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Article ID: 701717

How to Weigh a Black Hole Using NASA’s Webb Space Telescope

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astronomers will use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to measure the mass of the black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 4151.

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Article ID: 702326

World’s Largest Outdoor Shake Table Receives $16.3M From NSF for Upgrades

University of California San Diego

The world’s largest outdoor earthquake simulator, operated by structural engineers at the University of California San Diego, has received a $16.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade the facility to expand its testing capabilities. The funds will enable the simulator, also commonly known as a shake table, to more realistically recreate the motion of the ground during strong earthquakes.

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Article ID: 702301

NOW AVAILABLE: Embargoed press releases highlighting top science to be presented at the American Neurological Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting October 21-23, 2018 in Atlanta

American Neurological Association (ANA)

A series of press releases highlighting top abstracts to be presented at the American Neurological Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting October 21-23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta are now available.

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Article ID: 702283

Penetrating the soil’s surface with radar

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Ground penetrating radar measures the amount of moisture in soil quickly and easily. Researchers' calculations from the data informs agricultural water use and climate models.

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Article ID: 702108

Blue Crab Baby Sizes and Shapes Influence Their Survival

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Like people, blue crabs aren’t all the same sizes and shapes. Now Rutgers scientists have discovered substantial differences in the body structures of larval crab siblings and among larvae from different mothers. And that can mean the difference between an early death and survival into adulthood for this important commercial and recreational species.

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Article ID: 702208

Nutrition Has a Greater Impact on Bone Strength Than Exercise

University of Michigan

One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength.

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UF/IFAS-led Study May Lead to More Heat-Tolerant Rice

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida researcher, has found the genetic basis to breed a more heat-tolerant rice cultivar.

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Article ID: 702273

American Society of Nephrology Announces New Journal: kidney360

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

To further its mission of facilitating timely and broad dissemination of kidney science, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) today announced an addition to its journal portfolio, Kidney360. The journal will available online monthly beginning January 2020.

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High-Dose Radiation Therapy Substantially Improves Survival in Patients Once Thought to Be Incurable

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

In the first randomized, phase II clinical trial of its kind, researchers have shown that an aggressive form of high-precision radiation therapy can greatly increase how long oligometastatic patients live and doubles how long they live without cancer. The findings will be presented in a news briefing and the plenary session at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) next week.

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