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Rising Waters

 As part of an international research collaboration, Queen’s University scientist and lead Canadian researcher Laura Thomson examined the contribution of Canadian glaciers and ice caps to global sea level rise.

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A Dust-Up: Microbes Interact with Harmful Chemicals in Dust

The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for the human endocrine system, scientists say.

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Origin of Scandinavian Wolves Clarified

There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population – a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway.

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Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of a Chemical in Everyday Objects

The biggest source of global energy consumption is the industrial manufacturing of products such as plastics, iron, and steel.

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Getting to the Root of Plant Simulations

If you’ve ever tended a garden or potted a plant, you know a few simple truths about green things — they require water and nutrients to survive and their roots are good indicators of their overall health.

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Greener, More Efficient Natural Gas Filtration

Natural gas and biogas have become increasingly popular sources of energy throughout the world in recent years, thanks to their cleaner and more efficient combustion process when compared to coal and oil.

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NASA Twins Study Offers New Insight on How a Human’s Body Responds to Spaceflight

When NASA decided to study identical twin astronauts — one remaining on Earth while the other orbited high above for nearly one year, starting in March 2015 — scientists were not sure what they would find.

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Keeping the Taste, Reducing the Salt

Washington State University researchers have found a way to make food taste salty but with less of the sodium chloride tied to poor health.

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New Study Advances Treatment Options for PTSD

Stephen Maren, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, recently published significant research on the psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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NASA Invests in Potentially Revolutionary Tech Concepts

Smart spacesuits and solar surfing may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they are just two of the technology concepts NASA has selected for further research as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. 

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