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Gypsy moth caterpillars rain poop down on upstate NY

Caterpillars from a species that has exploded in population in upstate New York are gorging on tree leaves and showering excrement onto residential yards, according to residents from the region. The invasive bug is in the midst of a population boom and the creatures in larva stage are out in...
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Delta Plus Variant: An emerging threat may come.

Scientists all over the world are concerned about this variant of the novel coronavirus Delta Plus. There have been studies worldwide, including in India, that show that this particular variant can skip antibodies, and if it can skip antibodies, you know what will happen. Antibodies are the only weapons against the virus, but it doesn’t mean that they will skip any antibodies. It will skip the antibodies that have been in the body so far as a reaction to coronavirus infection, which means that the person can get re-infected by this particular variant. But it is not just the question of re-infection; there is also a big question of infectivity that means how easily it can get transferred into the community and the severity of the disease. Before discussing further the Delta Plus variant, we will go through the basics.
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New Fossil discovery just revealed the biggest land mammal ever to walk the Earth

Earth always finds new ways to surprise us, and the latest episode was just written in China, where a team of paleontologists has discovered what’s currently believed to be the largest land mammal ever to walk the Earth. It’s a new species of giant rhino that would have stood taller than any giraffe and would have been as big as six elephants. The fossilized skull of this Paraceratherium linxiaense (Linxia Giant Rhino) measures more than three feet long. BEST PRIME DAY DEALS: Amazon eGift Card $50.00 Smart Plug – Esicoo Smart Plug Certified Compatibl… $11.88 Apple AirPods Pro $189.99 Hyundai Laptop & 128GB MicroSD Card Bundle | Thinn… $229.99 Prime...
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How mRNA technology is altering vaccine treatments

Back in January, just one month after Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for emergency use, fears about a contagious variant strain began to grip the nation – and scientists at Moderna immediately realized this could be a threat. "We didn't think we had time to wait," said Dr. Stephen Hoge,...

The 2021 Capricorn Full Moon Activates Ambitions

Ready, steady, focus. The 2021 Capricorn full moon arrives on Thursday, June 24, to help us regain solid footing in the face of uncertainty. On June 24, 2021 (at 2:39PM EDT), the 2021 Capricorn full moon ignites the star sign of long-term goals and lends structure to our ambitions. Symbolized by the persistent and steady Sea Goat, this full moon (the only one in Capricorn this year) shines its inspector’s high beams on your life.

The Earth Has a Pulse: 27.5-Million-Year Cycle of Geological Activity Discovered

Analysis of 260 million years of major geological events finds recurring clusters 27.5 million years apart. Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a “pulse,” according to a new study published in the journal Geoscience Frontiers. “Many geologists believe that geological events are random...

Ask Amy: Vaccinated family conducts risk assessment

Dear Amy: This fall my vaccinated family is invited to a nephew’s wedding. He and his future bride are not vaccinated because they think the COVID-19 vaccine will possibly make them sterile. I know their parents are vaccinated. Both of these young adults are college educated, but apparently don’t believe...
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New Study Reveals Earth Once Tipped Over On Its Side and Back Again

A new study is revealing our planet took a strange turn about 84 million years ago. It tilted by 12 degrees. "True polar wander (TPW), or planetary reorientation, is well documented for other planets and moons and for Earth at present day with satellites, but testing its prevalence in Earth’s past is complicated by simultaneous motions due to plate tectonics," write the researchers in their study.

Biologists Raise Alarm: Brain Damage Caused by Even Small Amounts of Plasticizers

The plasticizers contained in many everyday objects can impair important brain functions in humans. Biologists from the University of Bayreuth warn of this danger in an article in Communications Biology. Their study shows that even small amounts of the plasticizers bisphenol A and bisphenol S disrupt the transmission of signals between nerve cells in the brains of fish. The researchers consider it very likely that similar interference can also occur in the brains of adult humans. They, therefore, call for the rapid development of alternative plasticizers that do not pose a risk to the central nervous system.
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The Last Part of the Human Body to Evolve

Anatomic SkeletonPhoto by camilo jimenez on Unsplash. Due to the different civilizations upon the evolution of the Homo sapiens sapiens (present/modern human) it was difficult to determine which part of our body was the last to evolve. Our bodies have changed based on the environmental location, as I have previously stated in many of my articles, but at the same time, it is believed that the evolution of humans was already “programmed” within our DNA which is what guides our organism to grow and develop from a fetus.
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Using mRNA tech beyond COVID vaccines

By using messenger ribonucleic acid (or mRNA) as a platform for delivering vaccinations, biotech companies like Moderna have been able to rewrite COVID vaccines swiftly to address newly-emergent variant strains. And now, fighting COVID is just the beginning, as Moderna plans to use mRNA to change the way we treat or prevent other diseases. National Public Radio correspondent Allison Aubrey reports.
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Gigantic meteorite impact in Ukraine dated to 65 million years ago

Everyone’s familiar with the demise of the dinosaurs thanks to a massive asteroid that slammed into the earth, causing an extension of most species on the planet. What many may not know is another massive meteorite impacted the planet. That second impact happened about 65 million years ago in what is now Ukraine.

Sky of Fathers

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Everyone wants to feel special, and you have a way of making that happen for people today. Hint: Since the nature of specialness is exclusivity, star treatment can't happen where everyone sees you treat everyone the same. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You could receive a thousand...
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Blue Animals Are Different from All the Rest

Peacocks, panther chameleons, scarlet macaws, clown fish, toucans, blue-ringed octopuses, and so many more: The animal kingdom has countless denizens with extraordinarily colorful beauty. But in many cases, scientists know much more about how the animals use their colors than about how they make them. New work continues to reveal those secrets, which often depend on the fantastically precise self-assembly of minuscule features in and on the feathers, scales, hair, and skin—a fact that makes the answers intensely interesting to soft-matter physicists and engineers in the photonics industry.