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Fukushima Evacuation Zone Abundant With Wildlife Once More
News   Jan 07, 2020

Nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, researchers have found that wildlife populations are abundant in areas void of human life.

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Polluted Wastewater Forecasted? Use a Solar Umbrella!
News   Jan 07, 2020

Scientists have demonstrated a “photo-thermal” umbrella that can double evaporation rates, thus reducing the environmental impact of wastewater settling ponds.

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Genetically Modifying Trees To Prevent Air Pollution Proves Successful
News   Jan 07, 2020

Field trials in Oregon and Arizona show that poplar trees, which emit trace amounts of the gas isoprene, can be genetically modified not to harm air quality while leaving their growth potential unchanged.

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Gender Differences in Self-Promotion of Research
News   Jan 06, 2020

In a recent study by Lerchenmueller et al., male scientists were found to frame their research findings more positively than female scientists and subsequently received higher rates of citations.

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How Does Diet Affect Our Mental Health?
News   Jan 06, 2020

Diet can significantly influence mental health and wellbeing, according to a new review, but the evidence for many diets is comparatively weak.

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Fingerprint of Global Warming Detected in Daily Weather Observations
News   Jan 06, 2020

Climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations around the globe, determining that weather is not climate, but climate change can be seen in weather.

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Early Man Liked Roasted Veggies Too According to 170,000-year-old Cave Dirt
News   Jan 03, 2020

Early modern humans cooked starchy food in South Africa 170,000 years ago, according to recent cave discoveries. The discovery also points to food being shared and the use of wooden digging sticks to extract the plants from the ground.

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Ultrathin Membrane Could Aid Oil Clean-up
News   Jan 02, 2020

Researchers have developed an ultrathin membrane that could be used for high-performance separation of oil from water.

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London Air Has Higher Levels of Microplastics Than Other Cities Studied
News   Jan 02, 2020

Researchers have carried out the first study of microplastics in the atmosphere in London to determine what people within the city might be exposed to and where this comes from.

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Children Who Drink Whole Milk Less Likely To Be Overweight Than Those Drinking Reduced-fat Milk
News   Jan 02, 2020

A systematic review and meta-analysis found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk.

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