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Flowering Plants

A single letter change in DNA code can potentially decide whether a plant is a lark or a night owl, according to a study published in the journal Plant, Cell and Environment. Arabidopsis thaliana. Image credit: Carl Davies, CSIRO / CC BY 3.0. The circadian clock is a temporal program …

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Color Raises $167 Million


Healthcare startup Color has raised a sizable $167 million in Series D funding round, at a valuation of $1.5 billion post-money, the company announced today. This brings the total raised by Color to $278 million, with its latest large round intended to help it build on a record year of …

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Bing Webmaster Tools

Microsoft Bing has added some new metrics to the search performance report within Bing Webmaster Tools. The new metrics include crawl requests, crawl errors, and indexed pages — all of which are not really directly related to the performance of your search results in Microsoft Bing. Frank Sandtmann, a reader, …

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Boost Happiness Hormones


Most people think of financial planning as a source of stress. If this is you, I have news for you: you have it ALL wrong. Creating and following a financial plan is a great way to REDUCE your stress.  In fact, financial planning activities are guaranteed to release the four …

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Quantum Teleportation

Quantum teleportation is essential for many quantum information technologies, including long-distance quantum networks. Using fiber-coupled devices, including state-of-the-art low-noise superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors and off-the-shelf optics, scientists from Fermilab, Caltech, ATT, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Calgary, and Harvard University have demonstrated sustained, long-distance (44 km of fiber) …

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Apple M1 A14 Design

  Ever since Apple launched the M1, there have been questions about how the new SoC would differ from the A14. While the two SoCs are based on a common CPU microarchitecture, the M1 incorporates additional on-die functionality that the A14 does not, along with more CPU cores in-total and …

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New Hermit Crab Discovered

Marine biologists from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have described a new species of the hermit crab genus Cancellus from a deep bank in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Cancellus heatherae, female holotype, shield length – 4 mm: (A) habitus, dorsal; …

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Australian Cockatoos

Palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus), renowned for their human-like musical drumming behavior, are in severe decline, according to a paper published in the journal Biological Conservation. A palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus). Image credit: Doug Janson / CC BY-SA 3.0. Palm cockatoos are one of the largest cockatoos, reaching 1.2 kg and …

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Dark Matter In Universe

In a new paper in the journal Physical Review Letters, an international team of theoretical physicists described a scenario for the formation of primordial black holes from vacuum bubbles in the early Universe and discussed its intriguing realization that can naturally account for all of the dark matter. ‘Baby universes’ …

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Almahata Sitta

The parent body of the Almahata Sitta meteorites — space rocks that rained down on the Nubian Desert in Sudan in 2008 — is a 640 to 1,800 km-wide water-rich asteroid that is as yet unknown, according to new research. Hamilton et al. studied the composition of Almahata Sitta 202 …

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