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Anti-inflammatory diet full of fruit and veggies may help protect brain health

Anti-inflammatory diet full of fruit and veggies may help protect brain health

Eating a diet that emphasizes foods with anti-inflammatory properties may help protect brain health, according to a new study, potentially reducing one's risk of dementia later in life. The research comes from the American Academy of Neurology, revealing that certain foods -- including fruits and vegetables -- may support brain health by reducing inflammation.

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A new study finds the Earth has warmed much faster in the last 150 years

A new study finds the Earth has warmed much faster in the last 150 years

Researchers from the University of Arizona have conducted a study aiming to reconstruct the earth's climate since the last Ice Age, which occurred about 24,000 years ago. Their study was recently published in the journal "Nature" and focused on three main findings. The critical finding in the study was verification that the main drivers of climate change since the last ice age are increasing greenhouse gas concentrations and the loss of ice mass on ice sheets around the world.

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Scientists get an unprecedented look inside cells with a new imaging technique

Scientists get an unprecedented look inside cells with a new imaging technique

Researchers at EPFL have developed a new imaging technique that combines two different microscopy methods. By combining the two methods, researchers can see what's happening inside cells and on the membrane of the cells at the same time. The combination brings an unprecedented look inside cellular processes, such as those that happen with infection, among others.

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Study details homeschooling risks and benefits as pandemic drags on

Study details homeschooling risks and benefits as pandemic drags on

A new observational study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE details some potential risks and benefits associated with homeschooling. The findings come amid a huge spike in the number of people educating their children at home, many of whom have made the transition out of concerns about COVID-19 and in-person classes during the pandemic.

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This Ford-backed EV cable wants to quadruple charging rates

This Ford-backed EV cable wants to quadruple charging rates

A new strategy to squash electric vehicle range anxiety is focusing on unexpected bottlenecks in charging rather than squeezing bigger batteries into cars and SUVs, with the goal of making a recharge as fast as filling up a gas tank. Although high-power chargers are increasingly commonplace, and EVs with big enough battery packs for 500+ miles of range are finally ready to hit the market, it's the cable that connects the two which new research could improve significantly.

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The International Space Station is making an emergency space junk swerve

The International Space Station is making an emergency space junk swerve

The International Space Station (ISS) found itself in the path of a piece of space junk this week. Without carefully calculated action, the ISS and this space junk would have the potential for a disastrous crash. To avoid the danger zone, the ISS will need to fire its engines and make itself move to a minimum distance of just over 600 meters from the junk.

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Parker Solar Probe data shows how hypervelocity dust impacts can cause damage

Parker Solar Probe data shows how hypervelocity dust impacts can cause damage

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has been exploring space near the Sun and observing Venus for several years. The probe launched on August 12, 2018, and has so far set numerous records for spacecraft. Recently, the probe was used by scientists at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to investigate collisions between the spacecraft and hypervelocity dust grains. It's hard to imagine a grain of dust being able to cause damage to anything, but when traveling at incredible velocities, something tiny can cause devastating damage.

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Deep brain stimulation triggers rapid relief from chronic depression

Deep brain stimulation triggers rapid relief from chronic depression

Deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure that involves inserting a neurostimulator into a patient's brain, can trigger nearly immediate changes in brain wave rhythm, leading to relief from treatment-resistant depression over the next several days. The findings were detailed in a new study from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Emory University.

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New carbon fiber composite can be healed using heat

New carbon fiber composite can be healed using heat

University of Washington professor Aniruddh Vashisth has developed a new, very strong, and lightweight carbon fiber composite material. This new carbon fiber composite material differs from traditional carbon fiber because it can be repaired repeatedly. With current carbon fiber materials, it's essentially impossible to repair or recycle the material once it's damaged.

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UCLA study warns record wildfire seasons are “only the beginning”

UCLA study warns record wildfire seasons are “only the beginning”

A new study from the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) warns that climate change largely driven by human activities is the main issue fueling record wildfire seasons and that they're likely to get worse in coming years. The researchers point to US Geological Survey Data showing an astronomical increase in the amount of land burned yearly by wildfires.

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Pfizer’s “overwhelming” COVID-19 pill results fuel home treatment hopes

Pfizer’s “overwhelming” COVID-19 pill results fuel home treatment hopes

Pfizer has announced the results of its Phase 2/3 Evaluation of Protease Inhibition for COVID-19 in High-Risk Patients (EPIC-HR) interim analysis, revealing that its antiviral pill Paxlovid reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by 89-percent in high-risk adults who had COVID-19. The protective effect was compared to a group of patients who received a placebo drug, paving the way for a potential new at-home treatment that may drastically reduce the number of hospitalizations.

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Researchers demonstrate technology for producing sustainable fuels

Researchers demonstrate technology for producing sustainable fuels

Researchers at ETH Zürich have revealed a process technology they have developed for creating sustainable fuels. What's interesting about the technology the researchers have developed is that it can produce carbon-neutral transportation fuels using only sunlight and air. They have demonstrated the stable and reliable operation of what they call a solar mini-refinery.

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