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Google Pixel 6

  Google has struggled to gain traction with its Pixel line of smartphones. In 2020, it scaled back the hardware, launching only one “premium” Pixel with worse specs than its predecessor. If the latest leak is accurate, Google is about to make up for that decision and push the envelope. …

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Reduce Stress Levels

In a study involving more than 8,600 Australian adults, higher intake of fruits and vegetables was associated with lower perceived stress, particularly in the middle-aged adults. The World Health Organization recommends eating at least 400 grams of fruit and vegetables per day. Image credit: Ben Davies. “Poor nutritional habits are …

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New Uranium Isotope

Physicists at the Heavy Ion Research Facility in China have observed the lightest uranium isotope to date, uranium-214 (214U), and precisely measured the α-decay properties of two previously known isotopes, 216U and 218U. Enhanced α-particle preformation in 214U and 216U. Image credit: Zhang et al., doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.152502. Uranium is a …

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Evolution of Cyanobacteria

A team of biologists from the United States, Canada, Panama and Taiwan has isolated a new species of cyanobacteria from a tropical hornwort plant found in Panama. The discovery, reported in a paper in the Current Biology, opens a new window to further illuminate the dawn of oxygenic photosynthesis. Anthocerotibacter …

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AMD Foundry Freedom

  AMD has announced an amended wafer supply agreement (WSA) with GlobalFoundries, clarifying the relationship the two companies will have through 2024. AMD and GF have been consciously slowly uncoupling from each other for nearly a decade at this point, and while the two firms will continue to work together …

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New Species of Centipede

A team of biologists from Japan has discovered a new species of the genus Scolopendra living in the forests of the Ryukyu Archipelago and Taiwan. Scolopendra alcyona found underwater at the upper reach of Shirase River, Kume-jima Island. Image credit; H. Sato. Scolopendra is a genus of large tropical centipedes …

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New Octopus Species

Using a combination of MRI, micro-CT and minimally invasive gene analysis, a team of biologists from the Institut für Evolutionsbiologie und Ökologie at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität has discovered a new species of dumbo octopus — named Grimpoteuthis imperator — living in the northern part of the Emperor Seamounts, an undersea …

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Fluorescent Frog

Scientists have described a new species of the frog genus Brachycephalus from the forests of the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Brachycephalus rotenbergae. Image credit: Nunes et al., doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244812. Brachycephalus is a genus of miniaturized frogs that live in the forest leaf litter and are most active during daylight. …

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Deepwater Snapper

A team of marine biologists from the United States, Spain and Taiwan has discovered a new species of the snapper genus Etelis living in Indo-West Pacific waters. Etelis boweni, caught in American Samoa. Image credit: NOAA Fisheries. Etelis is a small genus of massive bottom-dwelling fishes in the family Lutjanidae. …

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Feral Horses & Donkeys

Feral equids (horses and donkeys) reintroduced to desert regions in the North American southwest regularly dig wells to expose groundwater, increasing water availability — and sometimes providing the only water available locally — for a wide variety of plant and animal species and ecosystem processes, according to new research led …

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