npr.org – A new study examined 77 bird species in the Amazon over a 40-year period. It found they were rapidly evolving due to rising temperatures because smaller birds shed heat more efficiently.
Source: Vitek Jirinec, et al. Morphological consequences of climate change for resident birds in intact Amazonian rainforest. Science Advances, 2021.
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, .
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.
techtimes.com – Here's what the new space study reveals.
Source: Lan N. Pham, et al. Dexterous magnetic manipulation of conductive non-magnetic objects. Nature, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.