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Using Loopholes, Nature May Save Galápagos Penguins (Op-Ed)
Aa lava tumbling into the sea at Sullivan Bay, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
August 28th, 2015
The Galápagos are more than a life raft in Pacific currents — they actually alter the Pacific currents, and in so doing, help feed the islands' residents.
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What If Doctors Could Heal Broken Genes? (Op-Ed)
DNA helix, genetics
August 26th, 2015
Broken genes wreak havoc, but new technologies may soon allow for precision repairs.
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10 Years Since Katrina: The Climate Connection is Clear (Op-Ed)
Hurricane Katrina
August 24th, 2015
Two scientific papers inspired a media firestorm shortly after Katrina, polarizing popular opinion and, to some extent, scientists themselves, on whether global warming was in some way responsible for Katrina.
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Only One-Third of Psychology Findings May Be Reliable - Now What?
wheels-in-head
August 28th, 2015
The ability to repeat a study and find the same results twice is a prerequisite for building scientific knowledge. It may surprise you to learn, then, that scientists do not often conduct – much less publish – attempted replications of existing studies.
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What Women Don't Know About Stroke Could Kill Them (Op-Ed)
Trauma patient stroke symptoms
August 25th, 2015
For women, some warning signs for stroke — from hiccups to chest pain — are not what you might suspect.
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Why California's Droughts are Just Going to Get Worse (Op-Ed)
The Zaca Fire in Santa Barbara County
August 17th, 2015
For many parts of California, an end to the cycle of drought may just be wishful thinking.
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Parents, Choose the Shot: Every Newborn Needs Lifesaving Vitamin K
Nurse administers vitamin K shot
August 14th, 2015
Vitamin K can save your baby's life, do not refuse the shot.
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Rain with Chance of West Nile: Weather Could Predict Outbreaks (Podcast)
Larvae of Culex mosquitoes
August 27th, 2015
Predicting West Nile outbreaks may soon become as common as predicting the weather.
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Will Future Generations Preserve the National Parks? (Op-Ed)
Yosemite National Park
August 25th, 2015
What's the best way to maintain U.S. national parks? Show up.
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Record-Breaking Laser Hits 2,000 Trillion Watts
World's most powerful laser
August 17th, 2015
The most powerful laser beam ever created has been recently fired at Osaka University in Japan, where the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments (LFEX) has been boosted to produce a beam with a peak power of 2,000 trillion watts.
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