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Smart Irrigation Model Predicts Rainfall to Conserve Water

Fresh water isn’t unlimited. Rainfall isn’t predictable. And plants aren’t always thirsty.

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NASA Sees Tropical Storm Danas Track through the East China Sea

NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Danas moving through the East China Sea on July 19, 2019.

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In the Global South Less Than One-Third of High Blood Pressure Patients Treated

Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. 

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Sustainable Land Management Key to Reducing Amazon Wildfires, Study Shows

The unrelenting deforestation of the Amazon region could lead to a dramatic increase to the risk of destructive wildfire outbreaks, research has shown.

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Space Research Helps Patients on Earth with Low Blood Pressure Condition

Ever stand up too quickly and see stars? Fainting from low blood pressure can be dangerous for astronauts as well as for patients.

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A New Cancer Drug, Thanks to a New Approach

The newest cancer treatment on the market owes something to one of the earliest advocates for modern science. 

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Salt Rules Linked to 9900 Cases of Cardiovascular Disease and 1500 Cancer Cases

A relaxation of UK food industry regulation has been linked with 9,900 additional cases of cardiovascular disease, and 1,500 cases of stomach cancer.

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DNA Analysis Reveals Cryptic Underwater Ecosystem Engineers

They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia’s coast, indistinguishable from one another.

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Scientists Find High Mutation Rates Generating Genetic Diversity Within Huge, Old-Growth Trees

The towering, hundreds of years old Sitka spruce trees growing in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Carmanah Valley appear placid and unchanging.

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Canada’s High School Curricula Not Giving Students Full Picture Of Climate Change

Canada’s high school students may not be getting enough information on the negative impacts of climate change.

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