Key control mechanism allows cells to form tissues and anatomical structures in the developing embryo

Determination of neural progenitor cell-cell de-adhesion forces using micropipette aspiration. Credit: IST Austria Under a microscope, the first few hours of every multicellular organism's life seem incongruously chaotic. After fertilization, a once tranquil single-celled egg ....

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Police use of excessive force influences core beliefs of civilians, study shows

Credit: Wikimedia Commons With the city of Louisville still reeling from a grand jury's recent findings about Breonna Taylor's shooting, the ongoing debate about the limits of excessive force continues to divide the nation. But ....

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A brutal war and rivers poisoned with every rainfall: How one mine destroyed an island

Locals living downstream of the abandoned mine pan for gold in mine waste. Credit: Matthew Allen, Author provided This week, 156 people from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea, petitioned the Australian ....

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Einstein’s description of gravity just got much harder to beat

Visualization of the new gauge developed to test the predictions of modified gravity theories against the measurement of the size of the M87 shadow. Credit: D. Psaltis, UArizona; EHT Collaboration Einstein's theory of general relativity—the ....

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How to prevent disruptions in food supply chains after COVID-19

The smallest of snowballs can cascade into a devastating avalanche when it comes to food supply chains. Credit: Piqsels Almost all businesses involved in the food supply chain have experienced effects ranging from a mild ....

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Mud-slurping chinless ancestors had all the moves

Life restoration of Cephalaspis, a typical osteostracan, swimming over the substrate. Credit: Hugo Salais (Metazoa Studio) A team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol, has revealed our most ancient ancestors were ecologically diverse, ....

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Hubble watches exploding star fade into oblivion

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the quick, fading celebrity status of a supernova, the self-detonation of a star. The Hubble snapshots have been assembled into a telling movie of the titanic stellar blast ....

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How harmful algae respond to rising water temperatures

To help better understand how temperature influences harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Delaware, University of Delaware researchers looked at the effect of temperature changes on the physiology of three species that live in the Delaware ....

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Very Large Telescope spots galaxies trapped in the web of a supermassive black hole

With the help of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole, the first time such a close grouping has been seen within the first billion years ....

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