Meet the Microbes Living on Da Vinci’s Iconic Sketches

“Of course, we found many bacteria related with the skin microbiome,” says Piñar. “So when you are touching it, you are leaving your own microbiome there.” You might be thinking:…

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Are You Ready For A Jaw-Dropping December? How To Plan For A Trio Of Extra-Special Celestial Sights

December will see a total solar eclipse as well as a rare planetary conjunction and a spectacular … [+] meteor shower. Universal Images Group via Getty Images It’s been a…

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Outdoor Heaters Seem Like a Huge Waste. Are They Really?

According to Dr. Wen, space heaters might also have an unexpected psychological effect. Her research suggests that having “perceived control” over the temperature, through, say, a nearby space heater, can…

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Why Prior Experience Can Blind People To Covid-19’s Thanksgiving Risks

Dr. Joshua Liao discusses how humans are primed to distort current perspective based on past events: an indoor gathering in winter is not the same as an outdoor gathering in…

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We Have No Idea What Makes A Planet ‘Potentially Habitable’

The exoplanet Kepler-452b (R), as compared with Earth (L), a possible candidate for Earth 2.0. … [+] Looking at worlds that are similar to Earth is a compelling place to…

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Winter Weather, Holidays And Coronavirus Hoarding

I live in the South. The mere mention of a winter weather threat induces an often irrational reaction. People flock to the stores to buy inordinate amounts of bread, milk,…

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