Posted in Environment Farming

Diversified agriculture enhances ecosystem services and maintain yields

by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  November 5, 2020 Increasing diversity in crop production systems benefits ecosystem services and biodiversity without compromising crop yields. An…

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Posted in Living

Why Do Babies’ Eyes Start Out Blue, Then Change Color?

By Natalie Wolchover April 05, 2011 While only 1 in 5 Caucasian adults has blue eyes in the United States, most are born blue-eyed. Their irises change…

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Posted in COVID-19 Health

Merck’s Covid Pill Could Pose Serious Risks, Scientists Warn

By Josh Nathan-KazisUpdated October 8, 2021 / Original October 5, 2021 Merck ‘s announcement that its antiviral molnupiravir had halved hospitalizationsin a trial of high-risk Covid-19 patients was…

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Posted in All Climate Change

Malnourished bugs: Higher CO2 levels make plants less nutritious, hurting insect populations

Ellen Welti, University of Oklahoma The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big idea Grasshopper populations, like those of many…

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Posted in Climate Change COVID-19 Food

Fatty acid found in palm oil linked to spread of cancer

A study on mice found palmitic acid promoted metastasis in mouth and skin cancers. Hannah Devlin Science correspondent @hannahdev Wed 10 Nov 2021 12.31 EST Scientists…

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Posted in COVID-19

COVID SCIENCE-Breakthrough infections can lead to long COVID; genes may explain critical illness in young, healthy adults

by ReutersWednesday, 27 October 2021 19:10 GMT By Nancy Lapid Oct 27 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19….

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Posted in Health

5 Ways Your Cells Deal With Stress

By Kirstie Saltsman , Emily Carlson May 16, 2012 &nbsp; (Image credit: Stressed businessman via <a href=”http://www.shutterstock.com”>Shutterstock</a>) Stressed Out! Your heart rate speeds up. Your muscles tense. Your face may…

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Posted in Beekeeping

‘Honeybees are voracious’: is it time to put the brakes on the boom in beekeeping?

The number of beehives in Britain’s cities is growing rapidly, putting pressure on native bees ‘that really need our help’, say scientists and experienced beekeepers…

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Posted in COVID-19

What’s the difference between a PCR and antigen COVID-19 test? A molecular biologist explains

Nathaniel Hafer, UMass Chan Medical School At this point in the pandemic, you or someone you know has probably received at least one COVID-19 test….

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Posted in COVID-19

How will Delta evolve? Here’s what the theory tells us

Hamish McCallum, Griffith University The COVID-19 pandemic is a dramatic demonstration of evolution in action. Evolutionary theory explains much of what has already happened, predicts…

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