Evolution selects for ‘loners’ that hang back from collective behavior—at least in slime molds
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Evolution selects for ‘loners’ that hang back from collective behavior—at least in slime molds

When threatened with starvation, slime molds aggregate into towers topped with slimy spheres that stick to passing insects, which carry the spores out into the world. But new research shows that up to a third of slime mold amobae are ‘loners’ that hang back from assembling into one of these swaying towers. Those loners serve…

Belgium orders total coronavirus lockdown with people only allowed out for work, medical visits and shopping
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Belgium orders total coronavirus lockdown with people only allowed out for work, medical visits and shopping

BELGIUM is going into full lockdown as of midday tomorrow the government has announced. People will only be allowed to leave their homes for food shopping, to go to the doctor, or to go to work if there’s no possibility to work from home. Belgium goes into lockdown from midday tomorrowCredit: EPAThe lockdown will last…

NASA reports asteroid to pass close to Earth tomorrow, might ‘airburst’
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NASA reports asteroid to pass close to Earth tomorrow, might ‘airburst’

An asteroid currently being tracked by NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CENOS), known as 2020 EF, will pass close enough to the planet to potentially ’cause an airburst’. However, the agency explains that we’re safe either way — the asteroid is too small to survive contact with Earth’s atmosphere. Artist’s concept of a near-Earth…

Coronavirus live blog: National environmental health expert Dr. Linda Lee answers your questions
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Coronavirus live blog: National environmental health expert Dr. Linda Lee answers your questions

closeVideoCan pneumonia shots prevent coronavirus?With a global pandemic caused by the coronavirus, many are wondering if shots to prevent pneumonia will be effective in fighting off COVID-19.Welcome to Fox News’ live question and answer session on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, with Dr. Linda Lee, a national environmental health expert who is currently the chief medical affairs…

Stunning Nasa photo reveals ‘gorgeous island galaxy’ that measures 100,000 light years across
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Stunning Nasa photo reveals ‘gorgeous island galaxy’ that measures 100,000 light years across

NASA has revealed a stunning image of a massive galaxy 47million light years away. The enormous M77 galaxy was snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope – and can be seen in exceptional detail. 2 This stunning image shows the M77 spiral galaxyCredit: Hubble, NASA, ESA; Processing & License: Judy SchmidtM77, or Messier 77, is staggering…