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2 studies, 1 planet! In a race to discover a water vapor world

Water vapor and probably clouds that rain liquid water were discovered on a exoplanet located in the habitable zone of its star. But there is a problem. While the discovery was published late Tuesday evening (September 10th) in an article on the preprint server arXiv.org, yesterday (September 11) a second article reviewed by experts was published in the journal Naturastronomie, …

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Electric scooter less green than advertised, studies show

Almost 5,000 e-scooters are in Brussels and companies have plans to launch at least a thousand more by 2020. Credit: Portland Bureau of Transportation / Flickr Shared electric scooter programs are less environmentally friendly than those originally advertised by the operators, with a new study showing that an e-scooter ride is generally more environmentally harmful than a ride with one …

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How a data detective revealed suspicious medical studies

Anesthetist John Carlisle works in a hospital in Torquay, UK, and finds statistical errors in medical research studies in his spare time. Picture credits: Emli Bendixen for Nature If John Carlisle had a cat flap, scientific fraudsters could rest easier at night. Carlisle routinely gets up at 4:30 am to let out Wizard, the family's pet. Unable to sleep, he …

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Security studies show that millions of people use 123456 as a password

Image copyright AFP Caption Liverpool FC leads the list of Premier League club names used as passwords Millions of people use easy-to-guess passwords for sensitive accounts, a study suggests. Analysis by the British National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) found that 123456 is the most commonly used badge identifier. The study helped uncover the gaps in cyber-knowledge that could jeopardize the …

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Alligator sucks and chomps to catch his prey, so new studies

Scientists had assumed that the alligator caught even his prey by slamming his powerful, toothy jaw. According to a new study published on the pre-print site bioRxiv, the fish also produces a fast, strong suction power to suck prey into the jaw by moving the bones into the skull and shoulder. The paper is currently undergoing a peer review for …

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NASA and European Space Agency are seeking women for space studies

The Clarion call sounds. Photo: Steve Gorton; Getty Images (bed); starfish123 / Getty Images (pancake) Some personal news: I'll embark on a new professional adventure – eating pancakes in bed for 60 days – as soon as NASA and the European Space Agency hires me. I love blogging a lot and I'm sad to leave lizard news behind, but if …

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The New Jersey jury is of the opinion that J & J is not liable in talk cancer studies. Company settles three more cases

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder for drugstore in New York on October 15, 2015. REUTERS / Lucas Jackson March 28, 2019 By Tina Bellon (Reuters) – A New Jersey jury on Wednesday released Johnson & Johnson from liability filed by a man who claimed asbestos in the company's talcum powder products had caused its mesothelioma. 19659004] …

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Studies are among the least aggressive drivers in the US

SEATTLE – The Seattle area may not have the best drivers to avoid crashes, but we're among the least aggressive in the nation, as a new study shows. Of the 30 most populous cities in the US, Seattle ranks 29th on the aggressive driving list, according to GasBuddy. The app uses data from drivers who share their driving habits with …

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Studies have shown that Neanderthals were just like modern humans

According to a new analysis, Neanderthals walked upright like a modern man. Over the years, the reconstructions of old people have changed enormously, with the gradual rise of crouching creatures to modern humans still considered a classic representation of human evolution. But the idea of ​​Neanderthals as straight-backed fits in with a broader image that evolves from our prehistoric ancestors …

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