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Scientists pinpoint potential oases in a changing climate

Scientists pinpoint potential oases in a changing climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Breakthrough research on identifying potential climate oases, called microrefugia, could set a new standard for reducing risk in land management, writes UTS research fellow Dr John Gollan.
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Fighting for survival in the gut: Unravelling the hidden variation of bacteria

Fighting for survival in the gut: Unravelling the hidden variation of bacteria | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Our intestines harbour an astronomical number of bacteria, around 100 times the number of cells in our body, known as the gut microbiota. These bacteria belong to thousands of species that co-exist, interact with each other and are key to our health. While it is clear that species imbalances may result ...
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Inadequate sleep predicts risk of heart disease, diabetes in obese adolescents

Inadequate sleep predicts risk of heart disease, diabetes in obese adolescents | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Obese adolescents not getting enough sleep? A study in today's The Journal of Pediatrics, shows they could be increasing their risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
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Anafa's curator insight, April 25, 2014 6:19 AM

Researchers are trining to find out if lack of sleepand obesity causes cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in adults and young children. 

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In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else

In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Brew an espresso, watch a movie on a large screen, surf the Internet or simply sit and chat with friends?
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Platform would protect smartphones from cyber criminals

Platform would protect smartphones from cyber criminals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Criminals don't have to pick your pocket to get what they want out of your mobile. But a certifiably secure operating platform is being developed by Swedish researchers so that consumers can be confident that their mobile data is safe.
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Time running out for Great Barrier Reef: scientists

Time running out for Great Barrier Reef: scientists | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Time is running out for Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, with climate change set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, marine scientists said Thursday.
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Fertilizer in small doses yields higher returns for less money

Fertilizer in small doses yields higher returns for less money | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Crop yields in the fragile semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe have been declining over time due to a decline in soil fertility resulting from mono-cropping, lack of fertilizer, and other factors. In collaboration with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), University ...
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Offshore dispersant data and decisions

Offshore dispersant data and decisions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dispersants are often used in oil spill responses because they may mitigate the environmental impacts of the spill by moving the oil from the water surface into the water column enhancing its biodegradation. While this process helps reduce the likelihood of oil exposure to marine wildlife such as seabirds ...
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U.S. Seeks Nuclear Waste Research Revival

U.S. Seeks Nuclear Waste Research Revival | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A radioactive leak at the nation's only deep-waste repository in New Mexico has brought these facilities back into the spotlight
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Using waste heat: 15-year old builds human-powered flashlight | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

Using waste heat: 15-year old builds human-powered flashlight | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Fifteen year old Ann Makosinski was  inspired when she was told that humans are
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How Money Changes Climate Debate

How Money Changes Climate Debate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why have conservative groups been so successful in casting doubt on global warming?
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Oil Pollution is Making Gulf Dolphins Sick | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network

Oil Pollution is Making Gulf Dolphins Sick | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For eighty-seven days in 2010, 210 million gallons of oil from wells below the Deepwater Horizon poured into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers announced recently that ...
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Vitamin D increases breast cancer patient survival

Vitamin D increases breast cancer patient survival | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the March issue of Anticancer Research.
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Energy drinks linked to teen health risks

Energy drinks linked to teen health risks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use.
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I would like you all to use these scoops as a stimulus to start the brainstorming lesson about effects of energy drinks in week 10.
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Red Hat programmer discovers major security flaw in Linux

Red Hat programmer discovers major security flaw in Linux | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Programmer Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos who works for Red Hat, has discovered a major security problem with the Linux operating system—a bug that could allow a hacker to create a certificate that could bypass the normal authenticity checks. Red Hat sent out an immediate alert and suggests ...
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Enigmatic bitcoin creator Nakamoto found: Newsweek

Enigmatic bitcoin creator Nakamoto found: Newsweek | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Newsweek said Thursday it had found the enigmatic creator of the online currency bitcoin, a reclusive Japanese-American physicist and model train fan whose name is actually Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Apple sent billions offshore to avoid Australia tax, report says

Apple sent billions offshore to avoid Australia tax, report says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Apple shifted billions in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to Ireland over the past decade, a report said Thursday, as the government vowed to stop global companies from dodging their fair share of tax.
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Environmentalists warn of Spain oil-drilling

Environmentalists warn of Spain oil-drilling | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Campaigners warned Thursday of environmental threats from new oil-prospecting projects off Spain's Balearic and Canary Islands, two major tourist destinations.
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House backs bill to block EPA power plant rule

House backs bill to block EPA power plant rule | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Republican-controlled House has moved to block the president's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
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Your money or your life: coal miner's dilemma mirrors China's

Your money or your life: coal miner's dilemma mirrors China's | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Forty years of digging for coal have left the miner with tuberculosis and drained his village water supply. But he, like China, clings to the resource as his economic mother lode.
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200-Year Drought Doomed Indus Valley Civilization

200-Year Drought Doomed Indus Valley Civilization | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A monsoon hiatus that began 4,200 years ago parallels a dry spell that led to the collapse of bronze age civilizations in Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia
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Endangered Falcon Lives Fast, Dies Young in Response to Habitat Loss | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Endangered Falcon Lives Fast, Dies Young in Response to Habitat Loss | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Few species have undergone as spectacular a recovery as the Mauritius kestrel (Falco punctatus). Forty years ago the birds were nearly extinct, with only four of ...
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Americans are buying more efficient cars – in one graph | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

Americans are buying more efficient cars  – in one graph | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
CAFE standards are working, at least according to a research note from the University of Michigan. The graph below shows the average sales-weighted MPGs by month ...
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Global Warming Slows Antarctica's Coldest Currents

Global Warming Slows Antarctica's Coldest Currents | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The deep, salty currents that carry oxygen and nutrients to the ocean depths have been disappearing over the past few decades
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