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Researchers to Target Mosquito Egg Production to Curtail Disease

Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, to investigate the role hormones play in the female mosquito’s ability to use human blood for egg production.

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NASA Catches Tropical Cyclone 11W Passing Northern Philippines

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of recently formed Tropical Depression 11W.

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Using ‘shade balls’ in reservoirs may use up more water than they save

Preventing reservoir evaporation during droughts with floating balls may not help conserve water overall, due to the water needed to make the balls.

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NASA Finds Fading Sub-Tropical Storm Beryl Devoid of Center Precipitation

On Sunday, July 15, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted that Sub-Tropical Storm Beryl was devoid of precipitation around its center of circulation and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite confirmed it. By July 16, Beryl had again become a remnant low pressure area.

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Getting to know the microbes that drive climate change

A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change.

Microbes have significant influence over global warming, primarily through the production of – or consumption of – methane, and new details about these microscopic beings’ genetics is now available, thanks to a trio of studies from a project co-led by researchers at The Ohio State University.

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Study: Reducing carbon emissions will limit sea level rise

In recent years, scientists have been able to correlate the amount of global warming to cumulative carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels – a relationship that became the basis of the Paris Agreement on climate change that guides policies of most world nations to limit their carbon emissions.

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Australia Has a New Venomous Snake – and It May Already Be Threatened

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger of extinction due to mining.

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Mobile Coupons Can Increase Revenue Both During and After a Promotion

Mobile coupons not only drive customers to spend money during a promotion – they can encourage long-term purchase behavior as well.

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How Many People Die From Tuberculosis Every Year?

The discrepancies between the estimates for global tuberculosis deaths by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation  (IHME) is due to different methodologies and data sources used by each institution. These differences are considerable in terms of absolute numbers for a dozen countries, according to a study led by ISGlobal – an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation. The results highlight the need to improve the modeling approaches in these countries in order to understand the true burden of the disease and design adequate health policies.

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How New York City is Tackling Extreme Heat in a Warming World

On a hot summer day in New York City last July, Ajohntae Dixon was studying at home when he began struggling to breathe. With no air conditioning in his apartment, the temperature inside surged, and the 15-year-old’s gasping quickly progressed into a full-blown asthma attack under the oppressive heat. He took his inhaler and then tried his nebulizer, but he was still fighting for air.

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