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A Relationship Between Severe Winter Weather and Arctic Warmth?

A new review article published in Nature Climate Change evaluates whether severe winter weather in the United States, Europe and Asia is sensitive to Arctic temperatures.

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Large Marine Parks Can Save Sharks from Overfishing Threat

‘No-take’ marine reserves - where fishing is banned - can reverse the decline in the world’s coral reef shark populations caused by overfishing, according to an Australian study.

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A New Stretchable Battery Can Power Wearable Electronics

Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or sewed into our clothing.

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Can I Mix Those Chemicals? There’s an App for That!

Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each year. 

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Making “Lemonade”: Chance Observation Leads to Insight on Microbial Bloom Formation

A scientific discovery often starts with a chance observation made by open minds who realize its potential. 

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Acetone Plus Light Creates a Green Jet Fuel Additive

Take biomass-derived acetone—common nail polish remover—use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel to fly while providing environmental benefits, creating domestic jobs, securing the nation’s global leadership in bioenergy technologies, and improving U.S. energy security.

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Warmer, Dryer, Browner

The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. 

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To Safeguard People From Chemical Pollution, Another Approach Is Warranted

As many as nine million people (16% of all deaths worldwide) die each year as a result of air, water and soil pollution.

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NASA Finds Wind Shear Affected New Tropical Cyclone 09S

Tropical Cyclone 09S formed on Jan. 22 in the Southern Indian Ocean despite being affected by vertical wind shear, and one day later wind shear caused its demise. 

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