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Newswise: Scholarship of Diversity Abstracts Sought for Largest Meeting of Cell Biologists

Article ID: 719242

Scholarship of Diversity Abstracts Sought for Largest Meeting of Cell Biologists

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

A new general poster session topic called “Scholarship of Diversity” has been added to the 2019 ASCB|EMBO meeting in Washington, DC. This new topic is sure to foster conversations around diversity and inclusion in the life sciences.

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18-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Shedding Light on Dark Matter

Article ID: 719230

Shedding Light on Dark Matter

University of Delaware

An interdisciplinary research team has received a $1 million, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the “Harnessing the Data Revolution” initiative, to develop computational methods to accelerate data-intensive discovery in astroparticle physics — an important step toward understanding dark matter.

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18-Sep-2019 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719219

Rare 10 million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution

University of Missouri, Columbia

Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for its picturesque turquoise-blue quarry water, lay Rudapithecus. For 10 million years, the fossilized ape waited in Rudabánya, Hungary, to add its story to the origins of how humans evolved.

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18-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719222

Emissions from cannabis growing facilities may impact indoor and regional air quality

Desert Research Institute (DRI)

The same chemicals responsible for the pungent smell of a cannabis plant may also contribute to air pollution on a much larger scale, according to new research from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) in Reno, Nev.

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18-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Platinum-Graphene Atomically-thin Fuel Cell Catalysts Show Superior Stability Over Bulk Platinum

Article ID: 719187

Platinum-Graphene Atomically-thin Fuel Cell Catalysts Show Superior Stability Over Bulk Platinum

Georgia Institute of Technology

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity, according to a study published recently by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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18-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719175

Planned Roads Would Be ‘Dagger in the Heart’ for Borneo’s Forests and Wildlife

James Cook University

Malaysia’s plans to create a Pan-Borneo Highway will severely degrade one of the world’s most environmentally imperilled regions, says a research team from Australia and Malaysia.

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18-Sep-2019 10:20 AM EDT
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    18-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719125

Shape-Shifting Robot Built from “Smarticles” Shows New Locomotion Strategy

Georgia Institute of Technology

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles” to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.

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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    18-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719170

Actions to Save Coral Reefs Could Benefit All Ecosystems

James Cook University

Scientists say bolder actions to protect coral reefs from the effects of global warming will benefit all ecosystems, including those on land.

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18-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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    18-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719156

Rethinking Scenario Logic for Climate Policy

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Current scenarios used to inform climate policy have a weakness in that they typically focus on reaching specific climate goals in 2100 – an approach which may encourage risky pathways that could have long-term negative effects.

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18-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Wayne State leading efforts to alleviate fatbergs

Article ID: 719209

Wayne State leading efforts to alleviate fatbergs

Wayne State University Division of Research

Worldwide, the occurrence of large-scale sewer blockages caused by the massive buildup of discarded fats, oils and greases (FOGs) is on the rise. The problem is getting more severe as solid waste products such as paper towels, sanitary products and wipes are flushed down toilets. The combination of FOGs with the waste paper products can be dangerous and environmentally caustic.

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18-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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