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Laser beams give neuroscientists new insights about brain’s 'inner GPS' system in mice study
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Laser beams give neuroscientists new insights about brain’s 'inner GPS' system in mice study

This is the first demonstration of being able to retrieve memories of our environment using 'place cell' activation.

Childrens' immune systems make fewer antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19 study finds
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Childrens' immune systems make fewer antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19 study finds

The findings could have implications in testing, undermining results from tests that look for antibodies to certain proteins of the virus.

International wildlife forensics e-conference ends, draws attention to wildlife crime, biotech solutions
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International wildlife forensics e-conference ends, draws attention to wildlife crime, biotech solutions

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar explained India's need for wildlife forensics in conservation efforts for big cats to marine life.

New mineral in Moon meteorite discovered by researchers, dubbed Downwilhelmsite
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New mineral in Moon meteorite discovered by researchers, dubbed Downwilhelmsite

The mineral was discovered in shock melt zones of the lunar meteorite Oued Awlitis 001, discovered in 2014 in the Western Sahara.

Mice flown to space by JAXA, SpaceX point researchers to protein that could slow ageing
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Mice flown to space by JAXA, SpaceX point researchers to protein that could slow ageing

Experts may have found an important genetic factor that could shield humans from the biological hazards of spaceflight and ageing.

Flash of luck: Astronomers find source of powerful cosmic fast radio burst
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Flash of luck: Astronomers find source of powerful cosmic fast radio burst

Astronomers currently have as many as fifty different theories for what causes these fast radio bursts, aliens among them.

UN, partner countries express regret over USA's departure from Paris climate Accord
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UN, partner countries express regret over USA's departure from Paris climate Accord

Meanwhile, Japan and South Korea, both key industrial nations, have committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

The US elections are seeing science, public health become more political than ever before
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The US elections are seeing science, public health become more political than ever before

Some research shows increasing political divides this year as a pandemic thrusts science into the election spotlight.

Deep ozone hole over Antarctica to stick around till end-November after September peak
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Deep ozone hole over Antarctica to stick around till end-November after September peak

2020 also saw the fourteenth-lowest levels of ozone – a key part of the atmosphere's shielding effect – in the past 33 years.

Advances in energy storage tech needed for renewable energy to take off: Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu
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Advances in energy storage tech needed for renewable energy to take off: Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu

Many of the challenges faced in the renewables programme can be addressed by energy storage technology, the former union minister said.

Hubble scans $10,000 quadrillion 16 Psyche asteroid ahead of NASA 2022 mission
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Hubble scans $10,000 quadrillion 16 Psyche asteroid ahead of NASA 2022 mission

The spacecraft is slated to launch in August 2022, perform a Mars-assisted gravity boost in 2023, and arrive at 16 Psyche in 2026.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Building social, ecological resilience of the city's Eastern waterfront
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An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Building social, ecological resilience of the city's Eastern waterfront

Building social and ecological functions of coastal resilience calls for mitigation measures and adaptive strategies that include diversified land-based activities.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Strategies for coastal cities to mitigate, adapt, regulate against sea level rise
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An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Strategies for coastal cities to mitigate, adapt, regulate against sea level rise

Models and simulations help locate sites to intervene, studying land-sea interaction, but also benefits of preservation culture or land.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Integrating blue and green spaces need sound legal, planning, governance frameworks
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An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Integrating blue and green spaces need sound legal, planning, governance frameworks

A detailed case study of part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park shows plenty of losses to development in a pre-existing contiguity of natural, virgin land.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Developing tourism with local communities in ecologically-rich areas
India

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Developing tourism with local communities in ecologically-rich areas

Ecotourism needs to help conserve gaothans, koliwadas, their fishing activity and catering to conserving mangroves and other green & agriculture land areas.

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: A case of coastal communities adapting to sea-level rise
India

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: A case of coastal communities adapting to sea-level rise

Cities need to become adaptable to climate change, and maintain an ecological balance alongside development, built environment and address local vulnerabilities.

Ayurveda drugs could be effective in mild, moderate cases of COVID-19: AIIA report
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Ayurveda drugs could be effective in mild, moderate cases of COVID-19: AIIA report

Citing the case of a 30-year-old male health worker with COVID-19, the report highlights his successful treatment with Ayurveda.

Space station collaboration, astronauts aboard celebrate 20 years of human presence in orbit
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Space station collaboration, astronauts aboard celebrate 20 years of human presence in orbit

The current residents plan to celebrate the milestone by sharing a special dinner, enjoying the views of Earth and remembering the crews that came before them.

Gilead’s COVID-19 drug remdesivir, mediocre at best, is bound to become a blockbuster
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Gilead’s COVID-19 drug remdesivir, mediocre at best, is bound to become a blockbuster

By December, Gilead expects to produce enough of the drug to treat 2 million patients, and is exploring an inhaled form of it for outpatients.

First extraterrestrial cellular service? Nokia chosen by NASA to set up 4G network on the Moon
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First extraterrestrial cellular service? Nokia chosen by NASA to set up 4G network on the Moon

The move is part of the US space agency's plan to establish a long-term human presence on the Moon by 2030.