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High-protein Diet Could Increase Heart Attack Risk
News   Jan 27, 2020

High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a down side: They lead to more plaque in the arteries.

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Four Corners Drought Directly Linked to Climate Change
News   Jan 27, 2020

Researchers have found that 60 to 80% of the Four Corners region's increased potential for evaporation stemmed from human-induced warming alone.

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Living Near Major Roads Associated With Higher Dementia Risk
News   Jan 27, 2020

Living less than 50 metres from a major road is associated with a higher risk of developing dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS, according to a new study.

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Forensic Techniques Used in Bid To Protect Turtles
News   Jan 27, 2020

According to new research tracking Loggerhead turtles with chemical signatures, the creatures feed in the same places year after year – meaning key locations should be protected, researchers say.

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Secret Ingredient to Better Espresso? Maths!
News   Jan 24, 2020

Mathematicians, physicists and materials experts might not spring to mind as the first people to consult about whether you are brewing your coffee right. But a team of such researchers are challenging common espresso wisdom.

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How Can We Prompt Individuals To Take Action on Climate Change?
News   Jan 24, 2020

A researcher has combined two decades of scientific studies on climate change in order to pinpoint the obstacles to behavior change and find ways to overcome them.

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What Do the Public Really Think About Genetically Edited Crops?
News   Jan 23, 2020

A team of researchers led by Naoko Kato-Nitta, a research scientist at the Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research and The Institute of Statistical Mathematics in Tokyo, Japan, conducted a survey to explore the opinions and attitudes of both Japanese experts and the general public on gene editing versus other breeding techniques in Japan.

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Genetic Analysis Identifies Missing Persons From the Spanish Civil War
News   Jan 23, 2020

The BIOMICs research team at the UPV/EHU has spent the last ten years working to identify disappeared persons by genetically analysing bone and teeth samples taken from remains recovered from various mass graves dating from the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship and comparing the results with DNA taken from family members.

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Michelin and WWF Criticized Over Supposedly "Eco-friendly" Rubber Plantation
News   Jan 23, 2020

Tyre giant Michelin and the environmental organization WWF have been criticized by researchers over a rubber plantation in Indonesia that was portrayed as "eco-friendly" and "sustainable", but which villagers say has caused deforestation, habitat loss and resulted in land grabs.

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Multitude of Benefits of a Climate-friendly Diet
News   Jan 23, 2020

Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in the coming decades, according to a new study.

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