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Gulf Coast corals face catastrophe

(Rice University) Gulf of Mexico coral reefs may only be saved by a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions beyond those called for in the Paris Agreement, according to Rice University-led research.

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No deliveries: How cells decide when to accept extracellular packages

Endocytosis, a fundamental process that cells use to take in macromolecules, functions a lot like an airlock on a spaceship — but squishier, says a researcher. Researchers have studied how cells initiate and perform endocytosis since the 1960s, but in a new article they finally describes how cells shut down this important cellular machinery. And their findings are not without controversy.

CSR Hero Sharon Baker is Making Aflac a Greener Place

Baker puts her passion for environmentalism to work. As an Aflac supervisor in policy services, Sharon Baker spends her days not only taking care of Aflac customers, but spreading awareness about the importance of taking care of the environment. She…

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Tiny swimming donuts deliver the goods

Bacteria and other swimming microorganisms evolved to thrive in challenging environments, and researchers struggle to mimic their unique abilities for biomedical technologies, but fabrication challenges created a manufacturing bottleneck. Microscopic, 3D-printed, tori — donuts ­­– coated with nickel and platinum may bridge the gap between biological and synthetic swimmers, according to an international team of researchers.

Aflac Honors its ‘Heroes’ during unveiling of 2018 CSR Report

The company celebrated its employees and independent agents who exemplify its mission to serve the community. From comforting children with cancer to serving the homeless with fresh food and warm clothes, Aflac’s employees and independent agents are dedicated to putting…

Climate 2019:  Why TIME Devoted an Entire Issue to Climate Change

Hello From the Year 2050.  We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different This issue, if civilization can get its act together, might just mark a midpoint in TIME’s coverage of the biggest crisis facing our…

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Green light given to fruit fly’s color preference

Researchers have made two unexpected discoveries. First, they found that, given a choice, fruit flies are drawn to green light early in the morning and late in the afternoon, when they are most active, and to red, or dim light, in midday, when like many humans, they slow down to eat and perhaps take a siesta.