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Curbing climate change
Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate.
Supermassive black holes control star formation in large galaxies
Young galaxies blaze with bright new stars forming at a rapid rate, but star formation eventually shuts down as a galaxy evolves.
Study predicts a significantly drier world at 2ºC
New research predicts a significantly drier world if global warming reaches 2ºC.
Risk-based lung cancer screening may save more lives than current USPSTF guidelines
Lung cancer screening based on individual risk has the potential to save more lives than current recommendations by the US Preventive Services Task Force.
Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution
A new technology, speed breeding, allows plants to be grown more rapidly.
Keeping egg cells fresh with epigenetics
Keeping egg cells in stasis during childhood is a key part of female fertility.
Single metalens focuses all colors of the rainbow in one point
Metalenses -- flat surfaces that use nanostructures to focus light -- promise to revolutionize optics by replacing the bulky, curved lenses currently used in optical devices with a simple, flat surface.

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