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Bacteria and Algae Get Rides in Clouds

Human health and ecosystems could be affected by microbes including cyanobacteria and algae that hitch rides in clouds and enter soil, lakes, oceans and other environments when it rains, according to a Rutgers co-authored study.

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Researchers Propose That Humidity From Masks May Lessen Severity of COVID-19

Masks help protect the people wearing them from getting or spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but now researchers from the National Institutes of Health have added evidence for yet another potential benefit for wearers: The humidity created inside the mask may help combat respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.

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Green Tea Compound Aids Tumor-Suppressing, DNA-Repairing Protein

An antioxidant found in green tea may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein, known as the “guardian of the genome” for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells.

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A ‘Skeletal Age’ Calculator to Predict Bone Fracture Risk

Researchers from the Garvan Institute, led by University of Technology Sydney Professor of Predictive Medicine Tuan Nguyen, have developed a computational model to calculate ‘skeletal age’, a personalised estimate of an individual’s risk of bone fracture and premature death.

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A Machine-Learning Approach to Finding Treatment Options for Covid-19

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, doctors and researchers rushed to find effective treatments.

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USC Biologists Devise New Way to Track Carbon Buildup in The Ocean

A new USC study puts ocean microbes in a new light with important implications for global warming.

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Ageing Offshore Wind Turbines Could Stunt the Growth of Renewable Energy Sector

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) has led a study highlighting the urgent need for the UK’s Government and renewable energy industries to give vital attention to decommissioning offshore wind turbines approaching their end of live expectancy by 2025.

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A Short Journey to the Center of the Earth

A geologist’s dream, Gros Morne National Park is one of the few places where you can set foot on the Earth's mantle without digging an inch.

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Ice Age Carolinas

There are hundreds of thousands of oval depressions dotting the Atlantic coastal plain—relicts of a cooler, drier, windier time.

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Earth Just Had Its 7th-Warmest January on Record

Polar sea ice coverage was below average for the month

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