When they suck your blood they can leave behind the parasite that causes sleeping sickness.
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This insect's unique reproductive biology could lead to new ways to control the species in the environment – and prevent the deadly sleeping sickness it spreads to people.
Weathering of rocks like these basalt formations in Idaho triggers chemical processes that remove carbon dioxide from the air.
To avoid global warming on a catastrophic scale, nations need to reduce emissions and find ways to pull carbon from the air. One promising solution: spreading rock dust on farm fields.
As public figures and some in the media touted hydroxychloroquine, prescriptions skyrocketed.
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When news reports tout a drug, people get interested, even if the benefits are unproven. Patient hopes, requests and demands can easily turn into real prescriptions in their doctor's office.
Grandparents are eager to spend time with their grandchildren, and many are also eager to travel. There are many things to consider to ensure safety when going to hotels and overnight accommodations.
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Taking a trip this summer? You can do a lot to prevent coronavirus exposure, but you cannot take away all risk. It is important to practice caution.
Does CRISPR really make it easier for all scientists to produce gene edited crops and animals?
A new biotech regulation allows companies to self-police and decide which crops should be regulated. The new rule is likely to amplify greater distrust of GM crops.
Masks and social distancing can help protect shoppers from the coronavirus, but gloves aren’t recommended.
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Should I wear a mask and gloves in the grocery story? Sanitize my food? A food virologist takes on the top questions people are asking as they shop for food amid the coronavirus pandemic.
More and more states are allowing people to use Zoom to finish their wills.
Dying without a will can cause all sorts of problems for families.
New York City has closed some streets to traffic to give residents more room to roam during the coronavirus pandemic, Queens, May 13, 2020.
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For centuries, disease outbreaks have forced cities to transform physically and operationally in ways that ultimately benefited all residents going forward.
Backyard chickens may seem free and happy, but are at increased risk of contracting diseases from wild birds.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
Emily Klancher Merchant, a historian of science and technology at the University of California at Davis, shares some of the most interesting stories behind the 2020 census questionnaire
We touch, therefore we know.
With dreaded, invisible germs lurking on surfaces and in people, our surroundings are seen as a minefield – and we end up dulling one of our most valuable senses.
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Jan. 28 in Wildwood, New Jersey.
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In a survey, Trump supporters showed the lowest faith in the Supreme Court, the federal government, the media and other pillars of society.
Sonoma County, California hired this herd of sheep from Sweetgrass Grazing to reduce invasive plants and flammable fuels and make room for native plants on protected land.
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A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.
Some are convinced that details from the past are being warped.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
Sekitar 90% hasil penelitian di jurnal ilmiah memiliki hasil yang positif (membuktikan hipotesis). Bias tersebut telah mendorong banyak peneliti untuk melakukan praktek-praktek yang ‘nakal’ supaya risetnya lebih mudah dipublikasikan.
Iklim penelitian yang kompetitif dan tidak sehat telah mendorong banyak peneliti untuk melakukan kebohongan supaya risetnya banyak dipublikasikan di jurnal. Bagaimana cara mematahkan tren tersebut?
Around 90% of research papers published in journals contain results that prove the hypotheses. This bias has driven scientists to commit unethical practices just to get published easier.
Indonesia's unhealthy obsession with research output is driving scientists to commit unethical acts to produce research that are more publishable. What can the research community do to stop this?
Baobabs en Madagascar.
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Las especies surgen y desaparecen de forma natural, pero el ser humano ha alterado estos ritmos con consecuencias devastadoras.
Oil pump jacks in Williston, N.D.
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How are oil companies positioning themselves for a post-carbon world? So far, cautiously.
Jumlah kelangkaan tumbuhan terus meningkat, seiring dengan pembukaan lahan dan perubahan iklim.
Pembukaan lahan yang dilakukan manusia dan perubahan iklim mendorong angka kepunahan tumbuhan dan mengancam keberagaman flora dan fauna.
George Christensen and Bob Katter seem to be using the science replication crisis to cast doubt on research findings that farmers don’t like.
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Across science, only around half of published results can be successfully replicated. But while this is a serious problem, the proposed public audit looks like a political bid to cast doubt on science.