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Debate rages on US EPA plan to end testing on mammals by 2035

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The announcement of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop funding toxicity tests on mammals by 2035 is in the news, fostering the discussion on how this step was taken. An article in Speaking of Research analyses the situation, exploring EPA’s policies and decisions and raising questions about the …

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The 2019 ozone hole could be one of the smallest in 30 years

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Scientists from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service expect that the 2019 ozone hole could be one of the smallest seen since 30 years in the lead-up to the UN’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer   Scientists from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) are expecting that …

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THE GENEVA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS USE IBM WATSON FOR GENOMICS®TO DELIVER PERSONALIZED ONCOLOGY CARE

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The Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) is first European university hospital to utilize IBM’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help uncover therapeutic options for cancer patients. HUG – a leading Swiss healthcare provider – today announced that HUG has become the first European university hospital to use the IBM Watson Health’s …

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Copernicus Climate Change Service: End of Season Review

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The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union, routinely publishes monthly climate bulletins reporting on the changes observed in global surface air temperature and other climate variables. All the reported findings are based on computer-generated analyses …

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Restore landscapes to push ahead on sustainable development

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Nairobi, 5 September 2019 – Land restoration has tremendous potential to help the world limit climate change and achieve its aims for sustainable development, according to a new study by the International Resource Panel (IRP). Hot on the heels of the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …

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Copernicus programme helps secure the future of water resources

With its open data, the Copernicus Climate Change Service helps sectors dealing with Earth´s most vital resource. Photo by Jong Marshes

As World Water Week kicks off, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reveals how its open data helps governments, industries and individuals manage our precious resource in numerous ways   The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Union, …

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From Lindau to CERN, via Lausanne

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By: Abdulrahman Abotaleb Seven years ago, in July 2012, I was in Lindau in Germany to cover the 62nd meeting of Nobel Laureates, which included about 28 scientists and more than 500 young researchers from all over the world. The meeting was dedicated to physics, and I still remember the …

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580 Young Scientists from 88 Countries to Participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings sent out the letters of acceptance to 580 young scientists from 88 countries today. From 30 June to 5 July 2019, the young scientists will come together with 42 Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. This year’s 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is …

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Organised by ISOC ISB: Regional Forum on Digital Accessibility

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Internet Society Pakistan Islamabad Chapter (ISOC ISB) organized day long ‘Regional Forum on Digital Accessibility’ in Islamabad. The forum provided the opportunity to discuss the local policies as well as best practices for removing barriers to digital accessibility for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in South Asia. The forum also featured …

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Water and Violence in YEMEN

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Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace called for protection of water resources and infrastructure from violent conflicts and terrorist acts. In this volume, we examine the issue of protecting water in Yemen. WATER SECURITY IN YEMEN The conflict in Yemen, between the Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi Government supported by …

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