Daily Archives: March 8, 2019

The ABS of molecular engines

Harald Platta, Rebecca Brinkmeier and Thomas Mastalski (from left) in the lab at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Credit: RUB, Kramer Peroxisomes are cell organelles that carry out a number of functions, including the degradation of cytotoxins. For this purpose, they require enzymes that have to be transported into peroxisomes via complicated machinery. …

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Emoji gods approve skin-tone options for couples of color

This undated illustration provided by Tinder/Emojination shows new variations of interracial emoji couples. In the world of emojis, interracial couples had virtually no options in terms of skin tone. But the emoji gods, otherwise known as the Unicode Consortium, recently rectified that, approving 71 new variations. Using six skin tones …

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LRO sheds light on lunar water movement

This LRO image of the moon shows areas of potential frost. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio Scientists, using an instrument aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. A paper published in Geophysical Research Letters describes how Lyman …

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Warren says tech giants have ‘too much power,’ need breakup

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during an organizing event, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday rolled out a proposal to break up the biggest U.S. technology companies, saying they have too much control …

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