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ANU Research Set to Shake-Up Space Missions

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found a number of 2D materials can not only withstand being sent into space, but potentially thrive in the harsh conditions.

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NASA Tracks Tropical Cyclone Idai Over Mozambique

Visible imagery from NASA’s Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone continued to move in a westerly direction after making landfall in Mozambique.

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Few Treatment Guidelines for Heart Disease Are Based on Rigorous Study

Less than 10 percent of the treatment recommendations U.S. doctors rely on to manage care for heart patients are based on evidence gained from multiple large, randomized clinical trials -- the gold standard for obtaining scientific data.

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Bad News for Egg Lovers

Cancel the cheese omelet. There is sobering news for egg lovers who have been happily gobbling up their favorite breakfast since the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer limited how much dietary cholesterol or how many eggs they could eat.

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Strong Planetary Magnetic Fields like Earth's May Protect Oceans from Stellar Storms

A study by scientists at ANU on the magnetic fields of planets has found that most planets discovered in other solar systems are unlikely to be as hospitable to life as Earth.

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Urgent Need for Guidelines to Communicate with Children About Life Threatening Conditions

Two new papers published in The Lancet, led by a team at the University of Oxford, highlight the importance of communicating with families about life threatening conditions in ways that can make a real difference to the traumatic circumstances in which families find themselves. 

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Brazilian City’s Pollution Spreads to Untouched Amazon Rainforest

The pollution plume produced in the city of Manaus, northwest Brazil, tends to drift towards pristine areas of the Amazon rainforest, elevating up to 50 times the concentration of tiny, harmful particles in parts of the forest with near pre-industrial atmospheric conditions.

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Cardiovascular Screenings Uncover Two Cases of Diabetes And Significant Levels of High Cholesterol in Middle Schoolers

A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. Two had blood sugar levels (HbA1c) in the diabetes range.

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Older Adults Feel Younger When They’re in Control

Stress can negatively impact health and wellbeing and cause people to become overwhelmed and feel that they have no control over their daily lives.

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Researchers Reverse the Flow of Time on IBM’s Quantum Computer

We all mark days with clocks and calendars, but perhaps no timepiece is more immediate than a mirror.

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