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NASA Finds a Compact Center in Hurricane Hector

Hurricane Hector has a small, tight center surrounded by strong storms. Infrared satellite imagery provides temperature data, and when NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hector the coldest cloud tops circling the center were compact.

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Iowa Study: Older People Less Apt to Recognize They’ve Made a Mistake

The older you get, the less apt you may be to recognize that you’ve made an error.

In a new study, University of Iowa researchers devised a simple, computerized test to gauge how readily young adults and older adults realize when they’ve made a mistake.

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Abandoned Farmlands Enrich Bird Communities

Abandoned farmlands hold potential for the preservation of wetland and grassland birds as rehabilitation zones.

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Hookah Smoking Raises Cardiovascular Risk Comparable to Traditional Cigarette Smoking, Study Finds

In direct contradiction to marketing efforts claiming that hookah (water pipe) smoking is less hazardous to health than cigarettes, a new UCLA study published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that just a half-hour of hookah smoking resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to what has been seen with traditional cigarette smoking.

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New Approach to Super Slippery Packaging Aims to Cut Down on Food Waste

Almost everyone who eats fast food is familiar with the frustration of trying to squeeze every last drop of ketchup out of the small packets that accompany french fries.

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Air Pollution Linked to Heart Remodelling

Researchers have found that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure.

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First research vessel dedicated to Hudson Bay will explore previously understudied Arctic regions

Canada’s first research vessel dedicated exclusively to historic Hudson Bay – a landmark for scientific research in Canada’s North – will leave port in Summerside, PEI this week to explore some of the most understudied regions of the Arctic.

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Can a calculator predict your risk of heart attack and stroke?

Canadian researchers have built and validated an online calculator that empowers individuals to predict their risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Researchers discover three new species of poisonous Colombian frogs

University of Saskatchewan researchers José Andrés and Andrés Posso-Terranova have discovered three new species of poisonous dart frogs — tiny and incredibly colourful animals that live deep in the Colombian jungle and appear to be already at risk of extinction.

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NASA's Terra Satellite finds Powerful Storms in Hurricane Hector

NASA's Terra satellite analyzed Hurricane Hector in infrared light to find the strongest parts of the storm. Overnight from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, Hector strengthened into a hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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