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A soft, stretchy film changes from transparent to red to blue as it bends, opening up opportunities for responsive 3D displays and robotics.1 Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation will
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A modelling system could help to identify hospitalized people who are unknowingly carrying pathogens that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation will be finalised during
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NEWS 09 September 2021 COVID advances win US$3-million Breakthrough prizes Pioneers of mRNA vaccines and next-generation sequencing techniques are among the winners of science’s most lucrative awards. Zeeya Merali Zeeya Merali View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share
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NEWS 09 September 2021 Face masks for COVID pass their largest test yet A rigorous study finds that surgical masks are highly protective, but cloth masks fall short. Lynne Peeples 0 Lynne Peeples Lynne Peeples is a science journalist in Seattle, Washington. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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Hurricane Larry which is still a Category 3 storm, will avoid the Atlantic but it is to create significant swells that will start approaching the East Coast Wednesday, prompting risky surf and rip current conditions. (Photo : Getty Images) Severe Weather Ida’s devastating toll keeps mounting across the tri-state region, which is looking at revived
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CORRESPONDENCE 07 September 2021 Spacefarers, protect our planet from falling debris Dipshikha Chakravortty  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7838-5145 0 , Saptarshi Basu  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9652-9966 1 & K. S. Nandakumar  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5802-7853 2 Dipshikha Chakravortty Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Saptarshi Basu Indian Institute
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CORRESPONDENCE 07 September 2021 COVID-19: release approved vaccines for trials of new ones Melanie Saville 0 Melanie Saville Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, London, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share
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An Australian study has shown that blue-tongue lizards are resistant to the venom of the red-bellied black snake. Skink family’s largest animals, blue-tongues seem to have developed a chemical resistance to the venom released by the snake, while carnivorous monitor lizards called goannas that usually consume Australia’s venomous snakes have not. Researchers at the University
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Download PDF As a wildlife-conservation biologist studying climate change, I want to understand the evolving environment through the eyes of large animals. My work — usually in cold, remote places — involves finding animals, and ways to eat, sleep and be warm. I might be miserable, but I get insights that others cannot into what
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BOOK REVIEW 06 September 2021 Intellectual bees, doyenne of dark matter, and mathematical grief: Books in brief Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks. Andrew Robinson 0 Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson’s many books include Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts and Einstein on the Run: How Britain Saved the
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It starts with a familiar tale. Two massive stars are born from a cloud of gas and dust. One eventually runs out of fuel, forming either a neutron star or a black hole. But then, in a fratricidal twist, this compact object spirals closer and closer to the other star, sweeps through its sibling’s atmosphere
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NEWS 03 September 2021 Freak US winters linked to Arctic warming Models suggest that distortions in polar-vortex winds can send chilly air hurtling southwards. But some climate scientists remain unconvinced. Quirin Schiermeier Quirin Schiermeier View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share
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Parrots are smart and social, and their parents care for them for a long time — all characteristics shared with tool-using primates. Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana), medium-sized parrots native to Indonesia, are known to create and use tools in captivity, but Mark O’Hara and Berenika Mioduszewska at the University of Vienna and their colleagues wanted
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Download PDF It’s grossly irresponsible. Or worse. But I don’t know that yet. Imagine a zebra, they say. What information is in its bar-coded stripes? You can’t tell, I say; zebras don’t fit on the supermarket scanner. They call me a smart ass. A zebra’s stripes are meaningless, I tell them. There are no data
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CAREER NEWS 02 September 2021 Diversity in science workforce an ‘economic imperative’ UK parliamentary group calls for greater representation of women and minority ethnic groups. Chris Woolston 0 Chris Woolston Chris Woolston is a freelance writer in Billings, Montana. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on
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Health care centers and hospitals scramble for more ventilators and oxygen supplies as COVID-19 surges in the South. Tulsa, Oklahoma hospitals had significant oxygen shortages, leaving them no choice but to call 911 for assistance. Dr. Jeffrey Goodloe, the chief medical officer for the EMS system that serves Tulsa and Oklahoma City, said that the desperate
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The battered skulls of men, women and children interred in a prehistoric mass grave in what is now Croatia are evidence of an early incident of indiscriminate killing in Europe. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90
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CAREER COLUMN 01 September 2021 Support letters: mostly ghost-written, always glowing. What’s the point? I’ve written many recommendations for myself, but a simpler process would be better for science, writes Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez. Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez 0 Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez is a research fellow at the University of
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