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Long-Term Safety of Radiotherapy in Fewer Doses for Patients With Early Breast Cancer Demonstrated in 10-Year Study

A lower total dose of radiotherapy delivered in fewer but larger doses is as safe in the long term as breast cancer radiotherapy courses giving multiple small doses, according to the final results of a 10-year study.

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Revealing the Atmospheric Impact of Planetary Collisions

Giant impacts have a wide range of consequences for young planets and their atmospheres, according to research led by our scientists.

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Rapid Genome Sequencing and Screening Help Hospital Manage COVID-19 Outbreaks

Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of healthcare-associated COVID-19 infections.

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Geoengineering’s Benefits Limited for Apple Crops in India

Geoengineering – spraying sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to combat global warming – would only temporarily and partially benefit apple production in northern India, according to a Rutgers co-authored study.

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What Determines a Warbler's Colors?

A new study has narrowed down the region of the genome that drives the black color in throat and face of warblers by studying the hybrid offspring produced when two species mate.

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Why Hydration Is So Important When Hiking in the Heat of Summer

You don’t have to be an experienced trailblazer to know that if you choose to hike in the heat, you better be hydrated.

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World's Largest Study Shows Carbon Pricing Reduces Emissions

There is strong evidence that carbon pricing works to strongly reduce emissions, according to the world's largest study on the issue published by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) and Macquarie University today.

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Researchers Find Sun and Rain Transform Asphalt Binder Into Potentially Toxic Compounds

A dramatic oil spill, such as the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico a decade ago, can dominate headlines for months while scientists, policymakers and the public fret over what happens to all that oil in the environment.

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Satellites Size Up Bubbles of Methane in Lake Ice

Synthetic Aperture Radar is offering scientists a new way to measure how much of the potent greenhouse gas is bubbling up from frozen Arctic lakes.

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Early Detection of Algae ‘Blooms’ by Satellite Yields Healthcare Savings

Some toxin-producing algae can be harmful to human health when the algae are present in high numbers.

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