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IPCC climate report: Profound changes are underway in Earth’s oceans and ice – a lead author explains what the warnings mean

by Sanjana_18

Humans are unequivocally warming the planet, and that’s triggering rapid changes in the atmosphere, oceans and polar regions, and increasing extreme weather around the world, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in a new report.

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Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

by Sanjana_18

There are many reasons for this disparity, including a lack of training facilities and hospitals capable of supporting complex surgical care. And then there’s the brain drain – the migration of trained professionals out of a country to other, often wealthier, locations.

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How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel the Western megafires of today

by Sanjana_18

Is climate change fueling these fires? Does the long history of fighting every fire play a role? Should we leave more fires to burn? What can be done about Western forests’ vulnerability to wildfires and climate change?

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School posts on Facebook could threaten student privacy

by Sanjana_18

The easy access to student photos that we encountered comes despite broader concerns about individuals’ privacy on social media.

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It’s not just bad behavior – why social media design makes it hard to have constructive disagreements online

by Sanjana_18

We found that people often avoid discussing challenging topics online for fear of harming their relationships, and when it comes to disagreements, not all social media are the same.

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Do I need a COVID-19 booster shot? 6 questions answered on how to stay protected

by Sanjana_18

Booster shots remind your immune system of the pathogen it’s been immunized against.

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Bats are hosts to a range of viruses but don’t get sick – why?

by Sanjana_18

Coronaviruses, or “CoVs”, infect a variety of animals, with human infections ranging from HCoV-229E, which causes some cases of the common cold, to MERS-CoV, which is fatal in up to 30% of cases.

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Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine

by Sanjana_18

Parents of children under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, there is still no collective sigh of relief.

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Profile: Amartya Sen

by An_Indian

At the age of 87, one of India’s leading thinkers has published a memoir of his early life.

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Cow vigilantism has no place in a secular India

by An_Indian

Every year, people in India are killed in the name of cow protection.