Monarch butterflies’ rapid population decline can lead to extinction in the coming decades, study says

Monarch butterflies have fascinated humans with their vivid black and orange colors. What’s more fascinating is their ability to journey for up to 3ooo miles or 4800 kilometers. Sadly, the population of these remarkable insects is relatively declining. Based on

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Nervous System: Facts, Function & Diseases

The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Vertebrates — animals with backbones and spinal columns — have central and peripheral nervous systems. The

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Elongated heads were a mark of elite status in an ancient Peruvian society

Bigwigs in a more than 600-year-old South American population were easy to spot. Their artificially elongated, teardrop-shaped heads screamed prestige, a new study finds. During the 300 years before the Incas’ arrival in 1450, intentional head shaping among prominent members

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Physicists Create a Topological Superconductor for Quantum Computing

After an intensive period of analyses the research team was able to establish that they had probably succeeded in creating a topological superconductor, exciting new technology for quantum computing. Credit: Johan Bodell/Chalmers With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known

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This Breathtaking Photo of Earth Really Puts Everything Into Perspective

It’s been a conflicting few months on this blue orb of ours, but nothing puts life into perspective like a photo taken by a probe literally millions of miles from home. OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid-sampling spacecraft, took the photo below as

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Scientists Think They’ve Finally Discovered The Bones of The Richest Pirate in History

The legend of Black Sam lives on.   PETER DOCKRILL 23 FEB 2018 The world’s richest pirate may have eluded capture in life, but efforts to bring him in are still underway – for science, if not justice. Samuel ‘Black

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New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text

Screenwriters denied the big budgets and formidable resources of the major film studios may soon have another option, thanks to a new algorithm that can generate a video simply by consuming a (very short) script. The new movies are far

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Vanadium dioxide: A revolutionary material for tomorrow’s electronics

Vanadium dioxide’s unique properties make it perfect for outperforming silicon and giving rise to a new generation of low-power electronic devices. Engineers have shown how this compound can be used to create programmable radiofrequency electronic functions for aerospace communication systems.

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Hidden talents: Converting heat into electricity with pencil and paper

The thermoelectric effect is nothing new — it was discovered almost 200 years ago by Thomas J. Seebeck. If two different metals are brought together, then an electrical voltage can develop if one metal is warmer than the other. This

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Irreversible inhibition of cytosolic thioredoxin reductase 1 as a mechanistic basis for anticancer therapy

Abstract Cancer cells adapt to their inherently increased oxidative stress through activation of the glutathione (GSH) and thioredoxin (TXN) systems. Inhibition of both of these systems effectively kills cancer cells, but such broad inhibition of antioxidant activity also kills normal

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