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Coastal flooding could save atoll islands from rising seas – but only if their reefs remain healthy

big sea/Shutterstock Gerd Masselink, University of Plymouth and Paul Simon Kench, Simon Fraser University Communities living on coral atoll islands, which rarely rise more than four metres above the surface of the sea, face a strange paradox. On the one hand, these islands are among the most sensitive to the effects of climate change, with sea-level rise and potentially increasing …

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Somalia and COVID-19: how we used satellite data to track the toll of the pandemic

Medical workers carry the body of a COVID-19 patient at Martini Hospital in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Xinhua/Hassan Bashi via Getty Images Abdihamid Warsame, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been well documented in high-income countries, much less is known about its impact on low-income and conflict-affected countries where there are …

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How the world’s militaries hide their huge carbon emissions

Christian Cachola / US DoD flickr Doug Weir, King’s College London; Benjamin Neimark, Lancaster University, and Oliver Belcher, Durham University Climate change leadership requires more than stirring speeches. It means facing up to hard truths. One truth that governments around the world are struggling with is the immense contribution their militaries are making to the climate crisis. For example, the …

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¿Debemos vacunarnos contra la gripe?

Shutterstock / Stokkete Raúl Rivas González, Universidad de Salamanca Octubre es el mes de la prevención del cáncer de mama y la casilla de salida que marca el comienzo de una nueva temporada de gripe. En general, anualmente entre el 5 % y el 15 % de la población se ve afectada por la gripe. Cada año acontecen entre 3 y 5 …

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More parks and waterways in cities could prevent premature deaths, study finds

Urban parks and waterways are crucial to the wellbeing of city residents. Yanapi Senaud | unsplash, FAL Razieh Zandieh, University of Manchester and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Australian Catholic University For city dwellers, having access to green space is generally touted as a guardian of good health. Research shows that spending time in parks and urban woodlands, green streets and gardens contributes …

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Curious Kids: why do we have a drought?

The heat makes the drought even worse, because it makes the plants more thirsty so they have to drink more. Tim J Keegan/flickr, CC BY-SA Albert Van Dijk, Australian National University Curious Kids is a series for children. Send your question to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au. You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, …

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Los trastornos sin diagnosticar que están detrás del fracaso escolar

Shutterstock / MIA Studio Lidia Arroyo Navajas, Universidad Internacional de Valencia Uno de los problemas con los que habitualmente se encuentran los docentes y los padres son los Trastornos del Neurodesarrollo. Niños sin afectación neurológica o sensorial detectable, con una inteligencia dentro de los límites de la normalidad, que sin embargo no logran alcanzar los objetivos que para su edad …

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A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

Sacha Vega/iStock The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is trying to find out the answers. If you were asked where the human body’s nervous system is located, you’d probably answer “the brain” or “the spinal cord.” But besides the central nervous system, …

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A dangerous parasite could be used to treat cancer – new research in mice

Not all tumours can be detected by the body’s immune system. Peddalanka Ramesh Babu/ Shutterstock Hany Elsheikha, University of Nottingham A parasite commonly found in cats’ faeces might one day help treat cancer. My colleagues and I have discovered that the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis – a condition that can be harmful to pregnant women and those with a suppressed …

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