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A survey of researchers interested and accomplished in interdisciplinary environmental work found that natural and social scientists often had experienced tensions with departments and institutions when attempting such collaborations. Tensions with collaborators were also reported but were less common. …read more Source: EurekAlert

A simple mixture of organic waste, such as chicken manure, and zeolite, a porous volcanic rock, has been developed into a powerful fertilizer which can also reclaim desert or contaminated land. …read more Source: EurekAlert

In the summer of 2010, the eastern Panamanian province of Darien experienced a phenomenon that had never been seen before in Latin America: a human outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis. UTMB researchers collaborated with Panamanian scientists to investigate the outbreak, testing samples from 174 patients …

On Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:24 am EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection, or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space and reach Earth one to three days later. These particles cannot travel through …

On Aug. 11, Fermi entered an extended phase of its mission — a deeper study of the high-energy cosmos. This is a significant step toward the science team’s planned goal of a decade of observations, ending in 2018. …read more Source: EurekAlert

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