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Major U.S. banks will participate in climate scenario exercise

The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that six of the nation’s largest banks would participate in a pilot climate scenario analysis…

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Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson wants to build a metaverse open to all

The science-fiction author who coined the term metaverse in his 1992 novel Snow Crash is going head-to-head with Meta and…

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Why ‘Category 4’ doesn’t begin to explain Hurricane Ian’s dangers

Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s southwestern coast Wednesday as a strong Category 4 storm, making it one of only…

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Newly recognised species of sloth has a head like a coconut

Maned sloths were thought to be one species but a genetic and physical analysis suggests there are actually two Life…

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Air pollution raises our risk of a stroke and its later complications

Exceeding the World Health Organization’s recommended air pollution exposure limit could substantially increase our risk of a first-time stroke Health…

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Satellite uses sun reflections to detect offshore methane leaks

Methane leaks from offshore oil rigs are normally hard to spot from space but a technique called “glint mode” now…

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More evidence that dog noses are a superpower. They can smell when we’re stressed.

It’s long been widely believed that dogs can detect extreme emotions by smell. Now scientists at Queen’s University Belfast in…

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Gas pipline leaks around 1/3 of Denmark’s yearly CO2 emissions, E.U. official says

BRUSSELS — The European Union suspects that damage to two underwater natural gas pipelines was sabotage and is warning of retaliation for…

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Dangerous fungal lung infections could be treated with CAR T-cells

Adapted immune cells known as CAR T-cells could treat lungs infected by the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus in people with suppressed…

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Dogs can smell when we’re stressed from our breath and sweat

In a test to see if dogs can identify material that has been exposed to breath and sweat from stressed…

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