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Does tapping the side of a beer can actually reduce the fizz?

The long and storied history of beer is rife with colorful traditions. Canned beer — a relatively modern development — doesn’t enjoy that kind of history. But there’s one custom that’s been around since the first can of suds hit…

Plant researchers examine bread aroma: Modern and old wheat varieties taste equally good

(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) Bread baked from modern wheat varieties are just as aromatic as that baked from old varieties. However, differences exist between the breads from different wheat varieties — and those that were grown in different locations. These were the findings made by a team of German and Swiss researchers under the leadership of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart.

Radar uncovers another Viking ship in Norway

[embedded content] Use of high-resolution georadar has uncovered yet another stunning discovery in Norway: a Viking ship burial and settlement that dates back more than 1,000 years. It’s the second such discovery in just a few years. On top of…

Why NASA wants to 'touch the sun'

The sun, the very centerpiece of our solar system and the most important source of energy for life on Earth, has a visitor. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has been studying the sun, flying closer than ever before, and making incredible…

Mysterious ring galaxy continues to puzzle astronomers

Of all the galaxies observed by astronomers, barely any are as strange or geometrically unique as Hoag’s Object. This bizarre galactic circle, categorized as a “ring galaxy,” is located some 600 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Serpens and…

Why copper is so good at killing super bugs (and regular bacteria, too)

Copper’s health benefits have been known for ages — literally. One of the oldest medical books in the world, the 5,000-year-old Smith Papyrus, details how copper was used in ancient Egypt to sterilize both water and directly treat injuries. Thousands…

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VERMONT: State asks for flood resilience before awarding disaster aid

Vermont is offering cash to communities that reduce their risks of flooding. The idea is seen by experts as a modern policy to ensure that disaster funding is used to leverage stronger damage prevention against catastrophes in an age of climate change.

The Journal of Epidemiology: Linking Air Pollution Nanoparticles & Incident of Brain Tumors

Mahattan traffic Nov. 2019 Cynthia Shahan CleanTechnicaScience and modern biochemistry have all kinds of answers on the brain and human health, but scientific knowledge alone can’t stop air pollution. Those studies can make citizens aware of how compromised we are. They can let us know that air pollution is indeed a threat to the brain’s and body’s core functions. But humans must act on this knowledge to make it truly useful

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Mystery of how early animals survived ice age

How did life survive the most severe ice age? A team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth, when the oceans were cut off from life-giving oxygen, answering a question puzzling scientists for years.

1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria

DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas during the colonial period, finds a new study.