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Changing cities' food systems to help reduce carbon emissions

Eureka Alert - May 1, 2018 - 10:00pm
(American Chemical Society) Many US cities and states are looking for ways to slash greenhouse gas emissions, including cap-and-trade programs, building-efficiency regulations, and boosting public transit and renewable energy sources. Now scientists report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology additional measures cities could take to further cut their carbon footprint: by tackling emissions related to food consumption and waste.
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Blood type O patients may have higher risk of death from severe trauma

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 8:58pm
Blood type O is associated with high death rates in severe trauma patients, according to a study that involved 901 Japanese emergency care patients.
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Apple surprises with solid iPhone sales, announces $100 billion buyback

Reuters - May 1, 2018 - 8:35pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday reported resilient iPhone sales in the face of waning global demand and promised $100 billion in additional stock buybacks, reassuring investors that its decade-old smartphone invention had life in it yet.
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States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards

NPR - May 1, 2018 - 6:36pm

California is leading a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's plan to weaken car emissions standards. EPA chief Scott Pruitt says the rules, designed to fight climate change, are too strict.

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Activity on Hawaii volcano could indicate new eruption

geology topix - May 1, 2018 - 6:28pm

A series of earthquakes and the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano could trigger a new eruption of lava.

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Apps for children should emphasize parent and child choice, researchers say

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
Parents don't need to fear their children playing with iPads and other devices, researchers say. Mindful play with an adult, combined with thoughtful design features, can prove beneficial to young developing minds. New research shows that thoughtfully designed content that intentionally supports parent-child interactions facilitated the same kind of play and development as analog toys.
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Extreme mobility of mantis shrimp eyes

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
New research has uncovered fresh findings about the most mobile eyes in the animal kingdom -- the eyes of the mantis shrimp.
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Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study.
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To improve future relationship with your kids, turn up the music

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
Children who grow up listening to music with their parents report having better quality relationships with their moms and dads when they reach young adulthood, researchers found.
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Researchers study how to improve southern sea otter survival

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
Analysis of 13 years of demographic and genetic data from 1,006 sea otters to assess multiple effective population size estimators, as well as temporal trends in genetic diversity and population genetic structure, show a need for development of new delisting criteria for the southern sea otter.
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Traffic-related pollution linked to risk of asthma in children

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
New research suggests that long-term exposure to traffic-related pollution significantly increases the risk of pediatric asthma, especially in early childhood. Children living within a football field's length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of pediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away.
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For high school baseball pitchers, extra throws on game day add up but go uncounted

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 5:33pm
For high school baseball pitchers, limiting throws during a game helps to prevent fatigue and injuries. But nearly half the number of pitches -- ones thrown during warm-ups and in the bullpen -- are typically not counted, adding significantly to a pitcher's risk of injury, new findings show.
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Stolen Iranian Nuclear Plans May Trigger New Inspections

NPR - May 1, 2018 - 4:54pm

Former inspectors say documents obtained by the Israeli government may prompt a fresh look at the nation's nuclear sites.

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InSight Diary: Mars mission ready to rumble

BBC - May 1, 2018 - 4:48pm
London scientist Tom Pike is looking forward to InSight, Nasa's new mission to the Red Planet.
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Ecstasy ingredient could help ease PTSD symptoms, study finds

The Guardian - May 1, 2018 - 4:30pm

Research suggests MDMA could reduce symptoms when combined with talking therapies

MDMA, the main ingredient of the party drug ecstasy, could help reduce symptoms among those living with post-traumatic stress disorder, research suggests.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly treated with drugs, psychotherapies or both. However, some find little benefit, with certain talking therapies linked to high dropout rates.

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Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

geology topix - May 1, 2018 - 4:01pm

Invasive treefrogs have established themselves in New Orleans, probably arriving on palm trees from Florida that were planted in the Audubon Zoo. The U.S. Geological Survey says the zoo and a neighboring park have the first established population of Cuban treefrogs on the U.S. mainland outside Florida, where they've been multiplying at least since the 1950s.

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Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

geology topix - May 1, 2018 - 4:01pm

Invasive, noxious Cuban treefrogs that eat smaller frogs and grow as big as a human fist have established a population in New Orleans, and officials say they could soon pose a threat to native frogs across the Mississippi River. The U.S. Geological Survey says frogs caught at the Audubon Zoo in the city and at a nearby riverfront park are the first established population of Cuban treefrogs on the U.S. mainland outside Florida, where they've been multiplying at least since the 1950s.

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David Goodall: doctors threaten 104-year-old scientist's bid to end his life

The Guardian - May 1, 2018 - 3:52pm

Philip Nitschke says Perth doctors believe Goodall ‘a danger to himself and not fit to travel’

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Doctors in Perth are threatening to stop Australia’s oldest scientist flying to Switzerland to end his life through voluntary euthanasia.

Edith Cowan University honorary research associate David Goodall, 104, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated.

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Facebook promises better privacy — and dating features — at F8

CBS - May 1, 2018 - 3:31pm
Zuckerberg said the company has moved on from its data scandals as it rolls out a feature to connect romantic partners
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If you're worried about prescription opioids, you should be really scared of fentanyl

LA Times - May 1, 2018 - 2:50pm

The U.S. opioid crisis has passed a dubious milestone: Overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids like illicit fentanyl have surpassed deaths involving prescription opioids.

This switch occurred in 2016, according to data published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. And it seemed...

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