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Three Times the Gains

From climate change and carbon emissions to biodiversity and global hunger, humanity faces so many challenges that tackling them quickly is a daunting task. 

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Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

A recent study shows that lettuce can be grown in greenhouses that filter out wavelengths of light used to generate solar power, demonstrating the feasibility of using see-through solar panels in greenhouses to generate electricity.

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Arctic Was Once Lush and Green, Could be Again, New Research Shows

Imagine not a white, but a green Arctic, with woody shrubs as far north as the Canadian coast of the Arctic Ocean.

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Algae Growing on Dead Coral Could Paint a Falsely Rosy Portrait of Reef Health

Algae colonizing dead coral are upending scientists’ ability to accurately assess the health of a coral reef community, according to new work from a team of marine science experts led by Carnegie’s Manoela Romanó de Orte and Ken Caldeira. Their findings are published in Limnology and Oceanography.

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot Feeds on Smaller Storms

The stormy, centuries-old maelstrom of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was shaken but not destroyed by a series of anticyclones that crashed into it over the past few years.

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The City Formula or: It’s All About Geometry!

A characteristic feature of complex systems is that when they double in size, many of their parts do not. 

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The Potential Economic Impact of Volcano Alerts

The Volcano Alert Level (VAL) system, standardized by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 2006, is meant to save lives and keep citizens living in the shadow of an active volcano informed of their current level of risk.

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FSU Researchers Discover How ‘Cryptic Species’ Respond Differently to Coral Bleaching

Certain brightly colored coral species dotting the seafloor may appear indistinguishable to many divers and snorkelers, but Florida State University researchers have found that these genetically diverse marine invertebrates vary in their response to ocean warming, a finding that has implications for the long-term health of coral reefs.

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Meandering Rivers Create “Counter-Point Bars” No Matter Underlying Geology

It’s not uncommon for crescent-shaped swaths of sand to dot the shorelines of meandering rivers. 

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Study: One Enzyme Dictates Cells’ Response to a Probable Carcinogen

In the past few years, several medications have been found to be contaminated with NDMA, a probable carcinogen.

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