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This new blood test accurately predicts 50 types of cancer

An international team of scientists may have made a major breakthrough in early cancer detection: a blood test that finds more than 50 types of cancer, including specific locations in the body. They did it with a little help from…

The candy-cola soda geyser experiment, at different altitudes

(American Chemical Society) Dropping Mentos® candies into a bottle of soda causes a foamy jet to erupt. Although science fair exhibitors can tell you that this geyser results from rapid degassing of the beverage induced by the candies, the precise means by which bubbles form hasn’t been well characterized. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Chemical Education used experiments in the lab and at various altitudes to probe the mechanism of bubble nucleation.

COVID-19 Could Affect Cities For Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.

Image of a particular district NYC cynthia shahanWaling to Subway. NYC cynthia shahanThe COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future

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Vampire bats form deep social bonds by grooming before sharing blood

(Cell Press) For vampire bats, sharing blood with a roostmate is the mark of a true bond. Though these relationships are uncommon, they demonstrate behavior akin to what some might call friendship. In a paper appearing March 19 in the journal Current Biology, researchers show how social grooming and food sharing can build up trust among unrelated vampire bats to form life-saving bonds that can last a lifetime.

UC identifies populations most at risk of opiate addiction

(University of Cincinnati) UC’s Health Geography and Disease Modeling Laboratory found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. The study also identified 12 clusters in the state where overdose rates were highest.

Scientists learn how vampire bat strangers make friends

(Ohio State University) Scientists haven’t had a good grip on how friendly connections among strangers are made between animals — until now. A new study of vampire bats living in captivity with strangers supports the ‘raising-the-stakes’ model of the development of cooperative relationships, which suggests that trust builds over time through the gradual acceleration of smaller mutual investments in each other’s well-being.

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What is climate change, and how is it affecting Earth? – Livescience.com

Climate change is any long-term alteration in average weather patterns, either globally or regionally. As this broad definition suggests, climate change has occurred many times in Earth’s history, and for many reasons. The changes in global temperature and weather patterns…

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What is climate change, and how is it affecting Earth? – Livescience.com

Climate change is any long-term alteration in average weather patterns, either globally or regionally. As this broad definition suggests, climate change has occurred many times in Earth’s history, and for many reasons. The changes in global temperature and weather patterns…

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What is climate change, and how is it affecting Earth? – Livescience.com

Climate change is any long-term alteration in average weather patterns, either globally or regionally. As this broad definition suggests, climate change has occurred many times in Earth’s history, and for many reasons. The changes in global temperature and weather patterns…