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Chilling Experiment Pinpoints The Moment You Have a Venus Flytrap’s Full Attention – ScienceAlert

Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exa…

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Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exactly, does a plant know how or when to eat an animal?
In the case of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) one of the world’s most famous and mesmerising plant carnivores it’s all a matter of timing. Whether you’re a fly or a spider, a beetle, or a grasshopper, timing is absolutely crucial if you want to avoid becoming lunch.
That’s bec…

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Air pollution could increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or other neurological disorders, study suggests – USA TODAY

Harvard, Emory and Columbia University scientists found air pollution was linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia.

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The air you breathe each day could be harming your brain, a recent study suggests. 
The report, published Monday in The Lancet Planetary Health, found air pollution was significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological disorders, including Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease and other dementia.
In the 17-year-long study of more than 63 million older U.S. adults on Medicare, sci…

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Queenslanders downplay deadly melanoma risk – Noosa News

A shocking number of Queenslanders underestimate their melanoma risk, with those at highest danger also the worst at predicting their chances of getting the pot…

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Up to one in four Queenslanders significantly underestimate their risk of developing potentially deadly melanoma, a study has found.
And those at highest risk – people aged over 65, of European ancestry, with high numbers of moles and fair skin – are worst at predicting their chances of getting the skin cancers, Queensland researchers have found.
The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute scientists analysed data from almost 42,000 Queenslanders who participated in the ongoing QSkin study i…

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A ‘Herculean’ effort: States finalize their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans – USA TODAY

State public health departments say they’re ready to leap into action as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved but caution much is still unknown.

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Pressure to create a coronavirus vaccine is increasing by the day, but for a safe vaccine to enter the market, it takes time.
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State public health departments say theyre ready to leap into action as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved but caution so many things are still unknown that exactly what that leap looks like is hard to say right now.
For Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s like planning an outdoor picnic for 1.3 million of…

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