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COVID-19 treatment: Scientists find antibody cocktail that restricts the activity of SARS-CoV-2 in animals
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COVID-19 treatment: Scientists find antibody cocktail that restricts the activity of SARS-CoV-2 in animals

The study, published in the journal Science on 24 September, 2020, saw scientists screen 800 antibodies isolated from 12 people who recovered from COVID-19

Chinese startup to launch space mining bot in November to test tech, plans to launch first mission in 2021
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Chinese startup to launch space mining bot in November to test tech, plans to launch first mission in 2021

The Yuanwang-1 will carry an optical telescope designed to observe and monitor Near Earth Asteroids.

Human, animal footprints dating back 1,20,000 years found in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert
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Human, animal footprints dating back 1,20,000 years found in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert

The fossils were first recorded for Homo sapiens outside of Africa between roughly 210 and 180 thousand years in southern Greece and the Levant.

Vaccine messaging faces unprecedented test with COVID-19 – success of a vaccine hinges on it
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Vaccine messaging faces unprecedented test with COVID-19 – success of a vaccine hinges on it

In the past, vaccine messaging has drawn on anti-polarization strategies to try building consensus around contentious issues.

NASA publishes its Artemis mission plan to make the moon a sustainable base
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NASA publishes its Artemis mission plan to make the moon a sustainable base

The first step in the plan marks the unmanned mission, called Artemis I, on the Moon in 2021.

Breast milk science finally gets attention from scientists as COVID-19 raises key questions
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Breast milk science finally gets attention from scientists as COVID-19 raises key questions

With 250+ papers on COVID-19 and infant feeding since February, researchers are beginning to contribute to the understudied science of breast milk.

Global sea levels to rise drastically by 2100 due to Greenland, Antarctica's melting ice sheets
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Global sea levels to rise drastically by 2100 due to Greenland, Antarctica's melting ice sheets

Calculating the Antarctic sheet was trickier as the East Antarctic ice sheet can gain mass due to global warming, as warmer temperatures cause increased snowfall.

Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation
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Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation

Only half of all the known spiral galaxies have a central bar-like structure, including NGC 2835 and our Milky Way galaxy.

Survivor planet found orbiting a white dwarf closely in data from TESS, Spitzer telescopes
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Survivor planet found orbiting a white dwarf closely in data from TESS, Spitzer telescopes

The discovery suggests that planets may actually be capable of surviving the formation of a white dwarf.

Infrared images of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows fresh ice churning, landscape surfacing
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Infrared images of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows fresh ice churning, landscape surfacing

While it is known that the moon's South Pole is relatively young, new images show fresh ice churning in the North Pole as well.

Phosphine found in the Venus atmosphere, could be signs of 'aerial life' in planet's clouds
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Phosphine found in the Venus atmosphere, could be signs of 'aerial life' in planet's clouds

A chemically-synthesized bioweapon and agricultural fumigant, phosphine in also naturally made by some anaerobic microbes in low oxygen environments.

Time flies on some days, crawls on others: Study locates 'fatigued' neurons that influence our perception of time
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Time flies on some days, crawls on others: Study locates 'fatigued' neurons that influence our perception of time

The research zeroed in on the region of the brain used to code for time, and responsible for our subjective experience of time.

China’s Chang’e-4 probe resumes activities on the far side of the moon for 22nd lunar day
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China’s Chang’e-4 probe resumes activities on the far side of the moon for 22nd lunar day

The Chinese space agency revealed that Yutu-2 will be moving northwest towards a “basalt area” that are some “impact craters with high reflectivity”.

Asteroid wider than a pair of football fields to fly by Earth at a fair distance on 14 September
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Asteroid wider than a pair of football fields to fly by Earth at a fair distance on 14 September

The near-earth object with its massive size and close proximity, however, has no chance of hitting our homeworld, assured NASA.

Due to climate change, more than 1.2 billion people can be displaced in next three decades, finds report
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Due to climate change, more than 1.2 billion people can be displaced in next three decades, finds report

A total of 141 countries are going to face at least one ecological threat by 2050 and regions of sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa are likely to face the largest number.

Brain’s mechanism of creating detailed and enduring memories unravelled in a new study
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Brain’s mechanism of creating detailed and enduring memories unravelled in a new study

The brain seems to have a natural mechanism in place to preserve information and avoid interference and disruption of memories.

China quietly tests launch, recovery of reusable spacecraft tech in secretive two-day test flight
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China quietly tests launch, recovery of reusable spacecraft tech in secretive two-day test flight

The description of the reusable spacecraft matches China's plans of launching a similar spacecraft three years ago.

Stunning images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show cosmic objects, stars, supernovas
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Stunning images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show cosmic objects, stars, supernovas

While Chandra captures X-rays in the outflow of stellar explosions in some images, Hubble throws light on galaxies.

Oceans around the world have captured 10 percent of global carbon emission, new study suggests
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Oceans around the world have captured 10 percent of global carbon emission, new study suggests

The researchers part of the study calculated a time history of ocean-atmosphere CO2 fluxes (or movement) from 1992 to 2018.

Softer coral reefs to replace hard corals that are likely to go extinct due to climate change
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Softer coral reefs to replace hard corals that are likely to go extinct due to climate change

It is the sea’s acidity and ion composition that decided which kind of Anthozoa will be flourishing in the given area.