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A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up – Eos

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of my mentor, climatologist Mikhail Budyko (1920–2001). Fifty years ago, when the science of climate change prediction was in its infancy, this scientist from the Soviet Union made a series of…

A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up – Eos

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of my mentor, climatologist Mikhail Budyko (1920–2001). Fifty years ago, when the science of climate change prediction was in its infancy, this scientist from the Soviet Union made a series of…

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Efficient and durable perovskite solar cell materials

(Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)) POSTECH professor Kilwon Cho’s research team fabricates highly efficient and stable perovskite solar cells through molecular designing of organic spacers.

Folding of SARS-CoV2 genome reveals drug targets — and preparation for ‘SARS-CoV3’

Researchers report having observed the RNA folding structures of the SARS-CoV2 genome with which the virus controls the infection process. Since these structures are very similar among various beta corona viruses, the scientists not only laid the foundation for the targeted development of novel drugs for treating COVID-19, but also for future occurrences of infection with new corona viruses that may develop in the future.

UK is ‘Looking to the future,’ Setting a Ban on Gas and Diesel Car Sales For 2030

The long-hypothesized ban in the UK on the sale of cars that burn fossil fuels has been officially scheduled for 2030, making it the earliest of the powerful Western economies to do so. The ban comes into effect five years ahead of previously discussed deadlines; it would affect both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, and five […]

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Alternative gene control mechanism based on organization of DNA within nucleus

Researchers have identified how the architecture of the cell nucleus can change gene activity in plants. This discovery reveals fundamental knowledge about genome regulation and points towards future methods for potentially manipulating the expression of many genes simultaneously.

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One-way street for electrons

(University of Oldenburg ) An international team of physicists, led by researchers of the Universities of Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany, has recorded an ultrafast film of the directed energy transport between neighbouring molecules in a nanomaterial. Theoretical simulations confirmed the experimental finding. The results have been published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Elephant genetics guide conservation

A large-scale study of African elephant genetics in Tanzania reveals the history of elephant populations, how they interact, and what areas may be critical to conserve in order to preserve genetic diversity of the species.

Today’s catastrophic concerns shaped by past interactions between science, culture

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) “Catastrophic Thinking” may seem a title well timed for 2020, given its global pandemic, wildfires and hurricanes. David Sepkoski’s new book, however, is not a doomsday warning for the future, but a history of how concerns about threats to the planet and the human race came to be. He travels “from Darwin to the Anthropocene” to examine how science and culture have interacted to shape those views, especially on extinction and the value of diversity.