November 27, 2020 | David F. Coppedge

Black Friday Discounts on Reading

It’s a busy weekend. Here are interesting articles you can read on your own, discounted (i.e., free of commentary).

Scientists determine the structure of glass-shaping protein in sponges (

Face masks cut disease spread in the lab, but have less impact in the community. We need to know why. (The Conversation).

Human ribosome assembly has no counterparts in simpler model organisms (

Largest aggregation of fishes in abyssal deep sea recorded by UH researchers (University of Hawaii).

Honeybees can fly sideways to fit through tight gaps (New Scientist).

Study shows a molecular dance that keeps your heart beating (Kings College London)

The final trimming step in ribosome assembly (Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich).

Ants are skilled farmers: They have solved a problem that we humans have yet to (University of Copenhagen).

Antarctica yields oldest fossils of giant birds with 21-foot wingspans (University of Berkeley).

Mythbusting: Five common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plastics (Science X).

Collagen takes up the strain (Kings College London)

What happens when you recycle? (Prager U; watch from 7:45 to 9:37).

Exercising one arm has twice the benefits (Medical Xpress).

Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands (The Scientist).

Cicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality, researchers report (University of Illinois).

Right & Wrong: Most Common Bodyweight Exercise Mistakes (Adidas).

These at-home exercises can help older people boost their immune system and overall health in the age of COVID-19 (The Conversation).

From Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Advice for Intelligent Design Dissidents (Evolution News).


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