Around the World, Most Approve of Scientists and Their Work: Poll

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(CN) — The world’s citizens largely view scientists in a positive light and show especially high approval of environmental science, space exploration and vaccination studies, according to Pew Research Center’s first international survey on attitudes toward scientists and their research.

“As the global landscape for scientific research continues to shift, these findings showcase the generally positive views that publics around the world hold for scientists and their

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‘It’s a Game for Them.’ Scientists Around the World Are Teaching Dogs to Sniff Out COVID-19

The coronavirus sniffer dogs Valo (L) and E.T. sit near their trainers at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland, to detect the COVID-19 from the arriving passengers, on September 22, 2020. Credit – Antti Aimo-Koivisto—Lehtikuva/AFP/Getty Images

Steve Lindsay, a public health entomologist at Durham University, is midway through explaining how dogs might play a role in detecting COVID-19 infections when a decidedly less-well trained canine interrupts our conversation.

“If you’ll

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Australian scientists say time-travel is theoretically possible

Australian scientists claim they have solved a logical paradox, proving that time travel is theoretically possible.



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A paper by University of Queensland advanced science student Germain Tobar and his professor, physicist Fabio Costa, details the complex mathematical proofs that show a person could travel back in time freely without creating paradoxes.

The most famous time-travel paradox is the grandfather paradox, which asks what would happen

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Paradox-free time travel theoretically possible, scientists say

Countless books and movies have explored the idea of time travel, a fascinating concept among science-fiction fans and scientists, and new research suggests that the film “Back to the Future” may not be so far-fetched.

Germain

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How scientists around the world track the solar cycle

How scientists around the world track the solar cycle
Sunspot drawings from SILSO at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. Surveying sunspots with daily hand-drawn drawings is the most basic of ways we study how solar activity rises and falls over time, and it’s the basis of how we track the solar cycle. Credit: SILSO/Royal Observatory of Belgium

Every morning, astronomer Steve Padilla takes a short walk from his home to the base of a tower that soars 150 feet

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Scientists use ‘genomic time travel’ to discover new genetic traits to breed more productive, resilient African cattle

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Scientists announced today the discovery of a new set of detailed genetic markers and information in African cattle that are associated with valuable traits, such as heat and drought tolerance, the capacity to control inflammation and tick infestations, and resistance to devastating livestock diseases like trypanosomiasis.


The findings, published in the October issue of Nature Genetics, emerged from a collaborative effort to sequence the genomes

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