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Environmental Crises Are Forcing Millions Into Cities. Can Countries Turn Climate Migrants Into an Asset?

When he was a child, James Owuor loved hearing the elders talk about the way life used to be. So it comes as something of a surprise that at 38, he is now the one tasked with the job of ...

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Astronomers Detect Extreme Flare from Proxima Centauri

Using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and the du Pont Telescope, astronomers have observed the largest flare ever recorded from Proxima Centauri, ...

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Tyrannosaurus rex Walked Slower than Previously Thought

Animals display a variety of gaits and walking speeds. It is commonly assumed that they minimize locomotor energy expenditure by selecting gait kinematics tuned to the natural frequencies of relevant body parts. In a new study, Pasha van Bijlert, a ...

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Murchison Widefield Array Discovers Its First Pulsar

Astronomers using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a low-frequency radio telescope in Australia, have discovered a new long-period, low-luminosity pulsar. The newly-discovered pulsar is located more than 3,000 light-years away from Earth. Named PSR J0036-1033, the pulsar is faint, and ...

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Tyrannosaurs Lived in Groups, New Evidence Suggests

Tyrannosaurs — theropod dinosaurs that lived in what is now North America and Asia between 100 and 66 million years ago (Cretaceous period) — may not have been solitary hunters as popularly envisioned. The idea that tyrannosaurs were social with ...

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Lack of Sleep in Midlife Associated with Increased Risk of Late-Onset Dementia

Short sleep duration in midlife is associated with the higher risk of dementia later in life, independently of sociodemographic, behavioral, cardiometabolic, and mental health factors, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. “Changes in sleep patterns ...

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Judith Butler: Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality

However differently we register this pandemic we understand it as global; it brings home the fact that we are implicated in a shared world. The capacity of living human creatures to affect one another can be a matter of life ...

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The Urgent Need to Change the Language We Use to Talk About the Climate Crisis

Forty years ago, as I was leaving my friend’s house to throw a baseball outside, his father stopped us for inspection. “Where are you going?” Peter’s father asked. “When will you be back?” And most pointedly: “Have you done your ...

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Astronomers Directly Image Giant Planet around Young Sun-Like Star

Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered and directly imaged a giant exoplanet orbiting the young star YSES 2. YSES 2 is a K1-type star located 359 light-years away in the ...

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Rare Wild Coffee Species Has Arabica-Like Flavor, Greater Tolerance to Higher Temperatures

The enigmatic narrow-leaved coffee (Coffea stenophylla), a rare and little-known species of wild coffee from West Africa, has a similar flavor profile to high-quality Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica), but grows and crops under the same range of key climatic conditions ...

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