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Tinubu’s Cabinet Of National Consensus

A cursory look at the recent distribution of portfolios by President Bola Tinubu to 45 minis- ters cleared by the Senate has indicated that it may not be business as usual in governance. Raising the number of ministers designate from the usual 42 to 48 showed that the President may…
bubmag
August 20, 2023
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Heavy, highly magnetic star may be first magnetar precursor we’ve seen

Enlarge / Helium-rich Wolf-Rayet stars generally form by the ejection of hydrogen and other materials. Magnetars are some of the most extreme objects we know about, with magnetic fields so strong that chemistry becomes impossible in their vicinity. They're neutron stars with a superfluid interior that includes charged particles, so…
bubmag
August 17, 2023
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Unique Triassic Reptile Had Slenderman Claws and a Beak

Paleontologists have found a fossilised pterosaur precursor with gnarly, scimitar-like claws and a beak, indicating that the reptilian group it belongs to was more diverse than previously thought. The species—dubbed Venetoraptor gassenae—is a lagerpetid, a group of reptiles that lived during the Triassic period. Lagerpetids belong to a different branch…
bubmag
August 17, 2023
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New Triassic fossil features sharp claws and a nasty beak

Enlarge / Artist's conception of the newly found species. Matheus Fernandes It was relatively small compared to the giants that would follow it later in Earth’s history. With a hip height of approximately 0.3 meters (about a foot) and a length of perhaps a meter (roughly three feet), this ancient…
bubmag
August 16, 2023
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Protein safeguards for fertility preservation

Fertility, the ability to have babies, is essential for continuing species. To understand how fertility works, scientists have been studying the role of proteins in this process. Proteins are tiny molecules with many crucial jobs in our bodies, including helping with fertility. RNA is a tiny molecule that helps make…
bubmag
August 14, 2023
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Who is funding Israel’s judicial reform protests?

The protests against judicial reform have been remarkably successful in creating a mass movement and influencing government policy. Bringing tens of thousands of people to the street every week for over seven months is not just a political feat, but a logistical marvel.  Arming legions of demonstrators with all manner…
bubmag
August 11, 2023