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New Stinging Ant Species Could Cause Problems for Kentuckians

Asian needle ants have a powerful sting, but UK entomologists encourage people not to panic if they find them.

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Turning Wastewater into a Resource

A new European initiative aims to create a “Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis”

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Study Finds Elevated Soil Lead Levels in Formerly-industrial Residential NYC Neighborhoods

Over the past twenty years, many areas within New York City have transitioned from industrial and manufacturing zones to residential neighborhoods.

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Wild Bees Depend on the Landscape Structure

Research team led by University of Göttingen investigates flower strips, organic farming and small crop fields.

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NASA Catches a Short-lived Eastern Pacific Depression 4E

Tropical Depression 4E formed late on June 29 and it is forecast to become a remnant low-pressure area by the end of the day on June 30.

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Study Finds That Plastic Recycling From Europe Being Dumped In Asian Waters

New research from NUI Galway and the University of Limerick has for the first time quantified the volume of plastic from European countries (EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway) that contributes to ocean littering from exported recycling.

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Electrochemical Reaction Powers New Drug Discoveries

A Cornell-led collaboration is flipping the switch on traditional synthetic chemistry by using electricity to drive a new chemical reaction that previously stumped chemists who rely on conventional methods.

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NASA-NOAA Satellite Animation Shows the End of Tropical Cyclone Boris

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite imagery provided a look at the end of the second named tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean’s 2020 Hurricane Season.

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New Radar Lets Cars Spot Hazards Around Corners

Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, researchers have developed an automated system that will allow cars to peer around corners and spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

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Engineers Use “DNA Origami” To Identify Vaccine Design Rules

By folding DNA into a virus-like structure, MIT researchers have designed HIV-like particles that provoke a strong immune response from human immune cells grown in a lab dish.

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