Acropora spp. coral still thrives in the holdout refuge of Coral Gardens, Belize

Acropora reef. Credit: Karl Wirth Coral Gardens Reef in Belize remains a refuge for Acropora spp. coral despite widespread devastation in other areas of the western North Atlantic/Caribbean, according to a study published September 30, ....

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Colloidal quantum dot light emitters go broadband in the infrared

The multi-stack of CQDs of different size are built on top of a flexible plastic substrate that is later deposited onto a commercial visible LED to produce broadband IR light. Credit: ICFO Broadband light emission ....

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Solar orbiter’s first science data shows the sun at its quietest

Overview of the Solar Orbiter magnetic field data released today. Here, the amplitude of the magnetic field is shown, along with the distance of the spacecraft from the sun in Astronomical Units (the Earth is ....

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Scientists reboot 50 years of plant advice to solve one of nature’s biggest challenges

Linum bienne is the closest relative to cultivated flax. Credit: University of Portsmouth Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have come up with a formula to help plant breeders and ....

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New gas giant exoplanet discovered by NGTS survey

Full NGTS and TESS light curves for NGTS-12. The red vertical lines give the positions of the observed transits of NGTS-12b. Credit: Bryant et al., 2020. An international team of astronomers has discovered a new ....

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Breaking COVID-19’s ‘clutch’ to stop its spread

Matthew Disney, PhD, of Scripps Research in Jupiter, Florida, has spent over a decade developing tools to make RNA a druggable target for curing diseases. His lab's latest target is COVID-19, which is caused by ....

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Greenland is on track to lose ice faster than in any century over 12,000 years: study

The edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: Jason Briner If human societies don't sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Greenland's rate of ice loss this century is likely to greatly outpace that of any ....

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