World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Reveals Carbon-12 Origin Story – A Building Block for Life

[ad_1] These computer simulations show the structures of carbon-12 in the unstable, excited Hoyle state and as a stable ground state, the stuff of life. Credit: Image courtesy of James Vary/Iowa State University With the help of the world’s most powerful supercomputer and new artificial intelligence techniques, an international team of scientists has theorized how […]

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Scientists Identify New Soil Viruses

[ad_1] Soil is teeming with viruses. Credit: Stephanie King | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL scientists discover new soil viruses The unsung hero of our lives is soil. It nourishes crops to give humans with food, drains rainfall into aquifers, and serves as a habitat for a variety of organisms. On a microscopic level, soil […]

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Beer and Spirits Are Worse for the Waistline and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Than Red or White Wine

[ad_1] Researchers are working to tease apart how various alcohol types contribute to weight gain and disease risk. Drinking beer and spirits is associated with elevated levels of visceral fat – the harmful type of fat that is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and other health complications – whereas drinking […]

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The Future of Electronics: New Fermi Arcs Discovered

[ad_1] Newly discovered Fermi arcs that can be controlled through magnetism could be the future of electronics based on electron spins. These new Fermi arcs were discovered by a team of researchers from Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, as well as collaborators from the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. During their investigation […]

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US Bird Flu Outbreak Is Killing Millions of Chickens and Turkeys

[ad_1] Avian flu spreads quickly through domestic poultry flocks. Credit: Lance Cheung, USDA/Flickr An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in chicken and turkey flocks has spread across 24 U.S. states since it was first detected in Indiana on February 8, 2022. Better known as bird flu, avian influenza is a family of highly contagious […]

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