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Phys.org / Chinese moon probe begins return to Earth with lunar samples

A Chinese lunar probe lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a cargo of lunar samples on the first stage of its return to Earth, the government space agency reported, on what is expected to be a breakthrough mission ...

1 minute ago in Astronomy & Space
Medical Xpress / Gastric bypass surgery leads to long-term diabetes remission

More than half of adults with type 2 diabetes had long-term remission following gastric bypass surgery, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

28 minutes ago in Surgery
Tech Xplore / Boeing picks up big order for 737 MAX jets from Ryanair

Boeing picked up Thursday its first major order for the 737 MAX since the aircraft was grounded for 20 months following two fatal crashes as Irish no-frills airline Ryanair signed a deal to acquire 75 of the planes.

8 minutes ago in Business
Medical Xpress / Belgium looks to launch limited vaccine campaign in January

Belgium plans to launch a COVID-19 vaccination campaign on a limited scale starting in early January and initially will use the shots developed by Pfizer and BioNtech, health authorities said Thursday.

9 minutes ago in Vaccination
Tech Xplore / Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformation

Facebook said Thursday it will start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online misinformation.

8 minutes ago in Internet
Tech Xplore / RealitySketch: An AR interface to create responsive sketches

Researchers at University of Calgary, Adobe Research and University of Colorado Boulder have recently created an augmented reality (AR) interface that can be used to produce responsive sketches, graphics and visualizations. ...

3 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Phys.org / Observations unveil dynamic magnetosphere of the magnetar Swift J1818.0−1607

Using the Parkes radio telescope, astronomers have investigated a radio-loud magnetar known as Swift J1818.0−1607. Results of these observations, providing more insights into the properties of this magnetar, unveiling its ...

3 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Tech Xplore / Neuroscientists find a way to make object-recognition models perform better

Computer vision models known as convolutional neural networks can be trained to recognize objects nearly as accurately as humans do. However, these models have one significant flaw: Very small changes to an image, which would ...

3 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Phys.org / Searching for sub-eV sterile neutrinos using two highly sensitive detectors

The standard model of particle physics only accounts for 20% of matter in the universe. Physicists have theorized that the remaining 80% is made up by so-called dark matter, which consists of particles that do not emit, absorb ...

2 hours ago in Physics
Medical Xpress / New map provides scientists with head start on how to destroy cancer-related enzymes

For scientists hoping to harness a powerful new technique for demolishing cellular enzymes known as kinases, the choices can be a bit overwhelming. Some 514 different protein kinases toil in human cells, representing 2.5% ...

1 hour ago in Medical research
Phys.org / Ancient migration was choice, not chance, study finds

The degree of intentionality behind ancient ocean migrations, such as that to the Ryukyu Islands between Taiwan and mainland Japan, has been widely debated. Researchers used satellite-tracked buoys to simulate ancient wayward ...

1 hour ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / World's smallest primate reveals incredible preservation of our visual system through millions of years of evolution

Primates process visual information in front of their eyes, similar to pixels in a digital camera, using small computing units located in the visual cortex of their brains. In order to understand the origins of our visual ...

1 hour ago in Biology