Studies and Analyses

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Climate change could spark the next pandemic

As the earth’s climate continues to warm, researchers predict wild animals will be forced to relocate their habitats – likely to regions with large human populations – dramatically increasing the…

UCLA-developed technology enables single-cell sorting by function

Advance has implications for drug development and biological research. For nearly 40 years, drugmakers have used genetically engineered cells as tiny drug factories. Such cells can be programmed to secrete…

‘Flash droughts’ coming on faster, global study shows

Just like flash floods, flash droughts come on fast — drying out soil in a matter of days to weeks. These events can wipe out crops and cause huge economic…

Accelerating melt rate makes Greenland Ice Sheet world’s largest ‘dam’

Researchers have observed extremely high rates of melting at the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet, caused by huge quantities of meltwater falling from the surface to the base. As…

Engineers design a quieter future for drones and flying cars

What happens if a disruptive technology literally disrupts daily life? One obstacle to realizing the dream of flying cars is noise — imagine 1,000 leaf blowers intruding over your backyard…

Sediments a likely culprit in spread of deadly disease on Florida coral reefs

New findings also point to coastal construction as potential way of further spreading coral disease. A new study found that seafloor sediments have the potential to transmit a deadly pathogen…

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