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Oil Spill in Rural Kansas Creek Shuts Down Keystone Pipeline

An oil spill in a creek in northeastern Kansas shut down a major pipeline that carries oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, briefly causing oil prices to rise Thursday. Canada-based TC Energy said it shut down its Keystone system Wednesday night following a drop in pipeline pressure. It said oil spilled into a …

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Protect our planet and your health this holiday season Blue Shield of California

December 08, 2022 Climate change is a major public health crisis, and we believe we must all, as an organization and as individuals, act to be more sustainable. At Blue Shield of California, we understand the intrinsic relationship between the environment and personal well-being. We have ambitious goals to be carbon negative by 2023 and …

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GSU researcher given $3M grant to study brain cancer – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — A Georgia State University brain researcher just received a huge grant. [DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] The grant is intended to improve treatment outcomes for patients with various types of cancer. Tricia King was awarded a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National …

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Webb Telescope Reveals a Luminous Stellar Crime Scene

2,500 years ago, one of space’s most beautiful features was born: the Southern Ring Nebula. The nebula was vividly imaged by the Webb Space Telescope earlier this year, and astronomers now think they know exactly how a star’s violent outburst occurred, leaving the elegant nebula in its wake. The star that bore the nebula was …

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Protections sought for coyotes in Mexican wolf territory

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — Environmentalists want the US government to list coyotes as endangered in parts of Arizona and New Mexico where the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in North America is found. A coalition of groups argue in a petition submitted Thursday to US Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the US Fish and Wildlife …

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Astronomers Have Found Two Temperate Super-Earths Orbiting a Nearby Red Dwarf

A team of astronomers has found two Super-Earths orbiting a red dwarf about 114 light-years away. The star, named LP 890-9, is the second coolest star found that hosts planets. Both the planets are likely temperate, and one of them “… is the second-most favorable habitable-zone terrestrial planet known so far,” according to the paper …

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Physicist recognized for pioneering work

A Dunedin physicist has become one of only eight New Zealanders to be named a fellow of Optica — the world’s foremost organization for the science of light and photonics. Dodd-Walls Center for Photonics and Quantum Technologies principal investigator Associate Prof Harald Schwefel was recognized for his pioneering work on optical resonators which lie within …

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Low levels of vitamin D linked to poor cognitive function

Share on PinterestA new study found that lower levels of vitamin D are associated with a higher risk of dementia in older adults. Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images For the first time, a new study explored vitamin D levels in the human brain and the potential effect on cognitive outcomes. Researchers found that higher levels of vitamin …

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How Genes Drive Your Dog’s Lovable and Wacky Behavior

An Icelandic sheepdog.Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A new study may help us understand our canine companions a bit better. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health say they’ve uncovered some of the ways that genes can influence the behaviors of certain breeds, such as dogs meant to herd livestock. For about two decades, a team led …

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