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Driving Forward Energy-Efficient Electronics

Scientists have made a breakthrough in the development of a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat.

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Antibodies In The Brain Trigger Epilepsy

Certain forms of epilepsy are accompanied by inflammation of important brain regions.

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New Mathematical Model Can More Effectively Track Epidemics

A new model developed by Princeton and Carnegie Mellon researchers improves tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in diseases.

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Health Benefits For Kids Outweigh Risks Of Eating Fish During Pregnancy

To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women.

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Co-Occurring Contaminants May Increase Risks in N.C. Groundwater

Contaminants that occur together naturally in groundwater under certain geological conditions may heighten health risks for millions of North Carolinians whose drinking water comes from private wells, and current safety regulations don’t address the problem, a new Duke University study finds.

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Burying or Burning Garbage Boosts Airborne Bacteria, Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Municipal solid waste is trash — such as plastic, food scraps and lawn clippings — that goes into garbage bins and doesn’t get recycled. 

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Pharma’s Potential Impact on Water Quality

When people take medications, these drugs and their metabolites can be excreted and make their way to wastewater treatment plants. 

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Snow-Parched Scandinavia

Winter is loosening its grip on the Northern Hemisphere, but the seasonal change in Northern Europe is less dramatic than most years.

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Healing Scars at Kaho’olawe

The Hawaiian island has been scarred by volcanic eruptions, livestock grazing, penal colonies, bombs, and fire. Yet there is hope for healing.

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Latent Heat Flux Research Assists to Alpine Wetland Ecosystem Protection

As one of the important ecological barriers adjusting regional climate change, alpine wetlands play a very important role in runoff regulation and affect climate change in downstream regions.

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