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100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt
Posted on Monday June 17, 2019
A nearly 100-year-old physics model captures the essential mechanism of pattern formation and geometry of Arctic melt ponds.

Distant processes influence marine heatwaves around the world
Posted on Monday June 17, 2019
An international team has produced the first global assessment of the major drivers of marine heatwaves.

Cutting potentially harmful chemicals like PFAS from consumer goods
Posted on Monday June 17, 2019
Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning of society.

The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate
Posted on Monday June 17, 2019
Researchers have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen than smaller animals, and so will be more sensitive to future global climate change. However, evolutionary innovation can to some extent offset any respiratory disadvantages of large body size.

Hypertension drug may hold promise for Alzheimer's disease
Posted on Monday June 17, 2019
The blood pressure drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory and learning center, without affecting other brain regions among people with Alzheimer's disease. These findings indicate that the known decrease in cerebral blood flow in patients with Alzheimer's can be reversed in some regions. However, it is unclear if this translates to clinical benefits.