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Average Human Body Temperature Lowering, No Single Cause Known

December 4, 2020

Human bodies are increasingly falling short of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, “Science Alert” reported. While previously believed to be confined to the US and UK, the phenomenon was recently found in a remote Bolivian tribe as well. In animals, homeostasis regulates body temperature. […]

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New AI That Predicts Shape of Proteins Could Solve 50-Year Problem

December 3, 2020

A London lab has programmed an artificial intelligence to predict protein shapes, “The New York Times” reported. The program, called AlphaFold, can look at a string of amino acids and accurately predict which 3D shape they will form when they become a protein. Why does protein folding matter? […]

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Four-Foot-Long Lizards Proliferating in Southeastern U.S.

November 25, 2020

Argentine tegu lizards are spreading throughout the southeastern United States, National Geographic reported. The lizards are omnivores, eating smaller animals and fruits, and are the size of dogs, though they can grow up to four feet in length. Reptiles have many unique characteristics. […]

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British Brewer Turns Surplus Bread from Bakeries into Beer

November 17, 2020

A British brewery is replacing one-third of its barley with leftover bread, CNN reported. Their goal is to reduce food waste and they’ve inspired other breweries around the world to do the same. Studies show that choosing where to get food affects the food web. […]

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Fugitive Self-Cloning Mutant Crayfish Invade Antwerp Cemetery

November 7, 2020

A Belgian cemetery has been overrun with unnatural mutant crayfish, “The New Zealand Herald” reported. The all-female horde of crustaceans don’t require males to reproduce and were initially created in a breeding program. Understanding cloning begins with a look at cells. […]

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Profanity Filter Wreaks Havoc on Virtual Paleontology Conference

October 28, 2020

Paleontologists were unable to discuss bones online due to a language filter, “The Guardian” reported. Slang terminology butted heads with science when a computerized language filter mistook fossil talk for naughty language. Finding fossils is hard enough without dealing with censorship. […]

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