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When in Drought: Researchers Map Which Parts of the Amazon Are Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

In the late 2000s, Scott Saleska noticed something strange going on in the Amazon rainforest. 

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An Earthquake Changed the Course of the Ganges. Could It Happen Again?

A major earthquake 2,500 years ago caused one of the largest rivers on Earth to abruptly change course, according to a new study. 

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Understanding the Green Sahara’s Collapse

Abrupt shifts within complex systems such as the Earth’s climate system are extremely hard to predict.

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Climate Change: Rising Temperatures May Impact Groundwater Quality

As the world’s largest unfrozen freshwater resource, groundwater is crucial for life on Earth. 

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Spinning up Hurricane Communications

Forecasters can use images in social media to better communicate weather related hazards of hurricanes, according to a pair of new studies. 

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Is Coffee Good for You or Bad for You?

Coffee drinking is a heritable habit, and one that carries a certain amount of genetic baggage.

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Study Finds Air Pollution Can Increase Cardiovascular Risk for Cancer Patients

Modern therapies have extended the lives of many cancer patients; however, survivors often live with chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease. 

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Wear It, Then Recycle: Designers Make Dissolvable Textiles From Gelatin

Introducing the fashion of the future: a T-shirt you can wear a few times, then, when you get bored with it, dissolve and recycle to make a new shirt.

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Astronomers See a Massive Black Hole Awaken in Real Time

In late 2019 the previously unremarkable galaxy SDSS1335+0728 suddenly started shining brighter than ever before.

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Large Wildfires Create Weather That Favors More Fire

A new UC Riverside study shows soot from large wildfires in California traps sunlight, making days warmer and drier than they ought to be.

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