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Hydropower Plants to Support Solar and Wind Energy

Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Development: New Guidelines for Ethical Approach to Infecting Trial Volunteers

New guidelines for scientists and regulators show how deliberate infection of volunteers for vaccine trials can be done ethically

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Study Investigates Atlantic Rainforest Regeneration in the State of São Paulo

The Atlantic Rainforest has been so savagely clearcut and burned over several centuries that only approximately 12% now remains. 

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Study Shows Erosion of Ozone Layer Responsible for Mass Extinction Event

Researchers at the University of Southampton have shown that an extinction event 360 million years ago, that killed much of the Earth’s plant and freshwater aquatic life, was caused by a brief breakdown of the ozone layer that shields the Earth from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

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Sea Snakes Have Been Adapting To See Underwater For 15 Million Years

Sea snakes first entered the marine environment 15 million years ago and have been evolving ever since to survive in its changing light conditions, according to a new study.

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These Tiny, Self-Assembling Traps Capture PFAS

University at Buffalo chemists have shown that self-assembling molecular traps can be used to capture PFAS — dangerous pollutants that have contaminated drinking water supplies around the world.

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New Clues to Deep Earthquake Mystery

A new understanding of our planet’s deepest earthquakes could help unravel one of the most mysterious geophysical processes on Earth.

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New Study Examines Impact Of Major Life Events On Wellbeing

Major life events such as marriage, death of a loved one or bankruptcy all affect our wellbeing.

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Exploiting Viruses To Attack Cancer Cells

Hokkaido University scientists have made an adenovirus that specifically replicates inside and kills cancer cells by employing special RNA-stabilizing elements.

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Mapping Snow on Arctic Sea Ice

First-of-a-kind maps show how the depth of this insulating snow layer changes from month to month.

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