Science Stats

  1. Wikipedia page
    Science & Society

    Contentious science topics on Wikipedia subject to editing mischief

    Global warming and other politically charged issues are prime targets for sabotage on Wikipedia.

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  2. parched corn
    Climate

    Carbon cuts could save U.S. farmers billions of dollars

    Reducing carbon emissions could save U.S. agriculture industry billions of dollars annually by curtailing droughts.

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  3. football practice
    Health & Medicine

    Football games come with more head hits than practices do

    As football intensifies from practice to games, the number of impacts increases, a new study finds.

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  4. whale
    Animals

    Simple change to fishing nets could save endangered whales’ lives

    Making industrial fishing ropes weaker would reduce humpback and right whale bycatch by almost three-quarters

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  5. Arctic Ocean
    Climate

    Iceless Arctic summers now expected by 2050s

    The Arctic Ocean will have its first ice-free summer in the 2050s, nine years earlier than previously forecast, according to improved simulations.

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  6. U.S. oil and gas wells
    Environment

    Fracking doesn’t always go to great depths

    Fracking at shallow depths is unexpectedly common in the United States and raises new concern for drinking water contamination.

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  7. CPR
    Health & Medicine

    Bystanders deliver on CPR

    People suffering from cardiac arrest are more likely to survive without brain damage if a bystander performs CPR, new studies suggest.

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  8. wildfire
    Climate

    Wildfire seasons have gotten almost 20 percent longer

    The average length of wildfire seasons has increased 18.7 percent since 1979, new research shows.

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  9. panda
    Animals

    Giant pandas live in the slow lane

    Giant pandas burn far less energy than similarly sized land mammals.

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  10. Pingualuit Crater in northern Canada
    Earth

    Most of Earth’s impact craters await discovery

    Hundreds of undiscovered impact craters probably dot Earth’s surface, new research estimates.

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  11. flaws in research
    Science & Society

    Irreproducible life sciences research in U.S. costs $28 billion

    Problems with preclinical research often stem from study design and experiments’ materials.

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  12. kids hospitalized for gastroenteritis and for rotavirus infection
    Health & Medicine

    Rotavirus vaccine is proving its worth

    Rotavirus vaccination cuts childhood intestinal infection hospitalizations in half.

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