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A Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring

A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University.

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Small Change for Climate Change: Why Research Funding to Save the World Needs to Be Drastically Stepped Up

A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into the greatest challenge in combatting global warming – how to get individuals and societies to overcome ingrained human habits to make the changes necessary to mitigate climate change.

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Obesity Could Be Linked to a Rise in Fatty Liver Disease in Young Adults

One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. 

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Walnuts May Be Good for The Gut and Help Promote Heart Health

Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria.

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Cyanobacteria in Water and On Land Identified as Source of Methane

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are among the most common organisms on Earth.

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A Green Battery for Home Use in Rural Africa

Over a billion people worldwide live without electricity.

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NASA's ARIA Team Helps in Puerto Rico Quake Response

NASA's ARIA team mapped damage in southwestern Puerto Rico following a 6.4-magnitude quake and hundreds of aftershocks.

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When Bushfires Create Their Own Weather System

The recent bushfires in Australia have been terrifying. As we talk of firenadoes and megablazes, we're understanding just how dangerous and unpredictable fire behaviour can be.

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A Teaching Tool for a Warming World

A new digital platform helps teachers in disciplines from psychology to literature incorporate climate change into their curricula.

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Study Shows ‘Organic’ Wounds Improve Produce

Texas A&M scientists found that insect leaf-wounding in plants triggers a stress response that produces healthier organic fruit.

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