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Women in science who changed the world

Women in science who changed the world

Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Caroline Herschel… These are just a few examples of female scientists who have made world-changing discoveries. Watch the video to hear their extraordinary stories.   Read More from us: http://www.iflscience.com  

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Why Argan Oil Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Argan Oil Is So Expensive

لماذا زيت الأركان باهظ الثمن | غالي جدا Argan oil can cost as much as $300 per liter, making it the world’s most expensive edible oil. Just 20 years ago, however, the production of argan oil was isolated to villagers in Morocco, who sold it locally for as little at $3 per liter. But since then, the formation of women-run …

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Who controls pandemic data?

Public data is vital to the functioning of a democracy. Witthaya Prasongsin / Getty Images

When the Trump administration ordered hospitals to report COVID-19 data to the Department of Health and Human Services rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they had been doing, it provoked criticism from public health experts. The White House said that the HHS system will provide more accurate data faster, but the switch did raise concerns …

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10 of the Worst Epidemics and Pandemics in History

10 of the Worst Epidemics and Pandemics in History

Throughout the course of history, disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity, sometimes changing the course of history and, at times, signaling the end of entire civilizations. Here are 10 of the worst epidemics and pandemics, dating from prehistoric to modern times.

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Masks With Valves Don’t Stop Virus

Masks with these one-way valves reduce heat and moisture inside masks, making them more comfortable to wear for long periods, but this design doesn’t prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Read more about the new CDC recommendation here: https://www.livescience.com/avoid-mas…

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KAUST Research: Improving water security for food crops

KAUST Research: Improving water security for food crops

With groundwater resources depleting, and global food production increasing, KAUST scientists are using remote sensors to measure water use in agriculture. Shoe-box sized satellites called CubeSats capture daily images of agricultural fields in high-resolution detail. Applying advanced machine learning techniques and big-data analysis, the information is used to improve crop management—from water usage to plant and soil conditions. Efficient crop …

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