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Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

SUMMARY: Some 90% of the total loss came from just 12 bird families and 19 widespread bird species such as the dark-eyed junco, common grackle and house sparrows.

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Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert near secretive Area 51

Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert near secretive Area 51

SUMMARY: FILE PHOTO: The back entrance to Area 51 is shown in Rachel, Nevada, U.S., August 16,2019.

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You Can Soon Get Your DNA Sequenced Anonymously

You Can Soon Get Your DNA Sequenced Anonymously

SUMMARY: Once you’ve done all that, you’re ready to anonymously pay for and receive a Nebula spit kit.

wired
Microbe that got man drunk could help explain common liver disease

Microbe that got man drunk could help explain common liver disease

SUMMARY: Giving glucose or fructose to the NAFLD patients similarly produced big jumps in blood alcohol levels that healthy controls didn’t experience.

science mag
Heat Loss To Night Sky Powers Off-Grid Lights

Heat Loss To Night Sky Powers Off-Grid Lights

SUMMARY: Its cool side faces the night sky, while its other side is warmed by the air around it.

scientific american
Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

SUMMARY: JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70,000 years ago.

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Engineers build robot fish that keeps pace with yellowfin tuna

Engineers build robot fish that keeps pace with yellowfin tuna

SUMMARY: Though Tunabot is inspired by yellowfin tuna, researchers aim to eventually build a robot fish that can outrace their biological forefathers.

upi
This Gut Bacteria Makes People Drunk Without Drinking — And Causes Liver Disease

This Gut Bacteria Makes People Drunk Without Drinking — And Causes Liver Disease

SUMMARY:

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Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousins of Neanderthals

Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousins of Neanderthals

SUMMARY: Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousins of NeanderthalsMany of us can picture the face of a Neanderthal, with its low forehead, beetled brows, and big nose.

science mag
New Measurement Aims to Solve Neutrino Mystery

New Measurement Aims to Solve Neutrino Mystery

SUMMARY: On September 13 the long-awaited results came from the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment, which recently began operating at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

scientific american
A Planetary Computer to Avert Environmental Disaster

A Planetary Computer to Avert Environmental Disaster

SUMMARY: With a planetary computer using planetary data, we can ask—and answer—questions such as, What services can or should we obtain from different places on the earth?

scientific american
Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?

Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?

SUMMARY: Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?

science mag
Help people fix tech problems no matter where you are

Help people fix tech problems no matter where you are

SUMMARY: Help people fix tech problems no matter where you are“Grandma, I’m out of town,” isn’t an excuse anymore.

popular science
Scientific American

Scientific American

SUMMARY: Around 195,000 years ago our planet entered a long glacial period known as Marine Isotope Stage 6.

scientific american
Why Our Disabilities Make Us Better Scientists despite the Odds against Us

Why Our Disabilities Make Us Better Scientists despite the Odds against Us

SUMMARY: Skylar has a heart condition called polymorphic arrhythmia and has an implantable cardioverter defibrillator that ended her scientific scuba-diving career.

scientific american
Global Warming May Dwindle the Supply of a Key Brain Nutrient

Global Warming May Dwindle the Supply of a Key Brain Nutrient

SUMMARY: Other researchers are using genetic engineering to grow plants with a more available form of the fatty acid.

scientific american
How to Go to the Bathroom in Space

How to Go to the Bathroom in Space

SUMMARY: Before heading to space for the first time, Massimino found himself in a mockup of the space shuttle pretending to use a toilet with a camera inside the bowl.

wired
Century-old ship logs show how much ice the Arctic has lost

Century-old ship logs show how much ice the Arctic has lost

SUMMARY: Century-old ship logs show how much ice the Arctic has lostBy diving into archives, scientists confirmed that floes are melting faster than ever before.

popular science
AI Could Reinvent Medicine—Or Become a Patient's Nightmare

AI Could Reinvent Medicine—Or Become a Patient's Nightmare

SUMMARY: He thought the episodes of a patient’s medical history should all be in one place, not scattered between many doctors’ journals.

wired
Scientific American Blog Network

Scientific American Blog Network

SUMMARY: By 2011 there remained only one population of St. Francis’ satyr for me to study.

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