CENRS Posts by Pascaline NYIRABUHORO

The record-setting anatomy of the blue whale


Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth
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Ethiopia’s ‘false banana’: the answer to future food scarcity?


False banana has the potential to feed more than 100 million people in a warming world
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Scientists discovered a new mineral that was carried to the surface of the Earth in a diamond


New mineral “Davemaoite” made an unlikely journey from the depths of the Earth
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Scientists have found an elongated millipede with more legs than any other known animal


Eumillipes persephone’s numerous appendages help it move through crevices
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Female elephants are evolving without tusks in Mozambique


Tuskless elephants escape poachers, but may evolve new problems
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Scientists finally figured out why cannabis smells ‘skunky’ edited


Newly identified sulfur compounds in cannabis flowers give the plant its telltale funky odor
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Why do great white sharks bite humans?


Research shows it may be a case of mistaken identity
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Smoke from massive wildfires in Australia led to algae bloom


The first conclusive link between wildfire smoke and major plankton blooms in the ocean
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Squirrels may have personality traits like humans


Squirrels have four personality traits: boldness, aggressiveness, sociability and activity level
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The molecules in the venom of a type of snake blocked coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells


Venomous Brazilian snake maybe key tool towards first possible COVID-19 drug
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Chinese scientists plant corals to restore seabed ecology


Planting corals is only the first step in restoring the underwater ecology
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Chain mail-inspired fabric supports 50 times its own weight


3D printed “chain mail” paves way for next-generation smart fabrics
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Newly discovered microbe blocks transmission of the disease from mosquitoes to people


International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology makes new discovery
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Opportunities relevant to education, science and technology – August 2021


Fellowships, grants, awards, scholarships, training and conferences
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Opportunities relevant to education, science and technology – July 2021


Fellowships, grants, awards, scholarships, training and conferences
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New heartbeat detector may save lives after disasters


The device will retail around the $10,000 range
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Humans evolved to run on less water than our closest primate relatives


Human body uses 30% to 50% less water per day than our closest animal cousins
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Ultrasonic cleaning of salad could reduce instances of food poisoning and bacteria


Gentle streams of water carrying sound and microscopic air bubbles can clean bacteria from salad leaves
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Falling sperm counts ‘threaten human survival’, expert warns


Shanna Swan says low counts and changes to sexual development could endanger human species
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China’s new Mars probe (Tianwen-1) took its first photo of the red planet as the mission prepares to make history


The Tianwen-1 took the black-and-white picture at a distance of 2.2 million km from Mars
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Scientists deal with myths over large-scale tree planting


Proposed 10 golden rules for tree-planting must be a top priority for all nations
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Kernowite: New green mineral discovered in United Kingdom


Kernowite is found only in an old specimen collected at a single location in Cornwall, UK
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China’s ‘Sky Eye’ to open to global scientific community from April 1, 2021


“Sky Eye” will accept observation applications from scientists around the world starting from April 1, 2021
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China’s Chang’E‒4 lunar rover found nearly 12 meters of dust on the far side of the moon


Moon dust could be a problem for future lunar explorers
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