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What Is Pasteurization, and How Does It Keep Milk Safe?

What Is Pasteurization, and How Does It Keep Milk Safe? The pasteurization process was invented in the 1860s and continues to keep people safe from a range of foodborne illnesses By Kerry E. Kaylegian & The Conversation US Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd/Getty Images The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online […]

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Hurricanes Caused Lost Income among at Least Half of Local Residents

Hurricanes Caused Lost Income among at Least Half of Local Residents Nearly half of residents lost income after a hurricane, a new study shows. Most were low-paid hourly workers in storefront shops By Thomas Frank & E&E News Thousands of people lined up to receive assistance at a Hurricane Irma disaster center setup at the

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AI Tool Predicts Whether Online Health Misinformation Will Cause Real-World Harm

AI Tool Predicts Whether Online Health Misinformation Will Cause Real-World Harm A new AI-based analytical technique reveals that specific language phrasing in Reddit misinformation posts foretold people rejecting COVID vaccinations By Joanna Thompson Ahmet Serdar Eser/Anadolu via Getty Images The flood of misinformation online inevitably produces adverse consequences in key measures of public health—and death

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Egypt’s Famed Pyramids Overlooked a Long-Lost Branch of the Nile

Lost Branch of the Nile May Solve Long-Standing Mystery of Egypt’s Famed Pyramids A former stretch of the Nile River, now buried beneath the Sahara Desert, may help scientists understand how Egyptians built the pyramids and adapted to a drying landscape By Riis Williams The Step Pyramid of Djoser, constructed during the third dynasty of

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Device Decodes ‘Internal Speech’ in the Brain

Device Decodes ‘Internal Speech’ in the Brain Technology that enables researchers to interpret brain signals could one day allow people to talk using only their thoughts By Miryam Naddaf & Nature magazine Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library Scientists have developed brain implants that can decode internal speech — identifying words that two people spoke in their

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Why Do We Sing? New Analysis of Folk Songs Finds Similarities around the World

New Folk Song Analysis Finds Similarities around the World Across the globe, singing traditions are vast and varied. Their commonalities may help explain how music evolved By Allison Parshall Study coauthor Aleksandar Arabadjiev of Macedonia playing a traditional instrument. Latyr Sy, Gakuto Chiba, Neddiel Elcie Muñoz Millalonco, Aleksandar Arabadjiev What’s the difference between speaking and

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Spiderweb Thread Inspires Ultrasmall Microphones

Spiderweb Thread Inspires Ultrasmall Microphones Sound recording could take a cue from arachnid acoustics By Elizabeth Anne Brown Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images “Humans, being arrogant animals, fashioned the microphone after their own ears—but that’s not necessarily the best way to do it,” says Ron Miles, a mechanical engineer at Binghamton University. Instead, Miles contends,

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