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Paris Agreement alone won’t stop Arctic ice from melting, studies contend

Paris Agreement alone won’t stop Arctic ice from melting, studies contend

Two recent studies have argued that limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 °C, rather than 2 °C, will substantially decrease the probability of Arctic ice cover melting away completely. The studies, published in the international journal Nature, contend that if temperature is maintained at …Continue reading

Final preparations underway for NASA’s mission to search nearby stars for new worlds

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to find undiscovered exoplanets around nearby stars, which can then be assessed for their capacity to harbor life, said a statement released on Wednesday. It …Continue reading

Excessive nutrients in water bodies can offset gains made from reduced fossil fuel emissions

Lake size and the quantity of nutrients in it drive how much greenhouse gases are emitted globally from lakes into the atmosphere, says a paper published this week in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters. The paper calls attention to the negative …Continue reading

Pakistani-origin physician gets $4m for cutting-edge research on heart transplantation

Pakistani-origin physician-scientist Dr. Faisal H. Cheema and his colleague Dr. Jeffrey A. Morgan at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute in Houston have received $4 million in funding to lead cutting-edge research on heart transplantation. The scientists will use …Continue reading

Magnetically-driven nanoparticles can stop internal bleeding without surgery

Scientists from ITMO University have found a way to effectively stop internal bleeding by magnetically-driven nanoparticles containing thrombin, an enzyme responsible for blood clotting. A statement issued by the university says that a drug based on these nanoparticles can be injected intravenously …Continue reading

Astronomers detect light from Universe’s earliest stars

Scientists from the United States have discovered a signal from the first stars to have emerged in the early universe about 180-million years after the Big Bang. This discovery, published in the international journal Nature, was made using a small radio telescope …Continue reading