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HKU Marine Biologist and International Team Unveil Impacts of Heatwave on Reef Fishes

The marine heatwave of 2016 was one of longest and hottest thermal anomalies recorded on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, influencing multiple species of marine ectotherms, including coral reef fishes.

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Staring Into The Vortex

Imagine a massive mug of cold, dense cream with hot coffee poured on top.

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Professor Água Project

A rich resource of information related to floods, droughts, water quality, contamination, and environmental stewardess.

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Public Health Leadership Paramount to Emerging Coronavirus Pandemic

For decades, public health officials have directed the containment of emerging pandemics – perhaps most notably – the worldwide eradication of smallpox starting in the early to mid-1960s. 

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Portable AI Device Turns Coughing Sounds Into Health Data for Flu Forecasting

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning – called FluSense – which can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyze the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends.

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Starlings Sleep Less During Summer and Full-Moon Nights

Researchers of the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute have found that starlings sleep five hours less per night during the summer. 

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How COVID-19 Affects Children Vital to Slowing Pandemic, Doctors Say

Though COVID-19 so far appears to be largely sparing children, researchers are cautioning that it is critical to understand how the virus affects kids to model the pandemic accurately, limit the disease’s spread and ensure the youngest patients get the care they need.

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The Power of Light for Internet of Underwater Things

A system that can concurrently transmit light and energy to underwater energy devices is under development at KAUST. 

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Step It Up: Higher Daily Step Counts Linked With Lower Blood Pressure

In the electronic Framingham Heart Study presented at ACC.20/WCC, people who took more steps daily, as tracked by their smartwatch, had lower blood pressure on average than those taking fewer steps.

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Sharp Increase in Hypertension-Related Deaths in US, Study Finds

Rates of deaths related to hypertension have risen by 72 percent and 20 percent in rural and urban areas of the U.S., respectively, according to research presented during ACC.20/WCC and published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 

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