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Underpaid at home, vulnerable abroad: How seasonal job schemes are draining Pacific nations of vital workers

The economic impact of COVID on Pacific Island states, combined with major labor shortages in Australia and New Zealand, has created a perfect storm. A mass exodus means Pacific nations are now losing crucial workers at such volume that their own dev.....»»

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Study explores link between shark nose shape, size and sensitivity of smell

Sharks have reputations as "super smellers" that use olfaction to detect odors related to finding prey and mates, communicating with their own species and avoiding predators. Their olfactory system is unique because it is separate from the respirator.....»»

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Virus undercuts fungus"s attacks on wheat

A naturally occurring virus co-discovered by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists may offer a way to undermine a costly fungal threat to wheat, barley and other small-grain crops......»»

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The Chinese protests are about politics and freedom, but they are also about what COVID might do if it is let loose now

While a lot of attention has been given to the unprecedented protests in China about the "dynamic zero COVID" policy, not much has been written about the wider political context, and particularly the young people leading the protests......»»

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Forests found to benefit from tree species variety and genetic diversity

Reforestation projects should include a variety of tree species and ensure genetic diversity within each species to maximize new forests' health and productivity, suggests a study published today in eLife......»»

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Bats growl like death metal singers and Mongolian throat singers

Many animals produce sound to communicate with each other, and bats are no exception. But bats are extreme when it comes to sound production......»»

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Increasing crop yields by breeding plants to cooperate

A simple breeding experiment, combined with genetic analysis, can rapidly uncover genes that promote cooperation and higher yields of plant populations, according to a new study published November 29 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, by Samuel.....»»

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Baby star "burps" tell tales of frantic feeding, data shows

The youngest stars often shine in bright bursts as they consume material from surrounding disks......»»

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Scientists propose framework for understanding establishment of plants after long-distance dispersal

Mechanisms of plant colonization after long-distance dispersal (LDD) and current related knowledge were the topic of a review by Prof. Li Dezhu's team at the Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with.....»»

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Magnetic material mops up microplastics in water

Researchers at RMIT University have found an innovative way to rapidly remove hazardous microplastics from water using magnets......»»

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Plastic additives found to contaminate the sea and selectively harm corals" reproductive processes

A new study by Tel Aviv University and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat examined the effect of plastic additives on the reproductive process and larvae development of corals and other organisms commonly found in the coral re.....»»

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Flexible strain sensor enabled by carbon nanofibers can "read lips"

Wearable, flexible strain sensors unobtrusively monitor tiny vibrations of human skin in real time and with great accuracy, thanks to innovative fabrication techniques using composite materials. High sensitivity and a wide working range are key param.....»»

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Six priorities to get Kenya"s curriculum back on track, or risk excluding many children from education

Kenya's education curriculum was reformed in 2017 to improve its quality—but now many Kenyans are calling for change again. Public disillusionment with the competency-based curriculum has forced a government review......»»

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This trick improves the power efficiency of Nvidia’s RTX 4090

Nvidia's RTX 4090 has famously high power requirements, but you may be able to cut those down quite a lot......»»

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Nvidia may be killing some of its most popular GPUs

Nvidia could be ending production of its two most popular graphics cards, the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660......»»

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The best Christmas apps for everyone in 2022

Here's our list of Christmas apps to help put you into the holiday spirit, from apps that play Christmas songs to those that let you call Santa or list gifts......»»

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Nvidia RTX 4080 costs too much, recent survey shows

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4080 might be significantly overpriced despite its incredible performance according to results from a recent, large survey......»»

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First Google Pixel 7a renders show a modern, sleek design upgrade

The Pixel 7a is still about half a year away, but leaked renders reveal a very Pixel 7-esque design makeover for the upcoming Google midrangeophone......»»

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Why this new Apple Watch Ultra app made me want to go diving

The Oceanic+ app turns the Apple Watch Ultra into a dive computer, but is it only for the pros? Turns out, it's much more inspirational than expected......»»

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AWS re:Invent 2022: All the latest news, updates and more

All the latest news and updates from AWS re:Invent 2022 in Las Vegas......»»

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