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Return of the Zombie Cicadas

WVU team unearths manipulative qualities of fungal-infected flyers.

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Clear Skies for Saudi Arabia's "New Future" Project

A high-resolution atmospheric assessment for the northern Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia shows the region has some of the best air quality in the Kingdom.

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Diagnosing Individual Trees From Above

Models based on images from unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites can help farmers to monitor the health of individual trees.

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Novel Cutting Mechanism Devised for Automated, Robotic Apple-Tree Pruning System

Researchers measured branch-cutting force with a sensor attached to manual pruners to provide information for the end-effector design.

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Studying Interactions Between Ground-Nesting Bees and Soils

Study looked at physical and chemical properties of soils collected from active bee and sand nest wasp sites in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon.

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Lightning Strikes More Than 100 Million Times per Year in the Tropics

Tropical storms often begin with an impressive display of pyrotechnics, but researchers have largely overlooked the role of lightning strikes in tropical ecosystems.

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Flu Vaccine Could Protect Against Serious Heart and Stroke Complications

The rate of seasonal flu vaccinations among high-risk groups such as people over age 50 and nursing home residents is extremely low, and those who do get their flu vaccination significantly lower their cardiovascular risks for heart attack, TIA (transient ischemic attack), death and cardiac arrest, according to preliminary research to be presented July 27-30, 2020, at the virtual American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific Sessions. 

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Model Links Patterns in Sediment to Rain, Uplift and Sea Level Change

Forces that shape the Earth’s surface are recorded in a number of natural records, from tree rings to cave formations.

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Immune System Variation Can Predict Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

The differing immune system responses of patients with COVID-19 can help predict who will experience moderate and severe consequences of disease, according to a new study by Yale researchers published July 27 in the journal Nature.

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Northwestern Launches COVID-19 Registry for Vaccine Trials to Prevent Infection

Northwestern Medicine has launched a COVID Prevention Trials Registry for people who are interested in participating in COVID-19 clinical trials to prevent infection from the virus.

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