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What’s the science behind L.A.’s new restrictions? We asked the experts

Until a week ago, I thought I knew how to live with the coronavirus. I saw friends infrequently and only outside, occasionally ate on the patio of my favorite restaurant and donned a mask every time I went into a store or even just took a walk around my neighborhood. It certainly wasn’t a normal …

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How scientists are tracking the coronavirus through its own genetic makeup

KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Geogiou says the replication and mutation process triggers a slightly different genetic code.     “When a virus replicates, it mostly stays the same, that’s why we can make vaccines that work,” she explains. “But there are subtle little changes that occur in its genetic makeup, that give it a unique …

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As revenues slide amid pandemic, scientists warn of ‘orphaned’ plant and animal collections | Local Business

But those very institutions now face sometimes-dire revenue shortfalls: The coronavirus has crushed museum attendance and gift shops, among other incomes. It has reduced college tuition, and it is jeopardizing state payments to public universities. Raven warned in an October article in the journal Science that the grim financial backdrop wrought by the coronavirus will …

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COVID-19 global learning collaborative – science and the response to the COVID-19 ‘infodemic’

Project ECHO® COVID-19 Global Series When scientific information moves quickly and continues to evolve, how are we co-responsible for amplifying the appropriate message? We all have a role in ensuring high-quality research is distributed to public health professionals and the general public. Scientists have contributed to and helped mitigate the risks of our current ‘infodemic’. …

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DeSantis tells Trump to ‘fight on,’ takes aim at science and has beef with John Roberts

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a new conference on the surge in coronavirus cases. | Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images By GARY FINEOUT 12/03/2020 06:16 PM EST Updated 12/03/2020 09:12 PM EST 2020-12-03T09:12-0500 TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday told a private gathering of political donors and corporate executives that he has …

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NASA Selects Heliophysics Missions of Opportunity for Space Science Research and Technology Demonstration

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA has selected two SmallSat missions – a study of Earth’s outer most atmosphere and a solar sail spaceflight test mission – to share a ride to space in 2025 with the agency’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP). The missions – the Global Lyman-alpha Imagers of the Dynamic …

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Mechanisms of collision recovery in flying beetles and flapping-wing robots

Protection in the wings Beetles have hardened forewings for the protection of their bodies and hindwings, and their use during crawling or burrowing is well understood. However, the behavior of the larger hindwings during collisions in flight has not been clear because they do not readily flex. Phan and Park present a detailed study of …

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UWA scientists named among Australia’s superstars of STEM

A biotechnologist from The University of Western Australia who maps genomes of threatened animals to support Australian biodiversity and conservation has been named a superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia. Associate Professor Parwinder Kaur, from UWA’s School of Agriculture and Environment, who leads DNA Zoo Australia, which aims to save endangered species by …

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