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July 19, 2020
A new idea on how Earth's outer shell first broke into tectonic plates
Plate tectonics theory posits that Earth's outer shell is subdivided into plates that move relative to each other, concentrating most activity along the boundaries between plates, yet the scientific community has no firm concept on how plate tectonics got started.

Signal transduction in cells: Precise or economical?
A cellular signalling cascade balances information transmission against energy consumption.

Scientists trace and identify origin of smallpox vaccine strains used in Civil War
Scientists and historians working at McMaster University, the Mütter Museum and the University of Sydney have pieced together the genomes of old viruses that were used as vaccination strains during and after the American Civil War ultimately leading to the eradication of smallpox.

A novel comprehensive model tackles arcane PTSD differences in neural activity
Toshinori Chiba (ATR) and his collaborators have proposed an innovative new ''Reciprocal Inhibition Model'' of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may aid considerably in its treatment.

Humans need to do better if we're to avoid ocean system collapse
A new relationship between humanity and the ocean is required to secure the continuity of the diverse life support roles provided by the sea, according to a paper published in Nature Communications on 17 July 2020.

Scientists supercharge shellfish to tackle vitamin deficiency in humans
Cambridge scientists have developed a new way to fortify shellfish to tackle human nutrient deficiencies which cause severe health problems across the world.
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