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How climate change affects crops in India says researcher Kyle Davis

How climate change affects crops in India

Summary:Researchers found that the yields from grains such as millet, sorghum, and maize are more resilient to extreme weather in India; their yields vary significantly less due to year-to-year changes in climate and generally experience smaller declines during droughts. But yields from rice, India’s main crop, experience larger declines during… Read More

Automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs says study

Automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs

Summary:While stories in the media present automation as having the potential to eliminate large swaths of jobs in the near future, a new study argues otherwise.

While stories in the media present automation as having the potential to eliminate large swaths of jobs in the near future, a new study by researchers Maury Gittleman and Kristen Monaco argues otherwise.… Read More

Carving a new path for skier safety says researcher Dr Will Harrison

Carving a new path for skier safety

Summary:A spectacular stack on a ski slope in Canada has led to a researcher determining a simple modification that could improve skier safety on the snow. Researchers studied visual perception under different lighting conditions to identify a better method for grooming ski runs.

A spectacular stack on a ski slope in Canada has led to a University of Queensland… Read More

Inattentive children earn less money at 35 finds study

Inattentive children earn less money at 35

Summary:An international team finds that if kids can’t pay attention in kindergarten, they will grow up to have less lucrative careers.

Five- and six-year-old boys and girls who are inattentive in kindergarten are more likely to report lower incomes than other children when they reach 33 to 35 years of age, a new Université de Montréal study has found.… Read More

Goethe University | Extreme pressure and heat in Earth’s mantle simulated

Goethe University | Extreme pressure and heat in Earth's mantle simulated

Summary:Unlike flawless gems, fibrous diamonds often contain small saline inclusions. These give hints to scientists about the conditions under which diamonds are formed deep in the Earth’s mantle. A research team has now solved the puzzle of the formation of these inclusions by simulating conditions of extreme heat and pressure in the laboratory.… Read More

Researchers laying out plans for managing rivers for Climate Change

Your nose knows when it comes to stronger memories

Summary:Memories are stronger when the original experiences are accompanied by unpleasant odors, a team of researchers has found. The study broadens our understanding of what can drive Pavlovian responses and points to how negative experiences influence our ability to recall past events.

Memories are stronger when the original experiences are accompanied… Read More

study finds that Good physical fitness in middle age is linked to lower chronic lung disease risk

study finds that Good physical fitness in middle age is linked to lower chronic lung disease risk

Summary:Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests new research.

Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests Danish research published online in the journalÂ… Read More

Research says that Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan

Research says that Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan

Summary:The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis.

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to… Read More

Study shows how environmental disruptions affected ancient societies

Study shows how environmental disruptions affected ancient societies

Summary:A new study shows that over the past 10,000 years, humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or ‘bottlenecks.’ During these periods of transition, the advance or decline of societies was related to energy availability in the form of a benign climate and other factors.

LSU College of the Coast & Environment … Read More

Study finds that Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension

Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension

Summary:Using a rat model for high blood pressure (hypertension), a common chronic cardiovascular condition, researchers found that preexisting hypertension altered normal reflexes in the lungs to affect autonomic regulation of the heart when an irritant mimicking air pollution was inhaled.

Air pollution significantly increases the risk for premature

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New study finds that Healthcare workers often care for patients while ill

Healthcare workers often

Summary:Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a new study. The study found that 95% of people working in healthcare settings have worked while sick, most often because the symptoms were mild or started during their workday.

Large … Read More