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When the Physics Say “Don’t Follow Your Nose”

Engineers at Duke University are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. 

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Electric Cars Could Be As Affordable as Conventional Vehicles In Just Three Years

Electric vehicles will be cost-competitive with combustion-engine cars by 2022, according to a new report by transportation analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). 

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Climate Change Could Undermine Children’s Education and Development in the Tropics

Education of children is one of the ambitious goals for sustainable development as a way to alleviate poverty and reduce vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters. 

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Giant Tortoises Migrate Unpredictably in the Face of Climate Change

Galapagos giant tortoises, sometimes called Gardeners of the Galapagos, are creatures of habit. 

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General Anesthesia Hijacks Sleep Circuitry to Knock You Out

The discovery of general anesthesia 170 years ago was a medical miracle, enabling millions of patients to undergo invasive, life-saving surgeries without pain. 

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New Immune Pathway Involved in Resistance to Parasite Worms Found in Undercooked Pork

Scientists from Lancaster University have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a round worm and the causative agent of Trichinosis.

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MGHfC Researchers Use RNA Sequencing to Discover Novel Genes and Pathways in Celiac Disease

Researchers at the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) have discovered novel genes and pathways related to early stages in the development of celiac disease and the ongoing inflammation and comorbidities associated with the condition. 

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Data Mining Digs up Hidden Clues to Major California Earthquake Triggers

A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the earth’s crust. 

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New Model Accurately Predicts Harmful Space Weather

A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth’s outer radiation belt.

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Disappearing Bumblebee Species Under Threat of Extinction

The American Bumblebee – a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario – is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University.

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