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New Pill Can Deliver Insulin

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 1 diabetes have to give themselves every day.

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How Exercise May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: “feel-good” hormones that boost mood.

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A Better Way to Make Acrylics

Acrylics are an incredibly diverse and useful family of chemicals used in all kinds of products, from diapers to nail polish. Now, a team of researchers from UConn and ExxonMobil describe a new process for making them.

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‘Underwater Forecast’ Predicts Temperature, Acidity and More in Puget Sound

Most of us rely on the weather forecast to choose our outfit or make outdoor plans for the weekend.

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Nitrogen Gets in the Fast Lane for Chemical Synthesis

Rice University scientists have given organic chemists a boost with their latest discovery of a one-step method to add nitrogen to compounds for drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products.

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UW Researchers Help Define Southern Ocean’s Geological Features

New data collected by University of Wyoming researchers and others point to a newly defined mantle domain in a remote part of the Southern Ocean.

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How Bees Stay Cool on Hot Summer Days

If you’ve ever walked past a bee’s nest on a hot summer day, you’ve probably been too focused avoiding getting stung, rather than stopping to wonder how all those bees stay cool. 

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Lightning's Electromagnetic Fields May Have Protective Properties

Lightning was the main electromagnetic presence in the Earth's atmosphere long before the invention of electricity.

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NASA’s Aqua Satellite Finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena’s Strongest Side

NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured an infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Gelena that revealed strongest storms were northwest of the eye.

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NASA Looks at Tropical Cyclone Funani’s Rainfall Rates

Tropical Cyclone Funani continued tracking southeast through the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. 7, 2019.

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