Procuring for LUCA, the last well-liked total ancestor – Phys.org

Home Biology Evolution / Cell & Microbiology December 18, 2018 December 18, 2018 by Keith Cooper, NASA A hydrothermal vent in the north-east Pacific Ocean, similar to the kind of environment in which LUCA seems to have lived. Credit: NOAA Around 4 billion years ago there lived a microbe called LUCA: the Last Universal Common…

Astronomers Caught a Celebrity Forming Merely Love a Planet – ExtremeTech

By Joel Hruska on December 18, 2018 at 9:05 am This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Astronomers observing the young protostar MM 1a have discovered an unusual method of binary star formation. While binary stars are not uncommon — they may account for half or more…

Salmon could perhaps well lose sense of scent thanks to rising carbon emissions – Day-to-day Mail

Rising carbon levels are causing migrating salmon to get LOST on their famed trips upriver to their breeding grounds and makes them easy pickings for predatorsSalmon are losing their sense of smell due to rising carbon emissions Researchers say that pollutants in ocean affects how they respond to smellThe fish are famed for their smell to…

Carbon fuels spin inexperienced for renewable energy – Phys.org

Home Chemistry Materials Science December 18, 2018 December 18, 2018 by Theresa Duque, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have demonstrated that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals such as ethylene and propanol, and fuels such as ethanol, can be economical and efficient – all through…

Are living see of the Falcon 9 at pad 40 (members easiest) – Spaceflight Now

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Ray Rice speaks out against domestic violence, ‘finished with football’ – ESPN

7:06 PM ETESPN News Services NEW YORK -- Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is speaking out against domestic violence, but he said he's not doing it as a way to rejoin the NFL."I'll be the first one to say it: I don't have to retire to tell you I'm done with football," Rice,…

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School Safety document goes easy on video games, helps arming faculty workers

The Federal Commission on School Safety delivered its findings today in the form of a 180-page report, concluding months of research with a series of recommendations. While the movie and video games industry were both featured prominently during the creation of the panel and experts’ major topic of testimony, the panel ultimately had little to…

Video games and college shootings

The national conversation In the wake of several shootings in the United States, some politicians have made efforts to link the cause of those events to video game consumption. While several studies have shown there is no evidence linking the two, video games and gun violence have always been synonymous with one another. Several politicians…

Anthem: 6 issues we learned from the Anthem loot and equipment stream

Anthem is coming up quick, with an expected release date of Feb. 22, 2019. EA and BioWare have been hosting various streams to show off the game’s features and mechanics ahead of release. Last week, lead producer Ben Irving and producer Darrin McPherson took to the Anthem Twitch channel to show off one of the…

Story and Fornite’s dance lawsuits

The originators of these dances seek legal action against Epic’s use of their moves Contributors: Austen Goslin Image credit: Saturday Night Live/NBC One of the most recognizable elements of Fortnite is the in-game emotes. Many of the dances featured in the selectable emotes crib elements from popular dances, many of which have been popularized by…

Fortnite: Backpack Child is suing Epic Video games over Flossing dance

Russell Horning, also known as Backpack Kid, is the latest celebrity to sue Epic games over claims that the company used his dance in Fortnite without permission, according to Horning’s legal representatives. The dance Horning is claiming ownership over, “Flossing,” was what first helped him gain notoriety online. After posting videos of himself doing the…