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Solving a mystery: How the TB bacterium develops rapid resistance to antibiotics

These slow growing bacteria have long puzzled TB researchers with their fairly rapid resistance to antibiotics. Researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree in exploring genetics, because the answer seems to lie in the epigenetic domain.

What is the moon’s terminator line?

The moon’s terminator is the dividing line between day and night on the moon. As we see it from Earth, it marks the line of lunar sunsets or sunrises. Earth and other worlds in our solar system have terminator lines, too.

Fish carcasses deliver toxic mercury pollution to the deepest ocean trenches

The sinking carcasses of fish from near-surface waters deliver toxic mercury pollution to the most remote and inaccessible parts of the world’s oceans, including the deepest spot of them all: the 36,000-foot-deep Mariana Trench in the northwest Pacific.

In Remote Areas With No Internet, High-Speed Connections Come from Safe Beams of Light

A tech project has developed a way of bringing fiber optic-speed internet to the most remote and mountainous parts of India and Kenya. Their plan is to blast beams of gigabyte-rich light from projectors mounted on high towers in a bid to bridge the digital divide and bring universal internet connectivity. If you want to […]

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“Feeding the Drylands” — 2020 UN Virtual Desertification Conference at Ben-Gurion U. in Israel

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) This year, the world’s largest desertification-focused conference will be held virtually from November 16-18, 2020 at no charge. Organized by BGU’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, the conference brings together the world’s premier researchers and practitioners in the field from the U.S., Israel, Europe, and many other countries facing desertification, including Brazil, India, China, Kenya, and more.

Ancient Maya City Built Sophisticated Water Filtration System With Materials We Still Use Today

Archaeologists working at the site of the ancient Maya city of Tikal in northern Guatemala have found a sophisticated water filtration system that would have proven to be millennia ahead of its time. Built at the end of a channel from the Corriental reservoir, a critical source of drinking water for the northern Maya, the […]

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Researchers develop DNA approach to forecast ecosystem changes

The rapid, low-cost technique is the first to analyze DNA left behind in animals’ feces to map out complex networks of species interactions in a terrestrial system. It could help redefine conservation as we know it, identify otherwise hard-to-find species and guide a global effort to rewild vast areas.