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Canine genetics, the moon capsule, and biased sports science

Canine genetics, the moon capsule, and biased sports science

Researchers have identified genetic variants linked to different canine behaviors.Credit: Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Registry/Getty Study finds genetic links to dog behaviors An analysis that combined behavioral data from 46,000 dogs with DNA sequences from 4,000 dogs identified genetic variants linked to their characteristic behaviors, such as nervousness or aggression (EV Dutrow et al. Cell …

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Explaining the accelerated expansion of the Universe without dark energy – Advanced Science News

A modification of the theory of general relativity makes it consistent with observable astronomical data without the need for dark energy. Since its completion in 1915, Einstein’s theory of general relativity has been the foundation of our understanding of gravity. This theory has passed many experimental tests and is used to explain not only physics …

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Genes indicating risk for Alzheimer's disease identified using new testing methods |  Health

Genes indicating risk for Alzheimer’s disease identified using new testing methods | Health

A new UCLA-led study has used a combination of novel testing methods to identify several novel risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease and a related rare brain disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) through mass variant screening genetics in a single experiment. The study, which has been published in the journal ‘Science’, also includes a new …

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California approves roadmap for carbon neutrality by 2045

California approves roadmap for carbon neutrality by 2045

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California air regulators voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambitious plan to dramatically reduce dependence on fossil fuels by changing practices in energy, transportation and agriculture, but critics say it doesn’t go far enough to tackle climate change. The plan aims to achieve so-called carbon neutrality by 2045, meaning the state …

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Whales may play important but overlooked role in tackling climate crisis, researchers say |  CNN

Whales may play important but overlooked role in tackling climate crisis, researchers say | CNN

CNN — The largest whales in the world are more than just amazing creatures. Like the ocean, soil and forests, whales can help save humanity from the accelerating climate crisis by sequestering and storing carbon emissions that are warming the planet, researchers say. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Trends in Ecology & …

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"Modifying Science to Fit Ideology": 5 Ways the Nazis Used Pseudoscience to Support Fascism

“Modifying Science to Fit Ideology”: 5 Ways the Nazis Used Pseudoscience to Support Fascism

NOTAzism is perhaps the most reprehensible ideology humans have ever subscribed to. Its adherents sparked World War II and staged the Holocaust, which resulted in the deaths of 73 million people. With hindsight, it’s almost hard to believe that such a heinous belief system could appeal to much of the populace of mid-20th-century Germany, and …

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'Investment opportunities': Experts say space companies need a boost in Canada

‘Investment opportunities’: Experts say space companies need a boost in Canada

It’s hard to make things work in space, and even harder to make money there. With a long history in the space industry and a handful of healthy companies, Canadians are good at both. But industry executives and experts say the country needs a boost to maintain an edge in a sector poised to soar. …

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Lost Ecosystem Revealed in Greenland by Oldest Environmental DNA |  CNN

Lost Ecosystem Revealed in Greenland by Oldest Environmental DNA | CNN

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science bulletin Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. CNN — The past is an ever-changing story, and this week a myriad of discoveries added new details. Fossils, jewelry, and even DNA unearthed from the earth shed light on some of history’s …

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Wisconsin students grow glow mushrooms on the International Space Station

Wisconsin students grow glow mushrooms on the International Space Station

It may sound stranger than fiction, but Wisconsin students, including one who lives in Chippewa Falls, are conducting a science experiment that has them launching phosphorescent mushrooms into space. The goal is to help human beings, especially astronauts, to survive on other planets through the use of these mushrooms. Last Saturday, a real life microgravity …

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