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Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, research finds
Shale gas is one of least sustainable options for producing electricity, according to new research from The University of Manchester.
Math can predict how cancer cells evolve
Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
Who uses phone apps to track sleep habits? Mostly the healthy and wealthy in US
The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke.
Being bilingual may help autistic children
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another.
Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society, RAND report finds
Americans' reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil discourse.

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