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Enviva donates more than $60,000 to help during pandemic

Company provides food and personal protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers in local communities. To date, there are more than one million confirmed cases of COVID-19 across America. Of those cases, approximately 155,600 are in the Southeastern United States. A…

Will you see Comet SWAN?

Another comet – Comet SWAN – is creating a buzz. There’ve been some amazing long-exposure photos of it. Will you be able to see it? Maybe, but conditions are challenging. Charts and more here.

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Surplus antioxidants are pathogenic for hearts and skeletal muscle

Oxidative stress can be pathological. Now researchers report that the other end of the redox spectrum, reductive stress, is also pathological. Reductive stress causes pathological heart enlargement and diastolic dysfunction in a mouse model.

Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe

(Earth Institute at Columbia University) A new study has identified thousands of incidents of previously rare or unprecedented extreme heat/humidity combinations in parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and North America, including in the US Gulf Coast region.

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Micro-device to detect bacteria, viruses

Scientists designed a next-generation miniature lab device that uses magnetic nano-beads to isolate minute bacterial particles that cause diseases. This new technology improves how clinicians isolate drug-resistant strains of bacterial infections and difficult-to-detect micro-particles such as those making up Ebola and coronaviruses.

Truckers are the unsung heroes of this pandemic

There’s no shortage of people facing extraordinary adversity to help us maintain some semblance of civilization in these pandemic times. There are the usual suspects — doctors, nurses, firefighters — who make courage under fire seem so routine. And then…