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Heidi-Ann Fourkiller
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Geophysical Alert Message

Solar-terrestrial indices for 08 April follow.
Solar flux 125 and estimated planetary A-index 8.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1200 UTC on 09 April was 3.00.

No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.

No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.

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Head Count!
As this eclipse passes, please let us know if you got sucked-off to heaven or stuck here with us heathens.

sflorg, to chemistry
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Finding ways to capture, store, and use carbon dioxide ( ) remains an urgent global problem. As temperatures continue to rise, keeping CO2 from entering the can help limit warming where carbon-based fuels are still needed.


sflorg, to climate
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The first-ever dataset bridging information about the poplar to -level processes has been released. The project aims to inform research regarding how natural systems function, their vulnerability to a changing , and ultimately how plants might be for better performance as sources of and natural carbon storage.


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Culprits may one day be found using a new technique to potentially pick up and record key airborne evidence from crime scenes wiped clean of fingerprints and other trace evidence.


sflorg, to evolution
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The family tree revealed that flower symmetry multiple times independently, a process called convergent , among the members of this large family, according to a new analysis.


sflorg, to science
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The discovery of rare variants in the and are some of the first obesity-related genes identified for which the increased risk of is not observed until adulthood.


sflorg, to Battlemaps
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Even in nature, pride can prevail. A study with researchers from the University of Gothenburg shows that that react more slowly to change can survive a heatwave better than individuals that change their behavior quickly.


sflorg, to Autism
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Disturbed flora during the first years of life is associated with diagnoses such as and later in life. The study is the first forward-looking, or prospective, study to examine gut flora composition and a large variety of other factors in , in relation to the development of the children's system.


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A new study, which sets out to investigate how the -CoV-2 virus replicates once it enters the , has made surprising discoveries that could be the foundation for future therapies.


sflorg, to medical
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Researchers have identified a combination of existing drugs that may improve treatment for . Repurposed drugs enhanced delivery of medications that target tuberculosis-causing . Although it is often overlooked in industrialized countries such as the United States, tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest diseases.


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El Niño, a pattern where warm waters in the eastern fuel hotter weather, is finally beginning to wane after bringing a long stretch of record heat and heavy precipitation across the world since last summer.


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ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2024 Mar 31 0158 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0000-0300 UTC
Active Warning: Yes

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.


sflorg, to physics
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The process of lining up, however, does not happen all at once. Rather, when the field is applied, different regions, or so-called domains, influence others nearby, and the changes spread across the material in a clumpy fashion.


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More than half a million in the United States could be at risk of a severe or even reaction to the active ingredient in some top-selling preventatives for .

sflorg, to worldwithoutus
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In , heavy are always on the move. Conveyor belts of ice known as ice streams are the corridors of faster flow that carry most of the vast glaciers’ ice and sediment debris out toward the ocean.


sflorg, to Futurology
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The researchers had previously identified a ‘weak spot’ in the , which is a specific network of higher-order regions that not only develop later during adolescence, but also show earlier degeneration in old age. They showed that this brain network is also particularly vulnerable to and ’s disease.


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identities are missing from our , meaning that their experiences in a number of domains cannot be studied quantitatively. The way in which many of our datasets are constructed reinforces a cis-normative understanding of the world, where people are pushed into the false of describing themselves as either male or female.


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A groundbreaking advancement in technology, developing a novel material for (RMBs) that enables efficient charging and discharging even at low temperatures.


sflorg, to worldwithoutus
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that could help one of ’s staple crops resist a major pest have been identified by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Their findings could improve yields of , a mainstay of food and drink in West and East countries.


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The queens in colonies of social , such as , , and , are considered the veritable embodiment of specialization in the animal kingdom. The common perception is that the queen's only task is to lay eggs.


sflorg, to Futurology
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Study participants born in the 1970s had 6.6% larger volumes and almost 15% larger brain surface area than those born in the 1930s. The researchers hypothesize the increased brain size may lead to an increased brain reserve, potentially reducing the overall risk of age-related .


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A product used to control pest on farms in multiple countries is deadly to least one type of native woodland snail endemic to the Pacific Northwest, according to scientists who say more study is needed before the product gains approval in the United States.


sflorg, to Microbiology
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A against the that causes and found it was highly protective against the disease, which is in many tropical areas, causing approximately 165,000 cases with 89,000 fatalities around the world each year.


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The team discovered tiny particles in deposits located more than seven meters deep, in samples dating back to the first or early second century and excavated in the late 1980s.


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