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May 31, 2021

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Space.com

The sun has one particular rhythm, lasting approximately 11 years, in which its polar magnetic field flips polarity. Sunspots serve as an indicator of this change. Indeed, it’s often known as “the sunspot cycle.”.

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Space.com

Officials called the hole a “lucky strike” given the relatively small size of the arm, which is 57.7 feet (17.6 meters) long and has a diameter of just 14 inches (35 cm).

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The New York Times

Sweeping new research found that heat-related deaths in warm seasons were boosted by climate change by an average of 37 percent.

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Phys.Org

Glacial-interglacial cycles strongly impact patterns of climate change in many parts of the world, and were also assumed to regulate environmental changes in Africa during the critical period of human evolution over the last ~1 million years.

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EarthSky

Mostly cloudy sky, clouds drift over rusty landscape. Six images stitched together into a gif show rare clouds on Mars drifting over Mount Sharp. NASA’s Curiosity rover took these images on March 19, 2021. Image via NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ MSSS.

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Phys.Org

In many species including humans, the cells responsible for reproduction, the germ cells, are often highly interconnected and share their cytoplasm. In the hermaphrodite nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, up to 500 germ cells are connected to each other in …

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The New York Times

The dentition of the gumboot chiton, a lumbering mollusk, contains a super-hard mineral never before seen in a living animal.

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Phys.Org

Nitrates are critical for the growth of plants, so plants have evolved sophisticated mechanisms to ensure sufficient nitrate uptake from their environments. In a new study published in the journal Nature Plants, researchers at Nagoya University, Japan, have …

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CNN

(CNN) A rare iron mineral has been discovered in the teeth of a living organism for the first time — one that bears the pet name “wandering meatloaf.” While it sounds like a tour update for the musician Meat Loaf, this research concerns a large mollusk called a …

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Phys.Org

Taking into account the different oxygen isotope ratio of seawater, we would arrive at temperatures closer to 40°C,” said Daniel Herwartz of the University of Cologne. It is conceivable that there was also a lot of methane in the atmosphere. But that would not …

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