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Lessons from Hurricane Maria: Radiation Oncologists Offer Tips to Better Prepare Clinics for Catastrophic Events

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a devastating storm that produced the longest blackout in U.S. history, radiation oncologists from the mainland United States and Puerto Rico prepared a set of crisis-planning tips for radiation therapy clinics to minimize gaps in cancer treatment after a catastrophic event. 

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Climate Change Has Worsened Global Economic Inequality

A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. 

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Mixing Lawn Grass Varieties Could Trim Fall Armyworm Infestations

A simple change in the choice of grass varieties for many lawns in the United States could be a key tool for fending off fall armyworm infestations, according to new research.

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Empathy Often Avoided Because of Mental Effort

Even when feeling empathy for others isn't financially costly or emotionally draining, people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Those Home-Delivered Meal Kits Are Greener Than You Thought, New Study Concludes

Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad environmental rap due to perceived packaging waste.

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Study Highlights Global Burden of Emergency Diseases And Conditions

In 2015, about half of the world’s 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from nearly 200 countries by a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher. 

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Was the Restaurant Really That Bad – or Was It Just the Rain?

There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food – and bad weather.

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Modified ‘White Graphene’ for Eco-Friendly Energy

Scientists from TPU, Germany, and the United States have found a new way to functionalize a dielectric, otherwise known as ‘white graphene’, i.e. hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), without destroying it or changing its properties. 

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New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify More Kids at Higher Risk of Premature Heart Disease

New guidelines that classified more children as having elevated blood pressure  are better at predicting which kids are likely to develop heart disease when they reach adulthood, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. 

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'Molecular Surgery’ Reshapes Living Tissue with Electricity but No Incisions

Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting and suturing, sometimes followed by long recovery times and scars.

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