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A New Carbon Budget Framework Provides a Clearer View of Our Climate Deadlines

Just how close are the world’s countries to achieving the Paris Agreement target of keeping climate change limited to a 1.5°C increase above pre-industrial levels?

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Stealing the Spotlight in the Field and Kitchen

Plant breeders are constantly working to develop new bean varieties to meet the needs and desires of the food industry. 

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New U of A Research Chair Will Help Strengthen Sustainability of Alberta’s Forest Industries

The sustainability of Alberta’s forest industries will be strengthened through a new $4.125-million research chair being established at the University of Alberta.

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USF Researcher’s Exploration of Toxic Tiger Rattlesnake Venom Advances Application of Genetic Science Techniques

The Tiger Rattlesnake possesses the simplest, yet most toxic venom of any rattlesnake species, and now new research from a team lead by a University of South Florida biologist can explain the genetics behind the predator’s fearsome bite.

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Fatty Acid May Help Combat Multiple Sclerosis

The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study.

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Exploring the Solar Wind With A New View of Small Sun Structures

Scientists have combined NASA data and cutting-edge image processing to gain new insight into the solar structures that create the Sun’s flow of high-speed solar wind, detailed in new research published today in The Astrophysical Journal.

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Protected Areas Vulnerable to Growing Emphasis on Food Security

Protected areas are critical to mitigating extinction of species; however, they may also be in conflict with efforts to feed the growing human population. 

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Counting Elephants From Space

For the first time, scientists have successfully used satellite cameras coupled with deep learning to count animals in complex geographical landscapes, taking conservationists an important step forward in monitoring populations of endangered species.

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NASA Is Training an AI to Detect Fresh Craters on Mars

For the past 15 years, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been doing laps around the Red Planet studying its climate and geology. 

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Do Simulations Represent The Real World At The Atomic Scale?

Computer simulations hold tremendous promise to accelerate the molecular engineering of green energy technologies, such as new systems for electrical energy storage and solar energy usage, as well as carbon dioxide capture from the environment.

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