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How anti-sprawl policies may be harming water quality says research

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Summary:Urban growth boundaries are created by governments in an effort to concentrate urban development — buildings, roads and the utilities that support them — within a defined area. These boundaries are intended to decrease negative impacts on people and the environment. However, according to a researcher, policies that aim to reduce … Read More

Study warns that Organized cybercrime — not your average mafia

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Summary:Scientists have identified common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm globally per year.

Does the common stereotype for “organized crime” hold up for organizations of hackers? Research from Michigan State University is one of the… Read More

Sepsis associated with 1 in 5 deaths globally, double the previous estimate

Sepsis associated with 1 in 5 deaths globally, double previous estimate

Summary:Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to a new analysis. Among them are a disproportionately high number of children in poor areas.

Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published today in The Lancet and announced at the Critical Care Reviews… Read More

Small change for climate change | Time to increase research funding to save the world

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Summary:A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into the greatest challenge in combating global warming — how to get individuals and societies to overcome ingrained human habits to make the changes necessary to mitigate climate change.

A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion… Read More

American Heart Association finds Hookah smoke may be associated with increased risk of blood clots

Hookah smoke may be associated with increased risk of blood clots

Summary:In a new study conducted in mice, researchers found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots. The findings provide new evidence that hookah smoking may not be a safe alternative to cigarettes.

For the first time, in a study conducted in mice, researchers found that tobacco… Read More

Study finds Obesity crisis blamed for rise in fatty liver disease amongst young adults

Obesity crisis blamed for a rise in fatty liver disease amongst young adults

Summary:One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), new research has found. The study is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK.

One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), … Read More

2019 | NASA, NOAA analyses reveal second warmest year on record

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Summary:According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s… Read More

Body clock biologists say Beauty Sleep could be real

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Summary:Biologists have explained for the first time why having a good night’s sleep really could prepare us for the rigors of the day ahead.

Biologists from The University of Manchester have explained for the first time why having a good night’s sleep really could prepare us for the rigours of the day ahead.

The study in mice and published in Nature

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How coworkers impact the value of your skills finds study

How coworkers impact the value of your skills

Summary:New research uncovers the importance of teams and coworkers in shaping productivity, earning potential, and stays of employment. The research analyzed data from Sweden. It found that to earn high wages and returns on education, workers must find coworkers who complement their own skills rather than duplicate them.

In today’s world, most… Read More

Cornell University | Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage

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Summary:Scientists have discovered the right combination of factors to make a four-satellite constellation possible, which could drive advances in telecommunication, navigation and remote sensing.

Think of it as a celestial parlor game: What is the minimum number of satellites needed to see every point on Earth? And how might those satellites stay in … Read More

Utah University study finds cracks in Arctic sea ice turn low clouds on & off

Cracks in Arctic sea ice turn low clouds on and off

Summary:The prevailing view has been that more leads are associated with more low-level clouds during winter. But an atmospheric scientists noticed something strange in their study of these leads: when lead occurrence was greater, there were fewer, not more clouds.

In the wintertime Arctic, cracks in the ice called “leads” expose the warm … Read More