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Stormwater Management Ponds May Not Hold the Solution for Depleting Wetlands

Relying on stormwater management (SWM) ponds to restore the depleting wetlands is not sustainable and lacks the critical ecosystem services vital for biodiversity, a new study found.

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NASA’s Summer Storm Research Is Flying Into The Next Stage

A low, surging wind picks up as the first few raindrops splatter onto dusty ground. Dense cumulonimbus clouds, like soot-stained cotton balls, knot tighter and tighter in the sky. 

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Antarctica's Ice Shelves Could be Melting Faster than We Thought

A new model developed by Caltech and JPL researchers suggests that Antarctica's ice shelves may be melting at an accelerated rate, which could eventually contribute to more rapid sea level rise. 

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Study Finds That Sound Plus Electrical Body Stimulation Has Potential to Treat Chronic Pain

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has found that electrical stimulation of the body combined with sound activates the brain’s somatosensory or “tactile” cortex, increasing the potential for using the technique to treat chronic pain and other sensory disorders. 

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Surprise, Surprise: Subsurface Water on Mars Defies Expectations

A new analysis of seismic data from NASA’s Mars InSight mission has revealed a couple of surprises.

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Which Leisure Activities Are Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia?

Leisure activities, such as reading a book, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends, may help lower the risk of dementia, according to a new meta-analysis published in the August 10, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 

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Hubble Sees Red Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Slowly Recovering After Blowing Its Top

Analyzing data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories, astronomers have concluded that the bright red supergiant star Betelgeuse quite literally blew its top in 2019, losing a substantial part of its visible surface and producing a gigantic Surface Mass Ejection (SME). 

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Bioengineered Cornea Can Restore Sight to the Blind and Visually Impaired

Researchers and entrepreneurs have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, which resembles the human cornea. 

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Bird Behavior Influenced by Human Activity During COVID-19 Lockdowns

For humans, the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic were a stressful time, marked by fear, isolation, canceled plans and uncertainty. 

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Once Feared Extinct, a Rare Hummingbird Is Rediscovered In Colombia

A rare hummingbird, not seen since 2010, has been rediscovered in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains.

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