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What Does Earth’s Core Have in Common with Salad Dressing? Maybe This

A Yale-led team of scientists may have found a new factor to help explain the ebb and flow of Earth’s magnetic field — and it’s something familiar to anyone who has made a vinaigrette for their salad.

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Offshore Wind Farm Increased Tourism on Block Island

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island.

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Sensor Can Detect Spoiled Milk Before Opening

Expiration dates on milk could eventually become a thing of the past with new sensor technology from Washington State University scientists.

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Show Your Hands: Smartwatches Sense Hand Activity

We've become accustomed to our smartwatches and smartphones sensing what our bodies are doing, be it walking, driving or sleeping. But what about our hands?

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Eddy Currents Affect Flux of Salt More Than Heat

A study of eddy-induced transport of energy and biochemical particles and its influences on circulation patterns in the Red Sea reveals a mechanism that balances fluctuations in both salt and heat in the basin.

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The Winter Weather Window That Is Costing UK Rapeseed Growers Millions

UK rapeseed growers are losing up to a quarter of their crop yield each year because of temperature rises during an early-winter weather window.

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Rethinking Digital Service Design Could Reduce Their Environmental Impact

Digital technology companies could reduce the carbon footprint of services like You Tube by changing how they are designed, experts say.

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Nearly Half of Public Wrongly Believe Heart Failure Is Normal in Old Age

Low awareness of heart failure among patients and the public is highlighted in surveys to be presented during Heart Failure 2019 the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association (HFA), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), taking place in Athens, Greece from 25 to 28 May.

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North Atlantic Ocean Productivity Has Dropped 10 Percent During Industrial Era

Virtually all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton — microscopic organisms that work tirelessly at the ocean’s surface to absorb the carbon dioxide that gets dissolved into the upper ocean from the atmosphere.

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