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American football: The First Quarter is Crucial

Jun 14, 2019 04:13 PM EDT

Researchers from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire have found evidence that players born in the first quarter of the year are more likely to play in the National Football League.

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What Drives Yellowstone's Massive Elk Migrations?

Jun 14, 2019 04:06 PM EDT

Every spring, tens of thousands of elk follow a wave of green growth up onto the high plateaus in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, where they spend the summer calving and fattening on fresh grass. And every fall, the massive herds migrate back down into the surrounding valleys and plains, where lower elevations provide respite from harsh winters.

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The Challenges of North American Specialty Cut Flowers

Jun 14, 2019 04:03 PM EDT

Across the United States and Canada, demand for local specialty cut flowers is increasing, and production has correspondingly jumped. To accurately assess the needs of the industry, John Dole, Cristian Loyola, and Rebecca Dunning electronically surveyed 1098 cut flower producers and handlers regarding their current cut flower production and postharvest problems and customer issues.

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NASA Explores Our Changing Freshwater World

Jun 12, 2019 04:19 PM EDT

Catastrophic flooding in the U.S. Midwest this spring has caused billions of dollars in damage and wreaked havoc with crops after rain tipped off a mass melting of snow. Seven years of California drought so debilitating that it led to water rationing came to a close after a wet and snowy winter capped off several years of slow rebound and replenished the vital mountain snowpack.

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Gemini Planet Imager Analyzes 300 Stars

Jun 12, 2019 04:15 PM EDT

Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes - known as the Gemini Planet Imager - has set its gaze on 531 stars in search of new planets. The team, led by Stanford University, is now releasing initial findings from the first half of the survey, published June 12 in The Astronomical Journal.

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Why Fears Over Smartphone 'Addiction' are Based on Flawed Evidence

Jun 12, 2019 04:01 PM EDT

Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures say, researchers. Surveys are often used to understand how people use their smartphone, but these are poorly related to actual smartphone use when measured with an app.

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Electric Electric Vehicles Would be a Breath of Fresh Air for Houston

Jun 11, 2019 02:34 PM EDT

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell University researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston's breathable air, despite the city's poor rankings in the American Lung Association's 2019 "State of the Air" report.

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NASA Takes Tropical Cyclone's Vayu's Temperature

Jun 11, 2019 02:29 PM EDT

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean and took the temperature of Tropical Cyclone Vayu as it moved northward in the Arabian Sea. NASA found the storm intensifying/ Warnings are now in effect for India's Gujarat coast.

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Marine oil Snow

Jun 11, 2019 02:23 PM EDT

If you were able to stand on the bottom of the seafloor and look up, you would see flakes of falling organic material and biological debris cascading down the water column like snowflakes in a phenomenon known as marine snow.

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The Hidden Secrets of Creating a Viral YouTube Ad

Jun 08, 2019 04:33 PM EDT

Researchers from the University of Southern California, University of Houston, and Uber Technologies, Inc. published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing, which finds that in order to create viral ads, brands should arouse strong emotion, place brand mentions at the end of the video, keep ads to a moderate length of 1.0 to 1.5 minutes, and use authentic characters.

Nurse Health

Nurses Have an Increased Risk of Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation

Jun 08, 2019 04:27 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO - According to preliminary results of a new study, there is a high prevalence of insufficient sleep and symptoms of common sleep disorders among medical center nurses.

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Rapid Retreat of Arctic Coastline Revealed in Images From the Air

Jun 07, 2019 01:30 PM EDT

Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate - up to a meter a day - has been revealed with drone surveys.

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New Polymer Tackles PFAS Pollution

Jun 07, 2019 01:16 PM EDT

The problem of cleaning up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) pollution - commonly used in non-stick and protective coatings, lubricants and aviation fire-fighting foams - has been solved through the discovery of a new low-cost, safe and environmentally friendly method that removes PFAS from water.

Security

The Science Behind Network Security Protocols

Jun 06, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

The science behind network security protocols is the mathematics of encryption. In computer technology, encryption converts plain text or any other type of data from its readable form to an unreadable version. The only way the encryption can be broken is through a decryption key.

5 Tips for a Healthier Home

Jun 05, 2019 05:47 PM EDT

Whether you're a first time homeowner or have been living in your own home for a long time, you might be wondering about some ways to make your home healthier. Keep reading to find out about healthier home tips that will improve the health of your home as well as the well-being of you and your family.

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