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Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world
Imperial College London

Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time.

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Wichita State works with WPD to produce face shields for first responders
Wichita State University

A relationship that started with friendship and drones is now helping produce face shields for first responders, a critical piece of equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Landmark study concludes marine life can be rebuilt by 2050
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

An international study recently published in the journal Nature that was led by KAUST Professors Carlos Duarte and Susana Agustí lays out the essential roadmap of actions required for the planet's marine life to recover to full abundance by 2050.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Urban dogs are more fearful than their cousins from the country
University of Helsinki

Fearfulness is one of the most common behavioural disorders in dogs.

Newswise: Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
30-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists studying high-Tc superconductors at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have definitive evidence for the existence of a state of matter known as a pair density wave--first predicted by theorists some 50 years ago. Their results show that this phase coexists with superconductivity in a well-known bismuth-based copper-oxide superconductor.

Newswise: Iowa State students 3D-printing face shields for Iowa hospitals
Released: 1-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Iowa State students 3D-printing face shields for Iowa hospitals
Iowa State University

Hospitals are in desperate need of personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An Iowa State University team, in partnership with Alliant Energy, has found a way to help by manufacturing and distributing face shields to Iowa hospitals.

27-Mar-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Students Who Up Their Cannabis Use Face Increased Risk of Alcohol Problems
Research Society on Alcoholism

Cannabis use can worsen some consequences of alcohol use among young adult drinkers over time, according to a new study which tracked the frequency of cannabis use and negative drinking outcomes among college students over three years. More than one in five young drinkers use cannabis, often (but not always) at the same time as drinking alcohol. This is a concern because the effects of cannabis might combine with those of alcohol to increase negative outcomes of drinking, such as impaired driving or developing an alcohol use disorder Although previous research has suggested a link between cannabis use and alcohol consequences, there have been few long-term evaluations of the impact of fluctuations in cannabis use on alcohol consequences over time. The latest study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, was conducted by researchers in Toronto, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response

Released: 1-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ResoluteAI Unveils Research Tool for Science-Driven Enterprises
ResoluteAI

ResoluteAI, the Connect to Discover™ company, today announced the launch of Nebula, its enterprise search solution for scientific organizations. Nebula tags and categorizes users' content, connecting their proprietary information to ResoluteAI's platform of comprehensive scientific databases.

Newswise: Celebrating 30 Years of Hubble: Discoveries Continue to Wow Scientists, Public
Released: 1-Apr-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Celebrating 30 Years of Hubble: Discoveries Continue to Wow Scientists, Public
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Peering into the darkness to see what we could not previously see, the Hubble Space Telescope has been delighting scientists and the general public with revealing details and images of galaxies and celestial phenomena. The American Institute of Physics recognizes and celebrates the momentous occasion of the 30th anniversary of its launch and Physics Today is highlighting the anniversary in its April issue with a look back at the history of the telescope and analysis of Hubble’s discoveries over the past 30 years.


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