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Stalagmite Holds Key to Predicting Droughts, Floods for India

A team of Vanderbilt University earth scientists returned to an unusual cave in India to unlock secrets about climate change that could have far-reaching implications.

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How Watching TV and Movies Helps People with Attachment Issues

People who have trouble with romantic relationships may watch movies and TV shows for more than just a chance to escape from their lives for a bit.

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Hurricane Maria Study Warns: Climate-Driven Storms May Raze Many Tropical Forests

A new study shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times, and suggests that more frequent big storms whipped up by a warming climate could permanently alter forests not only here, but across much of the Atlantic tropics. 

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Asia on Alert as Highly Destructive Fall Armyworm Spreads

Farmers and authorities throughout Asia need to be vigilant against fall armyworm invasions, after confirmation that the fast-moving pest has spread from India to China and now to South-East Asia, agricultural experts say.  

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Attractive Businesswomen Viewed as Less Trustworthy “Femmes Fatales”

A Washington State University researcher says attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy, less truthful and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women. 

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Researchers Create New Way to Power Electric Cars

A team of UMass Lowell researchers has pioneered a new, more efficient way to power electric vehicles. 

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Bacteria May Travel Thousands of Miles Through the Air Globally

Bacteria may travel thousands of miles through the air worldwide instead of hitching rides with people and animals, according to Rutgers and other scientists. 

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Catalyst Advance Removes Pollutants at Low Temperatures

Researchers at Washington State University, University of New Mexico,  Eindhoven University of Technology, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a catalyst that can both withstand high temperatures and convert pollutants at near room temperature – an important advance for reducing pollution in modern cars.

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GTC Discovers a New Einstein Cross

The study, which has combined images from the Hubble Space Telescope with spectroscopic observations from the GTC, has confirmed the existence of a new example of a gravitational lens, a phenomenon predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity. 

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Story Time Better with Print Books Than E-Books, Study Suggests

Picking what book to read isn’t the only choice families now make at story time – they must also decide between the print or electronic version.

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