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Article ID: 707345

Study Reveals Wildlife Is Abundant in Chernobyl

University of Georgia

A scavenger study that used fish carcasses as bait provides additional evidence that wildlife is abundant in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707213

See, Think, Predict: Engineers Build a Soft Robotics Perception System Inspired by Humans

University of California San Diego

An international team of researchers has developed a perception system for soft robots inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies in space and in relation to other objects and people. They describe the system, which includes a motion capture system, soft sensors, a neural network, and a soft robotic finger, in the Jan. 30 issue of Science Robotics.

29-Jan-2019 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 706913

Neanderthal Hunting Spears Could Kill at a Distance

University College London

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill at a distance.

23-Jan-2019 9:30 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 706968

Study: Lower-Carbon Diets Aren’t Just Good for the Planet, They’re Also Healthier

Tulane University

Researchers examined the daily diets of more than 16,000 people to compare the climate impact and nutritional value of what America eats in a day. They found that diets that were more climate-friendly were also healthier.

23-Jan-2019 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 706918

Local Newspaper Closures Polarize Voters, Choke Political Progress

Texas A&M University

As local newspapers shutter across the country, the residents residing in those counties without sources of local news are forced to rely more heavily on national media outlets that report political news primarily through the lens of the perennial two-party political conflict.

23-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706455

Greenland Ice Melting Four Times Faster Than in 2003, Study Finds

Ohio State University

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, a new study has found.

14-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706738

Body-Painting Protects Against Bloodsucking Insects

Lund University

A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases.

18-Jan-2019 11:10 AM EST

Article ID: 706246

How Fast Fashion Hurts Environment, Workers, Society

Washington University in St. Louis

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis.“From the growth of water-intensive cotton, to the release of untreated dyes into local water sources, to worker’s low wages and poor working conditions, the environmental and social costs involved in textile manufacturing are widespread,” said Christine Ekenga, assistant professor at the Brown School and co-author of the paper “The Global Environmental Injustice of Fast Fashion,” published in the journal Environmental Health.

9-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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