brothers with growth impairment and recurrent infections. The authors found that increasing RGS10 abundance impaired the secretion of growth hormone from a pituitary adenoma …

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Bezos in Space, Ice Cream Science, and Trash Parrots

Why was the Bezos rocket shaped… like that? (Slate)by Matthew DessemJeff Bezos’s entry into the billionaire space race had people talking about a lot of things, and one was the distinctly phallic shape of the vessel. A rocket scientist explains what was going on. The science of ice cream (Smithsonian Magazine)by Cypress HansenFrom volcanic lava …

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