China reveals new PHOTOS of strange substance from dark side of the moon
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China reveals new PHOTOS of strange substance from dark side of the moon

China’s Yutu-2 lunar rover has beamed back more images of the “colored mysterious substance” it discovered in a small crater on the dark side of the moon, which has captivated the scientific community since July. The team behind China’s Chang’e-4 mission, which operates the Yutu-2 rover, claimed the unusual “gel-like” material’s “shape and color is…

How to construct a protein factory
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How to construct a protein factory

Dr. Moritz Niemann and Prof. Dr. André Schneider, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DCB), University of Bern. Credit: NCCR RNA and Disease Cells consist of a multitude of molecular structures, some of them exhibiting a staggering complexity. Ribosomes, the protein factories of the cell, belong to the biggest and most sophisticated complexes and are made…

California auto emissions lawsuit targets Trump over environmental rollbacks
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California auto emissions lawsuit targets Trump over environmental rollbacks

A coalition of states led by California filed a lawsuit Friday against the Trump administration, challenging its decision to revoke a rule that empowers the state to set tougher car emissions standards than those required by the federal government.The lawsuit seeks to defend California and the 13 other states that follow its car pollution rules…

Division by subtraction: Extinction of large mammal species likely drove survivors apart
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Division by subtraction: Extinction of large mammal species likely drove survivors apart

Bison are among the largest mammals in North America today, relics of a bygone era. Credit: S. Kathleen Lyons When a series of large mammal species began going extinct roughly 12,000 years ago, many surviving species began going their separate ways, says new research led by Macquarie University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Published Sept.…

Physicists discover topological behavior of electrons in 3-D magnetic material
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Physicists discover topological behavior of electrons in 3-D magnetic material

Researchers at Princeton explored electrons in a magnetic material at room temperature and discovered that they engage in collective quantum behaviors called Weyl loops.Top: Photoemission spectroscopy snapshot of the quantum Weyl loops. Middle: A theoretical calculation related to the system’s response to applied electromagnetic fields. The correspondence between the top and middle images reflects that…