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Climate change expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change's effect on global air pollution.
People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected
Adults with autism may overestimate the volatility of the world around them, finds a new UCL study published in Nature Neuroscience.
Towards a safe and scalable cell therapy for type 1 diabetes by simplifying beta cell differentiation
With the vision of providing a cell therapy for type 1 diabetes patients, scientists at the University of Copenhagen have identified a unique cell surface protein present on human pancreatic precursor cells providing for the first time a molecular handle to purify the cells whose fate is to become cells of the pancreas -- including insulin-producing cells.
Advancing public engagement at the Ecological Society of America
This year, the annual meeting of the ESA in Portland, Ore., Aug.
Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing
Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths.
Women show cognitive advantage in gender-equal countries
Women's cognitive functioning past middle age may be affected by the degree of gender equality in the country they live in, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Guidelines for assessing orthostatic hypotension should be changed, new study recommends
A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that testing for the presence of orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure, be performed within one minute of standing after a person has been lying down.
Internet searches for suicide after '13 Reasons Why'
Internet searches about suicide were higher than expected after the release of the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' about the suicide of a fictional teen that graphically shows the suicide in its finale, according to a new research letter published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Earth likely to warm more than 2 degrees this century
A new statistically-based analysis, rather than the previous scenarios, shows a 90 percent chance that average warming this century will be greater than 2 degrees Celsius.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Nesat landfall in China
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Nesat after it made landfall its second and final landfall in eastern China.
Beware doping athletes! This sensor may be your downfall
A new light-trapping sensor, developed by a University at Buffalo-led team of engineers and described in an Advanced Optical Materials study, makes infrared absorption more sensitive, inexpensive and versatile.
Bold new approaches needed to shrink Gulf of Mexico dead zone and meet elusive goals
Shrinking the annual Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' down to the size of Delaware will require a 59-percent reduction in the amount of nitrogen runoff that flows down the Mississippi River from as far away as the Corn Belt.
Scientists watch 'artificial atoms' assemble into perfect lattices with many uses
Some of the world's tiniest crystals are known as 'artificial atoms' because they can organize themselves into structures that look like molecules, including 'superlattices' that are potential building blocks for novel materials.
Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications journal (volume 2 issue 3) published
The new journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications has just published the third issue of Volume 2.
New genomics tool CITE-Seq enables large-scale multidimensional analysis of single cells
A new technique developed by scientists at the New York Genome Center (NYGC) represents an important step forward for single-cell RNA sequencing, an advancing field of genomics that provides detailed insights into individual cells and makes it possible to distinguish between different cell types and to study disease mechanisms at the level of individual cells.
A closer look at osteoporosis medication's mechanisms may improve outcomes
Osteoporosis is the primary cause of bone fractures in the elderly, reflecting an imbalance between osteoclasts, bone-degrading cells, and osteoblasts, bone-building cells.
Tobacco industry steps up tactics to reduce impact of display ban
Tobacco manufacturers are offering retailers incentives to promote their products in a bid to mitigate the effects of the advertising ban, a University of Stirling study has found.
Cells that stand in the way of HIV cure: Discovery expands understanding of marrow's role
New research into HIV's hiding places reveals new clues about exactly how it persists in the body for years, in hematopoietic progenitor cells in the bone marrow.
When push comes to injury: What pushing a wheelchair does to your back
When asked to push a simulated wheelchair against increasing resistance, study participants typically exceeded the recommended limits to avoid back injury by nearly 20 percent before they decided to quit.
Study links violence exposure, obesity in teens
Teens consumed more unhealthy foods and beverages on days they were exposed to violence, and suffered from fatigue due to poor sleep the following day, according to a new study by Duke researchers.
Methane-eating bacteria in lake deep beneath Antarctic ice
An interdisciplinary team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has concluded that bacteria in a lake 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may digest methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, preventing its release into the atmosphere.
Exercise incentives do little to spur gym-going, study shows
Even among people who had just joined a gym and expected to visit regularly, getting paid to exercise did little to make their commitment stick, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University.
New MRI contrast agent tested on big animals
Experiments in dogs, rabbits and monkeys show the efficacy and biocompatibility of a new MRI/MRA contrast agent in detecting stroke.
Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system
Arctic sea ice is not merely a passive responder to the climate changes occurring around the world, according to new research.
Study highlights underlying mechanisms of fractures associated with osteoporosis drug
There is no disputing that the use of bisphosphonates -- with brand names such as Fosamax, Boniva and Reclast -- is proven to combat bone loss and fragility fractures in millions of osteoporosis patients for whom a fracture could be debilitating, even life-threatening.
Glaciers may have helped warm Earth
Weathering of Earth by glaciers may have warmed the planet over eons by aiding the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Bringing a 'trust but verify' model to journal peer review
In a commentary published July 20 in the journal Science, lead author Carole Lee and co-author David Moher identify incentives that could encourage journals to 'open the black box of peer review' for the sake of improving transparency, reproducibility and trust in published research.
Astronomers find that the sun's core rotates four times faster that its surface
The sun's core rotates nearly four times faster than the sun's surface, an international team of astronomers reports in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
The undertaker's census
Scientists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama tested a new technique: recruiting carrion-eating flies to detect mammals.
Taboo around vaginal bleeding endangering women's health
The culture of silence surrounding vaginal bleeding at all stages of life is endangering women's health and is being made worse by limited access to clean water, sanitation, and factual information in low and middle income countries, concludes an analysis published in the online journal BMJ Global Health.
Study reinforces the Amazon forest's importance in regulating atmospheric chemistry
Airborne measurements show that the Amazon rainforest emits three times more isoprene than was previously estimated.
Netflix drama '13 Reasons Why' linked to suicidal thoughts
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine and led by San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health Associate Research Professor John W.
Leaf beetles: Even a tiny dose of pesticide will impair reproduction
The number of insects in Germany is declining rapidly - in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia alone, it has dropped by three-quarters within only 25 years.
Aardvarks' fate points to worrying consequences for wildlife, due to climate change
Aardvarks prove to be highly susceptible to the warmer and drier climates that are predicted for the western parts of southern Africa in the future.
Alcohol intake may increase risk of nonmelanoma skin cancers
In a recent analysis of published studies, higher alcohol intake was linked with an increased risk of both basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, which are nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Rusting fool's gold in glaciers a sign of increased carbon
Oxidation of pyrite shows glaciers contribute to the Earth's carbon cycle feedback.
Sad! Drifting word meanings may be creating two different political languages
If the current political discourse sounds a little like people are speaking two different languages, Penn State psychologists, who studied political rhetoric over the past three presidential elections, say that may be close to the case, semantically speaking.
Scientists challenge next-generation sequencing dogma
Next-generation sequencing -- the ability to sequence millions or billions of small fragments of DNA in parallel -- has revolutionized the biological sciences, playing an essential role in everything from locating mutations that cause human disease to determining how a newly discovered animal fits into the tree of life.
Benefits of investments in dikes worldwide known
The economic benefits of building dikes to reduce flood damage far outweigh the costs at the global scale.
Coral disease outbreaks fluctuate with El Niño years, new research finds
Disease outbreaks in corals have followed El Niño-fueled coral bleaching events in the past, leading to speculation about the connection between the diseases and the El Niño cycles.
Dinosaur-era plant found alive in North America for first time
A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.
Toward a better sweat test for babies with cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an incurable genetic disease in which patients have chronic lung infections.
States find rewards from high-tech investments, given time and patience
States have spent millions to develop high-tech industry, with its promise of good jobs and economic growth.
Supreme Court rulings can signal a shift in societal norms
When the Supreme Court issued its 2015 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, Americans understood the decision as a signal of Americans' increasing support of same-sex marriage, according to a study published by Princeton University.
Materials emitted by water pipe-repair method may pose health risks
New research is calling for immediate safeguards and the study of a widely used method for repairing sewer-, storm-water and drinking-water pipes to understand the potential health and environmental concerns for workers and the public.
Mental health visits spike prior to burn injury, indicating opportunity for intervention
In a new study examining the relationship between mental health and burn injury, researchers note that burn injuries may be preventable through increased access to high-quality mental health care.
How camouflaged birds decide where to blend in
Animals that rely on camouflage can choose the best places to conceal themselves based on their individual appearance, new research shows.
Two new studies offer insights into gastrointestinal dysfunction in Parkinson's patients
Constipation is one of the most common non-motor related complaints affecting Parkinson's disease (PD) patients.
Rice University chemists make laser-induced graphene from wood
Rice University scientists have made a form of graphene that can be cut with a table saw.
New drug may treat and limit progression of Parkinson's disease
Researchers at Binghamton University have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson's disease while providing better symptom relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of people with the disease.
Genetic testing helps detect cause of early life epilepsy
Study supports routine genetic testing for initial evaluation of seizures as the first step toward precision medicine and improved outcomes.
Statistical analysis for optimal immunization: New insights into T cell development
When T cells encounter an antigen, they proliferate and produce various types of daughter cells.
Research on nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles reveals viable skin infection treatment
A research team led by Adam Friedman, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes.
Researchers develop technology to make aged cells younger
Researchers at Houston Methodist have made a surprising discovery leading to the development of technology with the ability to rejuvenate human cells.
Scientists discover biomarkers which could lead to better treatments for CF pat
Researchers have identified two new biological markers of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease which affects children and young adults, leaving them with lifelong health complications including digestive problems and persistent lung infections.
Inattention, poor memories shape inflation expectations
A new study co-authored by an MIT economist reveals that people have a haphazard approach to assessing inflation.
Picture perfect
When taking a picture, a photographer must typically commit to a composition that cannot be changed after the shutter is released.
Undocumented immigration doesn't worsen drug, alcohol problems in US, study indicates
Despite being saddled with many factors associated with drug and alcohol problems, undocumented immigrants are not increasing the prevalence of drug and alcohol crimes and deaths in the United States, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Heavier Asian Americans seen as 'more American,' study says
A University of Washington-led study has found that for Asian Americans, those who appear heavier not only are perceived to be more 'American,' but also may be subject to less prejudice directed at foreigners than Asian Americans who are thin.
Study finds cardiac complications high after orthopedic surgery for heart disease patients
A new study published in the HSS Journal, the leading journal on musculoskeletal research, sheds light on reducing cardiac complications in orthopedic surgery.
Study opens new drug therapy targets in a range of diseases
Scientists have a better understanding of the immune system at a molecular level, thanks to University of Queensland-led research that may now lead to a range of new treatments for disease.
How DNA damage turns immune cells against cancer
The delayed arrival of immune cells after cancer therapy is well documented and critical for responses to chemotherapy and radiation, yet the events underlying their induction remain poorly understood.
Two degrees of warming already baked in
Even if humans could instantly turn off all our emissions of greenhouse gases, the Earth would continue to heat up about two more degrees Fahrenheit by the turn of the century, according to a sophisticated new analysis.
Coordinated care organizations lead to more timely prenatal care
Pregnant women on Medicaid are more likely to receive timely prenatal care following Oregon's implementation of coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, which are regional networks of health care providers who work together to treat patients, a new study has shown.
Higher dementia risk associated with birth in high stroke mortality states
Is being born in states with high stroke mortality associated with dementia risk in a group of individuals who eventually all lived outside those states?
Spanking can be detrimental for children's behavior, even 10 years later
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that physical discipline experienced during infancy can negatively impact temperament and behavior among children in the fifth grade and into their teenage years.
For infants with skull flattening, earlier helmet therapy gives better results
For infants with skull flattening related to sleep position, starting helmet therapy at a younger age, especially before 24 weeks, increases the treatment success rate, suggests a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
'Invasive' species have been around much longer than believed
A new study, Chrysocoma ciliata L. (Asteraceae) in the Lesotho Highlands: an anthropogenically introduced invasive or a niche coloniser?, published in Biological Invasions, confirms that a shrub believed to be an invasive in the eastern Lesotho Highlands has been growing in the region for over 4,000 years.
Systems medicine roadmap update published by the CASyM consortium
The development of a strategic roadmap represents a core objective of the CASyM project.
New and novel technologies successfully demonstrated in soilborne disease study
Soil profiling is a powerful tool used in researching sudden death syndrome of soybean.
Energy storage solution combines polymers and nanosheets
A new, lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been experimentally shown to store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers, according to a team of Penn State scientists.
An Earth-like atmosphere may not survive Proxima b's orbit
An Earth-like planet outside the solar system may not be able to keep a grip on its atmosphere, leaving the surface exposed to harmful stellar radiation and reducing its potential for habitability.
Exercise in early life has long-lasting benefits
The researchers, from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, found that bone retains a
'My kid is in there,' UT Health San Antonio imaging studies confirm
Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints the site of anoxic brain injury to regions controlling movement, while providing strong evidence that networks controlling perception and cognition remain largely intact.
Study finds promise in new tactic to curb obesity: Address physician bias
An educational initiative at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine is reducing medical students' negative attitudes toward people with obesity, a finding researchers hope will translate into better outcomes for patients struggling with weight, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
People find it difficult to judge how good their intuitions are
Whether people believe they are 'intuitive' or not may have no bearing on how they perform in tasks that require intuition, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Kent.
Refuting the idea that mutations cause cancer
Writing today in the journal Cancer Research, James DeGregori, Ph.D., deputy director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center offers evidence that it is forces of evolution driven by natural selection acting in the ecosystem of the body that, in the presence of tissue damage, allow cells with dangerous mutations to thrive.
Biofeedback technology helping improve balance in Parkinson's patients
University of Houston researchers in the Department of Health and Human Performance are helping patients with Parkinson's disease regain stable balance and confidence in performing daily activities in their own homes.
What does trophy hunting contribute to wild lion conservation?
Trophy hunting of lions, the killing of selected individual animals for sport, is highly controversial, and there is much debate about what it contributes to conservation.
Statistical analysis to explain mechanism in state of general anesthesia
Emery Brown, the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Warren M.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Emily before and after landfall
NASA has captured infrared and visible imagery before and after Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in Florida.
Astronomers discover 'heavy metal' supernova rocking out
A team of astronomers led by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has discovered that an extraordinarily bright supernova occurred in a surprising location.
New in the Hastings Center Report, July-August 2017
Moral implications of the 'Precision Medicine Nation,' radical life extension, artificial wombs, and more.
Successful prediction of multi-year US droughts and wildfire risk
A new study shows that difference in water temperature between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans together with global warming impact the risk of drought and wildfire in southwestern North America.
Stem cells may help improve corneal wound healing
A new review is the first to directly examine the role of various stem cells in the healing of wounded cornea, the outermost part of the eye.
Understanding how fishers fish on coral reefs can inform fishery management strategies
A Dartmouth study of spearfishing on a Caribbean coral reef illustrates how understanding the process of fishing can help in developing management strategies to address overfishing and coral reef protection worldwide.
Big data approach can predict toxicity of chemicals, save animals
Experts from across India will gather from July 31-Aug. 1 at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi for a national conference, 'Breaking Barriers Through Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,' to share information on the latest developments in this area.
Availability of cheap tobacco undermining efforts to cut smoking
New research in the Journal of Nicotine & Tobacco Research highlighting how cheap tobacco is undermining public health initiatives designed to reduce smoking.
Taboo around vaginal bleeding endangers women's health
The culture of silence around vaginal bleeding at all stages of life endangers women's health and is compounded by limited access to clean water, sanitation, and factual information in low and middle-income countries, according to a study conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
Among gun owners, culturally tailored suicide prevention messages work best
Gun owners are much more receptive to suicide-prevention messages tailored to respect their rights as firearms enthusiasts than they are to messages that use language that aims to be culturally neutral, a study published last week suggests.
New canadian study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, According to a new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal.
One-nanometer trimetallic alloy particles created
A researcher group of Tokyo Institute of Technology succeeded in developing precisely controlled alloy nanoparticles 'multimetallic nanoclusters (MNCs)' made of three metals: copper, platinum, and gold.
Metal instability achieves energy-efficient nanotechnology
Osaka University and Italian researchers show their nanowire resonators can be used to miniaturize energy-efficient electronics
LSUHealthNO research finds home-based kit would increase HIV testing
Research led by William Robinson, PhD, Associate Research Professor of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has found that 86 percent of heterosexuals who are at high risk for HIV would use a home-based test kit provided by mail and 99 percent would seek treatment based on a positive result.
Shared housing, shared behavior in mouse model of autism
Mice genetically modified to model autism spectrum disorders (ASD) cause changes in the behavior of their unmodified littermates when housed together.
Cycad leaf physiology research needed
What pertains to conifers does not necessarily translate to cycads.
New research could make dew droplets so small, they're invisible
Virginia Tech researchers expect that the findings will maximize the efficiency of jumping-droplet condensers, which could make power plants more efficient and enable robust anti-fogging and self-cleaning surfaces.
Public trust in science spiked after media coverage of Zika vaccine trial
Does a scientific breakthrough increase confidence in science? The question is raised by a study of public attitudes about trust in science following media coverage of the Zika vaccine trial in 2016.
Bubbles help new catalysts self-optimize
Scientists predicted and created new two-dimensional electrocatalysts to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost.
Citizen science volunteers driven by desire to learn
People who give up their time for online volunteering are mainly motivated by a desire to learn, a new study has found.
The new yellow sea snake assumes an unusual ambush posture
Carrying its petite frame and all-yellow skin, the recently scrutinized sea snake populations from Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica, already seem different enough to be characterized as a new subspecies.
Bacterial biofilms, begone
A new material, described in Advanced Functional Materials, could form the basis for a new kind of antibacterial surface that prevents infections and reduces our reliance on antibiotics.
Cell senescence is regulated by innate DNA sensing
EPFL scientists have made new insights into the control of cell senescence, which is intimately linked to the development of cancer and aging.
New system could remove two water pollutants from ag fields
Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive
New statistical model examines massive amounts of data to automatically spot anomalies
With the number of security breaches and cyber-attacks on the rise, cyber-security experts may soon have a new tool in the fight against online threats.
It's something in the water: LLNL scientists extract hydrogen as potential fuel source
Lawrence Livermore scientists have developed a technique that helps extract hydrogen from water efficiently and cheaply.
Methane-eating microbes may reduce release of gases as Antarctic ice sheets melt
A new paper co-author by a University of Florida researcher reveals that a lake beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet contains large amounts of methane and describes how methane-eating microbes may keep the climate-warming gas from entering the atmosphere.
Quasars may answer how starburst galaxies were extinguished
University of Iowa astronomers have located quasars inside four dusty starburst galaxies.
Benefits of dikes outweigh costs -- effective measures for reducing future flooding
In the first study of its kind, an international team of scientists -- including the University of Bristol -- has concluded, on a global scale, that the economic and long-term benefits of building dikes to reduce flood damage far outweigh their initial cost.
Novel framework powered by 3-D MRI accurately predicts pregnancies complicated by FGR
Using three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging, a Children's National research team characterized the shape, volume, morphometry and texture of placentas during pregnancy and, using a novel framework, predicted with high accuracy which pregnancies would be complicated by fetal growth restriction.
Into a competitive world, guppies are born not just bigger, but more mature
When Brown University scientists took a deeper look into a classic example of parenting strategy in nature, they found that what really matters may be more than what meets the eye.
A semiconductor that can beat the heat
A newly discovered collective rattling effect in a type of crystalline semiconductor blocks most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity - a rare pairing that scientists say could reduce heat buildup in electronic devices and turbine engines, among other possible applications.
How mice babies ensure mother's protection
The calls of new-born mice draw the attention of their mother.
Domestic violence twice as likely to start for pregnant women after HIV diagnosis
For women who have never experienced intimate partner violence before, a diagnosis of HIV during pregnancy means that they are twice as likely to experience violence after their child is born, a new study found.
Scientists map the distribution of antimicrobial resistance across Chinese major cities
Professor ZHU Yongguan from the Institute of Urban Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and his collaborators recently conducted a nationwide survey of antimicrobial resistance elements in China's urban sewage and showed that the distribution of antimicrobial-resistant genes (ARG) was characterized by the well-known 'Hu Huanyong line,' which delineates a striking difference in the distribution of China's population.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Irwin moving in post-Tropical Storm Hilary's wake
Satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed two areas of circulation in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Study finds parallels between unresponsive honey bees, human autism
Honey bees that consistently fail to respond to obvious social cues -- the presence of an intruder or of a queen larva, for example -- share something fundamental with autistic humans, researchers report in a new study.
Geologist offers new clues to cause of world's greatest extinction
A study by a researcher in the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences offers new clues to what may have triggered the world's most catastrophic extinction, nearly 252 million years ago.
WSU study shows muted stress response linked to long-term cannabis use
A new study by Washington State University psychology researchers reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users.
Formation of porous crystals observed for the first time
Scientists at the University of Bristol have, for the first time, observed the formation of a crystal gel with particle-level resolution, allowing them to study the conditions by which these new materials form
Aalto-1 satellite sends first image -- the camera developed by VTT
The photograph was taken with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed hyperspectral camera's secondary camera.
Breakthrough software teaches computer characters to walk, run, even play soccer
Computer characters and eventually robots could learn complex motor skills like walking and running through trial and error, thanks to a milestone algorithm developed by a University of British Columbia researcher.
Magnon circular birefringence: Polarization rotation of spin waves and its applications
An international team of researchers from Thailand, USA and Japan, has conducted a thorough study of an exotic behavior of material called 'noncentrosymmetric antiferromagnet.'
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Typhoon Noru in infrared light
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an infrared image of Typhoon Noru that showed the structure and cloud top temperatures of the powerful thunderstorms circling its eye.

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