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Scientists Find Evidence of Link Between Diesel Exhaust, Risk of Parkinson's

A new UCLA study in zebrafish identified the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson's disease.

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A ‘Hyperactive’ Hurricane Season Is About to Strike

Climate scientists are predicting that as many as 20 named hurricanes will develop in the Atlantic basin during the six-month season that officially begins on Monday. 

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A Major Oil Pipeline Project Strikes Deep at the Heart of Africa

Imagine a tropical version of the Alaskan oil pipeline. Only longer. 

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Exercise Improves Memory, Boosts Blood Flow To Brain

Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits?

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Fish Feed Foresight

As the world increasingly turns to aqua farming to feed its growing population, there’s no better time than now to design an aquaculture system that is sustainable and efficient.

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Pandemic Likely to Cause Long-Term Health Problems, Study by Yale School of Public Health Finds

The coronavirus pandemic’s life-altering effects are likely to result in lasting physical and mental health consequences for many people—particularly those from vulnerable populations—a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.

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Study Reveals Ancient Ocean Oxygen Levels Associated With Changing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Why do carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere wax and wane in conjunction with the warm and cold periods of Earth’s past?

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Global Emissions Fell 17 Percent Due to Coronavirus Shutdowns

Daily global greenhouse gas emissions declined 17 percent by early April compared to 2019 levels due to coronavirus-related shutdowns around the world, according to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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Machine-Learning Tool Could Help Develop Tougher Materials

For engineers developing new materials or protective coatings, there are billions of different possibilities to sort through.

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Heat Now More Lethal Than Cold for People with Respiratory Diseases in Spain

A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation, has analysed deaths linked to respiratory disease in Spain between 1980 and 2016.

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