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Unusual climate conditions influenced WWI mortality and subsequent Spanish flu pandemic

WASHINGTON–Scientists have spotted a once-in-a-century climate anomaly during World War I that likely increased mortality during the war and the…

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Impurities enhance polymer LED efficiencies

New research published in EPJ B reveals that the higher-than-expected efficiency of PLEDs can be reached through interactions between triplet…

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Migrating Tornadoes Bring Heightened Danger to the Southeast

In March 2019, a violent tornado plowed through eastern Alabama, flattening houses and demolishing mobile homes. Twenty-three people were killed…

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Talc and petroleum jelly among the best lubricants for people wearing PPE

For frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like face visors, googles, and respiratory protective…

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Bird Brains Are Far More Humanlike Than Once Thought

With enough training, pigeons can distinguish between the works of Picasso and Monet. Ravens can identify themselves in a mirror.…

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Covid-19 news: Test and trace app goes live across England and Wales

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool The…

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COVID-19 data on Native Americans is ‘a national disgrace.’ This scientist is fighting to be counted

“If you eliminate us in the data, we no longer exist,” says Abigail Echo-Hawk, a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma…

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Costa Rica is producing a new corps of skilled tropical biologists. But many can’t find jobs at home

A new corps of Costa Rican biologists is studying the country’s rich biodiversity, including this montane forest. GERRY ELLIS/MINDEN PICTURES…

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Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change, say scientists

IMAGE: Latin name: Gonepteryx rhamni. view more  Credit: Andrew Bladon Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK…

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Stroke alarm clock may streamline and accelerate time-sensitive acute stroke care

DALLAS, September 24, 2020 — A digital clock that sounds alarms signaling each step of acute stroke care at the…

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