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Research shows how the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest

How the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest

Summary:Researchers carried out a study to prove what gardeners around the world have known for generations — marigolds repel tomato whiteflies.

Scientists have revealed for the first time the natural weapon used by marigolds to protect tomato plants against destructive whiteflies.

Researchers from Newcastle University’s School of Natural

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Rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy says new study

Rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy says new study

Summary:There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a new study.

There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London.

Lead author Dr Jonathan

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Social environment helps determine attitudes toward risk finds study

Summary:Studies have shown women are more risk-averse than men, a trait experts say could help to explain the persistent wage gap between men and women. New research suggests those gender differences are shaped by culture and the social environment and that those differences can shift, at least in children.

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Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater | Stanford University

Summary:Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A team has now developed a way to harness seawater — Earth’s most abundant source — for chemical energy.

Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes … Read More

Google Research | Shows how AI and Ophthalmologists are more effective together

Summary:As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform. But a new study shows that physicians and algorithms working together are more effective than either alone.

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Cornell University | Way to smaller, safer batteries

Summary:New research advances the design of solid-state batteries, a technology that is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today’s lithium-ion batteries, which rely on flammable liquid electrolytes for fast transfer of chemical energy stored in molecular bonds to electricity. By starting with liquid electrolytes and then transforming… Read More

Changing travel conditions in Arctic communities | University of Leeds study

Summary:Inuit communities’ travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new study.

Inuit communities’ travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new study.

The Arctic

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Rising Global Shipping Traffic | Can lead to surge in invasive species

Summary:Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study. The findings suggest that shipping growth will far outweigh climate change in the spread of non-indigenous pests to new environments in coming decades.

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New Global Standard counting the cost of environmental damage

Summary:Environmental damage costs society enormous amounts of money — and often leaves future generations to foot the bill. Now, a new ISO standard will help companies valuate and manage the impact of their environmental damage, by providing a clear figure for the cost of their goods and services to the environment.

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Climate change negatively affecting waterbirds in American West

Summary:New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering.

New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West — affecting birds that use these… Read More

National parks could save endangered species in developing nations

Summary:A new study of animal populations inside and outside a protected area in Senegal, Niokolo-Koba National Park, shows that protecting such an area from human interaction and development preserves not only chimps but many other mammal species.

The West African chimpanzee population has declined by nearly 80 percent in recent decades. Habitat loss… Read More