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Citrus consumption could help lower onset of dementia
6-September-2017

Tohoku University researchers have found some evidence to suggest that daily intake of citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes, could reduce the risk of dementia developing among older adults by almost 15 percent.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean
6-September-2017

Quantitative analysis has evidenced the acceleration system of melting ice: dark water surfaces absorb more heat than white ice surfaces, thus melting ice and making more water surfaces in the Arctic Ocean.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissions
6-September-2017

Researchers have found evidence that near-ground biogenic emissions of organics suppress cloud formation in cool-temperate forests in autumn, providing clues to how global warming will affect cloud formation and the overall climate.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Improving earthquake resistance with a single crystal
5-September-2017

A new heating method for certain metals could lead to improved earthquake-resistant construction materials.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils
5-September-2017

Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
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