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It took a pandemic for this old dog to finally find a home

This is what love in the time of coronavirus looks like: It’s a big, bright-eyed dog named Toretto who had no idea that his chances of leaving the shelter were fading fast. Indeed, the dog with the ever-twirling tail had…

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Using chemistry to unlock the difference between cold- and hot-brew coffee

Cold brew may be the hottest trend in coffee-making, but not much is known about how this process alters the chemical characteristics of the beverage. Now, scientists report that the content of potentially health-promoting antioxidants in coffee brewed without heat can differ significantly from a cup of joe prepared the traditional way, particularly for dark roasts.

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Giant umbrellas shift from convenient canopy to sturdy storm shield

In a new approach to storm surge protection, a team has created a preliminary design for dual-purpose kinetic umbrellas that would provide shade during fair weather and could be tilted in advance of a storm to form a flood barrier. The researchers used computational modeling to begin evaluating the umbrellas’ ability to withstand an acute storm surge.

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…

Bandwagon Of Weather Doom Washed Away By Tidal Wave Of Data

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for each degree of global warming, the amount of water vapor in the air should increase by about 6-7%. As with so many things the IPCC talks about, this small change…

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PANDEMIC: ‘With COVID, nature is really trying to tell us something’

Taking steps to address climate change isn’t just good for the Earth. It also can provide immense public health benefits — including the potential to avert, or lessen the effects of, future pandemics like COVID-19.

Rick Perry Is Sending Up Flares About America’s Energy Sector

The nation is grappling with a virus that the White House coronavirus task force is warning could kill as many as 240,000 Americans. The economy has come to a grinding halt, and now, former Energy Secretary Rick Perry has another…

6 questions pet owners are asking during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many pet owners are spending a lot more time at home these days, and they have lots of questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their animals and their daily activities. Here are some answers. Is my dog stressed…