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Article ID: 709944

Evidence rogue waves are getting more extreme

University of Southampton

Research led by the University of Southampton (UK) suggests that 'rogue' waves are occurring less often, but becoming more extreme.

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20-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709833

Children with Autism Are in ‘In-tune’ With Mom’s Feelings Like Other Children

Florida Atlantic University

New research addresses limitations of prior autism spectrum disorder (ASD) studies on facial emotion recognition by using five distinct facial emotions in unfamiliar and familiar (mom) faces to test the influence of familiarity in children with and without ASD. Findings show no differences in the two groups of children and reveal that children with ASD are perceptive to their mother’s emotions, which may indicate greater potential to learn and socialize with people they know rather than with strangers.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709930

Life in the gingerbread house: how fish need jellies more than we thought

Queen's University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have coined jellyfish, ‘the gingerbread house’, conveying their newly discovered role in providing both food and shelter to fish.

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20-Mar-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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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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Article ID: 709928

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.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 9:05 PM EDT
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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.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709795

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.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709919

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.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709915

PPPL’s Young Women’s Conference Offers Girls Fun and Inspiration in STEM Fields

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL's Young Women's Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on Friday, March 22, at Princeton University, seeks to change the statistics that show women still lag far behind men in the STEM fields. The conference offers 7th to 10th-grade girls hands-on science activities, exciting experiments, and talks and a keynote speech by early-career female scientists.

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19-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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