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ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia

A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be "disastrous" for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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What's in the forecast and how do we know?

Here's what the global temperature and rainfall conditions for the rest of this year are expected to be. The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society's (IRI) probabilistic outlooks for temperature ...

dateJul 13, 2017 in Environment
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Chillier winters, smaller beaks

Although Charles Darwin lived and worked in the 19th century, modern evolutionary biologists are far from exhausting all avenues of inquiry regarding birds and evolution. For example, in the 1990s, researchers such as Russ ...

dateJul 13, 2017 in Evolution
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Cellular thermometer discovered

Scientists from Freie Universität Berlin have identified a mechanism that allows cells to adapt their gene expression program to very small changes in temperature. "Like a thermometer, these changes in gene expression follow ...

dateJul 12, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Quantum mechanics inside Earth's core

Without a magnetic field life on Earth would be rather uncomfortable: Cosmic particles would pass through our atmosphere in large quantities and damage the cells of all living beings. Technical systems would malfunction frequently ...

dateJul 12, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Carbon displays quantum effects

Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found evidence that carbon atoms cannot only behave like particles but also like waves. This quantum-mechanical property is well-known for light particles such as electrons or hydrogen ...

dateJul 12, 2017 in Materials Science
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