New Findings: Beetle Uses 'Gut Goop' to Protect Its Food

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Jan. 24, 2021 ~4 min

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Major Space Missions Planned in 2021

VOA Learning English • voa
Jan. 24, 2021 ~5 min

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Harvard researchers sequence Sapria genome

Sapria genome shows astonishing gene loss and gene theft.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 22, 2021 ~8 min

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Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet

The first Jupiter-like planet without clouds has been detected by astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. Unlike our Jupiter, which takes nearly 12 years to orbit the sun, WASP-62b completes a rotation in just four-and-a-half days.

Nadia Whitehead • harvard
Jan. 22, 2021 ~3 min

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New Studies Show Drops in World Insect Population

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Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

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Ancient Mars was more like Iceland than Idaho

New research used spots on Earth, including Iceland and Idaho, to study the seasons on ancient Mars.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~8 min

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‘Smiling eyes’ aren’t a perfect gauge of emotions

"Smiling eyes" aren't an automatic way to gauge whether not someone's emotions are genuine, warn researchers.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

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Watch a glass frog get funky when mating croaks are too quiet

Glass frogs that live near loud streams will add a friendly wave or "dance" to their love calls to attract mates.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

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Is the dormancy of flies possible in people?

New research with flesh flies clarifies how the insects switch from dormancy to arousal. The findings raise some sci-fi possibilities.

Kirsten Romaguera-U. Florida • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

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5 Top Technologies Presented at CES 2021

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Jan. 20, 2021 ~5 min

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