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Australia Coral Reef Experiment Shows Acidification from CO2 stems growth

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked, said new research on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef led by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and the California Academy of Sciences’ Rebecca Albright. Their work, published in Nature, represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by ...

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Childhood trauma behind schizophrenia, hallucinations among elders, reveals study

Researchers have shown that childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse are associated with severe hallucinations in schizophrenia. The joint study by several research institutes found that hallucinations in schizophrenia were linked with childhood trauma, said Sarah Bendall, the lead author. The study has analyzed 29 studies on childhood trauma and psychotic symptoms and found that childhood sexual abuse is often ...

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9/11 ‘dust’ Leaves Many Children with Risk of Heart Disease

After the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 in 2001, the “cloud” of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, left behind nearby children who breathed in the ash and fumes to suffer from heart disease 16 years after. An analysis by NYU Langone Health researchers of blood tests of 308 children, 123 of whom may have come in ...

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Fossil Site Shows Impact of Early Jurassic Period’s Low Oxygen Oceans

Using a combination of fossils and chemical markers, scientists have tracked low ocean-oxygen in early Jurassic marine ecosystem that could have led to survival of only a few species. The research, led by Rowan Martindale of the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, zeroes in on a recently discovered fossil site in Canada located at Ya Ha Tinda ...

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Job Loss Bigger Blow Than Divorce: Study

In a new research for Bloomberg, the University of East Anglia and the What Works Center for Wellbeing, an independent body set up by the U.K. government, have revealed that it is worse to loose a job than loosing a spouse in a divorce. The shock from the fact of getting fired in a job is more painful and impacts ...

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Trumpeting ‘America First’ Theory Far-Fetched But Feasible

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US President Donald Trump in his first Presidential address has put “America First”, setting the tone for an inward-looking diplomacy that might radically change the course of world events since the Pearl Harbor attack seven decades ago. “We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall ...

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Post-Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Braces Cyclone Vardah, Schools Closed

In less than a week after the demise of J.Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu is bracing for the worst storm on Monday, Dec. 12, called Cyclone Vardah with heavy rains and strong winds lashing the coast, forcing shut down of schools and cancellation of flights. In Andhra Pradesh, the storm is feared to damage the paddy crops and orchards in Ongole and ...

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BREXIT Fall Out: PM Cameron to Quit in October

Now that the UK has done what was expected in the last one decade, exiting from the European Union, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to quit from the office in October as the referendum went against his wish to continue in the Union. In India, the government’s reaction is on expected lines that the economy has enough "firepower" ...

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Researchers Reveal Mechanism that Impairs Blood Flow with Aging

    With the world’s elderly population expected to double by 2050, understanding cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, is often highlighted and now University of Missouri researchers have identified an age-related cause of arterial dysfunction, a finding that could lead to future treatments. “Aging affects everyone and causes changes throughout our bodies,” said Erika Boerman, a ...

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Why OROP Issue Was a Pre-poll Harakiri by BJP?

The One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme that was hanging on the Finance Ministry for over five years, both the Congress-led UPA government and the BJP-led NDA government under Narendra Modi should own the responsibility for perpetuating it despite full knowledge that it was beyond mere political calculations involving a huge dent on the exchequer. While the Congress relented just ...

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