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Article ID: 709699

First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes

Virginia Tech

The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren’t NFL players or collegiate athletes —they’re youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn’t been independent data evaluating the effectiveness of the helmets these athletes wear on the field. With the release of youth football-helmet ratings by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab — already renowned for their helmet ratings for varsity football and other sports — consumers can see which helmets best reduce concussion risk.

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Article ID: 709927

SCOPE project scoops $16 million EU grant

University of Adelaide

A University of Adelaide researcher, alongside members of an international team, has won an AU$16 million ERC Synergy Grant to use plasma energy to produce fertilisers which provides the opportunity for new business models and could even lead to crops on Mars.

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19-Mar-2019 9:05 PM EDT
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Study shows IPCC is underselling climate change

University of Adelaide

A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly conservative – and therefore the threats are much greater than the Panel’s reports suggest.

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Article ID: 709923

Managed Retreat Due to Rising Seas Is a Public Health Issue

University of Washington

Sea-level rise associated with climate change is a concern for many island and coastal communities. While the dangers may seem far off for large coastal cities like Miami or New Orleans, the advancing oceans are already displacing some small indigenous communities, and many others are at risk around the world.

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19-Mar-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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TRIUMF receives historic investment in 2019 federal budget

TRIUMF

Building on a 50-year legacy of accelerating science for research, medicine, and business, TRIUMF today received an historic $292.7M investment in support of the lab’s future and its vision for Canada.

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19-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Climate Change Communication: Building Consensus

DePaul University

From frigid cold in the Midwestern U.S. to melting heat in Australia, extreme weather and climate change are making news around the world. Yet, the topic of climate change continues to be politicized, and journalists often struggle to cover it in a way that’s accurate and evidence-based, according to Jill Hopke, an assistant professor of journalism in DePaul University’s College of Communication.

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19-Mar-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Are There Zika Reservoirs in the Americas?

Washington University in St. Louis

Most emerging infectious diseases affecting people are zoonotic — they make the jump from other animals to humans. Transmission, however, is a two-way street. These zoonotic diseases can also jump from humans to other animals. Even if a disease is eradicated in humans, it can live on in animals that act as reservoirs, ensuring that the risk of human infection is never entirely eradicated.

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