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NAU researchers calling for participants in a study investigating supplements and increased cognitive function

What if cognitive abilities could be enhanced by a plant-derived nutritional supplement? That is the question Northern Arizona University researchers O’Neil Guthrie, Marques Jackson and student researcher Li Yang are asking in a new study that investigates boosting cognitive functions. The study, which is looking for participants aged 18-65, will take a dietary supplement for 30 days and take a

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NASA releases stunning new pic of Milky Way’s ‘downtown’

NASA has released a stunning new picture of our galaxy’s violent, super-energized “downtown.” It’s a composite of 370 observations over the past two decades by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, depicting billions of stars and countless black holes in the center, or heart, of the Milky Way. A radio telescope in South Africa also contributed

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Only 17 percent of free-flowing rivers are protected, new research shows

The percentage of free-flowing river kilometers that are within protected areas within major river basins (Level 4 basins, as defined by HydroSHEDS). Credit: World Wildlife Fund. New science about the fate of freshwater ecosystems released today by the journal Sustainability finds that only 17 percent of rivers globally are both free-flowing and within protected areas, leaving many of

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NASA spacecraft begins 2-year trip home with asteroid rubble

With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a NASA spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to Earth on Monday, leaving the ancient space rock in its rearview mirror. The trip home for the robotic prospector, Osiris-Rex, will take two years. Osiris-Rex reached asteroid Bennu in 2018 and spent two years flying

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New NAU study measures long-term carbon loss from thawing permafrost in Alaska

New long-term data from a permafrost monitoring site in Healy, Alaska, suggest it was a net carbon source to the atmosphere at least since 2004 and, under current climate conditions as the region grows warmer, will continue to be one, potentially losing up to a fifth of all carbon stored in the active layer of

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