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Typhoon makes landfall in Chinese financial hub Shanghai
Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai early on Friday morning, bringing strong winds and rain, state news agency Xinhua said.
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Australia central bank watching effects of severe drought
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is "very carefully" watching the effects of a severe drought that has wasted vast tracts of grazing and crop land in eastern Australia, the country's main food bowl.
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Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution
Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday.
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Exclusive: U.S. seed sellers push for limits on Monsanto, BASF weed killer
America's two biggest independent seed sellers, Beck's Hybrids and Stine Seed, told Reuters they are pushing U.S. environmental regulators to bar farmers from spraying dicamba weed killer during upcoming summers in a potential blow to Bayer AG's Monsanto Co.
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<div>Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'</div>
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.
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Tropical Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic: NHC
Sub-tropical storm Ernesto has strengthened to a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.
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<div>U.S. judge orders review of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline route</div>
A federal judge in Montana has ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, possibly delaying its construction and dealing another setback to TransCanada Corp .
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<div>Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'</div>
Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.
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<div>Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed</div>
Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.
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<div>New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'</div>
Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.
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Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.
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<div>Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?</div>
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.
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NIH Study Associates Obesity With Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women
Young women with high body fat have a decreased chance of developing breast cancer before menopause, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. The finding, published online in the journal JAMA Oncology, may help researchers better understand the role obesity plays in breast cancer risk. "It is well known that women who gain weight, particularly after men...
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NIH Scientists Develop Novel Technique to Study Brain Disease
A new tool developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has determined, for the first time, how two distinct sets of neurons in the mouse brain work together to control movement. The method, called spectrally resolved fiber photometry (SRFP), can be used to measure the activity of these neuron groups in both healthy mice and those with brain disease. The scientists plan to use the...
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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2018
World Asthma Day video: Clinical research volunteers share their experiences of living with asthma and participating in NIH studies. NIH Video: Patients and Scientists Work Together to Advance Asthma Research On World Asthma Day 2018, the National Institutes of Health stands with people worldwide to renew our commitment to advance understanding of asthma and develop ef...
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