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Altered ‘coat’ disguises fatal brain virus from neutralizing antibodies

A genetic modification in the ‘coat’ of a brain infection-causing virus may allow it to escape antibodies, according to researchers. They say testing people for this and other viral mutations may help identify patients at risk for developing a fatal brain disease.

New maps document big-game migrations across the western United States

For the first time, state and federal wildlife biologists have come together to map the migrations of ungulates across America’s West. The maps will help land managers and conservationists pinpoint actions necessary to keep migration routes open and functional to sustain healthy big-game populations.

Hawking’s 50-Year Mystery About Falling into Black Holes Has Finally Been Solved

If you lurch into the event horizon of a black hole, will you ever come out? According to a series of new calculations which just solved a 50-year old problem even Stephen Hawking couldn’t figure out, the answer is yes. It’s being described as a landmark calculation—the biggest thing to happen in the field since […]

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Trump’s Climate Policies Accelerated Global Warming – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will use the next four years to try to restore the environmental policies that his predecessor has methodically blown up, but the damage done by the greenhouse gas pollution unleashed by President Trump’s…

2 °C of Warming Could Open The Floodgates For 230 Billion Tons of Carbon to Escape – ScienceAlert

Most of us know about the vast stores of carbon in our atmosphere, and yet beneath our feet, Earth’s soil contains nearly three times as much CO2, absorbing roughly a quarter of all human emissions each year. If the world…

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An underwater navigation system powered by sound

Underwater backscatter localization could allow for battery-free ocean exploration. The system is akin to subsea GPS and has potential applications in marine conservation, aquaculture, underwater robotics, and more.