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Study Reveals Mechanisms that Promote Icing Responsible for Power Disruptions

Chinese scientists shed light on the meteorological conditions responsible for the rate of icing growth on electric power transmission lines. 

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After a Long Boom, An Uncertain Future for Big Dam Projects

The last few years have been turbulent for the global dam industry.

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Vaccine Breakthrough Brings Researchers Closer to Eliminating Polio Worldwide

USC researchers have developed a polio vaccine that doesn’t require refrigeration, meaning it could someday be used all over the world to deliver the final blow to this longtime foe.

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Newly Discovered Deep-Sea Microbes Gobble Greenhouse Gases and Perhaps Oil Spills, Too

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use hydrocarbons such as methane and butane as energy sources to survive and grow—meaning the newly identified bacteria might be helping to limit the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and might one day be useful for cleaning up oil spills.

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A Narwhal Frolics With the Belugas: Why Interspecies Adoptions Happen

Since the age of the Roman Empire and the story of how the twins Romulus and Remus were raised by a wolf, tales of interspecies adoptions have captivated the human imagination.

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Mission Abalone: Veterans Build SAFE Environments for Endangered White Abalone

NOAA’s California Veterans Corps program, providing post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to protect fisheries resources, is now engaged in restoring abalone along the California coast.

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Research Helps in Understanding the Dynamics of Dune Formation

Studies by Brazilian researchers could have applications in crude oil pumping and missions to Mars, among others.

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Extreme Heat Increasing in Both Summer and Winter

A new study shows extreme heat events both in the summer and in the winter are increasing across the U.S. and Canada.

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Coordinated Development Could Help Wind Farms Be Better Neighbors

Wake effect from upwind wind farms can reduce the energy production of downwind neighbors.

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Intermittent Fasting: No Advantage Over Conventional Weight Loss Diets

Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health, but it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets.

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