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Global Warming Already Responsible for 1 in 3 Heat-Related Deaths – SciTechDaily

New estimates suggest Central and South America and South-East Asia most affected regions. Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role were attributable to human-induced global warming, according to a new…

‘Green Bank’ Would Be Boondoggle For Taxpayers And Consumers

Driven by the dubious desire to call everything “infrastructure,” the Biden administration and Congress are considering all sorts of bank-breaking ideas to “Build Back Better.” One proposal that has gotten plenty of airtime is a “green bank,” which is essentially…

Rising heat-related deaths linked to global warming – SciDev.Net

[NEW DELHI] An international team of researchers has quantified how heat-related deaths are attributable to global warming, with Latin America and South-East Asia the worst hit. Ana Maria Vicedo-Cabrera, lead author and head of the Climate Change and Health Research…

Researchers Now Have AI Device to Sniff Out Cancer in Blood Samples With 95% Accuracy For Hard to Detect Types

An odor-based test that sniffs out vapors emanating from blood samples was able to distinguish between benign and pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells with up to 95 percent accuracy, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. The findings suggest that the Penn-developed tool — […]

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Are we genetically ‘grounded’?

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Scientists found that the ability to fly is embedded in birds’ spinal cords. The team closely examined the neural networks of chicken and mice embryos and discovered that the genetic coding of the ephrin-B3 molecule in birds is fundamentally different than those of mammals and reptiles.

Why NASA sent tiny water bears into space

A new experiment aboard the ISS is studying tardigrades – aka water bears – to better understand how they tolerate extreme environments, including the one astronauts experience in space.

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Four collaborative research centres at Goethe University receiving funding

(Goethe University Frankfurt) Collaborative Research Centres at Goethe University will receive DFG funding: CRC Transregio 326 “Geometry and arithmetic of uniformized structures” (spokesperson: Goethe University, € 9.2 million); CRC 1039 “Signalling by fatty acid derivatives and sphingolipids in health and disease” (spokesperson Goethe University, € 9.6 million); TRR 211 “Strongly interacting matter under extreme conditions” (spokesperson: TU Darmstadt, € 9.2 million); TRR 301 “The tropopause region in a changing atmosphere” (spokesperson: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, €12.3 million)

‘The Health Impact of Global Warming Is Real, Widespread and Non-Trivial’ – The Wire Science

Women working at a brick kiln in Gujarat, June 2020. Photo: Pop & Zebra/Unsplash New Delhi: Deaths due to heat stress caused by rising global temperatures have moved from projections to actual numbers, with new research finding that over a…

Curtin study finds aspirin takes the headache out of restoration

(Curtin University) New Curtin research has shown how a readily available, cheap and safe-to-use product found in the medicine cabinet of most homes could be the key to better ecological restoration practices with major benefits for the environment and agriculture.The study revealed that aspirin, which naturally occurs in the bark of the willow tree and other plants, can improve the survival of grass species important for ecological restoration and sustainable pasture when applied in a seed coating.