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Science News | Study shows that oak trees believed to be extinct now urgently need to be preserved

Washington [US]JULY 8 (ANI) — Oak trees were once thought to be extinct and now need urgent protection in Texas’ Big Bend National Park, according to a new study, botanical researchers have revealed. Researchers led by The Morton Arboretum and United States Botanic Garden (USBG) were thrilled to find a lone Quercus tardifolia (Q. tardifolia) …

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AI without computers – Advanced Science News

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is ubiquitous and built into almost every field or application. The advances made over the past few decades have been astounding, with achievements – such as DeepMind’s AlphaGo beating the world’s number one Go player in 2016 and the application of LinearFold to predict the secondary structure of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA …

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College COVID-19 testing can reduce deaths in local communities

Taking a COVID-19 test has become an integral part of many college students’ lives. This ritual may not only protect these students’ classmates and professors, but also their city bus drivers, neighbors and other members of the local community, according to a new study. Counties with colleges and universities testing for COVID-19 had fewer COVID-19 …

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Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines are suitable for the youngest children

The youngest children in the United States are tired of waiting for their own COVID-19 vaccine. On June 18, an advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously recommended Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccines for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky endorsed that recommendation hours later. The US Food …

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Why Science News Sucks – A Response to a Disgusted Physicist

The theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder asks in her usual blunt way via blog post and YouTube video: “Why is science news so shitty? It’s hardly an original question, but among their suggested answers are some thoughtful considerations, including 9. Don’t forget that science is fallible Many media reports on science policy remind us that science …

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News at a glance: debate about classification research, giant water lilies and new hummingbird feather colors | Science

ECOLOGY Scientists find new hummingbird colors Hummingbirds’ plumage exhibits a greater variety of colors than the feathers of all other birds combined, a recent study found. Yale University researchers collected feathers from specimens of 114 species of hummingbirds and used a spectrometer to record the wavelengths of the light they reflected. Those wavelengths were then …

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Successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider with record energy – Science news

On July 5, 2022 at 16:47 CEST, applause erupted in the CERN control center when the detectors of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) switched on all subsystems and began recording high-energy collisions with the unprecedented energy of 13.6 TeV, marking the Beginning heralded a new physics season. This feat was made possible thanks to operators …

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The Large Hadron Collider is turning on at its highest power level ever to search for dark matter

The Large Hadron Collider was switched back on today (July 5) and is expected to sling together particles at energy levels never seen before. That Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. Is located CERN Located near Geneva, Switzerland, the nearly 17-mile (27-kilometer) loop went live today …

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Some scientists want serious UFO research. Here’s why

Throughout history, people have discovered mysterious effects or objects in the sky. Some have claimed that such “unidentified flying objects” or UFOs are alien spacecraft. Others have shown that many UFOs have terrestrial explanations. For example, some could be airplanes or atmospheric phenomena. But not all of these mysterious effects have been explained. That’s why …

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