SCIENCE RELATED NEWS OF THE WEEK : CORONAVIRUS AND HOST CELL, DINOSAUR BONES, TEETH OF COROCODILE LIKE BANANAS AND MORE

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SCIENCE RELATED NEWS OF THE WEEK : CORONAVIRUS AND HOST CELL, DINOSAUR BONES, TEETH OF COROCODILE LIKE BANANAS AND MORE



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1.scientist found a new vulnerability that can help coronavirus to enter the host cells

Scientists have uncovered a new vulnerability in the spike protein of the novel coronavirus, which enables the virus to enter the host cell, an advance that may lead to potential treatment pathways against coronavirus The researchers including those from northwestern university, noted the spike protein contains the virus binding site which adheres to host cells and enables it to infect the body.






2. Bones found in England belong to new species of dinosaur 


Researchers suggest four bones recently on the isle of wight, England, belong to a new species of a theropod dinosaur, a group that includes tyrannosaurus rex. The dinosaur lived in the Cretaceous period 115 million years ago and is estimated to have been up to four meters long. the new dinosaur has been named vactaerovenator inopinatus.





3. Ancient crocodile-like species had teeth the size of bananas

a study has suggested the ancient crocodylian, deinosuchus had teeth, "the size of bananas' raging in up to 33 feet in length, Deinosuchus is one of the largest crocodylian genera to have existed and lived between 75 and 82million years ago. It revealed various kinds pf deinosuchus species, some of which lived in the west of America. 








4. Google use android phone for the est earthquake detection network

Google announced it will be using Android phones that will be a part of is Android Earthquake alert system to form the world's largest earthquake detection network. Signals from multiple phones will be used to detect an earthquake. Users will be able to see relevant results for their areas in Google Search when they search 'Earthquake near me'.








5. Air pollution could be affecting the path of honey bees: Indian study 

an Indian study has suggested air pollution could be affecting the honey bees. Researchers observed bees collected from four sites in Bengaluru, each having different air pollution standards, for over three years. Most polluted sites had significantly less number of bees visiting flowers. Bees from such sites had arrhythmic heartbeats and mere more likely to show signs of stress.







6. Atlantic ocean Earthquake from 2016 confirmed as rare ' boomerang' quake 

scientists tracked a boomerang earthquake in the ocean fro the first time, along the Romanche fracture zone under the Atlantic ocean. such earthquakes tend to reverse course instead of going in one direction. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake was recorded in 2016. The rupture initially traveled upwards and eastward before turning back west at ' incredible speeds' breaking the 'seismic sound barrier'







7. Pics of Galapagos island taken by an astronaut from space go viral

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, who is currently living abroad the International Space station, shared pictures  of Galapagos Islands through the clouds. "beautiful pass over the Galapagos Islands today!" Cassidy captioned the post. "the 'S' shaped spiral in the first pic is really neat, 'a user commented on the picture.






8. Human hair used to soak up the oil spill in Mauritius, pic surfaces 

people in Mauritius used floating booms made of human hair, sugar cane leaves, plastic bottles, and straw in a bid to soak up the oil spills with several volunteers in the island nation cutting off their hair to help prevent the spread of oil. The spill began after a Japanese ship started leaking oil off the southeast coast of Mauritius.








9. dwarf planet ceres is an ocean world with salty water under the surface 

ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is an "ocean world' a study found. Analysis id=f data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft revealed there's a 40-kilometer deep reservoir of salted enrich water under its surface. scientists said the 'mysterious' right spots on ceres are salt crusts left behind by this water,  which percolated up to the surface and evaporated.








10. Space X plans '21 st- Century spaceport', resort at its launch site job ad reveals 

SpaceX is planning to turn its Boca Chica Texas launch site, where it's currently building and testing its Mars Ricket starship, into a '21st-century Spaceport". A job posting recently surfaced online, seeking a Resort Development of SpaceX's 'first resort from inception to completion'. the resort would accommodate its future Starship passengers and cargo.

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