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Extinction of large animals could make climate change worse

The extinction of large animals from tropical forests could make climate change worse — according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. New research published today in Science Advances reveals that a decline in fruit-eating animals such as large primates, tapirs and toucans could have a knock-on effect for ...

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Dow, DuPont set $130 billion megamerger, could spark more deals

Dow, DuPont set $ 130 billion megamerger, could spark more deals Edward D. Breen (L), chairman and chief executive officer of DuPont, is pictured shaking hands with Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer, in this undated handout photo provided by DuPont. — Photo REUTERS Chemical titans DuPont ...

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Three Ways a Starkiller in the New Star Wars Could Work

Plot speculation for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens is reaching its peak in the weeks before the movie opens. Some suggest the First Order has a super weapon—the Starkiller. This is essentially a more powerful version of the Death Star that doesn’t destroy planets, but solar systems. Perhaps the ...

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Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than the Sun

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research. Theoretical physicists from Imperial College London have devised an extremely rapid heating mechanism that they believe could heat certain materials to ten million degrees in much ...

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Scientific research is conservative but could be accelerated, analysis finds

Institutional and cultural pressures lead scientists to avoid risk-taking and choose inefficient research strategies, two new University of Chicago papers conclude. Despite increased opportunities for groundbreaking experiments, most scientists choose conservative research strategies to reduce personal risk, which makes collective discovery slower and more expensive. However, these computational studies also ...

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Persian Gulf could experience deadly heat

Within this century, parts of the Persian Gulf region could be hit with unprecedented events of deadly heat as a result of climate change, according to a study of high-resolution climate models. The research reveals details of a business-as-usual scenario for greenhouse gas emissions, but also shows that curbing emissions ...

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Obama says Iran talks could be a lesson for North Korea


President Obama responds to a question during a joint press conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the East Room of the White House Friday.(Photo: SHAWN THEW, EPA) WASHINGTON — The recently concluded Iran nuclear deal could be a model for how the world community addresses North Korea’s nuclear ...

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