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Placentas From COVID-19-Positive Pregnant Women Show Injury

The placentas from 16 women who tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury, according to pathological exams completed directly following birth, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. 

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No Improvement in Death Rate for COVID-19 Patients who Received Hydroxychloroquine

A research team led by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has evaluated real-world evidence related to outcomes for COVID-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine analogues (with or without a macrolide). 

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NASA Examines Tropical Storm Mangga in Infrared Light

NASA’s Aqua satellite used infrared light to provide forecasters with a look at the temperatures of the cloud tops in Tropical Storm Mangga.

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Parasitic Wasp Discovery Offers Chemical-Free Pest Control For Farmers

A species of parasitic wasp discovered by chance could provide farmers with a chemical-free way of controlling a major pest.

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Selfie Stick And Fishing Rod Shed First Light On Ancient Reptile

The skeleton of an extinct ‘fish lizard’ locked in a glass case over 16ft from the ground for the last 100 years has finally been studied, thanks to a selfie stick on a fishing rod.

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Towable Sensor Free-Falls To Measure Vertical Slices Of Ocean Conditions

The motion of the ocean is often thought of in horizontal terms, for instance in the powerful currents that sweep around the planet, or the waves that ride in and out along a coastline.

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Researchers Demonstrate Transport of Mechanical Energy, Even Through Damaged Pathways

Most technologies today rely on devices that transport energy in the form of light, radio, or mechanical waves.

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Low-Severity Fires Enhance Long-Term Carbon Retention of Peatlands

High-intensity fires can destroy peat bogs and cause them to emit huge amounts of their stored carbon into the atmosphere as greenhouse gases, but a new Duke University study finds low-severity fires spark the opposite outcome.

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Solar Energy Farms Could Offer Second Life For Electric Vehicle Batteries

As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for vehicles that need reliable acceleration and range.

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A Replaceable, More Efficient Filter For N95 Masks

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a worldwide shortage of face masks — particularly, the N95 ones worn by health care workers.

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