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Dinosaurs Started Out Hot, Then Some Of Them Turned Cold

Paleontologists have long wrangled with the question of dinosaur metabolisms – whether they ran hot, like modern birds and mammals do, or resembled the slower metabolisms of modern reptiles. In a surprise, the answer seems to be both. “While we had assumed that most dinosaurs were warm-blooded, there was just no way to measure the …

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Russian Academics Aim to Punish Colleagues Who Backed Ukraine Invasion

Some voters think the list could make a difference in the elections. “Most of the scientific community is definitely antiwar,” said Alexander Nozik, a physicist at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology who was not involved in creating the list. “Being in such a list could significantly reduce the chances of being elected.” Updated …

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FDA Chief Details ‘Shocking’ Conditions at Baby Formula Plant

The Abbott Nutrition plant in Michigan that was shut down in February, sparking a widespread baby formula shortage crisis, had a leaking roof, water pooled on the floor and cracks in key production equipment that allowed bacteria to get in and persist, Dr. Robert Califf, the head of the Food and Drug Administration, told a …

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London’s Science Museum Surveys Cancer’s History and Treatment

LONDON – With so many lives affected by cancer – in the United States alone, about 40 percent will receive a cancer diagnosis during their lives – it might be understandable if the disease were a common and compelling subject for museum shows. Despite the statistics, major exhibitions on cancer have been few and far …

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Corporations Pledge to Buy ‘Green’ at Davos Gathering

WASHINGTON – More than 50 corporations have joined a global “buyers’ club ”that pledges to purchase aluminum, steel and other commodities made from processes that emit little to no carbon, a move that will be announced on Wednesday by leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. John Kerry, President Biden’s special climate envoy, …

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