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Disney+ Shifts Original Series Releases to Wednesdays, Following ‘Loki’

DisneyDisney+ is known for releasing original series episodes on Friday. But the company tried something different for Loki, premiering the show on a Wednesday, two days earlier than expected. It proved to be Disney+’s most successful premiere, so it comes as no surprise that Disney+ is shifting all original episode releases to Wednesdays. It isn’t clear…

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Hired blade: Anchoring complex in plant cells recruits its own katana sword

IMAGE: In wild-type plant cells, lattice-bound Msd1 (filled green circle) recruits cytoplasmic Wdr8 (open green circle) to form a heteromeric complex, which is translocated to and associated with a microtubule nucleation… view more  Credit: Takashi Hashimoto Ikoma, Japan – The katana, a Japanese sword, may be thought of solely as a weapon used by the samurai.…

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The world of two-dimensional carbides and nitrides (MXenes)

A family of thin materialsTwo-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted interest because of the unusual properties that emerge in these confined structures. There is a growing family of 2D metal carbides and nitrides known as MXenes that contain an odd number of layers in which metals (M) sandwich carbon or nitrogen (X) layers. VahidMohammadi et al.…

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World’s largest (and deepest) indoor pool to house new astronaut training center

Home News The Blue Abyss pool will have a 164-foot-deep (50 meters) shaft to simulate microgravity conditions. (Image credit: Blue Abyss) The world’s largest swimming pool designed for astronaut training and development of subsea robots will be built in the U.K. near the Cornwall Airport Newquay, which expects to serve as a spaceport for Virgin…

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Hidden Black Scientists Proved The Polio Vaccine Worked

In the summers of the early 1950s, multitudes of American children were stuck in their home. Parents didn’t permit them to play together because, when the weather got warm, society entered a nightmare called polio. Children would eagerly begin their school breaks with a bicycle, scooter or kite and end them in crutches, braces or…

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Having a strong life purpose eases loneliness of COVID-19 isolation, study finds

Why can some people weather the stress of social isolation better than others, and what implications does this have for their health? New research from the Communication Neuroscience Lab at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who felt a strong sense of purpose in life were less lonely…

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10 Ways To Encourage Your Kids To Tell The Truth

Kid raising is a difficult task, and figuring out how to raise a happy, confident kid becomes more complex as time goes by. Lying begins in childhood and is a natural and necessary stage of a kid’s cognitive and social development; however, it should not become a habit.When youngsters are old enough to discern between…

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The Case of the Pyrenean Ibex: What Can We Learn From Vanishing Wildlife Species

Likely the first extinction event of the 2000s in Europe, the sad history of the Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) is a powerful example of the ever-increasing species loss worldwide due to causes related to human activity. It can, however, give us valuable information on what should be done (or avoided) to halt this extinction…

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How Animals Color Themselves With Nanoscale Structures

explainersBy Viviane CallierJune 16, 2021Animals sculpt the optical properties of their tissues at the nanoscale to give themselves “structural colors.” New work is piecing together how they do it.Like many animals, the blue-winged leafbird of Southeast Asia gets its iridescent hues from structural colors — materials with nanometer-scale features that diffract and reflect specific wavelengths…