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Green Energy Nudges Come With a Hidden Cost

All across the United States, many households receive energy bills comparing their use to that of similar neighbors to remind them to use less energy. 

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Weighing up Trade-Offs Between Food Security and Climate Mitigation

IIASA researchers collaborated with colleagues in Japan to clarify the impacts of stringent climate mitigation policies on food security. 

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A Late-Night Disco in the Forest Reveals Tree Performance

In 2017, the group from the Optics of Photosynthesis Lab (OPL) developed a new method to measure a small but important signal produced by all plants, and in this case trees. 

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Innovative Concept for Future It Applications: Physicists Discover New Type of Spin Waves

Advances in IT technologies are hampered by the ever increasing demand for energy and by fundamental limits on miniaturization. 

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Whole Grain Can Contribute to Health by Changing Intestinal Serotonin Production

Adults consuming whole grain rye have lower plasma serotonin levels than people eating low-fibre wheat bread, according to a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). 

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Wild Pigs Invade Canadian Provinces—an Emerging Crisis for Agriculture and the Environment

Wild pigs—a mix of wild boar and domestic swine—are spreading rapidly across Canada, threatening native species such as nesting birds, deer, agricultural crops, and farm livestock, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows.

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New Approach Uses Magnetic Beads to Treat Preeclampsia

Preliminary laboratory tests show that functionalized magnetic beads successfully reduced blood levels of a harmful molecule that is elevated during preeclampsia, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

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Study Pinpoints What Causes Relapse After Cancer Immunotherapy

Harnessing the body’s immune system to fight off cancer, a tactic known as immunotherapy, has tremendously improved outcomes for patients.

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Coastal Recovery: Bringing a Damaged Wetland Back to Life

Standing atop a 10-foot dune at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Delaware Bay, refuge manager Al Rizzo describes one of the largest and most complex wetlands restoration projects ever mounted, a $38 million attempt to return 4,000 acres back to what nature intended.

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