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BOREXINO ACHIEVES THE FIRST EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF HOW MASSIVE STARS SHINE
The results were obtained in Italy, at the INFN Gran Sasso Laboratories, by an international scientific collaboration The Borexino scientific collaboration, an experiment at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), publishes today, November 25th on Nature the announcement of the first ever ...
No time to waste, as Yemen inches towards famine: UN Children's Fund
Raising alarm over “an imminent catastrophe” in war-ravaged Yemen, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated the urgent need for combatants to stop the fighting.  Henrietta Fore, UNICEF's Executive Director, also appealed to the international community to step up and provide urgently needed funds fo...
The oldest samples of mammalian wool were found
RIA of news. Spanish paleontologists reported finding two unique amber specimens in the province of Teruel. In one of them, scientists found dinosaur feathers, and in the other — the world's oldest mammalian hair.The age of the finds is 105 and 110 million years, which corresponds to the early Cretaceous period. Cretaceous amber has been found in t...
The algorithm of ITMO scientists will help in the search for genes "responsible" for the development of diseases
Bioinformatics specialists at ITMO University have developed an algorithm that allows us to evaluate the influence of genes on various processes in the human body, including the development of diseases. The work is published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics. Diseases or a predisposition to baldness, fatness, or poor eyesight may be associated wit...
Brolgas and sarus cranes create hybrid species in Queensland’s Gulf Country
An "evolutionary dance" is taking place in the Gulf Country of northern Queensland as two similar, but separate, species of bird are crossbreeding to produce a new hybrid species. The brolga and sarus crane share many similarities — both are species of crane and at a quick glance they look almost identical. But there are some dist...
SPBU chemists using a computer model have discovered opportunities for more "green" use of calcium carbide
Theoretical chemists at Saint Petersburg University and the N. D. Zelinsky Institute of organic chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a new strategy for using calcium carbide in the synthesis of organic compounds. The researchers proposed a new approach based on the results of modeling the interaction of calcium carbide with w...
COVID disruption will ‘pale in comparison’ if world fails to act on climate change, SDGs
The fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “go hand in hand”, the UN chief told a major development bank conference on Thursday. “The decisions we make now will determine the course of the next 30 years and beyond: Emissions must fall by half by 2030 and reach net-zer...
Ending statelessness ‘a matter of political will’, says UN refugee agency chief
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has called on world leaders to take bold and swift action to eradicate statelessness by 2024.  Marking the sixth anniversary of the #IBelong Campaign, aimed at ending statelessness by 2024, High Commissioner Filippo Grandi urged redoubling of efforts to “resolve this affront to humanity in...