Market in China’s Wuhan likely origin of Covid-19 outbreak, study finds

nbcnews.com – The first known Covid-19 case was a market vendor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, not an accountant who appeared to have no link to the market but whose case

Source: Dissecting the early COVID-19 cases in Wuhan. Science, .

Gender stereotypes affect girls' interest in STEM subjects as early as age 6, study says

upi.com – Gender stereotypes are not only pervasive, but they can also contribute to the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math-related careers, a study published Monday found.

Source: Allison Master, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Sapna Cheryan. Gender stereotypes about interests start early and cause gender disparities in computer science and engineering. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021.

New mineral that shouldn’t exist at Earth’s surface found trapped in a diamond

zmescience.com – Scientists never thought such a mineral could be found at the planet's surface.

Source: Oliver Tschauner, et al. Discovery of davemaoite, CaSiO 3 -perovskite, as a mineral from the lower mantle. Science, 2021.

New ‘super jelly’ is soft, but strong enough to withstand the weight of a few cars

zmescience.com – This is the first time such a material has been developed.

Source: Zehuan Huang, et al. Highly compressible glass-like supramolecular polymer networks. Nature Materials, 2021.

The Arctic Ocean Was Invaded by Its Neighbor Earlier Than Anyone Thought

nytimes.com – The saltier Atlantic broke through layers of ice and freshwater, contributing to the Arctic’s warming.

Source: Tommaso Tesi, et al. Rapid Atlantification along the Fram Strait at the beginning of the 20th century. Science Advances, 2021.

Lab-made diamond's unique structure allows it to tolerate extreme heat

newscientist.com – A new form of diamond created in the lab is as strong as natural diamond and better able to withstand heat

Source: Hu Tang, et al. Synthesis of paracrystalline diamond. Nature, 2021.

ALMA Radio Telescope Finds Two New Galaxies Which Could Be The Most Distant Objects Ever Detected

techtimes.com – The ALMA radio telescope just found two new ancient galaxies which are located 29 billion light-years away.

Source: Y. Fudamoto, et al. Normal, dust-obscured galaxies in the epoch of reionization. Nature, 2021.

Scientists just found humans broke a natural law of ocean life

zmescience.com – Perhaps for millions of years, one of the largest power law distributions known in nature has governed marine life -- that's until humans came along.

Source: Ian A. Hatton, Ryan F. Heneghan, Yinon M. Bar-On, Eric D. Galbraith. The global ocean size spectrum from bacteria to whales. Science Advances, 2021.

Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Snap is Impossible, Study Says: Here's What the Researchers Discovered so Far

techtimes.com – Can humans imitate how Thanks snapped his fingers using an Infinity gauntlet? Researchers have an explanation for why it won't happen in the first place.

Source: Raghav Acharya, Elio J. Challita, Mark Ilton, M. Saad Bhamla. The ultrafast snap of a finger is mediated by skin friction. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2021.