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Researchers Use MRI to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

MRI brain scans perform better than common clinical tests at predicting which people will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study being presented at RSNA 2018.

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Depressed People Have an Increased Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) journal.

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Explaining the Plummeting Cost of Solar Power

The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology.

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GPM Satellite Sees Light Rain Occurring in Tropical Depression 33W’s Eastern Side

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite is providing data on rain rates within Tropical Cyclone 33W as it moves over the Philippines on Nov. 19.

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Satellite Finds Tropical Cyclone Bouchra Reborn in Southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone 04S, known as Bouchra formed in the Southern Indian Ocean during the week of Nov. 12 and by the end of the week it had become a remnant low pressure area.

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As climate and land-use change accelerate, so must efforts to preserve state’s plants

As the IPCC warns that we have only 12 years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half or risk significantly greater impacts from climate change, UC Berkeley  scientists are charting the best course to save California’s native plants from these human threats.

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NASA Catches Tropical Cyclone Gaja’s Landfall

Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA’s Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information.

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Wildfires destroying California bring questions about health and climate

As wildfires continue to burn in Northern and Southern California, there are more questions than answers. 

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PNW Woodlands Will be Less Vulnerable to Drought, Fire Than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests

Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling by researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry shows.

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Space-Inspired Speed Breeding for Crop Improvement

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops.

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