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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 29 (UPI) –Climate change is likely to expose electric grids to new threats. Researchers say electrical engineers and those who manage America’s electrical grid need prepare for emerging vulnerabilities. Scientists at Oak Ridge …
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1875-1883. doi: 10.1242/jeb.139519. Further Reading S. Milius. Wasps drive frog eggs to (escape) hatch. Science News. Vol. 158, October 14, 2000, p. 246. S. Milius. Smart from the start. Science News. Vol. 176, August 15, 2009, p. 26.
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Newly discovered fossil evidence from Namibia strengthens the proposition that the world’s first mass extinction was caused by “ecosystem engineers” – newly evolved biological organisms that altered the environment so radically it drove older species to …
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Selective breeding for specific traits has caused large regions of the bulldog’s genome, or genetic code, to be altered, leading to extreme changes in outward appearance. As a result, it is one of the world’s unhealthiest dog breeds. British bulldogs …
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The average surface temperature of Lake Tahoe has risen faster over the last four years than any time on record — 15 times faster than the long-term warming rate over the past half century, scientists say. Continued warm and dry …
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Night owls take note, if you’re outside tonight about 10 p.m. and you happen to gaze upward, you’ll likely get a glimpse of the International Space Station. According to NASA, the orbiting science centre will be visible above the Okanagan until Aug. 10 …
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J. Raloff. “Teen vaping soars past cigarette use.” Science News for Students. April 28, 2016. J. Raloff. “Vaping may threaten brain, immunity and more.” Science News for Students. February 14, 2016. L. Gravitz. “Teen data find vapers often become …
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Preparations for the launch of weather satellite INSAT-3DR with the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-MkII) next month are progressing at Sriharikota, officials said on Friday. “The weather satellite INSAT-3DR will be put into orbit by a GSLV …
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There are so many damning statistics in a piece published this week by STAT, the health and science news site launched last fall by the Boston Globe, about racial disparities in health care. Half of physicians in one survey, for example, believed at least …
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