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The Amazon is on fire: Here are 5 things you need to know  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Record fires are raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, with more than 2,500 fires currently burning. They are collectively emitting huge amounts of... more
Image: Amazonian fires continue shrouding South America in smoke  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on August 21, 2019. Smoke from the fires raging in in the Amazon... more
The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur... more
Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation. more
Why initial UTIs increase susceptibility to further infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have discovered that an initial UTI can set the tone for subsequent infections. In mouse studies, the researchers found that a transient infection triggers a short-lived inflammatory response that rapidly eliminates... more
The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime... more
Transgender hate crimes are on the rise in Canada  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Canada has a good reputation for LGBTQ rights. Federal political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, attend pride parades across the country. But a... more
Smoke from Burning Amazon Turns São Paulo Afternoon into Midnight  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
There's so much smoke from wildfires in the Amazon rainforest that São Paulo plunged into darkness on Monday afternoon (Aug. 19), with day turning into night. more
Amazon rainforest absorbing less carbon than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An international team of climate scientists has found that accounting for phosphorus-deficient soils reduced projected carbon dioxide uptake by an average of 50% in the Amazon, compared to current estimates based on previous climate... more
Shock to the system: Electric car charging stations may be portals for power grid cyberattacks  nanowerk · 4 days
Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future, but a new report raises the specter that... more
Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure  MIT · 5 days
“Risk-aware” traffic engineering could help service providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google better utilize network infrastructure. more
Researchers propose new topological phase of atomic matter hosting 'photonic skyrmions'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The field of topology or the study of how surfaces behave in different dimensions has profoundly influenced the current understanding of matter. The prime example is... more
Smoke from Africa fertilizes the Amazon and tropical ocean regions with soluble phosphorous  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study reveals that soluble phosphorus that fertilizes the Amazon, as well as the Tropical Atlantic and Southern oceans, is deposited... more
How to save trees: It's all about conflict resolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Madre de Dios rainforest in southeastern Peru is one of the biodiversity capitals of the world, with more species of plants and animals than almost anywhere else on the... more
An emerging view of RNA transcription and splicing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cells often create compartments to control important biological functions. The nucleus is a prime example; surrounded by a membrane, it houses the genome. Yet cells also harbor enclosures that are not membrane-bound... more
New monkey species discovered in the Amazon's 'arc of deforestation'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new species of marmoset has been discovered in the southwest of Pará State in Brazil, a discovery that, while thrilling, already has conservationists worrying about its long-term... more
Brazil government slams 'sensationalist' deforestation data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brazil's environment minister said on Tuesday data showing surging deforestation in the Amazon was "sensationalist," as the government faces scrutiny over destruction of the rainforest seen as vital to combating climate change. more
Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and Amazon Web Services join forces to enhance patient care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the latest sign of Pittsburgh's growing importance as a center of health care technology innovation, the Pittsburgh Health Data... more
Brazilian Amazon deforestation surges, embattled institute says  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased 278 percent year-over-year in July, according to official data released Tuesday by a government institute embroiled in a row with President Jair Bolsonaro over the scale of the... more
The limits of rainforest growth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Trees are seen as saviors in an era of climate change. Via their leaves, they absorb carbon dioxide and transform the greenhouse gas into oxygen and biomass. According to estimates by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),... more
AI used to find unsafe foods using consumer product reviews  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new program can track all recalled foods based from Amazon customer reviews. Called BERT, the AI program identified thousands of recalled products with an accuracy rate of... more
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